Georgetown – Pioneer Square – Columbia City



Get ready for the INCREDIBLE to 10th year HONK! Fest West! This long-standing free, family-friendly event, has more than 25 street bands confirmed, coming from as far away as Japan and Cuba, Canada, and all corners of the US!

HONK! Fest West lasts 3 days, June 2nd – 4th, in the streets and parks of Seattle’s communities. Here’s where to find the magical cacophony of brass + percussion:


  • June 1st: We kick off HONK! weekend with Brass Band Bonanza, a special Thursday night fundraiser at a special venue (TBA). Doors at 8:00 p.m., Bands at 9:00 p.m.!
  • June 2nd: Friday evening, we return to the Georgetown neighborhood from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with bands playing their hearts out at four HONK! stages. And you just know there’s going to be an epic drum battle!
  • June 3rd: We’re making our first-ever trek into Pioneer Square, and will be at Occidental Square Park from Noon until 4:00 p.m.  There will then be a short procession focused on artistic expression, followed by evening sets at Waterfront Park from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.!
  • June 4th: Our free family-friendly festival returns to the streets of Columbia City, Seattle! Look for us at the intersection of 37th Ave. S. and S. Ferdinand Street from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.!

Detailed schedules will be released closer to the event. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!

We’re also excited for the opportunity to partner with community organizations before and after HONK! weekend – thanks to Folklife Northwest and Downtown Seattle Association.

This year more than 25 bands will be performing their spectacle in the streets of Seattle. You can check the bands schedule as soon as it’s released.

HONK! Fest West is completely volunteer-run, organized and performed, with all donations supporting the bands and festival costs. We are always looking for people like you to support this wonderful festival. Get involved by checking out our volunteers page!