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2019 Festival Schedule

Easter: April 21, 2019
Enrollment: February 1-March 4, 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.

The 2019 Festival Enrollments Open on February 1, 2019

Enrollments for the 32nd year of the PAFE Festival will begin on February 1st and will end when your division is full, or at the very latest, March 4th. Students, your teacher must be a member of the PAFE Teachers Program before you can enroll. If you were in Festival 2018, you can sign into your account and make sure your or your family's information is current. If you are new to the PAFE Festival, you and your family can register for an account now. To create an account or check your information, go to and log in.

New PAFE Teachers Program

Last season, we were unable to help the teachers get information and participate in the process. We have invested in building the PAFE Teachers Program just to help get teachers the information they need. We will be able to send email notices both individually and to the group, which we were not able to do last year. However, all music teachers who have students who want to participate in Festival 2019 must be part of the PAFE Teachers Program. Your students will not be able to enroll until their teacher is a member. 

See PAFE Teacher Program for more information.

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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