UW & greater Seattle events broadcast: 2018-2019
By Alyson Podesta
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 of “largest free Pride Festival in the country.” The festivities take place throughout Capitol Hill and Seattle Center. The second day of the weekend is kicked off at 11 a.m. with the annual Pride Parade, which begins at 4th and Union.
August 3-5 (and more)
Seafair is another long-standing Seattle tradition, entering its 69th year this summer. While Seafair Weekend takes place Aug. 3 – 5, 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.
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 festival that features local as well as nationally popular bands, film, comedy, food, and much more. This is the festival’s 48th year, making it an essential Seattle tradition.
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 2018. 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.
Seattle’s annual Folklife Festival is entering its 47th year this May. The free event is intended to celebrate diversity, and features performances by a variety of cultural musical groups, all donated by these groups. Come to Folklife for music, dancing, entertainment, and great food.