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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

Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest, featuring over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks, and much 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 & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, live music stages, free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs on The Bite Cooks! stage, The Alley benefiting Food Lifeline, sponsor tours & 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 over 200 craft and commercial vendors, educational exhibits, antique tractor display, a KidsZone with fun rides, a TeenZone with a Zipliner and skatepark, live music, a Beer Garden, and a Wine Garden.

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Northwest Folklife Festival

Northwest Folklife Festival

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

For over 40 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation's largest community-powered arts festival, bringing together more than 6,000 musicians, dancers, and other performers over Memorial Day weekend.

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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

The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States, with more than 155,000 people attending each year. The 25-day event held each May is renowned for presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries gathered from more than 85 countries. It 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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Sequim Lavender Festival

Sequim Lavender Festival

P.O. Box 3844, Sequim, WA 98382 | 360-681-3035

What began as a vision of rolling purple fields to replace fallow dairy pasture has earned the small town of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula the title of "The Lavender Capital of North America", and each year they celebrate with the Sequim Lavender Festival. In addition to lavender farm tours, the festival features a huge variety of artist and vendor booths, a delectable food court and live music.

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Taste of Tacoma

Taste of Tacoma

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

The Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma is the "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring over 40+ restaurants & vendors, local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, live music on 4 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes The Wine Bar and the Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival & 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

Get ready to PARTY BIG at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 20 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out! Continuing the tradition started in 2016, The Fair kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend and ends September 23, providing an additional week of fun.

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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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