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

Summer Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day

9/7/2019

Celebrate African wildlife and the conservation projects working to protect them. This full day of activities focuses on …

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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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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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Meet our Marine Mammals

Ongoing

Come learn more about the marine mammals during their daily talks and feedings! Mammal feeding locations rotate daily.

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Festál: Tibet Fest

8/24/2019 through 8/25/2019

Bestowing messages of love, compassion and kindness through a fusion of ancient and new Tibetan arts and culture …

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WildNights

Now through 8/30/2019

Experience all of the delights of Woodland Park Zoo in the twilight of the evening. WildNights will include …

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