NWAC Special Events

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The Northwest Arts Center hosts several special events and workshops each year. We also coordinate a number of large City events in Bellevue, such as the Bellevue Family 4th and the Christmas Ship Festival.

If you are looking for an opportunity to sponsor an event or volunteer at an event, please contact us at 425-452-4106 or review our Special Events Sponsorship Opportunities booklet.

Please see below for a list of events held at Northwest Arts Center or planned by our staff. If you'd like to view all City events, see the City's online events calendar.

Family Fun - Tea Time with Mommy and Me
May 11, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street
Come to our tea party dressed up in your party attire! Mommy and child will have fun together making art, nibbling snacks, listening to stories and singing!

  • Ages: 2-5 years old
  • Cost: $21/resident and $26/non-resident
  • Pre-registration: Required
  • To register: 425-452-4106, course 1902683
  • Info: NWAC@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-4106

Bugs, Beetles and Worms - OH MY!
June 8, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street
Parent and child go "buggy" together into the fascinating world of creepy crawly creatures. Join us for crafts, music, snacks, and a good time.

  • Ages: 2-5 years old
  • Cost: $21/resident and $26/non-resident
  • Pre-registration: Required
  • To register: 425-452-4106, course 1902691
  • Info: NWAC@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-4106

Bellevue Family 4th - Presented by The Bellevue Collection
July 4, 2 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.

Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th Street
Celebrate our nation's birth in Bellevue Downtown Park with friends at family at the Eastside's largest 4th of July event! Enjoy live music, children's activities and entertainment, inflatable rides, a variety of foods at the Outdoor Food Court, and the park itself! The evening leads up to a spectacular fireworks show synchronized to a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra at 10:05 p.m.

  • Ages: All ages welcome; family event
  • Cost: Admission is free. Costs vary for food and activities.
  • Pre-registration: Not required
  • Info: www.BellevueDowntown.com or 425-453-1223

Theatre on the Green - "Purrlie's Mission to the Milky Way"
August 7, 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street
This year, Last Leaf Productions presents a rare evening of outdoor live entertainment at the Northwest Arts Center. Free craft activities for children will be available 30 minutes before the show. Show times range from 40-60 minutes in length.

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Cost: Free!
  • Pre-registration: Not required
  • Info: 425-452-4106 or NWAC@bellevuewa.gov

Theatre on the Green - "The Tiger, the Rabbit and the Rescue of Spring"
August 14, 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street
This year, Last Leaf Productions presents a rare evening of outdoor live entertainment at the Northwest Arts Center. Free craft activities for children will be available 30 minutes before the show. Show times range from 40-60 minutes in length.

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Cost: Free!
  • Pre-registration: Not required
  • Info: 425-452-4106 or NWAC@bellevuewa.gov

Theatre on the Green - "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare
August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street
This year, Last Leaf Productions presents a rare evening of outdoor live entertainment at the Northwest Arts Center. Free craft activities for children will be available 30 minutes before the show. Show times range from 40-60 minutes in length.

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Cost: Free!
  • Pre-registration: Not required
  • Info: 425-452-4106 or NWAC@bellevuewa.gov