The following are the city's main events. Also see Seattle's neighborhoods for more festivals and events.
AT&T Family Fourth
at Lake Union
July. Annual fireworks display.
Bite of Seattle
Held at Seattle Center, downtown. A food carnival, aimed at bringing together the variety of Seattle's culinary offerings.
This Seattle Arts Festival takes place at Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. The multi-arts extravaganza features live music, dance, theater, film, visual arts, comedy, literary arts, kids performance, street performance, Art Market, International Bazaar and Taste of Seattle.
Celebrates the traditional arts in North America. Four days of world music and dance performances from over100 countries, folklore exhibits, music workshops, crafts, and food. An audience of nearly 200,000 attends the 1000 performances as held at the Seattle Center.
Northwest Garden Show, February
Five acres of gardens created inside the Convention Center.
Seafair Festival. 2200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121. Hotline: 206-728-0123. July 6 - August 4, 2002.
Seattle's and the Puget Sound's annual premier community celebration dating from 1950. This month-long celebration of summer features parades, art festivals, music festivals, fun runs, and more. Main events include the Torchlight Parade, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air show, and the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race.
Over 1,500 exhibits.
Each year, the Festival presents over 170 feature films and 100 shorts to an audience of more than 132,000 filmgoers. Schedule, ticket information, venue guide, discussions and forums. (On the web site of Cinema Seattle presenters of the festival.)
Seattle Shakespeare Festival (year round)
Summer Nights at the Pier, June
Summer Nights at the Pier, sponsored by AT&T, offers a concert series featuring 20 nights of nationally recognized artists from a broad range of musical styles from rock to jazz to country to classical.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens. In addition to the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, this authoritative guide also leads to lesser-known destinations, including high bluffs and tide pools along the Pacific, abandoned mines and railways, and stands of old-growth forest inside the city limits. Order now...
Best Hikes Near Seattle by Peter Stekel. From easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes, this guide offers something for every hiker-and all within easy reach of Greater Seattle. Inside you'll find full-color photos and maps; information on approximate hiking times, canine compatibility, and fees and permits required; and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife. Order now...
Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown by Maureen R. Elenga. The guidebook is divided into nine tours beginning where Seattle did, at Pioneer Square, and ending at Seattle Center, the location of the futuristic-themed 1962 Century 21 World's Fair. The front flap folds out, providing a map of the areas covered in the book. Order now...
Birds of the Puget Sound Region by Bob Morse (Author), Tom Aversa (Author), Hal Opperman (Author, Editor), map by Shawn Morse, Drawings by Eric Kraig (Illustrator). This is a guide for birds of the Puget Sound region featuring over 200 color photographs of local birds and a companion page with specific information about each bird. Order now...
The Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them. by Rod Barbee. his is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington. 5 maps, full-color throughout. Order now...
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