Seattle Festivals & Shows

Seattle Festivals & ShowsFind plenty to celebrate as you walk through the streets of the Emerald City. Seattleites take advantage of the fair weather days to party hard throughout the city, especially during the summer. Even during rainy weather, you can still find festivals continuing indoors at events like the Seattle International Film Festival.

Lake City Summer Festival
Celebrate the Pioneer Days at the Lake City Summer Festival. For almost 70 years, this festival has taken advantage of the warm August weather to have a family-friendly street fair. There is plenty to do for everybody, from live concerts to entertaining shows, food booths, other entertaining street performances and more.

Address: Lake City Way and NE 12th St., Seattle, Washington - MAP
Phone: (206) 363-3287
Web: www.lakecityfestival.com

First Thursday Art Walk
Come by the First Thursday Art Walk in the historic Pioneer square neighborhood for an afternoon and evening of local art and music. Check out the vendors´ wares–everything from handmade jewelry to clothing and other unique items are for sale between the dozens of public art installations and galleries.

Address: Seattle, WA 98104 - MAP
Phone: (206) 667-0687
Web: www.firstthursdayseattle.com

Seattle International Film Festival
Visit one of the top film festivals in America. The Seattle International Film Festival showcases a diverse assortment of films–from independent to international. With over 450 features, short films and documentaries in the lineup for the 25-day-long festival, there are plenty of opportunities to discover something new.

Address: 400 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 382-2434
Web: www.siff.net

Northwest Folklife Festival
Make some memories at the Northwest Folklife Festival. This annual festival brings some of the city´s best local, ethnic, folk and traditional arts and music to the Seattle Center for a free three-day party over Memorial Day weekend. Take in the spirit of the Northwest as you visit the vendors selling all kinds of foods and handmade goods.

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-7300
Web: www.nwfolklife.org

Bumbershoo
Take part in North America´s largest annual international music and arts festival. Bumbershoot spans through the Seattle Center and includes indoor theaters and outdoor stages, even spilling over to McCaw Hall and Memorial Stadium. Spend your Labor Day weekend at one of the most entertaining festivals in the country.

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 281-7788
Web: www.bumbershoot.org

Seattle Seafair
Enjoy a month-long, region-wide barbecue. Join the entire community at the Seattle Seafair, a summertime festival that encompasses numerous neighborhoods. Enjoy the small block parties or the larger events spread throughout the season, including parades like the Torchlight Parade, performances by the Blue Angels, marathons, concerts and much more.

Address: 2200 6th Ave., Ste 400, Seattle, WA 98121 - MAP
Phone: (206) 728-2281
Web: www.seafair.com

Bite of Seattle
Get a true taste of Seattle when you visit the Bite of Seattle, an annual food festival held in the Seattle Center. For three days in July, you can support local charities while indulging in the culinary delights provided by some of Seattle´s finest restaurants and other dining options.

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (425) 283-5050
Web: www.comcastbiteofseattle.com

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Sakura-Con

Address: 800 Convention Pl., Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Web: www.sakuracon.org