Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside

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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 Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (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 always held the week after Easter at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2850 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue.


Festival 2019 Enrollment Ends When We're Full - SOON!  Register or Enroll Now!

Enrollment opened on February 1st, and ends when all Divisions are full, or on March 4th. The Piano Division is already over 90% full, so it will likely close in the next day or so.

Space is limited at the Festival and all divisions usually close early with no warning. Every year there are some students who thought they had enrolled on time, but were not able to participate in the Festival. Assume that your preferred classes will close early.

Before you can enroll, you must have an account on our registration site ( If you are a minor, then a parent can create the parent and child accounts. If you had an account last year, that's great. Use that account. Click or tap the Login item on the menu, then choose either Login or Create An Account. Do not try to login or create an account on this site.

Almost 90 Teachers have joined the PAFE Teacher Program!

New this year: The enrollment system will allow a student to enroll only if their teacher is a member of the PAFE Teachers Program on our registration site. Soon teachers will receive a report of their students' registrations. Students who are unable to complete their enrollment should contact their teacher. Teachers, after you have created an "Additional Registrant" account, you can join the Program by clicking or tapping the Memberships item on the main menu. If you already have a "Student" account, you can still join the program, but please let us know what division your students will be in.

See PAFE Teacher Program for more information.

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

The 2019 Festival is our 32nd 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.

Check out pictures from Past Festivals on our Facebook Page.

Community Support for PAFE

Bellevue Arts Logo
Bellevue Arts Commission
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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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