About the Festival
Since its beginning 50 years ago, Seattle Center has served as an arts, civic and family gathering place in the core of our region. The more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations residing on the 74-acre campus, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create nearly 5,000 events attracting 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events and experiences that delight and inspire the human spirit and build a stronger community. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.
Getting to Seattle Center
Getting to Sacred Heart Church
Is the Festival Free to the Public?
The Pagdiriwang Festival, together with all Festál events at the Seattle Center is free. We encourage everyone to invite their friends and relatives to the two-day event.
When is the Festival?
The Pagdiriwang Festival will be held from June 1 to 2, 2019 at the Seattle Center's Armory and Mural Amphitheatre. View Schedule.
When does the Festival begin and end each day?
The Festival begins at 11am and concludes at 6pm on both days at the Seattle Center. The Pagdiriwang Thanksgiving Mass will be held off-site at the Sacred Heart Church, 205 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, 11:00 am on June 2nd. The church is located just across from and on the west side of Seattle Center.
Where in Seattle Center will the Festival be held?
The Pagdiriwang Festival's various programs and activities are scheduled to be held at the Seattle Center Armory, the Mural Amphitheatre, and the Mural Roadway.
Seattle Center Festál 2019 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle. Read More.
Where should I park if I plan to drive to Seattle Center?
There are several paid lots within a three block radius of Seattle Center. However, bear in mind that these lots fill up by midday and can have high rates. Whenever possible, we recommend taking the bus, your bike or your feet to the Festival. To encourage carpooling, 5th Avenue Parking at Fifth Avenue North and Republican Street offers reduced parking rates for vehicles with three or more people.
Where can I find disabled parking?
All lots around Seattle Center have designated disabled parking spots. Check with a parking attendant if all the available spaces are full. You will also find designated spots on 2nd Avenue N in two locations: just north of Mercer Street and just south of Thomas Street.
Which bus should I take to get to Seattle Center?
Metro Transit provides regular service between downtown and Seattle Center on routes 3, 4 or 16 to the east side of Seattle Center and routes 1, 2, 13, 15, 18 to the west side of Seattle Center. Other routes go to or near Seattle Center: 8, 14, 45, 74 and 82. To plan your trip, visit the Metro Transit Trip Planner.
What if I want to ride my bike?
Good for you! There are bike racks available at every entrance. Bike parking is located on 5th Avenue and Thomas Street between EMP and the Space Needle. Bicycle parking is free and highly encouraged. To plan your trip, view the Seattle Bicycling Map or visit the Department of Transportation Bicycling Guide.
Is Seattle Center wheelchair accessible?
All venues at Seattle Center are wheelchair accessible. If you need a wheelchair at the Festival, a limited number are available at Festival Services located on the third floor of the Center House.
Where can i get free water?
Water fountains can be found all over Seattle Center, especially at indoor venues. At these stations, fill your reusable, non-disposable water bottle at no charge.
Can I bring my beloved household pet?
For the safety and consideration of all Festival guests, we request that you leave your pets at home.
Will I be able to find an ATM?
There are 10 ATMs on or near Seattle Center grounds. However, lines are generally long; plan ahead if you can.
Is there Internet access at the Seattle Center?
Seattle Center provides FREE WiFi in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and outdoor areas around International Fountain, South Fountain Lawn and Mural Amphitheatre. Connect at: seattlecenter.com/wifi. Visit this guide.