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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.

Campus Closure

Seattle Center's campus will be closed to the public for the annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival Friday August 30th thru Sunday September 1st. Patrons must have a ticket to the Festival to enter the grounds; tickets are available online or at the door. MoPOP, the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and Chihuly Garden and Glass will remain open and accessible to the public, while Artists At Play will not be accessible to the public. Seattle Children's Museum will be closed August 30th - Sept 2nd. Seattle Center's campus will be open to the public Labor Day Monday, September 2nd. Please refer to individual organizations' websites for hours of operation over the holiday weekend.

Bumershoot 2019

Aug 30 - Sep 1

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