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Bounce to the Beat of Bumbershoot

Aug 01, 2018

Seattle’s beloved Bumbershoot returns this year on Labor Day weekend- August 31st through September 2nd at Seattle Center!  Since 1971 Bumbershoot has been entertaining the masses as one of the biggest and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America.  Featuring the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more!

The festival benefits One Reel- an organization that “fuels Seattle civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in our community and the arts.   You can even donate admission to Bumbershoot to a disadvantaged youth on the One Reel website!

Some of this year’s highlights include (click the bold headers to link to complete line-ups):

Music: an exciting line-up with headliners The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and SZA. 

Northwest Rock Art: prints from popular Pacific Northwest concert posters

B-eats: Bumbershoot Eats.  Hand-picked selections from Dan Bugge and friends.

Dance: Don’t miss the moves from Massive Monkeys, the Khambatta Dance Company, and more. 

Yogashoot: Get zen with classes presented by Corepower + Yoga Hustle.

Bumbershoot Beats:

●Carrying lots of stuff?  Rent a locker!  3-day locker rentals are available online.  Click here to reserve yours ahead of time as quantities are limited. 

●ATMs and charging stations are available throughout the festival.

●Children below the age of 8 and seniors over 70 receive free admission!

●Want to be guaranteed a great view?  Purchase an Emerald or VIP wristband to have access to prefered viewing locations.

●Get into the beat ahead of time by downloading the official Bumbershoot 2018 playlist on Spotify- or create your own!

●Vendor Village is open throughout the weekend for shopping, food and drinks.

●The name Bumbershoot is an ode to our rainy Seattle weather (it’s another word for umbrella).

  • Space Needle
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Monorail
  • Argosy Cruises
  • Children's Museum
  • Museum of Flight
  • Woodland Park Zoo

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