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SEATTLE
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SEATTLE and TACOMA EVENTS


Events held in Seattle unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader's life; Seattle; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Events celebrating Black history; Seattle; http://www.seeseattle.org

Festival Sundiata
Pacific Northwest's premier African and African-American cultural arts festival; features food, art, clothing and craft vendors, stage performances, art and photography exhibits, films, workshops, historical lectures, children's activities and more; Seattle Center; http://www.visitseattle.org/cultural/festivals.asp

APRIL

Taste Washington
Ultimate Wine Experience; Sip hundreds of Washington wines and taste foods from throughout the state; Bell Harbor International Conference Center; http://www.tastewashington.org/seattle

World Rhythm Festival
Largest free percussion festival in the world; Seattle Center; http://www.swps.org

MAY

Seattle International Children's Festival
Featuring over 100 performances of music, dance, drama, storytelling, puppetry and circus arts that will appeal to all age groups; Seattle Center;
http://www.seattleinternational.org/seattle/index.html

Seattle International Film Festival
With over 550 screenings of 270 features and 140 shorts in 25 days, SIFF is the largest film festival in the United States; Seattle Center; http://www.siff.net

University District StreetFair
Attracting more than 50,000 people and nearly 400 craft and food booths to the District, the StreetFair is an energetic and exciting celebration of arts and crafts, community, music, and food; University District; http://www.udistrictstreetfair.org

Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle Center; http://www.nwfolklife.org

JUNE

Pike Place Market Street Festival
Annual celebration; Pike Place Market; http://www.pikeplacemarketstreetfestival.com

Juneteenth
Annual celebration of the African American tradition; Seattle; http://www.juneteenth.com

Bite of Seattle
Northwest's premier food festival; Seattle Center; http://www.biteofseattle.com

JULY

Jazz Port Townsend
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA; http://www.centrum.org/index.php?page=Jazz-fest

Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation
Seattle; http://www.biteofseattle.com

AUGUST

Umoja Family Festival of African Heritage
Junkins Park; http://www.umojafamilyfest.com

BrasilFest
Seattle Center; http://www.brasilfest.com/fest.html

SEPTEMBER

Bumbershoot
Labor Day Weekend; Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts; North America's largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot attracts 150,000 visitors; Seattle Center; http://www.bumbershoot.org

OCTOBER

Earshot Jazz Festival
Featuring more than 70 events in concert halls, clubs, and community centers all around the Seattle area; brings important musicians from around the world to Seattle and presents Seattle's finest jazz artists in a world-class festival setting; various Seattle locations; http://www.earshot.org

NOVEMBER

Best of Northwest
Warren Magnuson Park; http://www.nwartalliance.com

DECEMBER

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Annual holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for over 50 years; http://www.argosycruises.com

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African-American culture at various venues in Seattle; http://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml


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