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42nd Annual Bumbershoot 2013

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Held annually over the Labor Day Weekend, the Bumbershoot Festival first took place in the 1970s and has become one of the biggest and best-loved festivals in Seattle's summer calendar. Primarily a music festival, Bumbershoot also features a great line-up of alternative acts and entertainment including comedy, dance, film, visual arts, theatre and literary performances. A great event for visitors of all ages, there is also plenty of children's events, arts and crafts markets and food stalls. This hugely popular event attracts well over 150,000 visitors each year.

Bumbershoot®: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival is now in its 42nd year. Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. North America's largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Over 100,000 visitors from near and far spend the weekend reveling in the world of Bumbershoot, experiencing everything from regional favorites to international superstars across all arts disciplines.

One ticket gets you onto the Festival grounds each day and from there, the world of Bumbershoot is yours to explore. Experience groundbreaking local, national, and international artists in all arts disciplines and musical genres at a variety of large and small, indoor and unique outdoor venues*. Participate in hands-on activities throughout the Festival and enjoy music, theatre, dance, comedy, literary arts, visual arts and more all in the same day. Bumbershoot also features a variety of food, merchandise, and urban craft vendors throughout Bumbershoot grounds-there's plenty to eat, see, and do all weekend long.

*Early arrival is recommended to secure a seat in the audience. All indoor venues have a limited capacity; tickets do not guarantee entry into every indoor performance.

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