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Annual Events: May

Seattle's Annual Events in May

Opening Day of Yachting Season - - Montlake Cut in Seattle

Seattle's official opening day of boating season attracts more than 250,000 people to watch a parade of boats, ranging from kayaks to yachts, pass through the city's Montlake Cut. Yearly festivities include a morning of crew races, a sailboat race, and the grand Opening Day Boat Parade.

Seattle Maritime Festival

Seattle Waterfront Activities at this annual maritime festival include the country’s largest tugboat race on Elliott Bay, tours of a wide range of boats, a chowder cook-off and free children's admission to select waterfront attractions.

Seattle International Children's Festival

Seattle Center This annual festival is a celebration of world cultures through performing arts. Each year the festival presents world class performances and participatory activities for kids.

Seattle Cheese Festival

Pike Place Market The first of its kind on the West Coast, the Seattle Cheese Festival is a celebration of cheese in general and local artisan cheesemakers in particular. 35,000 people each year attend classes, buy cheeses and sample free fromage from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The festival also features a cheese-related scavenger hunt and cheese maze for kids and a wine garden for the grown-ups.

University District Street Fair

University District neighborhood The annual University District Street Fair, sponsored by the Greater University Chamber of Commerce, features more than 300 arts and crafts booths, street buskers, live musical performances and food from around the world.

Seattle International Film Festival

Various venues throughout Seattle This highly recognized film festival is a launching pad for new international and American independent films. The Seattle International Film Festival annually presents more than 340 films culled from over 55 countries and ranks as the largest film festival in the U.S.

Northwest Folklife Festival

Seattle Center The largest folk, ethnic and traditional arts event in North America, this annual community-based event held at the Seattle Center features traditional arts that preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The annual Memorial Day Weekend festival, which began in 1972, features over 6,000 participants and attracts more than 250,000 people.

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