a little bit of history...
Festivals Inc. has been a regional leader in the event industry for over 34 years. The company has created, consulted and produced events around the country since its inception in 1982, experiencing incredible growth since that time. It all began when our CFO, Alan Silverman, created and produced the Bite of Seattle® (still the company’s flagship event). An estimated 75,000 people attended the first Bite and sampled culinary creations from 25 restaurants. The Bite now attracts over 400,000 people in three days and hosts over 60 restaurants, plus entertainment stages, cooking demonstrations and many other venues.
What started with the Bite of Seattle® has branched out to over 30 events that the staff of Festivals Inc. has created, consulted and managed. With a full-time staff of six and a network of experienced contractors that spans the region, Festivals Inc. has had a hand in many of the major events in the Seattle area (see full list here) and has played a valuable role in shaping Washington State’s festival and event landscape.
In 2008, we began to bring our combined expertise to other events with the launch of our new company, New Growth Event Solutions. If you need assistance on any event, from a private party to a city-wide festival, call on us for everything from operational support to sponsorship to promotion.