Grants and Other Funding
There will be many federal and state grants that will be made available to Washington festival and event organizers going forward. Let WFEA do the work for you – as a membership, we’ll keep you apprised of funding that you can apply for.
WFEA Annual Conference
The leading conference for Festival & Event Organizers in 2023 will be held October 8-11 at the Historic Garden Inn & Historic Downtown Issaquah. Will include a behind the scenes look into the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Membership includes discounted rates for this conference.
When you join WFEA, you are joining two associations for the price of one, as you automatically become a member of your WFEA regional festivals and events association chapter also. Several seminars will be held in your region throughout the year on important subjects such as local funding, sponsorship, and most importantly working with leading event organizers and suppliers in your area.
Chapters include: North Olympic Peninsula, South Puget Sound, Greater Tacoma, Southwest Washington, Central Puget Sound (King County), North Puget Sound, Central Washington, Southeast Washington, & Greater Spokane.
Monthly Webinars for Members
Includes updates from health and government officials and presentations on many subjects, and how events have changed strategies.
A weekly newsletter to help you make decisions during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
Discount for members to attend WFEA conferences.
One Day Seminars
Member discounts to educational events that will be held in every corner of the state in 2022/2023. Sponsorship, revenue generation and all facets of event production will be featured.
WFEA Calendar & Membership Directories
Free listing for members with additional discounted opportunities to promote your events throughout the state by region and by calendar. 60,000 copies are distributed to chambers, visitors bureaus and other tourism hot spots.
Generate business leads and connect with potential event resources. Associate with other individuals working in your field to share ideas and build strategic partnerships.
Hall of Fame presented by Grand Event Rentals
WFEA continues to recognize members who through their exceptional work and achievements have made a significant contribution to the events industry with its Hall of Fame award.
Summit Awards presented by Honey Bucket
Win industry awards at the WFEA conference in October.
CLEP Certification program presented by Ticket Tomato
Members will have the opportunity to take courses and go behind the scenes at events to become certified.