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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October

November

December

Upcoming Festivals

Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

5/5/2019

This year’s program includes a performance of Samara Lerman’s one-woman show Cyla’s Gift, remarks from Rabbi Ben Hassan …

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Festál: A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival

5/18/2019

Illuminating the colorful and ancient palette of Chinese arts with dance, painting, calligraphy, workshops and martial arts.

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Diver Show

Ongoing

Divers take to the water three times a day in this exhibit. Wearing specialized masks, they are able …

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Opening Day of Boating Season

5/4/2019

Opening Day, the official opening of Seattle’s boating season sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club, includes a celebration …

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Festál: Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

5/5/2019

Recognizing Seattle’s strong ties with Asia and the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our region …

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Meet Our Octopus

Ongoing

Witness one of their daily feeding attempts and learn more about this amazing creature—the giant Pacific octopus!

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