Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in September

As summer comes to a close, there are plenty of fun end-of-summer activities and Queen Anne events to mark on your calendar…

September 1, 2, & 3: Bumbershoot
9am – 7pm | Seattle Center
Since 1971, Bumbershoot has been one of the largest cultural festivals in Seattle, and one of the largest and most loved contemporary festivals in the U.S. Bumbershoot 2017 showcases a variety of multi-disciplinary arts such as dance, film, music, performing arts, visual arts, theatre, comedy, literary arts and much more. Passes are available for a single day ($149) or the full 3-day event ($249).

Thursdays in September: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7:30pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.

September 9 & 10: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
9am – 7pm | Seattle Center
Sunday, September 10th is the 10th anniversary event celebrating Hawaiian culture. The Live Aloha Festival includes lei-making workshops, hula dance lessons, live performances, and cultural foods and music to enjoy. Some events also take place on Saturday, September 9th.

September 10: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast is delayed one week due to Labor Day weekend. It features an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. This month, it will take place on September 10th, with live music by Skandia Kapell, Folk Voice Band and TinnFelen Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

September 10: Grandparents Day
10am – 5pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Celebrate our wonderful grandparents on September 10th, with a Grandparents Day celebration at the Seattle Children’s Museum. The museum’s daily programs will be themed around grandparents, and there will be a story time at noon. One grandparent gets in free with one paid child admission.

September 16 & 17: Fiestas Patrias
12pm – 9pm | Seattle Center
Celebrate the various cultures and arts from different Latin American countries at the annual Seattle Fiestas Patrias. There will be lots of latino dancing and music, with family friendly activities, visual arts, a marketplace, Latin American cuisine, live performances and more.

September 23: Talk Like a Pirate Day
10am – 5pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Dress up in your pirate costume and head to the Seattle Children’s Museum on September 23rd to talk like a pirate all day!

September 23 & 24: Festa Italiana Seattle
10am – 7pm | Seattle Center
It’s the 30th annual Italian Festival, coming to the Seattle Center on September 23rd and 24th! Come celebrate Italian culture and people with live performances, visual arts, activities, food and lots more! Don’t miss the Taste of Italy™ Wine Tasting and Opening Reception on Friday!

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