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

Endangered Species Project: Getting Married

ACT Theatre
8/10/2015 through 8/10/2015

The return of George Bernard Shaw’s Getting Married, last seen by a handful of our friends at the …

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Move Live On Tour

Benaroya Hall Music Center
8/2/2015 through 8/2/2015

Move Live On Tour will feature a brand new stage production to showcase the fresh, exciting and high …

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The Beat Project

Vino Bella
6/26/2015 through 6/26/2015

The Beat Project is a high energy party band ready to bring incredible music to your event or …

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MOHAI at Lake Union Park

Museum of History and Industry
12/29/2012 through 12/31/2014

MOHAI is now located at Lake Union Park! The beautifully restored new facility offers 50,000 square feet of …

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Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long

The Triple Door
8/5/2015 through 8/5/2015

Shane Koyczan is an award winning Canadian poet, author and performer. Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long …

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Tillicum Village Cruise, Show & Salmon Bake

Tillicum Village at Blake Island
4/5/2015 through 9/27/2015

Experience the Northwest’s tribal culture with the Tillicum Village sightseeing cruise and Native American salmon bake and performance. …

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Dragon Fest

Hing Hay Park
7/11/2015 through 7/12/2015

Come enjoy lively lion and dragon dances, rhythmic taiko drumming, award-winning drill teams, Karaoke Stage and a kid’s …

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Yellow Terror: The Collections and Paintings of Roger Shimomura

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
1/5/2011 through 1/1/1970

Yellow Terror: The Collections and Paintings of Roger Shimomura marks the first exhibition of Shimomura’s art in concert …

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National Marina Day

Shilshole Bay Marina
6/13/2015 through 6/13/2015

Free, family-friendly fun for boaters and future boaters! Enjoy live music, a beer garden, and kids’ activities while …

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Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume

EMP Museum
1/31/2015 through 10/4/2015

Explore the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars universe in this special behind-the-scenes look at the …

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