September (Labor Day Weekend)
The primary draw for many attendees is the concert lineup, which always features an impressive mix of big name national acts and smaller, independent artists from all musical genres. While some arts festivals may look over particular styles of music, Bumbershoot makes a concerted effort to represent as many different sounds as possible.
Though the musical lineup is one of the festival's main attractions, it only represents a small part of the weekend's activities. A huge art market displays arts, crafts and goods made by a wide variety of artists and artisans. The International Bazaar features imported goods from all over the world, and the food market is packed with favorites. On stage you'll see poets, dancers, clowns, acrobats, DJs and comedians. The entire weekend is packed with activities that celebrate the arts.