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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.

More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 45th year. For additional information visit siff.net
One of the largest free folk festivals in the country, the 47th annual Northwest Folklife Festival celebrates the music, dance, stories, and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest. Festival goers have the opportunity to participate in the many traditions of our diverse region featuring over 7,000 performers, participatory dances, workshops, crafts, food and more.
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 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 90+ live bands, MUNCHIES @ The Mural, free Bite Movie Night (Fri, July 19), 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