Founded in 2014, Seattle Expo Quinceanera & Weddings (SEQW) started with an ambitious goal of creating a space where businesses in the event industry could connect with Latino communities seeking services for Quinceañeras.
Our first expo became a groundbreaking cultural moment and has ever evolved since. In 2017, we decided to incorporate “Weddings” into our name as it would include a greater range of opportunities.
Our mission is to expand business opportunities, connect communities, and sustain an inclusive culture.
Our vision is to create a space where Latin culture is celebrated through business and community.
What is a Quinceanera?
A quinceañera is a joyous celebration that marks a significant milestone in a young girl's life as she transitions into adulthood. Similar to a "Sweet 16", "Debutante Ball", or "Bat Mitzvah", this festive occasion has its roots in Latin American culture, stemming from the Aztec and Mayan traditions that blended with European customs brought during colonization.
While the celebration of quinceañeras can vary depending on the location and era, they are always a grand affair. Though not necessarily extravagant in a financial sense, the event carries immense cultural significance and holds deep meaning for those who partake in it.
Take a trip through our brief timeline. For nine years, we've dedicated ourselves to having the best events possible. From west to east Washington we bring to you fashion shows, amazing vendors, and great deals. Don't miss out!
Kent Showare Center
TRAC Center (Pasco)
Three Rivers Convention Center,
Greater Tacoma Convention
2021 - Present
Meydenbaur Convention Center