Festivals in Seattle For Summer 2019

Last Updated on July 26, 2019 by Estrella

Festivals in Seattle for Summer 2019
Festivals in Seattle for Summer 2019. Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst.

Seattle is one of the best places to be in during summer months. It’s not as hot as some parts of the country. And we have sunny days most of the season. If you are looking for something fun too do, here are some festivals in Seattle for summer 2019.

Festivals For Family Fun

Bellevue Arts Festival

This weekend, July 26-28th, the Bellevue Arts Festival will dazzle with work from over 300 artists. This is the largest, award-winning arts and crafts festival in the Northwest. Wear comfortable walking shoes. And prepare for some traffic congestion in downtown Bellevue because of this annual event.

Besides shopping at this arts festival, hosted by the Bellevue Arts Museum, there’ll also be KIDSFair, the Sound and Movement Stage, food trucks, etc. Here is the link to the Bellevue Arts Festival 2019.

Build your sand castle at Long Beach

If you prefer to go out of town for a change of scenery, consider Long Beach, Washington. From July 24 to 27, you have the chance to build your sand castle. Not just build it, but sculpt it, make it into that dream sand castle you’ve wanted to build when you were a kid. And you don’t have to have experience! You can be a novice or a master at this art.

For 4 to 6 hours, you get to craft your castle, and compete with other castle builders. All for fun! Some of these artwork is exquisite! If you’ve always wanted to build a sand castle, here’s your chance. Here is the link to Sandsations at Long Beach.

Seafair weekend

Looking ahead to August, Seafair weekend is August 2-4. This has been a tradition since 1950, and is considered an unofficial Seattle Holiday. The Blue Angels is something to behold. Here is a link to Seafair weekend festival.

Washington State International Kite Festival

The Washington State International Kite Festival is from August 19 to 25 this year. It attracts famous kite fliers from around the world. For the full third week of August, Long Beach, Washington, will welcome tens of thousands of visitors eager to enjoy this colorful celebration and competition held annually.

Here is the link to Washington State International Kite Festival.


Still looking ahead a little more to August 30 to September 1 is Bumbershoot. In its 49th year, this festival showcases the best in comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, visual arts. People come from different parts of the country to attend this unique and contemporary festival. It is held at Seattle Center. Take public transportation to this event. That’s my advice. Here is a link to Bumbershoot.

I hope you get to one or more of these events. And for more ideas, see The Best Festivals in Seattle: Summer 2019.

If you find this article helpful, here is one on Hidden Gems in Seattle.

Estrella Chan coaches immigrants and international professionals in English fluency, interview skills, and public speaking.    To schedule a session with her, please email support@englisharoundtheworld.com

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