Spring to Summer: Soaking in Culture in Uptown

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We are so excited for warm weather again, and all the events it brings in Seattle. This is especially true in Uptown Seattle, including Belltown and Lower Queen Anne.

From waterfront walks to high culture to huge festivals, Uptown Seattle is an epicenter for arts and culture. Here is a brief list of exciting events coming to Uptown Seattle in Spring and Summer, so you can mark your calendars now.

Seattle Center Festáls

Seattle Center’s Festál programming celebrates cultural diversity and greater unity year-round. They are great events for families to introduce their kids to other cultures and arts, and memorable dates for adults, too. The largest is Folklife, running May 24 -27 and celebrating the music, dance, stories, and art of all peoples living in the Pacific Northwest. Here are the annual festal events from spring into mid-summer, with their dates for 2019.

Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures – March 24

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival – April 26 & 28

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration – May 5

A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival – May 18

47th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival – May 24 through 27

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival – June 1 & 2

Indigenous People Festival – June 8, 2019

Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest – June 15 & 16

Iranian Festival – June 22, 2019

Spirit of Africa – June 29, 2019

Polish Festival Seattle – July 13, 2019

Waterfront Beauty and Art at the Olympic Sculpture Park

Image via Summer at SAM website

The stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains draw visitors to Myrtle Edwards Park even in the coldest weather. But when the sun comes out, so do the crowds. Seattle Art Museum capitalizes on the crowds with free, family-friendly programming, too, especially in the summer. They even have a special site dedicated to summer programming.

The 2019 schedule, hasn’t been released for SAM’s outdoor programs, but you can get an idea of what’s to come by checking out the schedule from last year. The Summer at SAM website will connect you with its tours, fitness events, and parties.

Seattle International Film Festival 2019

SIFF 2019 will be here before you know it. The largest film festival in North America, SIFF brings hundreds of films from around the world to venues around the city for over a month. May 16-June 9 are the dates this year, beginning with a big gala event at McCaw Hall, of course.

SIFF Members get benefits year round, with discounts at SIFF Cinemas, such as SIFF Uptown right in Lower Queen Anne. But that membership really comes in handy if you want early bird specials on festival passes. (Those are on sale through April 13.) From compelling documentaries to midnight creature features to programming for kids, SIFF has something for everyone.

The full SIFF lineup is announced May 1, with special announcements each Wednesday until then. Learn more on the Festival Spotlight page of the official website.


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