2020 WFEA Annual Conference

March 24-26, 2020

Red Lion Hotel

11211 Main St

Bellevue, WA 98004

2020 WFEA Annual Conference

Yes, networking can be a power tool, and there’s no better place to connect than the 27th Annual Washington Festivals Events Association Educational Conference, which will be March 24-26 at the Red Lion in Bellevue.

You will have the opportunity to mingle closely with some of the top festival event professionals and suppliers in the country. And the greatest thing about our industry? Most of us don’t compete with each other, so everyone is willing to share ideas that worked for their festival and event.

You can grow your network considerably if you attend the annual WFEA Conference. You not only will be able to learn from people during educational sessions at the event, but also to develop a relationship where you can pick up the phone or email them to ask questions and share ideas way after the conference is over.

"There's No Better Place to Connect than at WFEA's Annual Conference"


Presented by U-Cool Refrigeration

Help us recognize the best of our industry, as welcome new inductees into the WFEA Hall of Fame, the State’s Volunteer of the Year, and the winners of the Summit Awards, which embodies the best of the festival and events industry.

See below for more info on each aspect of the dinner:

Hall of Fame

Presented by Grand Event Rentals

The Washington Festivals and Events Association has re-instituted its Hall of Fame, and will recognize individuals who through their exceptional work and achievements have made a significant contribution to the events industry.

Pacific Northwest SUMMIT AWards

Presented by Honey Bucket

Here’s your opportunity to receive statewide recognition. WFEA will once again recognize outstanding creative, promotional and community outreach programs and materials produced by events and festivals from Washington.

Volunteer of the Year

Presented by Stages Northwest

Without volunteers, the festivals and events industry would come to a halt. All events – be they large, small, for profit, or non-profit – utilize the services of many people who are dedicated to making their communities and our industry better.

The Washington Festivals and Events Association is recognizing outstanding event volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to a member festival or event has made a significant difference in their community and mirrors the commitment to success in our professional ranks.


Washington Festivals & Events Association (WFEA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the common business interests of the festivals and events industry in Washington State.

10 State regions

Washington has incredibly diverse geographic regions, each with their own cultural flavors, community ties and business environments. WFEA aims to improve the understanding, recognition and appreciation of each region's public celebrations, arts, heritage and special characteristics.


We provide our members with opportunities for professional education, leadership development and a common voice representing our industry.

Join us!

"The creative ideas and professional development received through our WFEA membership has been invaluable. We’ve seen our revenue increase and costs decrease as a direct result of tools and contacts made available through our participation in the WFEA convention." 

-John Thorburn, Bold Hat Productions


2020 Calendar Available Now

Our Annual Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all Washington festivals and events state wide.  We offer advertising and product and service listing opportunities each year at greatly discounted rates for our members.

Contact us at any time for submission guidelines and rates for next year.


Bruce Skinner, Executive Director
Washington Festivals & Events Association
Mailing Address
1015 Georgiana Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Membership Rates

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

$95 / $125 / $195

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