Seattle Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 WA Events

Garden d’Lights - Bellevue, WA - Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2023
Holiday light show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Seattle Marathon - Seattle, WA - Nov 25 to Nov 26, 2023
An annual run held from the Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison. Enjoy a Health and Fitness Expo, Kids’ marathon and full marathon.

Snowflake Lane at Bellevue Place with Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival Parade - Bellevue, WA - Nov 24 to Dec 24, 2023
Snowflake Lane presented by The Bellevue Collection – see the region’s most festive holiday show! Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, and dancers in this complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats, nightly at 7 pm

Mukilteo Turkey Trot - Mukilteo, WA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
5K on Thanksgiving morning

BurlyCon - Seattle, WA - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
2023 – A fundraiser dinner is the available date. Normally: An annual burlesque social and educational convention.

Seattle Festival of Trees - Seattle, WA - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
Gala with dinner and auction. Tree lighting and display at the Fairmount Olympic. Since 1978, the Seattle Festival of Trees Guild has presented a series of events to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital annually at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle

Northwest Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival - Puyallup, WA - Nov 16 to Nov 18, 2023
A festival celebrating quilters, crafters, and sewers. Held at the Washington State Fair pavilion (Showplex Building) with free parking. See the organizer’s website for a coupon on admission!

Seattle Auto Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 16 to Nov 19, 2023
An international auto show held annually at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington.

Seattle Slack Key Festival - Burien, WA - Nov 11 to Nov 12, 2023
Head to the Highline Performing Arts Center for an afternoon of authentic Kanikapila style Hawaiian music, including instruments like the slack key, steel guitar, and ‘ukelele.

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
Held in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, this exciting event will feature the area’s best artists and artisans

Hmong New Year Celebration - Seattle, WA - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
A cultural celebration of the Hmong New Year through live performances, visual arts, activities, food, games and a marketplace.

Short Run Festival - Seattle, WA - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
Experience the Seattle Comix and Arts Festival at the Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center.

Hallowbaloo Art Show - Bothell, WA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
About 20 Halloween artists of all mediums converge for a show/sale in Bothell, with one of a kind Halloween and Dia de los Muertos pieces, plus a Vintage Holiday Convention pop-up show.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2023
Save the date and join in at the Fauntleroy Church, YMCA, and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (among many others) for the biggest event of this town’s year.

Stein Dash 5k - Puyallup, WA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2023
3.1 miles of Run – Chug – Running. 3.1 miles of beer stops from start to finish. The Stein Dash isn’t your typical fun run, this 5K jaunt around the Washington State Fair includes 3 beer stops along course, filling your stein every mile. Chug, sip or pound that beer though and get back on course because the clock doesn’t stop as you drink!

Pioneer Farm Founders Day Celebration - Eatonville, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 15, 2023
A day of fun for the whole family, plus tours of the Pioneer Farm Museum, games, silent auction, candle making, wagon ride, and more! Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the beverages and dessert!

GeekGirlCon - Seattle, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Celebrate your inner geekdom at this convention that seeks to empower women and girls to pursue their passions. This two-day convention gives female geeks (and everyone else) the space to build a community and celebrate their favorite fandoms.

Northwest Chocolate Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
A chocolate festival at Pier 91, featuring show-stopping chocolate masterpieces, workshops and tastings, and more.

Salmon Days - Issaquah, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
The spawn is on with this fishy festival in Issaquah. Enjoy a parade, vendors, farmer’s market, concerts, and more

Earshot Jazz Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 6 to Nov 5, 2023
Over 50 concerts and events in venues all around the city.

Oktoberfest Northwest - Puyallup, WA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
The Annual Washington Oktoberfest (held for 15 years) will have beer, brats and authentic entertainment. There’s entertainment planned from noon to almost midnight. It’s also the home of the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions in the northwest. The Hammerschlagen is one of the most addictive bar games ever and has been happening at this German festival since 2005. Contestants try to drive a nail into wood faster than their opponents. Entry to the Hammerschlagen is free but first come, first served. Great prizes to the top three contestants. Other events include the 5K, wiener dog races, stein holding, corn hole toss, beer pong, chicken dance and Kinderhaus/Family Fest Zone. Kids are welcome to try their own version of the Hammerschlagen with supervision. Shop for souvenirs at the German Corner. This is an all ages event until 7 PM and 21+ only after 7 PM every evening. As an indoor event, it happens rain or shine.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival - Sequim, WA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Interactive fiber arts festival with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, hands-on projects for adults and children, marketplace, lectures, and more. Activities located at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim Open Aire Market, and the Dungeness Schoolhouse.

