Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Christopher Nelson
Bumbershoot. Photo: Christopher Nelson
Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Christopher Nelson


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.







Upcoming Festivals


8/17/2018 through 8/19/2018

The premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture is celebrating its 27th year. What started out as …

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KISW Pain In the Grass

8/24/2018 through 8/26/2018

Seattle station 99.9 KISW, The Rock of Seattle, presents their the annual summer concert, Pain in The Grass, …

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Seattle Tattoo Expo

8/17/2018 through 8/19/2018

Get inked, see the beautiful artwork of over 200 artists, and take in all that is Seattle tattoo …

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Festál: BrasilFest


Follow the drumbeats to BrasilFest, which celebrates the unique diversity of this South American cultural melting pot. Brazil’s …

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Washington State Fair

8/31/2018 through 9/23/2018

The largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington, The Washington State Fair continually ranks as …

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Boats Afloat Show

9/13/2018 through 9/16/2018

Seattle’s 40th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show. With over 225 new and used vessels on display you’re …

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