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.

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Upcoming Festivals

5 Seconds of Summer

White River Amphitheatre
8/28/2016 through 8/28/2016

5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop punk band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group …

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A Quiet Place in the Country

Northwest Film Forum
8/27/2016 through 8/28/2016

Sex, death, madness, and a stringent critique of art and commerce define Elio Petri’s film. Abstract painter Leonardo …

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Belly

The Neptune Theatre
8/28/2016 through 8/28/2016

Belly formed in 1991 after Tanya Donelly left the critically acclaimed Throwing Muses, which she’d founded with her …

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Graphic Masters: Durer, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, Matisse, R. Crumb

Seattle Art Museum
6/9/2016 through 8/28/2016

This exhibition features groundbreaking and timeless artists who worked in the medium of printmaking over its 500-year history, …

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Hot Tin Streetcar: Tennessee Williams Improvised!

Market Theatre
8/28/2016 through 8/28/2016

Feel the heat as they create a fully improvised play completely based on audience suggestions and the characters …

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
8/23/2016 through 8/28/2016

Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section …

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