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

12th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival

Ballard Commons Park
9/19/2015 through 9/19/2015

Sustainable Ballard has a lot planned for its annual festival. Combining creativity, passion and community, this group of …

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Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Pantages Theater
11/28/2015 through 11/28/2015

With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, this is the most entertaining …

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Wooden O Festival: Henry IV part 1

Luther Burbank Park
9/19/2015 through 9/19/2015

While his father, King Henry IV, confronts threats at home and abroad, Prince Hal drinks and cavorts in …

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Northwest Family Life 2015 Fundraiser

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
10/26/2015 through 10/26/2015

They know the importance of selfcare and nourishing the soul. They can think of nothing better than enjoying …

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Paper Angels

8/20/2015 through 8/31/2015

SIS Productions presents a multi-venue production of Paper Angels by Genny Lim. Paper Angels offers an intimate portrait …

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12th Annual Decibel Festival

Seattle Metropolitan Area
9/23/2015 through 9/27/2015

Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from …

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