Events in Seattle this Fall
Seattle is very beautiful in the Fall, that crisp autumnal air wafting the scent of pumpkin spice lattes alone makes a trip into the city worth it. But for those of you looking for more interesting and diverse events that only Seattle can offer, here is a brief list.
For over 10 years the Decibel Festival has been Seattle’s music festival for fans who want to feed their head as much as they feed their ears. Tapping into the zeitgeist of the PNW this is Seattle’s electronic music scene to experience and appreciate EDM. Over 1000 musicians from across the world this 5 day affair mostly is hosted by Seattle’s iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Decibel is the kind of scene where artists experiment as much as they perform providing a rich and unique experience in a very progressive setting. As much as a musical festival, Decibel is also an opportunity to learn about this musical landscape; offering daily classes during the duration of the festival. Tens of thousands of people flock to these venues for this uniquely PNW festival. Dates TBD.
Leavenworth is 3+ hours outside of Seattle in the heart of the Cascade Range. This little former railroad town is themed after Bavaria, complete with authentic Bavarian architecture that is even embraced by the local McDonald’s. Of all the Oktoberfest’s in North America there is a reason that this one is voted the best by multiple periodicals: it is the most intimate, most authentic, and has the best aesthetic. Expect to see thousands of men dressed in lederhosen and thousands of women dressed in dirndls. 25+ brews are shipped in from Bavaria and listen to authentic German folk music from bands also flown in from Bavaria. Purchase your tickets online before you show up to avoid long lines. Family friendly but after 9PM the festival closes to minors and the setting becomes more R-rated. Tickets on sale at the end of August for three weekends of beer, live music, and brats: Sept 29-30, Oct 6-7, Oct 13-14.
Seattle South Asian Film Festival
SSAFF is a wonderful tradition to expose yourself to the interesting world of international cinema. See films from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and many others. The origins of this festival are dispel negative stereotypes about various South Asian peoples by giving them a forum to speak for themselves, primarily through art and film. Discover and explore SSAFF has an opening gala and a closing banquet. SSAFF runs from Oct 6-15
There are too many opportunities to name but check out the above events for interesting and unique opportunities to learn and expand your cultural horizons in Seattle this Fall.
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