The Washington Festivals & Events Association (WFEA) is a corporation dedicated to promoting the common business interests of the festivals and events industry in Washington State. The Association seeks to assist members and the special event industry to improve and advance industry standards by providing professional and leadership development, and technical assistance state-wide for the festivals & events industry.
The association serves all manners of the event production industry including: chambers of commerce, community based non-profits, visitor and convention bureaus, park departments, government agencies, fairs, vendors, suppliers, consultants and hosts of volunteers. Community festivals and events play a vital role in a region’s identity branding directly affecting their tourism and economic development potentials. WFEA works continually to improve the understanding, recognition and appreciation of festivals and events in this complex community identity and economic process. Festivals and events create the venue for communities to
come together to share and celebrate their arts, heritage and unique characteristics.
Washington’s festival and special events industry makes a valuable contribution, both economically and culturally to the people of the Evergreen State . Community events held throughout the year generate millions of dollars for the economy through the millions of visitors the events attract.