Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside

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2019 Festival Schedule

Easter: April 21, 2019
Adjudications: April 23 - April 27, 2019
Concerto Playoff: Friday April 26, 2019
Artists Concerts: May 4 & 5, 2019

Welcome to PAFE

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Eastside areas of metropolitan Seattle in Washington state since 1986. Our festival is held the week after Easter at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2850 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Registration for the 2019 Festival

This year, registration will open on February 1st. Watch this site for more information.

The 2018 Festival is Complete

Thank you to all the performers, parents, teachers, audiences, and volunteers for making the 2018 PAFE Festival a success.  By using a new registration system, almost 400 performers were able to register for over 400 adjudication spots, and we reached capacity in all divisions before the end of registrations. We also distributed almost $4,000 in awards to outstanding performers. As always, the Concerto Playoff Concert and the four Eastside Artists Concerts each gave us the best of live music. They were exciting, thrilling, lovely, and definitely inspiring!

We will be having our annual meeting of the Board in May, then all of us volunteers will be planning the next Festival, and working with our registration site to improve the way we serve the performers and teachers in our area. Please send comments to

The 2018 PAFE Results are available by division in PDF format:

Please do not use our Facebook page to send us messages. We just don't have time to check those messages.

The 2018 Festival was our 31st Season

A group of people that included Barbara and Stanley Miller, and Edgar and Verna Borup, presented the Eastside Music Festival in 1986. In 1987, the same group of people, along with Richard Engstrom, established PAFE and presented the first Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. Those same people led the board of directors for many years.

The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music and to hear music. As a performer, it is a safe place to test your abilities as a musician, and to meet others who are just as passionate as you about music. The Concerts are a great place to hear great music, and for the First Place winners to be heard in a public concert. Feel free to bring your friends, and also bring non-perishable food as a donation to the Food Bank.

Past Festival Concert Programs (PDF Files)

PAFE 2017 Concerto Playoff Artists Concerts
PAFE 2016 Concerto Playoff Artists Concerts
PAFE 2015 Concerto Playoff Artists Concerts
PAFE 2014 Concerto Playoff Artists Concerts
PAFE 2013 Concerto Playoff Recognition Concerts

Check out pictures from Past Festivals on our Facebook Page.

Community Support for PAFE

Bellevue Arts Logo
Bellevue Arts Commission
4 Culture

The PAFE Festival is supported not only by teachers, parents, and students in our community, but also by important city and regional organizations.

Donations to PAFE

Many thanks to the families that included a donation to PAFE with their registration payment. Your extra support is much appreciated, and is being put to good use to support the Festival. You can also use the DONATE button above the pictures on the right of this page to make your contribution to the Festival through PayPal. Any amount is very much appreciated

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