World Traveler

A Guide to Seattle’s Summer Cultural Festivals

Snag a taste of the dance, music, food, and crafts that the world has to offer—without leaving the city.

07/10/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do June 28–30

A quartet of punk shows takes over the Kraken, the Stones tell an unheard story, and Raised Doughnuts turns one.

06/28/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do June 14–16

Duff McKagan goes country, drag hits the theater scene, and Seattle Center celebrates black culture.

06/14/2019 By Sam Jones

Fun with Listicles

10 Places to Grab a Bite Around Seattle Center

The Space Needle might be tourist-filled, but you can still eat like a local.

06/10/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Cinematic Hacks

A Guide to Seattle's Outdoor Movie Scene

Where to watch cinema in the open air, with a little something extra.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 26–28

World-class jazz, City of the Sun, and erotic art, this weekend, in Seattle.

04/26/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Explainer

The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Editor's Note

When Seattle Restaurants Shutter

It’s more than just the loss of beloved menu items.

10/16/2018 By James Ross Gardner

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Festival Season

10 Artists to See at Bumbershoot 2018

Avant-garde hip-hop, shimmery pop, and Fleet Foxes (duh)—here are the acts we want to see this weekend.

08/29/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Snap Judgment

Is the Monorail Worth Renovating?

The World’s Fair relic might receive $23 million in upgrades, but will it ever be more than a tourist trap?

07/17/2018 By Jaime Archer

Festival Season

Get Ready for the 47th Annual Northwest Folklife

This weekend the year’s freest festival takes over Seattle Center.

05/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Strings Attached

Inside the World of Competitive Yo-Yo

Relive last weekend's Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships and meet the competitors who made it spin.

02/28/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2016 Photo Recap

The sights of another arts-filled Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center.

09/06/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 1–7

A 'Hamilton' star gets his rap group back together, Seattle Art Fair returns for year two, and SAM hosts a Bike Night at Olympic Sculpture Park.

08/01/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 26–31

Strictly Seattle showcases the city's best choreographers, Wooden O brings Shakespeare to Seattle Center, and Movies at the Mural opens with 'The Princess Bride.'

07/26/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Cornish College of the Arts

Slide Show: Cornish College Commencement Ceremony

Cornish College of the Arts held the 2016 Commencement ceremonies at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center.

05/15/2016

Summer Festivals

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Death Cab for Cutie Headline Bumbershoot 2016

Festival passes for the loaded lineup (Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, KYGO, Billy Idol, and more) go on sale this Friday.

04/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

United Way

Slide Show: United Way Day of Caring

Last month, Russell Wilson joined 650 United Way supporters at Seattle Center to celebrate two wins for the community.

09/16/2015