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

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

7/13/2019

The annual Milk Carton Derby is back for another year of creativity, science and boatmanship! Since 1972, this …

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Diver Show

Ongoing

Divers take to the water three times a day in this exhibit. Wearing specialized masks, they are able …

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Olympic Music Festival: Art of the Violin I: Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde

7/13/2019 through 7/14/2019

Superstar violinist Sarah Chang joins pianist and OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde for an exclusive recital to kick …

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Festál: Iranian Festival

6/22/2019

Deepening community and understanding for the rich cultures of Iran with Persian poetry, tea, modern music and and …

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Bon Odori

7/20/2019 through 7/21/2019

Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which Buddhists honor their ancestors who have passed on, remember …

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PBJam Fest 2019!

7/12/2019

PBJam Fest is thoughtfully programmed across two stages with a constant rotation of live music, featuring local and …

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