Well, folks, 2020 certainly taught us not to take things for granted. After a year of canceled festivals, postponed events, and not being able to celebrate things together, we’re definitely ready for what’s coming next. With that in mind, here are 10 things we hope we can look forward to in Seattle this year.
This normally takes place in February but anything scheduled within the next 3 months is probably out of the question. And on that note, this festival has been postponed in order to be rescheduled at a later date. So, for now, we’ll enjoy one of the many wonderful galleries that our city has to offer.
Tentative Dates: Postponed until later in 2021
Last summer’s Seafair was a no-go, but this year they already have dates planned for a bunch of the festivities. Are they guaranteed? No, but we’re very happy to see that the Seafair planners are working hard to make something happen. Currently, they have events planned from mid-March all the way until the end of July.
Tentative Dates: March 13th – July 31st
We’re going to say it’s pretty safe to assume this one will go on as planned in April. As long as there are actually restaurants left. But as long as business owners and event planners can continue to adapt, this one seems doable.
Tentative Dates: April 2021
This one feels like a stretch to even mention. But we can hope, right? It feels like we’ll probably never experience tightly packed shows again. But at this point, we’d be down for a small socially distanced show. Because we definitely miss all of Seattle’s wonderful venues.
With the Sundance Film Festival going digital, SIFF had to follow suit. After all, it’s a way to make the festival more accessible and also safer. But with that in mind, we hope there will be some in-person events and showings attached to the festival this May.
Tentative Dates: April 8 – 18, 2021
This festival has to be one of the most on-brand PNW festivals out there. And while it can be a little wacky, it’s a very special part of the year. And this year just so happens to be Folklife’s 50th year. So we’re really hoping that the festival can go on this May. And that we can all enjoy its takeover of Seattle Center.
Tentative Dates: May 2021
This was definitely one of the bigger missed events in 2020. And while some Pride events did take place across the city, it really just wasn’t the same. So we’re hoping that in 2021 the beloved parade and other events will be back in full or newly modified swing this June.
Tentative Dates: June 2021
This fair is still relatively new to the city but has proved to be an excellent way to see art from around the country and world. It’s definitely something that we look forward to each July. So we’ll keep our fingers crossed for this one.
Tentative Dates: July 2021
Oooh boy, this one is definitely touchy. After all, what is the future of big music festivals? We can’t even really imagine what to expect if Bumbershoot 2021 happens. But this festival has been happening in Seattle since 1971 so we hope that it is able to continue (in one way or another) this September.
Tentative Dates: September 2021
Streaming is fun and all but we really miss the experience of seeing movies in the theatre. After all, there’s nothing quite like the big screen and at-home popcorn just doesn’t hit the same as the theatre-grade stuff. Plus, Seattle has some great independent theatres, so we’re hoping sitting down at a flick isn’t too far off.
And finally, it’s really hard to imagine a summer without the Washington State Fair. On that note, we very much so missed it in 2020. So we’re really hoping it can make a comeback in 2021. After all, where else do you get to see all sorts of cute farm animals and enjoy delicious fair food.
Tentative Dates: Spring Fair – April 15-18, 2021; State Fair – September 3-26, 2021
Well, that’s what we’re looking forward to in Seattle this year! We know that many of these events are still up in the air, but keeping our fingers crossed and staying safe over the next couple of months can definitely help.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=