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HONK! Fest West 2021

The rumors are all true. Warm up those instruments, get those dancing shoes shined and find that joy hiding inside your heart, because HONK! Fest West is coming for you on September 18th. Of course, this is all dependent on the disease rampant around us, but we are hopeful.

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Thank You Give Big Doners!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who gave BIG. We CRUSHED our #GiveBIG goal. Because of your generosity, our community will continue to thrive. We can’t wait to HONK with you again soon!!

Give Big is over, but it’s not too late to volunteer or donate to HONK! Fest West.

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Volunteers Needed! 2021

HONK! Fest West is completely free to the public. We run almost entirely on the donations from fans like YOU and the hard work of our volunteers. For this year’s festival, we need dedicated, passionate volunteers with a passion for live music and community involvement. If this sounds like you, we’d love to have you join our team!

More info on volunteering for HONK! Fest West on our Volunteer Page.

HONK! United 2020

Checkout the HONK!United 2020 playlist with HONK! bands submitting videos from around the globe -- including yours truly, H!FW.

HONK!United 2020

We hope to see you in 2021! For now we recommend following CDC Guidelines.

HONK! 2019 - Three Days of Brass and Beats in the Streets

In some ways, HONK! Fest West feels like an unintended antidote to the Seattle Freeze. The free, three-day, community-supported music festival—which is devoted to street band culture and features marching bands, samba lines, drum corps, and anything else acoustic and mobile that makes an organized racket—is meant to engage.

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HONK! Fest West is an accessible community music festival driven by the energetic performances of street bands in public spaces.


If you want to volunteer, and help make HONK! Fest West magic, please APPLY HERE and Thank You!!


Your contributions help make this event possible. Through the generous efforts of our shared community, we’ll keep bringing music to the streets and parks of Seattle’s neighborhoods.