Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Christopher Nelson
Bumbershoot. Photo: Christopher Nelson
Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Festivals

Seattle’s Annual Festival Calendar

Something Fun Awaits Year ‘Round

Whether your interests include music, dance, theatre, heritage, films or food, Seattle is your destination for festivals. We offer arts and cultural celebrations year round, with the biggest of all being the fabulous party that is Bumbershoot, the Labor Day weekend spectacular that features more than 2,500 visual and performing artists. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the five best festivals in the U.S. And we’re justifiably proud of Seattle International Film Festival, the longest running, largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Here are some of our annual events, find more in our events calendar.

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Upcoming Festivals

BowieVision

Nectar Lounge
Now through 8/20/2017

While others imitate, BowieVision elevates. Forgoing the pretense of wigs and makeup and focusing instead on interpreting David …

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Bring It! Live

Moore Theatre
8/20/2017

In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable …

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Bronx Gothic

Northwest Film Forum
8/20/2017

From director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and …

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Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints

Tacoma Art Museum
Now through 8/20/2017

Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints reminds us of the local Northwest talent and cultural beauty inherent in works …

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Festál – BrasilFest

Seattle Center
8/20/2017

Follow the drumbeats to BrasilFest, which celebrates the unique diversity of this South American cultural melting pot. Brazil’s …

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Festival Fellows and Festival Artists

Joseph F Wheeler Theater
Now through 8/20/2017

Rising young artists on the verge of professional careers are invited to collaborate with veteran Festival artists to …

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