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HONK! Fest West

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


PO Box 20242Seattle, WA 98102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

HONK! Fest West is a non-profit organization dedicated to the activation of public space through energetic musical performance; we are part of a global renaissance of street band culture. HONK! Fest West works to break down systemic barriers to inclusion for those underrepresented within our community and underserved by arts in our region.


HONK! Fest West is a free, three-day, community-supported music festival devoted to marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, and anything acoustic and mobile that makes a ruckus. This immersive festival occurs annually in June (and in September for 2021 due to covid), and is 100% volunteer-run, performed, and organized. HONK! is on every continent; with Seattle’s festival occurring since 2008.

HONK! Fest West occurs in the public spaces of the Seattle area. We are found in the streets and parks. We are found under bridges and on rooftops. We are found in parades marching down your street. We have called Georgetown our home since the festival’s inception, and have also celebrated in Columbia City, White Center, South Park, The Waterfront, Fremont/Gas Works Park, Capitol Hill, Central District, Pioneer Square, Downtown, Seattle Center, and West Seattle.

We are a completely volunteer-run organization and festival and are currently recruiting Committee Members to fill key roles on our Organizing Committee. We are also seeking non-Committee level roles to help out year-round.


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