Every day of the year, there’s a festival, performance, concert, reading or sporting event happening in Seattle.

There are unlimited opportunities to experience art, heritage, and culture while you’re in town. Step into a historic theater downtown to catch up-and-coming music acts as well as touring Broadway productions. Visit a gallery or museum to discover one-of-a-kind art with Pacific Northwest flair. Or attend a festival—everything from ones all about wine, beer, and cider to music blockbusters and more—for every interest. We invite you to discover the creative pulse that makes Seattle such a great place to visit.

Start by browsing our list of annual festivals and events or search events by specific dates, neighborhoods or interests below.

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Curley Taylor


Louisiana native Curley Taylor, has been around music all of his life. Born into a musical family, drums …

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Airborne Lasers: Making Sci-Fi a Reality


Come listen to Don Clapp, retired Airborne Laser Chief Engineer, and Rich Flanders, Airborne Laser Program Manager, on …

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The Distillers


Formed in 1998 by the then 18-year old Australian born singer songwriter Brody Dalle, The Distillers would spend …

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Milford Graves Full Mantis

Now through 8/23/2018

Milford Graves is quite possibly one of the most renowned jazz percussionists around, a pioneer of free jazz, …

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Joyce Manor


Acclaimed Californian band Joyce Manor – Barry Johnson (vocals and guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), Jeff Enzor (drums), and …

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The Andersons Play Ellington


“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Juilliard graduates and Washington D.C. natives Peter and Will Anderson …

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The Witching Hour

9/20/2018 through 9/30/2018

In a forgotten wing of the Natural History Museum, a group of self-styled occultists come to table to …

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Rebecca Elliott


Rebecca Elliott reads from her Owl Diaries: Eva’s Big Sleepover at the U District store.

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2018 Arts and Nature Festival

8/25/2018 through 8/26/2018

You’ll find multiple intimate but spectacular outdoor performance spaces, weekend-long installations in eight rustic cabins, dance, music, video, …

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Thanks to our partners at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture for supporting this calendar of events.



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