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

Seattle Children’s Festival

Seattle Center
10/11/2015 through 10/11/2015

Northwest Folklife’s second annual Seattle Children’s Festival will bring together local communities that showcase and celebrate families of …

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The Italian Festival

Seattle Center
9/26/2015 through 9/27/2015

The Italian Festival features family fun and Italian indulgences, Stomp grapes, toss a pizza, learn to cook Italian …

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Boats Afloat Show

South Lake Union Park
9/16/2015 through 9/20/2015

With over 200 new and used vessels you’re bound to find the boat that’s right for your lifestyle. …

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Gil Shaham Bach: Six Solos – with Original Films by David Michalek

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
4/16/2016 through 4/16/2016

One of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil Shaham commands flawless technique with inimitable warmth, a combination …

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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Northwest Film Forum
10/8/2015 through 10/18/2015

Held annually in October since 1996, The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival has grown into the largest …

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25 Jams at Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park
9/12/2015 through 9/12/2015

As part of the year-long celebration of its 25th Anniversary, Gage Academy of Art is taking its signature …

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