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.

2023 Festival Dates

Registration ClosedTuesday, January 17, 2023
Festival ClassesTuesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 15, 2023
Concerto Playoff ConcertSaturday, April 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Eastside Artists ConcertsSaturday, April 22, 2023 at 4 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2 pm & 5 pm

Terminology Changes: We are no longer using the term “Syllabus.” The information previously contained on that page is now in the Festival and Registration sections, accessed by the drop-down menus at the top of the site.

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. For current and previous award notifications, see our placements 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