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


Seattle’s Annual Festival Calendar

Festivals All 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.







Upcoming Festivals

Christmas Carnival

The Westin Seattle
11/30/2015 through 11/30/2015

Spend the evening wrapped in the holiday spirit at the free Christmas Carnival. Bring the entire family to …

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Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Kirkland Performance Center
11/29/2015 through 11/29/2015

This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning …

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Leavenworth Tree Lighting Getaway plus Round-Trip Transportation

South Lake Union Park
12/5/2015 through 12/20/2015

Light up your December with Leavenworth’s famous Christmas Lighting Ceremony. Hop on the luxury coach with your friends …

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Wreath Making plus Wine Tasting

Beaumont Cellars
12/3/2015 through 12/20/2015

We’re all craftier with a glass of wine in hand! The experience is just as fulfilling as the …

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Drive the Blues Away

LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2/27/2016 through 2/27/2016

ACM’s newest signature event, guests will enjoy live music, gourmet light bites and tastings from local distilleries and …

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Cars and Cigars

LeMay – America’s Car Museum
8/13/2016 through 8/13/2016

Guests may enjoy El Gaucho signature appetizers, local spirits, wines and brews, Montecristo cigars, automotive displays and live …

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