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 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. Here are some of our annual events, find more in our events calendar.

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Upcoming Festivals

Arts in Nature Festival

6/29/2019 through 6/30/2019

This festival offers an eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only campground, Camp …

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West Seattle Summer Fest 2019

7/12/2019 through 7/14/2019

The 37th annual West Seattle Summer Fest offers fun activities for the whole family, including shopping, live music, …

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Ballard SeafoodFest

7/12/2019 through 7/14/2019

SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the …

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Seattle International Dance Festival

Now through 6/22/2019

This 17-day celebration of contemporary dance offers indoor and outdoor events, featuring local, national, and international artists.

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Bon Odori

7/20/2019 through 7/21/2019

Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which Buddhists honor their ancestors who have passed on, remember …

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Wedgwood Art Festival

7/13/2019 through 7/14/2019

Celebrate handmade artists in the lovely NE Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood. This fun filled weekend offers inspiring handmade …

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