Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle, Washington. One of North America's largest such festivals, it takes place every Labor Day weekend at the 74-acre Seattle Center, which was built for the 1962 World's Fair.
The first Bumbershoot wasn’t called Bumbershoot but rather Festival ’71. Bumbershoot (which means umbrella) was chosen as the Festival’s name as a metaphor for the Festival being an umbrella for all of the various arts and performers it encompasses. In 1980, the city brought in Northwest non-profit organization One Reel to produce the event; they have been running it ever since.