Seattle is home to a wide array of famous events and festivals that take place every year. We've listed the most popular events for your convenience. Whether you're here for PrideFest or Bumbershoot, our convenient location and premier amenities make us the ideal place to stay. Homewood Suites Seattle is centrally located in the First Hill-University District, making us your ideal home-away-from-home while you're in town to enjoy the excitement of your favorite festival.
Popular Seattle Events & Festivals
Seattle Pride Fest
Open to everyone, this joyous festival invites you to "be you" and "show your true colors" in a place where YOU will be really appreciated and celebrated. Seattle PrideFest is one of the largest Pride festivals in the country, featuring delicious dining, concerts, parties, and of course, the parade and fest itself!
Long beloved as Seattle's favorite summer festival, the SeaAir Festival features parades, marathons, contests, concerts, live entertainment, delicious food and the true joy of summer to share with and friends and family and fair weather.
Bumbershoot Music Festival
Once the tiny little music festival that could, Bumbershoot Music Festival now offers an amazing selection of revered as well as up-and-coming musicians. This three-day festival packs a mind-spinning selection of diverse musical performances and takes place early September.
Northwest Folklife Festival
Celebrate cultural offerings in music and art from craftspeople and musicians hailing from all four corners of the globe. The Northwest Folklife Festival started in 1961 and is still going strong. Come enjoy the best music, art, film, dance and arts of all kinds. You'll have the experience of a lifetime. There's a reason this festival has so long stood the test of time.
Seattle Boat Show
Ring in the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of boating season at the Seattle Boat Show! Check out brand-new boats. Witness the parade. Get in on some interesting seminars. Enter to win some exciting contests. Take a look at the impressive boats at the Boat Show Gallery. This event is a boat-lover's dream come true.
Winterfest at Seattle Center
Celebrate the season at Winterfest at Seattle Center. From big band dance offs to smooth jazz sets to square dancing, comedy acts, cultural celebrations, fireside singing, puppet theater and all kinds of celebratory fun the whole family will enjoy, this festival offers loved ones the perfect place to gather and celebrate.
Games of the Seattle Seahawks
Experience the thrill of the game and discover why the Seattle Seahawks are so loved! Attend a game today. We know you won't regret it!
Held annually in October since 1996, The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent.