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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.  

New Rising Sun and Seattle Center are pleased to announce a new collaborative effort to sustain Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival long into the future.
Bumbershoot Info
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. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this signature program in 2022!
Festal Info
The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States is back again in 2023, with some additional screenings virtually on the SIFF Channel. May 11-21, 2023. 90+ feature films and 100 plus shorts from over 50 countries. Daily screenings, events, talks, Q&As and more. For additional information visit siff.net
Since 1972, the annual Northwest Folklife Festival has been a community-powered celebration of arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest! Created for and by 150+ Community Coordinators, the festival hosts over 6,000 artists and culture bearers across 25 stages and 200 food and craft vendors annually. The festival remains one of the largest community-powered festivals in the nation. The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival will take place in-person on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2023.
Northwest Folklife Festival Info
PrideFest is the largest free Pride Festival in the country, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission is to elevate the stories of queer and trans people, advocate for our causes, and celebrate our successes. We look forward to celebrating in person again with you on June 25, 2023.
Seattle PrideFest Info
CHEQ, Inc. and the City of Seattle are proud to announce the return of the Bite of Seattle to Seattle Center, July 21-23, 2023. Voted "Best Food Festival" 2016 & 2017, the CHEQ Bite of Seattle® features 200+ food & specialty vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 70+ live bands, Gladiator of the Grill BBQ Competition, MUNCHIES @ The Mural, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demos and cook-off battles on The Bite Cooks! stage, sponsor activities & more!
Bite of Seattle Info

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