Seattle Design Festival

Every year, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, city officials, and business leaders to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.

The 2022 Seattle Design Festival  was August 20 – 26 – exploring the theme of CONNECTION and kicked off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and featured in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week.  More information can be found on the Festival website here.

2022 #SeattleDesignFestival at a Glance:

  • 12th Anniversary
  • 10,838 Attendees
  • 7 Days of Programming
  • 38 Festival Sponsors
  • 136 Festival Partners
  • 463 Designers
  • 20 Design Disciplines
  • 13 Virtual Experiences
  • 57 Community Spotlight Programs
  • Engaged in 4 Seattle Neighborhoods
  • Covered by major Seattle publications in 30 press mentions, including: GRAY, The Urbanist, Seattle Times, Crosscut, South Seattle Emerald and on air at KUOW.

Learn more in our Festival in Review, find images in our Flickr pool, and find us at @SeaDesignFest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #SeattleDesignFestival. Questions? Contact

2021 was the year of EMERGE. Our community gathered at Lake Union Party on August 21 &22 for a two-day Block Party to explore what we, as a community, are emerging to as our community heals – as we navigate changed perspectives- and as we think about new ways to leverage design.

The Seattle Design Festival is truly a community-powered effort, so thank you to everyone who attended, partnered, volunteered, and otherwise joined us in making the 2021 Seattle Design Festival a resounding success!

The 2021 Seattle Design Festival at a glance:

  • 2 days
  • 6,416 Festival Attendees
  • 18 Design Disciplines
  • 33 Festival Sponsors
  • 75 Engaged Community Partners
  • 26 Built Installations
  • 17 Pop-Up Experiences
  • 4 Featured Youth Designers (from Coyote Central!)
  • 32 Volunteers
  • 29 Press Mentions Across 20 Outlets
  • 18,784 Website users
  • Covered by all major Seattle publications including The Urbanist, The Stranger, Seattle Channel, Real Change, and The Seattle Times – we even got featured on the front page!

To see images from this year and past Festivals, visit our Flickr page.



I am AIA Seattle

Emily Hagen AIA


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