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Poorly Run

We bought a 1 day pass to bumbershoot. Having run events myself, I can safely say this is a poorly... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Jessica S
Birmingham, Michigan
Decent festival

If you are in the Seattle area this is a decent festival to go to. I've been going to this festival... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Yomitan-son, Japan
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14 Sep 2016
“Poorly Run”
6 Sep 2016
“Decent festival ”
Every Labor Day Weekend, thousands gather in the shadow of the iconic Space Needle for the city’s biggest festival of the year. Since 1971, this music and arts celebration has cultivated a diverse lineup of entertainment. Live bands are the main...more
305 Harrison St, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4623
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We bought a 1 day pass to bumbershoot. Having run events myself, I can safely say this is a poorly run event. Nothing is clear, staff was rude and condescending. Finding answers to questions online is difficult (some places said you could bring backpacks, some...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Seattle area this is a decent festival to go to. I've been going to this festival ever since we moved to Washington in '08....we had a blast those first few years and purchased the three day passes consistently . But...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is by far the most unorganized music event I have ever been to in my entire life and I have been to my fair share. Purchasing tickets at the door was a mission onto itself as the event staff sent us running in circles...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went to the Seattle Center for Bumbershoot. It was a great time. We enjoyed the food, the music and the vibe.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Kathy T
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