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Fairs & Festivals in Seattle and the Puget Sound:

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way, Bellevue, WA | 425-519-0770

One of the nation's top 100 festivals, the BAM ARTSfair attracts over 330,000 enthusiastic visitors every year to view the works over more than 300 independent artists. Categories include metalwork, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, wearables, and more.

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Bite of Seattle

Bite of Seattle

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 425-295-3262

Bite of Seattle is a food and entertainment extravaganza held annually at Seattle Center, with more than 60 restaurants participating. There are 4 outdoor entertainment stages featuring all genres of music, free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs, and more.

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Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-673-5060

Every year over Labor Day weekend, thousands of people from across the country flock to Seattle for North America's largest urban arts festival. Bumbershoot's diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more, making it one of the most unique and best-loved contemporary festivals in North America.

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Fremont Fair

Fremont Fair

N 39th St & Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA | 206-632-1500

Fremont Fair is one of Seattle's most beloved neighborhood street festivals, featuring a weekend of eclectic activities that celebrate the quirky community of Fremont. Held annually in mid-June, the fun includes a Craft Market, Dog Parade, live music all weekend, and the crowning event - the historic Fremont Solstice Parade complete with naked-but-painted cyclists!

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Garden d'Lights

Garden d'Lights

12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005 | 425-452-6844

The enormously popular Garden d'Lights festival features over a half million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Every December, over 150,000 people enjoy this dazzling holiday display that features lighted "critters" such as Charlotte in her web and Willie the Slug, as well as a flowing river in lights and four waterfalls.

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Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

155 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027 | 425-392-0661

The Pacific Northwest's premier fish festival, Issaquah Salmon Days takes place every year in early October, offering great food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a Grande Parade, and much more. Celebrate the return of the salmon with this weekend of non-stop activities!

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Meeker Days Festival

Meeker Days

Pioneer & S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 | 253-840-2631

Meeker Days began in 1939 as a celebration of the founding of the city of Puyallup and has become the largest street festival in Pierce County. This grand event offers something for everyone including rides, Zipliner, live music, a Beer and Wine Garden, and handcrafted goods galore.

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Northwest Folklife Festival

Northwest Folklife Festival

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-684-7300

The Northwest Folklife Festival is an annual festival of ethnic, folk, and traditional art, crafts, and music that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend in Seattle at the Seattle Center, bringing together more than 6,000 musicians, dancers, and other performers.

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Seafair

Seafair

2200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121 | 206-728-0123

For over half a century, SeaFair Seattle has been an annual tradition for both locals and visitors alike. It's the largest festival in the Northwest, and features everything from air shows to hydroplane races, parades to triathlons. SeaFair favorites include the Torchlight Parade, Milk Carton Derby, Blue Angels show, Seafair Cup, and more. It's a party, Seattle-style!

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Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-464-5830

One of the largest and most highly attended film festivals in the United States, with more than 450 films from 90 countries, SIFF has an audience of over 155,000 annually, and is consistently cited as one of the best "audience festivals" in the world.

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Seattle Pride Parade & Festival

Seattle Pride Parade & Festival

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 877-774-3382

Celebrate diversity with the Northwest's largest gay pride festival! The downtown parade kicks off the event, with colorful floats, marching bands, dancers, and performers. Seattle Center is home to the post-parade festivities, with music, food, and the gathering of friends. Seattle knows how to party, and there's no better way to kick up your heels than with Seattle's PrideFest.

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Taste of Tacoma

Taste of Tacoma

5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407 | 425-295-3262

For one weekend out of the year, the hard work and creativity of restaurant owners and their chefs become center stage at the EQC Taste of Tacoma. The Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma is the Ultimate Family Picnic, with food, wine, jazz, comedy and more.

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Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273 | 360-428-5959

Every spring, Skagit County comes alive with fields of colorful tulips, and visitors come from miles around to celebrate their arrival. Stroll through hundreds of acres of beautiful blooms, take tours of the largest tulip growers in the country, or attend one of the many area art shows. The festival runs throughout the month of April - what a great way to welcome Spring!

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Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair

110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371 | 253-845-1771

One of the top ten largest fairs in the world, the Washington State Fair (formerly known as The Puyallup Fair) is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The 17-day event is held every year in September, with fun for kids of all ages!

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Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights at Point Defiance

5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 | 253-591-5337

Need a break from Christmas shopping and holiday baking? Head on over to Point Defiance Zoo for their annual Zoo Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights adorn the zoo grounds for one unbelievable holiday display. Don't expect to see any polar bears or penguins on this trip, though - they're tucked away safe and sound for this one.

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