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More Grant Opportunities Available

For Festival and Event Organizers

And unlike the just completed $3.5 festival grant,

events in cities and communities of all sizes will be eligible

Register for the free seminar at your local state chapter (free but you must register below) and learn about the Department of Commerce’s Working Washington: Round 5 Small Business Grants Program that will open on August 17

Central Puget Sound Chapter (King County):
August 15th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Room 409

Greater Spokane Chapter:
August 16th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Spokane Valley

Southeast Washington Chapter:
August 16th, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tri-Cities Convention Center

Greater Tacoma Chapter
August 17th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma

North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
August 22nd, 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles

South Puget Sound Chapter
August 22nd, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
River's Edge Restaurant, Tumwater

Southwest Washington Chapter
August 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield

North Puget Sound Chapter
August 23rd, 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Farmhouse Restaurant, Mt. Vernon

Central Washington Chapter
August 23rd, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Business Development Center, Cle Elum

About Working Washington Grants: Round 5

The Washington State Legislature has allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic. $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of grants, portions of the available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors:

  • 60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues 
  • 40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services 

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are an active for-profit or non-profit business or organization
  • have a UBI or EIN number 
  • are physically located in Washington State
  • can show financial hardship because of the pandemic
  • have been in operation prior to January 1, 2021
  • did not report more than $5,000,000 in income in 2019
  • had revenue of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020
  • generate at least 51% of your revenue in Washington State
  • have necessary business costs/expenses that are not government fees or taxes. These same costs/expenses cannot be paid for by another private business or government program
  • have not permanently closed, or do not intend to permanently close in 2022
  • follow all COVID-19 health requirements 

You can only apply for one business or organization. If you have more than one, apply for your largest or most impacted business or organization.

Read the full list of ineligible businesses here. 

WFea Annual Conference

November 1-3, 2022

Embassy Suites

Bellevue, WA


It’s always been a topic of major importance for festival and event organizers, but during COVID it’s been the No. 1 issue, as events are restarting with little revenue in reserve.



3225 158th Avenue SE

Bellevue, WA 98008

Phone: 425-644-2500

"The WFEA has done a lot of work to translate state requirements into information that's easy to use. In accordance with the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recover, they've been making it easier for organizations like ours to hold these events."

 - Yelm Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Line Critchfield 


Membership in WFEA is designed to be ultra-affordable. For only a few dollars per month you become part of the collective voice of the festivals and events industry in our state, you receive timely notices and updates on opportunities and trends affecting our businesses, and you become entitled to major discounts to a multitude of relevant educational and marketing opportunities throughout the calendar year. These discounts alone more than offset the price of your annual membership.

Learn more

Professional Resources

Helping Hands

A newsletter to help you make decisions before and after COVID-19

Inside Events & Festivals

The official publication of WFEA, a monthly magazine

WFEA Membership Directory
Directory listing of the 2021 WFEA membership. Use this to find vendors, or partner events to help take the next step for your organization.

Washington Festival & Events Calendar (2021 To Come)

A print venue to promote your events throughout the state by region and by calendar with options for listing type and additional advertising. 

2021 WFEA

Award Winners

WFea Hall of Fame Inductees

Presented by Grand Event Rentals

Event of the Year

Presented by Alexander Party Rentals

Event Producer of the Year

Presented by CORT Party Rental

Event Supporter of the Year

Presented by Morgan Sound

Volunteer of the Year

Presented by Stages Northwest


We offer 3 different membership rate levels. For students, individuals and organizations - each based on annual budget.

$95 / $125 / $195


Bruce Skinner: 360-808-3204
Jeremy Gilchrist: 360-477-6556


1015 Georgiana St
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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