The annual Seafair Run in Seattle Events

The annual Seafair Run in Seattle; (c) Soul Of America

Seattle Events

Events held in Seattle unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Seattle;


Black History Month
Events celebrating Black history; Seattle;

Festival Sundial
A top African and African-American cultural arts festival in the Pacific Northwest; features food, art, clothing and craft vendors, stage performances, art and photography exhibits, films, workshops, historical lectures, children’s activities and more; Seattle Center;


Taste Washington
Ultimate Wine Experience; Sip hundreds of Washington wines and taste foods from throughout the state; Bell Harbor International Conference Center;

World Rhythm Festival
Largest free percussion festival in the world; Seattle Center;


Seattle International Children’s Festival
Featuring over 100 performances of music, dance, drama, storytelling, puppetry and circus arts that will appeal to all age groups; Seattle Center;

Seattle International Film Festival
With over 550 screenings of 270 features and 140 shorts in 25 days, SIFF is the largest film festival in the United States; Seattle Center;

University District StreetFair
Attracting more than 50,000 people and nearly 400 craft and food booths to the District, the StreetFair is an energetic and exciting celebration of arts and crafts, community, music, and food; University District;


Pike Place Market Street Festival
Annual celebration; Pike Place Market;

Annual celebration of the African American tradition; Seattle;

Bite of Seattle
Northwest’s premier food festival; Seattle Center;


Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation


Umoja Family Festival of African Heritage
Junkins Park;

Seattle Center;


Labor Day Weekend; Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts; North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot attracts 150,000 visitors; Seattle Center;


Earshot Jazz Festival
Featuring more than 70 events in concert halls, clubs, and community centers all around the Seattle area; brings important musicians from around the world to Seattle and presents Seattle’s finest jazz artists in a world-class festival setting; various Seattle locations;


Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Annual holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for over 50 years;

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African-American culture at various venues in Seattle;

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