Pete Gamlen
Bumbershoot is a marathon, not a sprint. And as of this year, there's no going home midday for a rest, because reentry is no longer allowed—once you leave, you're done for the day. Thankfully, we have this handy guide to help you discover everything that's going down at Seattle Center this Labor Day weekend (August 31–September 2), so you can map out your breaks (and where to take them) in advance.

Whatever your areas of interest, we've got you covered. On our Bumbershoot calendar, there's a comprehensive breakdown of music, comedy & conversation, theater, art, film, dance, and other fun things hitting Bumbershoot. If you just want the highlights, peruse our lists of the Top 28 Comedy, Conversation, Film & Arts Events to Check Out and the Top 41 Music Acts to Check Out. Don't have tickets yet? Get them here.

You can also read about all the art you'll see at Bumbershoot, including a concert poster exhibit, get hip to where you should be eating at the festival, and find out which acts that Seattle artists playing Bumbershoot are most excited about seeing—Performer Picks. There is also a map to help you find everything and schedules to help you plan your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the festival.

So there you have it: a complete guide to the most epic extended weekend of the year. Pace yourselves—it's probably going to be a bit overwhelming, in a fun kind of way.