Bumbershoot © Seattle Municipal Archives
Bumbershoot is one of the biggest arts and music festivals in the country, showcasing the work of thousands of artists from around the world. The festival began as a state-funded project to lift the city's spirits amidst financial depression after Boeing's near-collapse and is now an extravaganza featuring live music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, literary and visual arts, as well as street performers, an international food bazaar and the Indie Market selling a wide variety of artisanal goods. The festival has been running for more than forty years and takes place at the Seattle Center, drawing more than 100,000 visitors.
Venue: Seattle Center grounds