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50th Anniversary Countdown Begins

Today begins the one-year countdown to The Next Fifty, six months of events and activities planned in 2012 at Seattle Center that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the legacy it left to the region, and the opportunities ahead during the next fifty years.

International Fountain – Water Flows Again

International Fountain resumed operations today, along with all of the other wonderful Seattle Center waterworks. Their operations were all put on hold for the winter months as a cost savings measure. Seattle Center maintains several different water features, including the Fountain of Creation (Dupen Fountain), a large fountain and pool located… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival, April 1-3

Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival offers exploration and insights into the culture of Japan, April 1 – 3, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., in Center House, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center Pavilion and Seattle Center Skatepark.

Bumbershoot 2011: New Ticket Deals and Partnerships

Bumbershoot:  Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival (September 3 – 5 at Seattle Center) announces a return to the Festival’s traditional ticketing system, with a single ticket providing access to all the day’s performances and venues on a first-come, first-served basis, including an afternoon and evening show on the Bumbershoot Mainstage…. [ Keep reading ]

Irish Festival, March 12-13

Seattle Center Festál: Irish Festival offers entertainment, exploration and insights into the culture of Ireland, Saturday, March 12, 12 noon – 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Center House. Shop for authentic Irish products, create Celtic arts and crafts and enjoy a weekend of… [ Keep reading ]

New Food Court On Its Way

Seattle Center has signed a letter-of-intent with Lancer Hospitality to design and construct improvements to the Seattle Center House food court area; and subsequently, to operate the area under a lease and concession agreement. The food court will close later this year so that rebuild and food service installation can… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center Festal: Tet Festival, Jan. 29 – 30

Seattle Center Festál: Tết Festival – Vietnamese Lunar New Year offers entertainment, exploration and insights into the culture of Vietnam, January 29 – 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Center House.

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 15

Join us for an inspiring youth violence prevention awards presentation and entertainment this Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, 1 pm – 3 pm at Seattle Center.

Winterfest Music and Inspiration, Dec. 17-19

This especially musical Seattle Center Winterfest weekend offers inspiration and dynamic movement and sound, from classical and jazz music to square dancing and whistling flutes, presented by some of the region’s most impassioned artists. All performances are free and open to the public. Seattle Center Winterfest also offers Saturday afternoon… [ Keep reading ]

Winterfest Highlights, Dec. 10-12

Seattle Center Winterfest features Seattle’s Best Jazz Friday night and Saturday morning. Mud Bay Jugglers take to the stage Saturday evening, and Klez Katz continues the entertainment Sunday afternoon with its own Klezmer-influenced arrangements. All performances are free and open to the public.