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.
Seattle Bike Show
This two day event features interactive events, the latest gear, classic bikes, a dirt zone, a beer garden and much more
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, 2nd Edition 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. Each featured hike includes a description, useful trail specs, maps plus much more. Order now...
Birds of the Puget Sound Region Coast to Cascades by Dennis Paulson, Bob Morse, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman and Christina Dunchese Morse. This is a pocket size guide with descriptions, similar species, habitat, behavior and photographs of birds in western Washington. Order now...
Moon Seattle (Moon Handbooks) by Allison Williams. Written by a Seattleite, this guide offers everything you need to know about the Emerald City. Discover unique landmarks, points of interest, quirky curiosities and hidden secrets through photos, maps and provocative descriptions to make the most of your trip to Seattle. Order now...
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