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 music and arts festival. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the five best festivals in the country. New in 2019 is REFRACT, providing an all-access pass to the region’s famous glass art scene. And we’re justifiably proud of Seattle International Film Festival, the longest running, largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Here are some of our annual events, find more in our events calendar.

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Upcoming Festivals

Olympic Music Festival: Russian Tributes

8/31/2019

Dating back to Tchaikovsky’s monumental Piano Trio written in honor of his friend and nationally treasured pianist Nikolai …

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Seattle Design Festival

Now through 8/25/2019

The ninth annual Seattle Design Festival features citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, neighborhood design crawls and more. …

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Nordic Sol – A Celebration of Arctic Culture

Now through 8/25/2019

National Nordic Museum’s new summer cultural showcase. With a cool focus on Arctic vendors, crafts, music, and culture, …

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Montlake Music Festival and Family Night

9/9/2019

Come over to Montlake Community Center for an evening of music, food and fun activities for all ages …

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After Hours: From Dusk ’til Spawn

9/19/2019

Just in time for the annual return of salmon to our local waters, learn all about the fascinating …

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Olympic Music Festival: Secret Love

9/1/2019

In 1853, the young and relatively unknown Johannes Brahms was introduced to Robert and Clara Schumann. He played …

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