Find Posts By Topic

Turn Up the Heat with Summer at the Center, presented by Premera Blue Cross, packed with fun, festive, and free activities for all

Stop by Seattle Center throughout the season for fun in the sun!

Note: Links below will open new windows.

SEATTLE – Dive into summer at Seattle Center with a packed roster of events and experiences. Featuring a wide variety of fun, accessible, and enriching summer experiences for all ages – including cultural and music festivals, movies, weekly fitness classes, and more.

Visitors can explore lush gardens, stroll through walkways, and bask in the beauty of outdoor art. Feel the rhythm at the International Fountain or splash around DuPen Fountain.  Children can test their climbing skills at the Artists at Play playground or partake in summer classes and camps at Seattle Center resident organizations, while hungry visitors can stop by the Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall for culinary delights and travel the world at free weekend ethnic and cultural celebrations.

The annual outdoor festivals attract large audiences, and there’s still more to come for Climate Pledge Arena concerts, Summer Fitness, and movies and concerts at Mural Amphitheatre. No two visits are alike.

Here are just some of the events and attractions at Seattle Center this summer:

Movies at the Mural presented by Prime Video (MATM) – Featuring classics and new hits, Movies at the Mural shows free films at the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn with the Space Needle looming above the state-of-the-art 40-foot screen. Visitors are welcome to picnic and enjoy The Princess Bride, July 26; Everything Everywhere All At Once, Aug. 2; Dune (1984 Original), Aug. 9; Singles, Aug. 16; and The Color Purple (2023 Musical), Aug. 23.

PrideFest – The largest free Pride Festival in the country, happening Sunday, June 30th from 12 noon-8pm at Seattle Center. The event immediately follows the downtown Pride Parade. Enjoy four stages, three beverage gardens, over 100 artists, and over 100 exhibitors including festival food vendors.

Bite of Seattle – Seattle’s original food and beverage festival featuring 250+ food and specialty vendors is back, July 19-21 at Seattle Center. With 65+ musical performances, wine and beer gardens, and more!

BLASTFEST – Seattle’s premiere Afrobeats music festival returns to Seattle Center for its 2nd year on July 27 at Fisher Pavilion. Headliners include Grammy-nominated Davido and Ayra Starr, along with Shallipopi, Musa Keys, Sarz, BLAST and more!

Bumbershoot – The highly anticipated arts and music festival returns to Seattle Center on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – Sept 1. This year’s event marks the festival’s 51st anniversary, cementing its legacy as one of the oldest recurring festivals in the U.S.

Seattle Center Art Tour presented by Alaska Airlines – Experience Seattle Center’s Public Art collection yourself with our self-guided Art Tour, presented by Alaska Airlines.

Summer Fitness presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Seattle Center hosts Workout Wednesdays from June 26 – August 21. Join us each Wednesday for Gentle Yoga at 5:30 pm and Zumba® classes at 6:30 pm. All classes are held outdoors on the campus grounds, are free, and are taught by certified instructors.

Artists at the Center (AATC) – Join us as we introduce emerging and established artists and celebrate their talent on the newly revitalized Seattle Center campus. These free performances are open to the public and run throughout the year.

Festál – Seattle Center Festál cultivates a deeper understanding of the cultures and ethnic diversity that contribute to the rich vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest. This unique series links together 24 free festivals presented on weekends from January to November, each with its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities. Take part in the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, Indigenous People Festival, Seattle Iranian Festival, Polish Festival Seattle, Seattle Arab Festival, A Day in Punjab, Tibet Fest, BrasilFest, and Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest, all happening during Summer at the Center.

Presented by Premera Blue Cross, with official partners Muckleshoot Casino and Modelo, these events are just the beginning of a fun-filled summer at Seattle Center. For a complete schedule, visit

About Seattle Center Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. As part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District, Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs – with the purpose of creating exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Thanks to the support of Official Seattle Center Partners – Alaska Airlines, The Climate Pledge, Coors Light, Pepsi, Premera, Symetra, T-Mobile, and WaFd Bank – Seattle Center is the #1 arts and entertainment destination in the Pacific Northwest with 12 million annual visitors, generating $1.864 billion in business activity and more than $631 million in labor income annually.