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Annual Events - Cultural Crossroads

Annual events in Bellevue connect the seasons and create traditions that bring people back year after year. Whether you are a bluegrass or jazz fan, looking for family activities that help you understand the city's cultural or historical underpinnings or you are ready to celebrate the winter holidays with friends, we look forward to welcoming you to our community. View the calendar or read more about Bellevue's annual community events here





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Bellevue's Annual Community Events

Wintergrass Festival

Wintergrass is one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals in the country, attracting not just fans but also musicians and artists - from regional and national favorites to international acts. Bring your family and friends to a rousing and bluesy series of Bluegrass performances, music workshops, dances, and impromptu jam sessions for a multi-day slate of finger plucking fun!

Cultural Crossroads Festival

Immerse yourself in a 3-day multi-cultural celebration at the Cultural Crossroads Festival. Featuring performances from over 35 ethnic music and dance groups, an international bazaar filled with handmade crafts and world cuisines, family and friends will be sure to find plenty of diverse entertainment and fun.

Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival

Celebrate the creative power of music at the Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival. An exceptional roster of performers, from rising stars to renowned national artists, will be performing at more than 40 free and ticketed shows. Performances ranging from concerts at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre to table-side sets in downtown bars and hotels will take place during this five day regional festival.

Eastside Heritage Center's Strawberry Festival

Kick off the summer with fun at the Strawberry Festival, an old Bellevue tradition dating back to when strawberry farming was one of the region's most famous activities. The festival features live entertainment, food, fresh strawberry shortcake, craft and merchandise vendors, historical and agricultural exhibits, and family fun with games, clowns, and face painting.

Family 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate our nation's birthday with friends and neighbors at the Bellevue Family 4th of July Celebration in Bellevue Downtown Park. The day includes fun activities for the family throughout the day and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display set to a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Bellevue's Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk

The Four on the 4th is a 4k jog and walk for dog lovers and their furry friends. Bellevue offers plenty of pet-friendly post-run activities such as local dog parks, outdoor seating at restaurants for lunch, and nearby hiking trails for those looking to go the extra mile. Free parking is available at Bellevue Library parking structure. 

Bellevue Arts Fair

End July with one of the largest and most prestigious arts festivals in the Pacific Northwest! The Bellevue Arts Fair is three fairs in one - the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSFair6th Street Fair and Bellevue Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of artists working in mediums of all kinds will sell and demonstrate their work at the three free festivals along with live music, food vendors and interactive activities. 

Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection

Fall's fashion trends are set to hit the Northwest once again during Bellevue Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. This week-long experience goes day-to-night with runway shows benefiting local charities, chic parties, special appearances, stylish in-store events, happy hours and irresistible shopping. Attend the premier Front Row Fashion Show runway show, gather girlfriends for the fun Posh Party Trend Show or experience up-and-coming designers at the Independent Designer Runway Show.

Bellevue Magic Season

A holiday tradition produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, Bellevue Magic Season returns each year with six festive weeks of holiday events. Activities include the Magic Season Ice Arena, holiday performances at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre, KidsQuest's Gingerbread Lane, and Garden D'lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Snowflake Lane

Don't miss Snowflake Lane, a magical evening for the whole family where the snow falls every night. Snowflake Lane is a a holiday spectacle with a parade, live toy soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters and glittering lights. (beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas eve). Be sure to arrive a little early to meet the characters before the parade begins.