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

Free Family Tours and Activities

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
6/3/2015 through 8/30/2015

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & …

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Seafair Triathlon and Kids Triathlon

Seward Park
7/19/2015 through 7/19/2015

Voted the Northwest’s Best Triathlon! Ride the wave with other athletes from around the Pacific Northwest who are …

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Rainier Mountain Festival

Rainier Base Camp
9/19/2015 through 9/20/2015

Rainier Mountain Festival is a great place to meet and mingle with today’s top mountaineers, Ed Viesturs, Dave …

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Bon Odori

Seattle Buddhist Church
7/18/2015 through 7/19/2015

Bon Odori is a Japanese Buddhist festival. Everyone is invited to join in for folk dancing in the …

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Alki Art Fair

Alki Beach Park
7/25/2015 through 7/26/2015

West Seattle’s premiere summer art showcase on beautiful Alki Beach. The Fair features juried art, live music/performance, food, …

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The Italian Festival

Seattle Center
9/26/2015 through 9/27/2015

The Italian Festival features family fun and Italian indulgences, Stomp grapes, toss a pizza, learn to cook Italian …

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