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

Seattle Children’s Festival

Seattle Center
10/11/2015 through 10/11/2015

Northwest Folklife’s second annual Seattle Children’s Festival will bring together local communities that showcase and celebrate families of …

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The 13th Annual Stranger Genius Awards

Moore Theatre
9/12/2015 through 9/12/2015

Be the first to find out who’s GENIUS at The Stranger’s annual awards show featuring 15 of the …

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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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Disney On Ice: Frozen

ShoWare Center
11/11/2015 through 11/16/2015

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award-winning …

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Boats Afloat Show

South Lake Union Park
9/16/2015 through 9/20/2015

With over 200 new and used vessels you’re bound to find the boat that’s right for your lifestyle. …

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2015 Earshot Jazz Festival

Seattle Metropolitan Area
10/9/2015 through 11/18/2015

The Earshot Jazz Festival swings into its 27th edition on October 9 and includes more than 50 distinctive …

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