Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Seattle Tourism

Among Seattle's prominent annual fairs and festivals are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival,[163] Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day weekend, numerous Seafair events throughout July and August (ranging from a Bon Odori celebration to the Seafair Cup hydroplane races), the Bite of Seattle, one of the largest Gay Pride festivals in the United States, and the art and music festival Bumbershoot, which programs music as well as other art and entertainment over the Labor Day weekend. All are typically attended by 100,000 people annually, as are the Seattle Hempfest and two separate Independence Day celebrations.[164][165][166][167]

Other significant events include numerous Native American pow-wows, a Greek Festival hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Montlake, and numerous ethnic festivals (many associated with Festál at Seattle Center).[168]

There are other annual events, ranging from the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair & Book Arts Show;[169] an anime convention, Sakura-Con;[170] Penny Arcade Expo, a gaming convention;[171] a two-day, 9,000-rider Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic;[172] and specialized film festivals, such as the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (formerly known as the Northwest Asian American Film Festival), Children's Film Festival Seattle, Translation: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Seattle Polish Film Festi

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