Everyone knows Bumbershoot is a great place to discover new music and art, but let’s not forget the little ones! Youngershoot is made just for kids (and their parents).
Seattle Children’s Museum returns to curate engaging activities in the Youngershoot Kids Zone, situated in the Next 50 Plaza (east of the Armory). The Kids Zone is open daily from 11AM–6PM during the Festival. Children age 10 and younger—who get into Bumbershoot for free—along with their caregivers can enter this exhibition area and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and interactive programs.
View the latest, most complete schedule anytime at sched.bumbershoot.org and on the Bumbershoot mobile app. If you prefer the old-fashioned way, download these print-friendly PDFs: Saturday | Sunday | Monday.
Bumbershoot offers free wristbands to help reunite lost children with their parents and/or guardians as part of our KidSafe program. To participate, simply visit the nearest info booth to complete a short registration form with your contact info and get a numbered wristband for your child. In the event he or she is separated from you and brought to the Bumbershoot staff, we’ll contact you immediately. This free service is also available for adults with disabilities.
If your child becomes separated from you, please report it immediately to the nearest information booth, a Bumbershoot staff person with a radio, or Lost Kids HQ on the third floor for the Armory. The Bumbershoot team will help reunite you with your child as quickly as possible.
Daily Hands-On Activities
There will also be an outdoor space for fun activities provided by ParentMap, MOHAI, Mama K Aromatic Clay Play, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum and Radio Disney.
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) will be the primary performance partner Saturday. Presenting Mexican/Latin American organization Joyas Mestizas, rhythm tap studio Northwest Tap Connection, Indian Classical Dance from Urvasi Indian Dance Ensemble, and Vietnamese youth-led dance team Au Lac Vovinum.
Ocheami’s Africa Comes to You — Ghana Style with an interactive dance, drumming and storytelling performance. Also on Sunday, enjoy live music by Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies, and a lively yet fact-filled demonstration from Pacific Science Center’s Radical Reactions show.
Northwest storyteller Susy Irwin brings her Wild Puppets! Show. Also on Monday, an interactive yoga demonstration from Sweatbox Yoga, plus a live “Rockin’ Roadshow” performance by Radio Disney, and the Pacific Science Center’s Super Cool Science Show.
Galumpha - Experiments in Human Architecture
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle, and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime and drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. The three performers form balances that seem to defy gravity and even reason. Lightning fast costume changes and a witty incorporation of bizarre props round out an “endearing oddball brand of movement magic” (Los Angeles Times) on the one hand, with “extraordinary feats of athleticism and lyrical beauty” (San Francisco Guardian) on the other. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography.
ACT’s Ramayana Youth Ensemble
20 performers ages 14-19 form ACT’s Ramayana Youth Ensemble. Guided by expert teaching artists from India, Indonesia, Thailand, and beyond, the ensemble weaves live music, puppetry, and dance together to create a new look at the ancient epic tale of the Ramayana.
The return of the popular 1 Reel Film Festival series will be curated by the SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival). It’s fun for the whole family in conveniently short forms of film.
For a complete list of family-friendly programming, click the "Family-Friendly" button on the Lineup page.