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

Short Run Comix and Arts Festival 2015

Seattle Center
10/31/2015 through 10/31/2015

The Short Run Comix and Arts Festival are thrilled to present two of the Northwest’s most celebrated underground …

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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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Seattle Center
10/4/2015 through 10/4/2015

Acclaimed dance ensembles and musicians, intricate costumes, art exhibits, folkdance lessons, wine tasting, tourist information and historical displays …

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Vintage Motorcycle Festival

LeMay – America’s Car Museum
8/22/2015 through 8/22/2015

More than 2,500 classic motorcycle enthusiasts will gather on America’s Car Museum’s Haub Family Field for this unique …

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Lucky Collector Car Auction – Fall Classic

Marymount Event Center
8/29/2015 through 8/30/2015

The Lucky Collector Car Auction Fall Classic is held in conjunction with the Annual LeMay Car Show – …

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Seattle Center Summer Fitness

Seattle Center
6/16/2015 through 8/19/2015

Stretch, dance and de-stress at Seattle Center Summer Fitness, offering two fun and healthy outdoor weekly exercise classes, …

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