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Seattle-Area Music Festivals 2024: A Guide for Families

Outdoor music festivals near Seattle that you and your kids will love

Published on: June 05, 2024

Seattle-Area Music Festivals 2024: A Guide for Families

Crowd waiting for music to start at Capitol Hill Block Party, an outdoor Seattle music festival
Credit: courtesy Capitol Hill Block Party

Neighborhood block parties and summer fests

When: Dates and locations vary

Cost: Usually free

When you’ve got kids in tow, sometimes the smaller festivals are better. Puget Sound–area summers are filled with neighborhood festivals that include live music staged adjacent to kids’ play zones and food booths. Some of them simply celebrate summer, while others have a specific focus, but they all deliver a good time. The Bothell Redfellow Music Festival fits 10 local bands into a single day. Keep an eye out for unexpectedly incredible lineups at events such as West Seattle Summer Fest at the Junction, Ballard SeafoodFest and Renton River Days.

And, we’d be remiss not to mention the classic summer block parties happening. The Capitol Hill Block Party is celebrating its 26th year in July. Expect tons of music, local food trucks and fun for all ages. The South Lake Union Block Party will have music, lawn games and a community fair. For those farther north, the Snohomish Block Party promises a lively street fair and dedicated kid zone.

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