Every day of the year, there’s a festival, performance, concert, reading or sporting event happening in Seattle.

There are unlimited opportunities to experience art, heritage, and culture while you’re in town. Step into a historic theater downtown to catch up-and-coming music acts as well as touring Broadway productions. Visit a gallery or museum to discover one-of-a-kind art with Pacific Northwest flair. Or attend a festival—everything from ones all about wine, beer, and cider to music blockbusters and more—for every interest. We invite you to discover the creative pulse that makes Seattle such a great place to visit.

Start by browsing our list of annual festivals and events or search events by specific dates, neighborhoods or interests below.

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What's on?

Japan Fair

7/7/2018 through 7/8/2018

Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as …

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Alex Katz: A Life in Print

Now through 9/16/2018

A major figure in the world of American figurative art over the past 60 years, Alex Katz is …

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Judy Nimtz: Littoral

Now through 6/30/2018

Nimtz is known stylistically for paintings of solitary, contemplative figures often set in outdoor environs. Aiming to achieve …

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Frank Kohl Trio


Jazz guitarist Frank Kohl was born and raised in the NYC metro area. He began playing guitar at …

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Joy Ride Screened and Alive


Joy Ride Screened and Alive shares three films, a reading, live dance and an historic documentary from six …

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Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival

6/30/2018 through 7/1/2018

Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) presented by TAP-Seattle will feature seven acclaimed Taiwanese films and several short …

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Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-70


At the height of his fame, Jimi Hendrix performed more than 500 times in 15 countries and recorded …

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7/14/2018 through 7/15/2018

Largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest. From Chinese lion & dragon dances and traditional Korean drumming to Pacific …

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Waker was founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader (vocals, acoustic) and Conor Kelly (electric guitar). …

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Thanks to our partners at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture for supporting this calendar of events.




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