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

Holiday Carousel

Now through 1/1/2019

Dark winter days are no match for the lights and merriment of DSA’s iconic Holiday Carousel, spinning in …

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Snow Day in Denny Park Grand Opening


A winter lighting display in Denny Park with holiday-themed entertainment, interactive crafts, food trucks, beer garden, giant snow …

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Holiday Craft Market

12/14/2018 through 12/16/2018

This holiday season, the Holiday Market is back in Westlake Park. The market is your go-to spot for …

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Diving Santa

Now through 12/24/2018

Come see Santa diving in the 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Bring your camera, take your picture …

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Winterfest at Seattle Center

Now through 12/29/2018

A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment, Seattle Center Winterfest takes place in venues and …

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Holiday in the Park


Volunteer Park Trust’s free annual Holiday in the Park features live choral ensembles, free cookies & cocoa, and …

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