There are music festivals in Washington for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Washington might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of music festivals. Yet, there are lots of gatherings to enjoy in the Evergreen state if you’re a music lover.
We hope this list of music festivals in Washington helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.
If you’re looking for classic fun or something a little more unusual, Washington state has plenty to offer. Check out the top music festivals in Washington here:
Paradiso has it all. Three days of awesome electronic dance music, 30,000 pumped-up fans, and riverside campsites are just a few of the perks of a trip to this amazing festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre.
Stunning stage visuals, fabulous artworks add to the ambiance of this event and you can look forward to catching some hot new acts as well as all your favorites every year during this summer festival.
Camping at Paradiso’s a next-level occasion with standard sites, luxury glamping spots, the five-star Oasis campground, and the Terrace campsites with a dedicated concierge service. There’s no grubby, muddy camping here, although the ground’s a little rocky in places.
The organizers really push the boat out with this festival held at the foot of Whitehorse Mountain in Darrington.
Apart from four solid days of music on four stages, the event also offers helicopter rides, horseback riding, rafting, and tubing. There’s a real vacation vibe buzzing around this event and the riverside campsites in a lush woodland environment only add to the happy atmosphere.
Kindness, creativity, and kinship is the mantra of Summer Meltdown and you can enjoy it all against a soundtrack of bluegrass, EDM, and rock music.
Capitol Hill Block Party
Another Seattle offering dedicated to showcasing local creativity, the Capitol Hill Block Party’s on the go every July. The ultimate street party, this even takes over East Pike Street on the Hill with six stages featuring a host of local artists from all over the Pacific-Northwest.
Anything goes genre-wise, with performances ranging from rock to pop, and much, much more. There’s no camping at this city-based three-day event but you’re bound to find a cozy little B&B or backpackers nearby to lay your hat.
The Tacoma Dome’s the venue for this one-day St Patrick’s Day celebration that doubles as a celebration of spring.
This March dance party’s all about the EDM, featuring the country’s best DJs, producers, and artists. All the shows are indoors which creates a condensed, electrifying vibe and also protects you from any unexpected spring downpours.
There’s talk of extending the fun to two days in the future, so keep tabs on our website for updates.
Watershed Music Festival
Watershed Music Festival is held at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, annually.
Takes place in late summer each year with the breathtaking iconic Gorge Amphitheatre overlooking the Columbia River. It’s an event that brings country music superstars, newcomers and local talent together with its fans at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington.
A multi-stage setup allowing for several acts of live music on each day of the Watershed Music Festival.
Catch the funnest country music festival of the summer!
Bass Canyon Festival
Bass Canyon Festival is held at Gorge, Washington. The venue has grabbed the winning spot of Pollstar Magazine’s award for ‘Best Outdoor Music Venue’ nine years in a row and was titled the ‘Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America’ by ConcertBoom.
The Gorge Amphitheatre is a next-level place to witness live music as it sits in mind-blowing scenery, making the festival experience even better!
Join in the fun with artists that captivates you with their hard-hitting tracks, while you take in the stunning views, hang out with your friends in the sun, watch the sunset and get ready to dance the night away and enjoy Bass Canyon!
Upstream Music Fest and Summit
Upstream Music Fest is a recurring music festival held in Seattle, Washington. The festival is a way to showcase diverse talent from the Northwest and beyond.
Upstream was first staged in 2017 and attracted 30,000 attendees and more than 360 performances in a three-day event across multiple venues in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Upstream Music Fest and Summit is a three day music fest where attendees can discover a diverse lineup of acclaimed national and international artists performing alongside 200+ rising stars from the Northwest and beyond.
Thing Music and Art Festival
“THING” Music and Art Festival is a 3-day festival of music and arts held at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA which is dubbed “the Paris of the Pacific Northwest” by Sunset Magazine. Performers are curated with fresh discoveries that create an environment where everyone is welcome, which includes a distinctive mix of music, comedy, visual arts, speakers, and highlights from STG’s signature education and community programs.
Fort Worden is a former military base encompassing 434 acres with 12 miles of forested hiking trails, 2 miles of walkable saltwater beaches, and commanding views of the Puget Sound.
The THING festival features 4 stages including 2 outdoor stages, a former balloon hangar converted into a theatre and an intimate art deco venue.
We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Washington, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.