UW & Greater Seattle Events
By Alyson Podesta
University District Street Fair | May 20-21, 2020
University Way, “the Ave”
After its establishment in 1970 as a healing event for the community due to violence and protests, the street fair began to serve as a regional event featuring handmade items, live music, and international flavors through a variety of food. More than 300 food vendors line this event with an average of 50,000 street fair attendees.
Seattle Pridefest | June 29-30
Capitol Hill and Seattle Center
Seattle Pridefest is a weekend of positivity and celebration of Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community and an event that holds the title: “largest, free pride festival in the country.” The festivities take place throughout Capitol Hill and Seattle Center. The second day of the weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. with the annual Pride Parade starting at 4th and Union.
Seafair | Aug. 2-4
Seafair is another long-standing Seattle tradition, entering its 70th year this summer. While Seafair Weekend takes place Aug. 2-4, the festival includes an impressive array of events spanning 10 weeks. Seafair celebrates Seattle’s ocean access and history as a boating city and welcomes over two million people throughout its many events.
Bumbershoot | Aug. 31 – Sept. 2
Every Labor Day weekend, music fans from all over the Pacific Northwest flock to the area surrounding the Space Needle to attend Bumbershoot, a music and arts festival that features local as well as nationally popular bands, film, comedy, food, and much more. This is the festival’s 49th year, making it an essential Seattle tradition.
Dawg Daze | Sept. 19-27
University of Washington
Right before the beginning of fall quarter, new students can explore campus and the U-District while meeting their new peers at Dawg Daze 2019. During this year’s welcome week, the UW will host more than 200 events including Sounders and Mariners games, a concert on the HUB Lawn (Fall Fling), and a mystery movie screening in the Quad.