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Seattle Design Festival 2024

Join us August 17-22

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for 6 days of transformative programming, all designed to unleash the design thinker in everyone and to build more equitable and thriving communities through design. Mark your calendar- save the date- and ask yourself WHAT IF? we can all harness the power of design?

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Festival Highlights

SDF Block Party @ Lake Union Park Kick off the Festival with our Block Party on August 17 and 18! This fun outdoor event is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations and design activities, all centered around the Festival’s 2024 theme, WHAT IF? Attendance is free, so bring your friends and family!

Mainstage This year the Block Party is expanding to include a mainstage featuring performances, talks, and demonstrations.  Can’t make it in person? No problem! Our Mainstage will digitally broadcast as a Virtual Mainstage – so that you can engage with the Festival from anywhere and be part of the conversation.

Design Mixers Join us after the Block Party as we travel to other areas of the city, to build community and celebrate interdisciplinary design at our Design Mixers. Experience how design can bring people together and inspire positive change.

Closing Party Join us on August 22 as we celebrate the close of the 2024 Festival with a memorable Closing Party. Reflect on the innovative ideas explored and raise a glass to the connections made throughout the week.

Be part of our vibrant community of designers, thinkers, and innovators as we explore the possibilities of design with the prompt: WHAT IF?

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing in this inspiring journey! 


August 17
August 22


Seattle Design Festival