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

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Now through 10/21/2018

Started as the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October 1996, TWIST has grown into the largest …

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Fall Foliage Festival

Now through 10/27/2018

Fantastic fall foliage is just minutes away at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden! Celebrate autumn with this free …

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Extra Mean

10/28/2018

Extra is a daytime, LGBTQAPI dance party that encourages every person of every creed, race, gender and sexuality …

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Halloween at PacSci

Now through 10/31/2018

Curiosity haunts PacSci with Halloween-themed programs and activities taking place all month long. Discover the science behind illusions, …

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Family Day

11/10/2018

Dive into the Thanksgiving season and contemplate how your family and friends add meaning and enjoyment to your …

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Festál: Hmong New Year Celebration

11/3/2018

Seattle Center Festál presents Hmong New Year Celebration. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of …

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