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The U District Partnership is proud to host major public events that celebrate the U District neighborhood; its history, character, and the people behind the businesses that make this neighborhood a welcoming destination for all!  

Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, March 16 – Monday, April 1, 2024

Over 70 local U Districts will be serving up unique cherry-inspired bites, drinks and specials to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival. This promotion coincides with the University of Washington’s world-renowned cherry blossom bloom in late March on the UW Quad, a tradition that brings people from all over the region.

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Seattle Boba Fest

Saturday, April 27, 2024

The U District is Seattle’s destination for Boba, or Bubble Tea! This April, Seattle Boba Fest will return to the U District with over 25 bubble tea restaurants who will be ready to delight your taste buds or simply teach you ‘how to Boba’.

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U District Street Fair

Saturday May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

Now celebrating its 52nd year, the U District Street Fair is the longest running festival of its kind in the nation. Each May, this tradition kicks off the festival season by closing down the Ave to bring makers, artists, food vendors, bands and to highlight the unique small businesses of the U District.

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U District Food Walk

Saturday, September 30, 2023

The U District celebrates the end of summer with a neighborhood-wide food walk and street party celebration. Find affordable small bites at nearly 60 participating businesses to give you a true taste of the U District as you enjoy ice cream, noodle, bubble tea, fried chicken, sliders, pretzels, and more! Dance along to live music and entertainment with an outdoor stage on the Ave!

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Business Participation in U District Events

For years, the signature events in the U District have had the double purpose of showing off the neighborhood, but also attracting people to spend time and money in our local business establishments. From the Cherry Blossom Fest to the Street Fair, we invite our local U District businesses to participate in these signature events. Learn more here.


Our community festivals and events wouldn’t be possible without the vision and generous support of our partners and sponsors. Each of our events brings in a different crowd (usually tens-of-thousands of people in size) to celebrate different aspects of the neighborhood. Below is a list of our recent sponsors and partners. To get engaged with our events or if you have questions about partnering with UDP, please contact Don Blakeney at don@udistrictpartnership.org.