The popular Pacific Northwest Bumbershoot festival begins Friday, August 31, 2013, at Seattle Center and continues through September 2, 2013. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit the festival of talented urban artists. Local, national and international artisans will present their talents in diverse arts and music at a multitude of small and large venues throughout the 74-acre Seattle Center.
With the well-known rainy Seattle weather, the festival, once named Festival ’71 was renamed in 1973 to Bumbershoot. The term “bumbershoot” emerged into the American culture during 1915-1920. Believed to be a term created from the words “umbrella and parachute” creative and organizational minds fittingly graced the festival with the new moniker. Those of us who live in the beautiful lush green areas of Washington State are all too familiar with umbrellas. Bumbershoot is the perfect way to describe the festival, as an “umbrella for all artisans.”
The 43rd anniversary of Bumbershoot will be an exciting presentation of the very best in: music, film, comedy, dance and theatre performances as well as visual arts in a variety of media. The Seattle Center will be filled indoors and outdoors with creative artists and talented musicians of many genres. A variety of vendors will also be presenting food, merchandise and urban crafts.
There is something for everyone.Even the youngsters have a special place. Youngershoot Kids Zone is presented by the Seattle Children’s Museum. Engaging activities have been designed for the children, 10 years of age and younger. Not only do these children have free admission to Bumbershoot, but they have free access to the Kids Zone. Children and their responsible adult can explore the assortment of hands-on activities.
There is so much to see and enjoy at the 2013 Bumbershoot, check the event schedule at http://sched.bumbershoot.org/ to plan your visit and see your favorite talented artists.
For a complete list of the lineup of entertainment go to http://bumbershoot.org/lineup/
Ticket Information: Bumbershoot
For directions to Bumbershoot and information on what to bring or what to leave at home go to: http://bumbershoot.org/info/
Rain or shine, spend the day at the largest urban art festival in the Pacific Northwest.
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