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

Seattle International Film Festival

5/16/2019 through 6/9/2019

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually since 1976, is among the top film festivals in North …

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University District Street Fair

5/18/2019 through 5/19/2019

A neighborhood tradition celebrating peace, culture & community for nearly 50 years. Originally a blanket-vending event with lots …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

5/5/2019

This year’s program includes a performance of Samara Lerman’s one-woman show Cyla’s Gift, remarks from Rabbi Ben Hassan …

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Now through 4/30/2019

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April …

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Opening Day of Boating Season

5/4/2019

Opening Day, the official opening of Seattle’s boating season sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club, includes a celebration …

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Bunny Bounce

4/20/2019

Hop, skip and jump to Woodland Park Zoo for the 18th annual Bunny Bounce, featuring amazing egg hunts …

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