Seattle is also home to internationally known opera, ballet and theatre companies, thriving film and music scene, exciting art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, and professional sports teams. Among Seattle’s best known annual cultural events and fairs are the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Northwest Folk Life Festival, Bumbershoot, and the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair.
Seattle is also home to the longest continuously running farmer’s market in the country, the Pike Place Market. Whether you are watching the infamous "fish throwing" in Pike Place Market, driving over the world's longest floating bridge or exploring the Seattle waterfront, you will find that Seattle is one of the best places to live and work. With a ceaseless variety of urban recreation at your fingertips, Seattle is also well-known for its distinctly Pacific Northwest outdoor pursuits which are just a short drive away.