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?

PAX West 2018

8/31/2018 through 9/3/2018

PAX is a show dedicated to supporting and celebrating video and tabletop gaming. Since PAX’s inception, millions of …

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Kareem Kandi


A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand …

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The Crying Shame


With witty lyrics and a gritty gothic folk vibe, this six-piece feels so comfortable on stage that they …

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Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease

Now through 8/18/2018

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease highlights diseases that are on track for global eradication or elimination—including Guinea worm …

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Kareem Kandi Band


Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of jazz, blues, classical and …

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14/48 + Nordo: Food Theater Thunderdome

Now through 8/25/2018

Four playwrights and chefs are paired together to create plays on a theme featuring a randomly selected director …

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Kate Lynne Logan


A prolific songwriter, Kate is an independent recording artist. She’s shared stages with Shawn Colvin,Bob Schneider, Peter Bradley …

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Ten-Minute Play Festival

8/17/2018 through 8/18/2018

Help celebrate local playwrights! Now in its seventh year, Island Theatre’s Ten-Minute Play Festival features original short plays …

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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit


What starts out as peaceful idyll descends into a defensive posture with the threat of bellicosity just beneath …

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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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