Bumbershoot 2018


Every day of the year, there’s a festival, performance, concert, reading or sporting event happening in Seattle.

There are unlimited opportunities to experience art, heritage, and culture while you’re in town. Step into a historic theater downtown to catch up-and-coming music acts, thought-provoking contemporary plays, and touring Broadway productions. Visit a gallery or museum to discover one-of-a-kind art with Pacific Northwest flair. Or attend a festival—everything from celebrations of wine, beer, and cider to music blockbusters and more—for every interest. We invite you to discover the creative pulse that makes Seattle such a great place to visit.

Start by browsing our list of annual festivals and events or search events by specific dates, neighborhoods or interests below.

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What's on?

Chateau Ste Michelle Friday Night Music Series

Now through 12/29/2023

On select Friday nights this Winter, enjoy live music performed by local Seattle-area musicians at the beautiful Chateau …

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We Are Puget Sound

Now through 12/31/2023

We Are Puget Sound highlights people working to protect and restore this region. This special exhibit brings their …

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Meet our Marine Mammals


Meet delightful seals and otters. Choose your view – you can watch animals swimming and diving underwater, on …

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A New Year’s Eve Party with LowDown Brass Band


The Chicago-based Lowdown Brass Band proves you don’t have to be tied to New Orleans to produce a …

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


NFL Football: Head to Lumen Field this New Year’s Eve to see Seattle Seahawks take on the Pittsburgh …

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Diving Santa

Now through 12/24/2023

Meet Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium! The holly jolly diver will read a holiday story to guests …

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Flamingosis splices together old school soul, wild funk, and D.I.Y. electronic with a radiant message meant for any …

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The Ceramics of Kenneth D. Stevens

Now through 1/1/2024

Blending his roots in the study of chemistry, ceramics, and Japanese forms, the works of internationally acclaimed ceramicist …

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Window on Washington Waters


This 120,000-gallon exhibit greets you as you take your first steps into the Seattle Aquarium. Filled with hundreds …

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Thanks to our partners at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture for supporting this calendar of events.



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