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


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.







Upcoming Festivals

2018 Romanian Film Festival

11/2/2018 through 11/4/2018

In tune with the Halloween spirit of the first week in November, take an imaginary journey to Romania, …

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Election Night Viewing Party


Town Hall invites you to a traditional viewing party for the November midterm elections. After you cast your …

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Halloween at PacSci

Now through 10/31/2018

Curiosity haunts PacSci with Halloween-themed programs and activities taking place all month long. Discover the science behind illusions, …

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Extra Mean


Extra is a daytime, LGBTQAPI dance party that encourages every person of every creed, race, gender and sexuality …

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Earshot Jazz Festival

Now through 11/4/2018

Seattle’s acclaimed Earshot Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th year with over 60 events across the city. Spanning five …

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Festál: Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember our Departed

10/27/2018 through 10/28/2018

Seattle Center Festál presents Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed. Explore and experience …

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