Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Christopher Nelson
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

ECA Special Engagement: The Mavericks

Edmonds Center for the Arts
5/21/2015 through 5/21/2015

The country-steeped garage band, The Mavericks are back. With their sultry 1989 debut that was equal parts innocence, …

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Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
5/14/2015 through 5/17/2015

Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition …

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Angela Hewitt

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
5/18/2015 through 5/18/2015

One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, …

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Free Kid’s Concert

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
6/20/2015 through 6/20/2015

The Choruses bring an hour of non-stop music featuring familiar and classic songs. The performance is pumped full …

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Mushroom MAYnia

University of Washington Botanic Gardens
5/17/2015 through 5/17/2015

May is traditionally the start of spring mushrooming season in the Northwest. Mushrooms connect our world together in …

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Pan: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe 1895-1900

Frye Art Museum
2/21/2015 through 5/10/2015

This exhibition presents graphic works by renowned artists of the fin de siecle that were published in Pan, …

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Bienvenue en France!

Town Hall Seattle
5/17/2015 through 5/17/2015

In a tribute to some of France’s greatest composers, Seattle Festival Orchestra’s spring performance features pieces by Chabrier, …

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Bonfires, Beaver Pelts, and Bogeymen

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
10/23/2015 through 10/24/2015

The night starts out with milder, gentler stories. After an intermission of cider and cookies, children are permitted …

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Arte Flamenco Profundo

The Royal Room
5/15/2015 through 5/15/2015

Spanish Flamenco Music and Dance, ranging from the beautiful roots and traditional forms to unique and new compositions …

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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics

Safeco Field
10/2/2015 through 10/4/2015

Catch major league baseball between Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field.

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