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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What's on?

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film

Now through 12/31/2019

Organized by MoPOP, this original exhibit takes an in-depth look at more than a century of horror cinema. …

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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Now through 3/3/2019

Take a journey through Marvel’s 80-year history from inception to modern day in MoPOP’s largest exhibition to date. …

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Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Spokane Chiefs


Don’t miss the battle between Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs at the Accesso ShoWare Center.

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Bold As Love: Jimi at Home

Now through 5/5/2019

The much anticipated exhibit, Bold As Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home, opened on Jimi’s 76th birthday, November 27, …

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Ólafur Arnalds


Olafur Arnalds and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians are back in the lab, working on the …

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Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia


The newest permanent installation in the Museum’s T.A. Wilson Great Gallery focuses specifically on the air war above …

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Sleight of Hand

Now through 1/20/2019

An art of deception and wonder, magic has been practiced throughout human history as a means not only …

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Children’s Film Festival

1/24/2019 through 2/9/2019

Inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world, the beloved annual festival for Seattle children and …

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Between Bodies

Now through 4/28/2019

This group exhibition includes sculpture, augmented reality, video, and sound-based works that delve into intimate exchanges and entwined …

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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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