CroatiaFest - Seattle, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2023
Annual event held at the Seattle Center Armory. A celebration of Croatian heritage and culture. Music and dance performances, authentic food booths, cooking demonstrations, marketplace and more. Don’t miss the Kick Off Dance and Sing-Along the night before at the Russian Community Center.

Sustainable Ballard Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Going virtual for 2022 with monthly sustainablility sessions, including games, videos, and more. Normally: A free family friendly festival featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, vendors, a bike and pet parade, and lots of kids games and fun. They are big on recycling and feature workshops and demonstrations.

McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Washington - , WA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst, and more – at a McMenamins location near you, Washington State! Check out their website to find the time and location nearest you (or see how many you can go to!)

Italian Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Annual event to celebrate Italian culture at the Seattle Center. Enjoy a grape stomp, car show, bocce and Italian food. Since 1988.

Tough Mudder - Black Diamond, WA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
An intense, team obstacle course near Seattle. Located at Palmer Coking Coal Company.

Fremont Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Annual event for 20+ years! The popular Seattle Oktoberfest with seasonal microbrews and German steins in the beer garden, live music, Texas Chainsaw pumpkin carving contest, 5K, Buxom Royalty costume contest. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday with zucchini racing and pumpkin carving. Dogtoberfest on Sunday. Location: Fremont neighborhood, Seattle

Kirkland Oktoberfest - Kirkland, WA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Both local craft beers and German imports in the biergarden, brats, multiple entertainment stages with live music, wiener dog races (typically Sunday), and costume contest on the Kirkland waterfront. Games include foosball, stein hoisting, keg rolling, beer pong and corn hole. Homebrew competition takes place before event with award ceremony at the festival. Located just over the bridge from Seattle near Redmund. Must be 21+ to enter. This event benefits several nonprofits, including Kirkland Off-Leash Group, Imagine Housing, Sibling House and Eastside Timebank. Location: Marine Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland, WA 98033

Port Townsend Film Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2023
Over 80+ films in eight theatres. Venues are in the walkable National Historic District. Passes available starting at $40.

Incredible Feast - Seattle, WA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
A benefit for the Good Farmer Fund and the Neighborhood Farmers Market. 20+ chefs are paired with farmers to create tasting samples for guests. Local breweries, wineries, music, carnival, silent auction and more will also be available for your enjoyment. 21+ event.

Rhein Haus OktoberFEAST - Seattle, WA - Sep 16 to Oct 3, 2023
Teams of four must complete a multi-course meal of German foods in the fastest time to win prizes, including a $250 donation to the charity of their choice.

Beat the Blerch Marathon - Carnation, WA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Run in the woods, eat cake, avoid Sasquatch. 10k, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by a comic about running. Eat cake at the aid stations, make a burrito with doughnuts, or catch some zzzs on a couch along the way.

Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
An annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival - Mukilteo, WA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Food, fun and a firework show, plus a parade down Harbour Point Blvd, 50 juried artist booths, live music and dance groups. Princess and Prince Tea Party by the Sea (with unicorn rides), avenue of food, beer garden, fishing derby and more! Admission is free. Activities are at Lighthouse Park.

San Gennaro Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
An Italian street fair on S. Angelo St.

Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Live music, drinks & food and 300 boats on both land and water, plus 120 presentations, exhibitors, kids exhibits and more.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival - Bremerton, WA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Live music, car show, fun run and other events on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk.

Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
A music and arts festival in Seattle since 1971. Held the first weekend in September (Labor Day Weekend) downtown at the Seattle Center.

Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA - Sep 1 to Sep 24, 2023
Rodeo, rides, fine art show, animal exhibits, food, shopping and kids’ games.

Tacoma Oktoberfest - Tacoma, WA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Dystopian State Brewing Company hosts this Oktoberfest, with polka, brats, pretzels, beer, and more!

Whidbey Island Kite Festival - Coupeville, WA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Join in kids’ kitemaking, lessons, kite demonstrations, and Sport Kite Championship events.

Plattdeutsche Vereen Oktoberfest - Kenmore, WA - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
Event of the German Heritage Society. Held at Kenmore Community Hall at 6pm.

Oktoberfest of the Austria Club of Washington - Seattle, WA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Enjoy the real beer tent atmosphere at this authentic Western Washington Oktoberfest! Wear your Dirndl or Lederhosen and dance the night away with Happy Hans and the Enzian Schuhplattler. This year’s feast will be Bratwurst and Leberkäse, together with potato salad, sauerkraut, and other items.

Freak Night Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 25 to Oct 25, 2019
A circus themed EDM festival with three stages of music, carnival rides, games, performances, costume contests and more. Held at WaMu Theater. 18+ only.