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

Momentum Festival

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Now through 4/25/2018

From spoken word to hip hop, classical music to foreign film, BIMA is proud to announce the arrival …

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Exotics at Redmond Town Center

Redmond Town Center
Now through 10/27/2018

Exotics at Redmond Town Center comprises the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. The weekly gatherings …

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Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Now through 4/22/2018

This festival hosts provocative films and works about the Black experience from independent filmmakers. In the heart of …

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Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Seattle Center
Now through 4/22/2018

One of the longest running Festál events commemorates the long friendship between the people of Japan and Washington …

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Hep Cat Ball

Museum of History & Industry
4/20/2018

Swing into a jazz party at MOHAI! Celebrate the landmark exhibit, Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of …

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Kirkland Spring Wine Walk

The Heathman Hotel Kirkland
4/20/2018

This 21+ event will bring you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Start …

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