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Seattle Center celebrates the flourishing communities and cultures that make the city vibrant in annual festivals. The Center comes alive with every stage, pavilion and arena offering something for everyone.

Embrace our ethnic diversity and cultivate a deeper understanding of the cultures that contribute to the vibrancy of our region at Seattle Center Festál, which hosts 24 free, ethnic cultural festivals. Festál events happen throughout the year and offer an opportunity for communities to gather and share deeply rooted traditions and contemporary influences with the greater Seattle area.
Festal Info
More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States. For additional information visit siff.net
Since 1972, the annual Northwest Folklife Festival has been a community-powered celebration of the music, arts, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. With over 5,000 performers on 20+ stages, 200 vendors, 500 volunteers, and upwards of 250,000 attendees, this remains one of the largest access-for-all festivals in the nation. The festival is more than a celebration of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, it's a chance to engage directly with the many communities that make up our region. This is the place to find your folk.
Northwest Folklife Festival Info
PrideFest is the largest free Pride Festival in the country, a celebration of LGBTQ and allied communities. Our mission is to elevate the stories of queer people, advocate for our causes, and celebrate our successes. Join us!
Seattle Pride Fest Info
Voted "Best Food Festival" 2016 & 2017, the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle® is Seattle's Original Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 200+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 90+ live bands, MUNCHIES @ The Mural, free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demos and cook-off battles on The Bite Cooks! stage, The Alley benefiting Food Lifeline, sponsor activities & more! FREE ADMISSION!
Bite of Seattle Info
Now approaching half a century, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's largest cultural touchstones and is unlike all other summer festivals in North America. Each year, thousands of people from across the country flock to Seattle Center. The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city’s most famous weather pattern, and a symbol of the overarching mission of this festival: to be an umbrella for all of the arts. Since 1972, Bumbershoot has been a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more.
Bumbershoot Info