Seattle Center events


With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the beauty and depth of the Irish culture, and Seattle Center’s Festal is gearing up to do just that!

Head to Seattle Center on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th and find a serious taste of the Emerald Isle right here in the heart of in the Emerald City. Festal’s Irish Festival will bring to life a multifaceted, in-depth adventure through Ireland, its history and traditions, no passport necessary.

Enjoy a fun and fascinating exploration of Irish cultural heritage, past and present, through visual arts, live performance, games, activities, and of course, food! Explore the market place featuring Irish handicrafts, live Irish music and that famous and oh-so-impressive Irish step dancing.

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Find out by tracing your own roots in geology workshops (yes! That’s at the festival!), and learn a bit of the Celtic language while you’re at it. The festival also promises Irish movies and short films, cultural exhibits and live demonstrations and maybe even a few Irish celebrities!


Festal is a series of multi-cultural events presented by and at the Seattle Center each year. Now in its 21st year, Festal continues to shine a light on the beauty and majesty of cultures across the globe by showcasing their rich and complex traditions, histories, art, music, dance, food and much more. Festal’s Irish Festival is presented in partnership with the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle.


Whether you’re looking to learn more about your own heritage, wanting to learn more about Ireland and its culture in general, or you’re simply tired of leprechauns and green beer and looking for a more authentic experience, Festal’s Irish Festival is sure to be a fun and fabulous way to spend your St. Patty’s Day weekend.

Seattle Center Festál
Irish Festival
March 17-18, 2018
Armory Main Level

Bottom’s up! No need to wait for Oktoberfest, you can satisfy your beer belly this weekend at Seattle International Beerfest (SIB). This three-day event will feature over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries. Get ready to drink!

SIB takes place this Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th from noon to 10:00 p.m. at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion & Lawn. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor spaces with the Space Needle as your backdrop. Bring your own blanket to taste your brews in the grass, kick back and relax. This is a 21 and over event. Click here to check out the event map.

Guests will be able to sample hundreds of beers from local brewers and around the world. All styles, types, and tastes will be featured to satisfy a wide range of preferences. The Grande Beer Garden will feature Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic and is a great spot for watching the bands while enjoying a cold pint. A great lineup of live music will provide tunes all weekend.

Click here to purchase tickets, which are also available at the door. Your ticket includes entry, the official SIB glass, and 10 beer tickets with additional tickets available for $1. Re-entry is allowed all weekend.

Seattleites are getting thirsty—check out the excitement before Beerfest begins!

Featured photo from seattlebeerfest.com
Seattle International Beerfest

Seattle International Beerfest

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