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Bumbershoot 2014

Seattle's Labor Day Arts Festival at Seattle Center


Bumbershoot, Seattle's annual arts festival, features arts and artists of all kinds, including music, poetry, comedy, theater, and dance. The 3-day Bumbershoot schedule includes over 2,500 musicians and artists at 20 different stages and venues within Seattle Center. You will also enjoy Bumbershoot's many food and commercial booths. It's a wonderful way to close out the summer season and, in addition to all the food and entertainment, offers great people watching.

When is Bumbershoot?

Bumbershoot takes place annually over Labor Day weekend, running Saturday through Monday.

2014 Dates: Saturday August 30 through Monday September 1
Hours: 11:00 am to 11:00 PM (entry gates close at 10:00 PM)

Where is Bumbershoot?

Bumbershoot takes place at the grounds and venues of Seattle Center. Performances and displays are both inside and outside.

Bumbershoot Admission Tickets

Your Bumbershoot admission ticket will get you into all the shows and performances at the various venues on a first-come basis. Several of the indoor venues have limited seating capacity and fill up fast, so plan your day accordingly. This is particularly true for the big-name acts performing at the Main Stage.

Tickets can be purchased for single days, or as 3-day passes. Prices vary depending on when and where you purchase them, with significant savings available to those who purchase well in advance.

Bumbershoot tickets do not provide admission to major Seattle Center attractions like the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, EMP, or the Chihuly Garden & Glass.

Who Will Perform at Bumbershoot

The 2013 Bumbershoot lineup and schedule was an exciting one, filled with talented performers and musicians of all kinds.

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  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Heart
  • Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
  • The Maldives
  • Maceo Parker
  • Nikki Hill
  • Davidson Hart Kingsbery
  • Bajofondo

In addition to musicians of all kinds, the 2014 Bumbershoot lineup also includes visual art, the literary arts, and theater.

Download Bumbershoot's mobile app for schedule, festival map, and Facebook and Twitter updates.

Where to Stay for Bumbershoot

If you're visiting Seattle to attend Bumbershoot, it's a good idea to stay at a hotel within walking distance of Seattle Center. During popular events such as Bumbershoot, parking near Seattle Center is difficult and expensive. Other options include staying in downtown Seattle or at a hotel located by a Central Link Light Rail station, where you can access public transportation.

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