National Stay Away from Seattle Day - September 16
Sat, Sep 16, 2023

National Stay Away from Seattle Day

National Stay Away From Seattle Day is an annual holiday, meant to reduce the number of visitors to the city of Seattle, celebrated on September 16th. Many people may say this is a strange holiday. However, not all so simple.


Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington. It houses well-known companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Big Fish Games, and many others. In addition, the city has many attractions. The most popular place is the Space Needle observation tower, with a height of 184 meters.

Seattle is in constant motion. The city is filled with tourists, there are frequent traffic jams on the roads, and the center is always crowded. Residents need to rest. So the American actor Thomas Roy created a holiday called ‘Stay Away From Seattle’. In one of his interviews, he expressed the opinion that Seattle residents should take a break at least once a year. The city should become calm: no crowded buses, crowds at the airport, and tourists.

Interesting facts

  • The population of Seattle is about 740 thousand people.
  • The Seattle Chamber of Commerce does not support this holiday.
  • In 2014, Infamous: Second Son was released on the PlayStation 4. The plot develops in Seattle. Thanks to new technologies, this city was recreated as close to reality as possible, paying attention to all the details.

How to take part

If you live in Seattle, then this day is a great occasion to take a walk and enjoy the quiet of the streets. Learn more Interesting facts by immersing yourself in the history of the city, which is more than a century and a half old.

If possible, you can donate to local organizations of various kinds, thereby supporting Seattle.

When is National Stay Away from Seattle Day celebrated in 2023?

National Stay Away from Seattle Day is observed on September 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 16 2023
Monday September 16 2024
Tuesday September 16 2025
Wednesday September 16 2026

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