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Whirligig! Returns April 6 – 21

Step inside the freshly renovated Seattle Center Armory, transformed for Seattle Center Whirligig! into a colorful hub of lively child-sized entertainment, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 21, and you’ll find super-sized inflatable rides, balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. After a one-year hiatus, Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Armory Happy Hour Feb. 21

Between work and play, there is happy hour, and at Seattle Center, we’re launching into 2013 with Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour, Thursday, Feb. 21 . So happy, so good, in fact, that we are extending it to three hours in full – 5pm – 8pm. Our Happy Hour features… [ Keep reading ]

Want to Lease Int’l Fountain Pavilion?

Seattle Center today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP, attached) for occupancy of the International Fountain Pavilion, a facility formerly housing Northwest Crafts Center, adjacent to International Fountain. The Pavilion is currently vacant and will be available for lease as soon as proposers desire. Seattle Center will accept proposals with… [ Keep reading ]

Explore Ethnic Cultures in 2013

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 cultural festivals presented during 2013, explores the rich traditions and contemporary influences of our region’s ethnic communities. Through music and dance, visual arts and crafts, film, food, tempting marketplaces, workshops, demonstrations and active play, the free events reveal life, values and evolutionary forces… [ Keep reading ]

New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

Ring in 2013 at Seattle Center at a special Winterfest New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31.  Enjoy FREE, live music by The Rhythm Nation, 8:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. on Seattle Center Armory Stage, playing a diverse mix of popular dance, R&B and rock from the 1970’s to… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Next at Winterfest?

Whirl around the indoor ice, stroll beneath the sparkling tree lights, control the switches on the Centerville train and take in the holidays. Festive, fun-filled entertainment abounds at Seattle Center Winterfest now through Jan. 6, 2013 including live music and a dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The newly renovated… [ Keep reading ]

Want to Advise Seattle Center?

Mayor Mike McGinn is seeking candidates for the Seattle Center Advisory Commission. The advisory board consists of 15 members, who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Commission members must reside in Seattle and serve without compensation. The Advisory Commission represents the… [ Keep reading ]

SC Winterfest Opening Weekend Nov. 23-25

Seattle Center Winterfest kicks off with a weekend of live entertainment and fun family events. The six-week festival opens on Friday, Nov. 23, with a beloved tradition, a live performance by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.  The day also marks the return of popular Winterfest activities including Winter Train & Village… [ Keep reading ]

SC Winterfest 2012 Highlights

Everything old is new again at Seattle Center Winterfest, with six weeks of festive, fun-filled entertainment, Nov. 23 – Jan. 6, 2013. Visit Seattle Center Armory, dressed for the season and restored to its original grandeur. Here you’ll find the Winter Train & Village, warm roasted nuts and other fine… [ Keep reading ]

Next 50 Closing Day Message

From Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle: It doesn’t seem that long ago when we were here for the kickoff event for the Next 50 celebration, back in April. I was introduced by John Keister of Almost Live! fame. He was reminding us of the vision that people had back in 1962 –… [ Keep reading ]