Festival FAQ


The in person festival will be at the Seattle Center, in the Fisher Pavilion and on the Fisher Green (lawn right outside of the Fisher Pavilion).

If you’re unable to make it to the Center, it will also be streaming live online! Visit the virtual schedule for more information.


11 AM - 4 PM

Getting to the Festival - Driving to the Seattle Center

Parking at Seattle Center can be challenging, so please plan accordingly. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation. There's driving access to Seattle Center via Interstate 5, and SR-99. For more detailed directions, click here.

Parking at Seattle Center:

Seattle Center parking garage locations:

        Mercer Street Garage

        650 3rd Ave N 5th Ave Garage

        5th Ave N & Harrison Street

• Garages have a limit of 10 hours per day.

• Disabled parking is available at all Seattle Center parking lots and garages.

• For parking garage comments and questions, please call Seattle Center Transportation Services @ 206-684-7340.

Getting to the Festival without a Vehicle:

• Metro Bus – Numerous bus routes serve Seattle Center including Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 29, 31 and 33. Rapid Ride D Line and routes 5 and 28 serve the Center along Aurora Ave N.

        For detailed information on fares and bus routes to Seattle Center, visit the Metro Transit website at http://kingcounty.gov/depts/tr...
        or call them at 206-553-3000.

• Monorail - For travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. **Orca cards can be used on the monorail! Please visit http://www.seattlemonorail.com...

• Biking to the event? Bike racks are located at all of our entrances.

For more information and up to date travel tips, visit https://seattlecenter.com/visi...

COVID Health and Safety

We’re following Washington state COVID guidelines and strongly encourage masks for all participants. For more information about health and safety at the Seattle Center visit https://www.seattlecenter.com/visitor-info/safety

How much does entry cost?

We are committed to access for all regardless of background or income and therefore continue to operate without tickets or gates. Therefore, suggested donation is $20. Your donation powers discovery, exploration, and family fun in person and online through this year’s Seattle Children’s Festival as well as Northwest Folklife’s year-round programs. The Seattle Children’s Festival is made possible thanks to generous contributions from participants like YOU. Thank you!