Festivals and Outdoors

Expect dinner, drinks and adorable beasts at Seattle Humane's annual event. Last year, $4 million was raised and, with the help of some fuzzy friends, supporters hope to do it all again this year.

The annual Hoot! event, to benefit, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), will take place at Sodo Park and will include dinner, a dessert and dash and a live auction.

The 43rd SIFF promises to screen more than 450 movies from 90 nations for 150,000 people, three times as many as attend Utah’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Now its 46th year, Folklife has attracted between 3 million and 4 million fans, and expects thousands more this Memorial Day weekend, plus contra and Cajun dancing; polkas and poetry; films and fiddles; sea shanties, spoon playing, Scandinavian st

The state’s legendary monster music fest in the Gorge features Frank Ocean, The Head and the Heart, Chance the Rapper, The Shins, Bleachers and Sleigh Bells.

Paul Allen’s big new music festival and networking opportunity for musicians will feature more than 200 acts across all genres on more than 25 stages. Three-fourths will be Northwest talents.

The sex-positive community thaws out the “Seattle freeze” by unveiling visual, literary and performance art; interactive installations; and even acrobatics.

Seattle Center’s Festál presents the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival with taiko drums, ikebana flower arrangements and intricate artwork.

Yes, gardens are for lovers—well, people who love gardens. The Center for Urban Horticulture has used books on flowers, plants, trees, and growing food. You can also buy art from the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists.

A day of Gallic music, dance, food and fashion.