Coming up on its 50th year anniversary, Bumbershoot has become the cornerstone of Seattle’s cultural events. Over 85,000 people will flock to the Seattle Center to attend a unique contemporary festival that has climbed the ranks of America’s best entertainment. The quirky name takes meaning from the word “umbrella” matching a perfect fit for the region’s weather pattern. Bumbershoot immediately made a splash in North America during the early 70’s as the premiere festival for dance, comedy, music, film, performing arts and more. Not much has changed since.
The venue originally was manufactured for the 1962 World’s Fair, but now features indoor theaters and outdoor stages for one of the most epic Labor Day parties in the world. Northwest non-profit organization One Reel has run the event for nearly 40 years providing attendees with inspiring forms of contemporary art and musical performances. A fiery lineup, endless food and drink venues and a variety of retail tents makes Bumbershoot the go-to festival of the year.
‘A well rounded three-day festival filled with laughs, incredible food and premiere music.’
Bumbershoot takes place every Labor Day Weekend at the Seattle Center just north of Belltown. The 74-acre venue is the center of Seattle’s educational, entertainment and tourism industries.
It is home to the Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture, skatepark and several amphitheatres and city landmarks. The Seattle Center hosts an impressive 16,000 events and activities per year.
Traveling through this Northwest city comes at a great convenience. The Link Light Rail take you from downtown Seattle to the Sea-Tac International Airport in just 40 minutes. Additionally, King County metro transit buses allow for affordable and effortless travels to and from the downtown area and outlying neighborhoods.
All-day regional passes are available for savings on travel! Streetcars are unique to the city’s identity with a futuristic way of travel.
Whether you are traveling with family, as a couple or with a large group of friends, Seattle has everything to offer when it comes to accommodation needs. Go for the historic feel or the minimalist vibe in the city center or surrounding urban areas.
Nearly all hotels possess convenient locations near restaurants, bars and plenty of shopping. Make sure to check out the map below for the best hotel deals and Airbnb’s in the Northwest.
If for some reason you do find yourself wandering outside the vibrant atmosphere of the Seattle Center, the city offers even more things to do. From major sports attractions, a world-class arts and culture scene to unique regional dining and shopping, Seattle has it all.
The Emerald City is made for outdoor fanatics looking for their next fix with nature-filled experiences. Hikes, cycling tours, sightseeing and water world fun awaits all those who can’t wait to embrace the great Northwest frontier. Pack your bags and book a ticket to the Seattle in late August, you’ll be glad you did.
Bumbershoot takes place from August 30 to September 1, 2019.
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