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.

Save the Date! The 2024 Festival will be August 17-22. Call for Proposals launched April 3 and were due May 29. Stay tuned to and sign up for SDF emails to receive updates.

The 2023 Seattle Design Festival was August 19-24 – exploring the them of CURIOSITY. The Call for Proposals were due May 25 – and we had over 90 partners engaging this year in 60+ installations, Pop-Up Experiences, Virtual Mainstage events and our Mixers. More information can be found on the Festival website here.

13th Anniversary
10,660 Attendees*
6 days of Festival programming + 6 mixers throughout the year!
30 Festival Sponsors
95 Festival Partners
348 designers engaged as partners
13+ design disciplines
79 Festival Programs: 7 Mixers/Social Events; 37 Built Installations; 28 Pop Up Experiences; 7 Virtual Mainstage Programs

Covered by major Seattle publications in 32 press mentions including: The Seattle Times, The Urbanist, Crosscut, International Examiner and on air at KNKX.

*Attendance captured so far – reminder you can still attend SDF Virtual Mainstage programs on the SDF YouTube Channel

To see images from this year and past Festivals, visit our Flickr page. Share your photos with us on social media by tagging us @seadesignfest or hashtag #SeattleDesignFestival. Questions? Contact