Bumbershoot © Seattle Municipal Archives
Bumbershoot is the biggest arts and music festival 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 the Boeing's near-collapse. It has since grown to become one of the best-know festivals in the country. The festival is an extravaganza featuring live music performances, dance, theatre, film, comedy, literary, and visual arts, as well as street performers, an international food bazaar, and an art and crafts market.
The festival has been running for more than forty years and takes place at the Seattle Center, drawing more than 100,000 visitors for the weekend from all over the country. An Indie Market draws vendors from all over the country, selling a wide variety of artisan and handmade crafts and goods.
Venue: Seattle Center grounds
Date: 30 August - 1 September 2019