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2017-18 Events at the UW and in the Emerald City

By Trevor McAllister-Day


June 14-August 6, 2017

Now in its 67th year, Seafair kicks off June 14 and follows with diverse events such as the Pirates Landing on July 8 at Alki Beach, the milk carton derby July 15, and culminates in Seafair Weekend on August 4-6, an unofficial Seattle holiday. Other features include the Blue Angels and multiple running events.


Sept. 17, 2017

CenturyLink Field
The 2013 Superbowl champions take on the rival San Francisco 49ers in their first home game of the season at CenturyLink Field (known to many as “the Clink”). CenturyLink is famous for being the loudest stadium in the world, reaching a record 137.6 decibels in 2014. Grab your tickets now, if there are any left.


June 25-26, 2017

Capitol Hill and Seattle Center
Seattle PrideFest is the largest free pride festival in the country. Events on June 25 will take place at the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station and the Denny Festival Street, with performances from Lady Bunny, Candis Cayne, and Mario Diaz. The Pride Parade starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Seattle on June 26.


Sept. 1-3, 2017

Seattle Center
Headlined by musicians Flume, Lorde, and Odesza, Bumbershoot 2017 is the 46th iteration of the regionally renowned music festival. Enjoy a weekend of performances from around the world, with stars including Weezer, Watsky, and Seattle-based band Tacocat.


May 26-28, 2018

Seattle Center
Founded the same year as Bumbershoot, Folklife — another Seattle classic — is a four-day music, food, crafts, and (unofficially) marijuana festival at the Seattle Center. Admission is free, but with a small suggested donation. Folklife is an excellent way to spend the typically sunny Memorial Day weekend.