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Community Created Events
Community Created Events

The Community Created Events program supports the public by sponsoring their unique interests and out-of-the-ordinary talents in events and exhibits. You may be delighted to know that you aren't the only person in the region who is interested in events such as YoYo Championships (pictured above) or Bot Battles. Or maybe you'll discover something new at World Rhythm (Percussion) Festival or Seeds of Compassion featuring His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.   Community Created Events are designed to provide joy, laughter, inspiration and enrichment for everyone to enjoy! Check out these extraordinary partnerships and events:   
2019 Community Created Events (Scheduled to Date)
For more information on the events listed above, select the appropriate date from the Seattle Center Calendar of Events.

Do you want to hold a community event at Seattle Center?

Seattle Center Productions sponsors non-profit organizations, community organizations and government agencies that wish to hold their events at Seattle Center.  Proposals are evaluated by committee on a tri-annual basis according to the following schedule:   
Proposal Submitted For Event Response
September 1st - Deadline January - April of the next year End of September
January 1st - Deadline May - August of the same year End of January
May 1st - Deadline September - December of the same year End of May

A proposed event must have clear public benefit and be free and open to the public. The selection process is competitive and is also based on resource availability. The months of May, June, September and October have very limited capacity.   If accepted, sponsorship support might include free or reduced rent, some technical equipment, inclusion in existing Seattle Center Marketing platforms and a select amount of in-kind Event Coordinator time to assist you with event needs and navigating Seattle Center campus guidelines.  All events will be subject to Seattle Center labor costs, other event and equipment costs, as warranted, and may be required to purchase liability insurance.  New event proposals will be required to pay 1/2 of the estimated cost of the event at the time of  signing the Event Agreement. Proposals for fundraisers are not accepted through Community Created Events. Instead, please direct all inquiries to Seattle Center Event Sales at or 206.684.7202.  

Construction Notice: 
KeyArena will be the site of a major construction project from mid-October 2018 through the end of 2020. This may result in impacts to adjacent areas, including noise, dust, heavy equipment traffic and other impacts associated with construction projects of this nature.  While the project includes a construction mitigation plan, Seattle Center cannot guarantee that the construction project will not impact your proposed event or guests. 
Also, as a result of the arena renovation, you will no longer be able to use Seattle Center parking coupons in the 1st Avenue Garage. However, you may continue to use them in either the Mercer Street or 5th Avenue Garages. 

Click here to download FAQ's about what to expect when applying to this program. It is strongly recommended that you read this document, especially if you are applying for the first time.

Click here to download a  Community Created Events proposal.  

Click here for information on Protected Speech Events, Marches or Rallies (not subject to proposal deadlines listed above).   

For more information contact Michelle Blackmon at or 206-733-9576.    

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Seattle Center Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. City of Seattle
Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor, City of Seattle
Director Robert Nellams, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109