Welcome to the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside...

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Puget Sound area since 1986. Our festival is always held the week after Easter at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. This is also where our concerts are held.

Registration Status

  • Division Status
    NOTE: All divisions are closed and no longer accepting new registrations.

2024 Festival Dates

Membership RegistrationFriday, December 1, 2023
Class RegistrationWednesday, January 10, 2024, 8am
Festival ClassesTuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 6, 2024
Concerto Playoff ConcertSaturday, April 6, 2024, 6:30pm
Eastside Artists ConcertsSaturday, April 13, 2024, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2pm & 5pm

The 2023 Awards are listed here. Videos of the concerts can be viewed on YouTube. Photographs of many of this year’s participants can be seen on Facebook.

Membership Programs: Starting in 2022, we added an Accompanist Program. By having accompanists register with PAFE, along with teachers, we are better able to keep them informed of which students are planning to perform with them, what pieces they are performing, and when they are scheduled to perform. There is no fee for this program. You can learn more about our membership programs here.

Check out pictures from previous festivals and the latest news on our Facebook Page.

Donations to PAFE

PAFE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Your donations allow us to keep fees down and provide meaningful monetary awards to the top performers in the Festival. Any amount is very much appreciated. If you would like to show your support, please click on the “Donate” button below. To learn about volunteer opportunities, select the Volunteer button.


In additions to individual donors, PAFE is supported by these wonderful sponsors.

Eastside Music Festival Foundation