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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.

Bumbershoot 2021

Dates and Info forthcoming