Every Labor Day Weekend, Seattle Center transforms into the home of one of the West Coast's biggest music festivals: Bumbershoot.
Whatever your feelings about the festival — from the celebratory to the not so much — there's one thing we can all agree on: Bumbershoot's getting some big names.
Last year it was Lorde, ODESZA and Solange (with plenty of lesser-known but still A-plus acts). This year, the festival organizers have kicked it up another notch.
J. Cole. The Chainsmokers. SZA. Fleet Foxes. If those names don't mean much to you, never fear: There's likely a teen or two in your life who cares very much about this line-up.
Also on the list: Lil Wayne, Ludacris and T-Pain as well as a smattering of comics and podcasts.
Notable locals include former mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver (hosting something called "Think It, Say It, Do It") as well as a menu of Seattle restaurants to sample between shows.
If you're looking to take younger kids, the Maker's Space might be of interest. There, festival-goers can learn how to create, sculpt, build and play thanks to donations from a variety of PNW art organizations.