48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival returns on Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 27, 2019). YOUR COMMUNITIES. YOUR TRADITIONS. YOUR FOLKLIFE. Each year, Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center partner to present the Northwest Folklife Festival, one of the largest, multicultural, access-for-all festivals in the nation! This is the […]
Apr 16, 2019

Northwest Folklife’s Youth-Led Cohort Launches Creative Platform: The Hydrant

The Hydrant was conceived from Northwest Folklife’s 2019 Cultural Focus: Youth Rising, a year-long program featuring peer mentorship, youth residencies, a series of youth-organized performances and events, and opportunities for creative collaborations.
May 7, 2019

Movin’ Around the World: Spring

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, Movin’ Around the World: Spring brings the cultures of the world together for a weeklong celebration of music, dance, art, hands-on activities, and family fun! Each day will highlight a new theme including arts and music from India, the Balkans, and West Africa. DAILY THEMES: ◦ Saturday, April […]
Mar 14, 2019

Explore the Cultures of the World at Movin’ Around the World: Spring

Movin’ Around the World: Spring will take place Saturday, April 6, to Friday, April 12, 11 am- 2:30 pm, in Seattle Center Armory.
Apr 1, 2019

A Day of Discovery: 4th Annual Seattle Children’s Festival

In partnership with Seattle Center, Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival returns October 8, 2017 for the fourth annual year!
Oct 5, 2017
Sunshine from Polynesia performs Hawaiian and Tahitian Dances on the Northwest Folklife Festival's new Open-Air Dance Stage. (Photo by Christopher Nelson)

Northwest Folklife: World Peace through Arts & Culture

Northwest Folklife is all about you: your communities, your traditions, your folklife.
Oct 5, 2016
Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

Seattle’s Balkan folk rockstars celebrate ten years

An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.
Nov 10, 2015
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 unlikely highlights at this weekend’s Folklife Festival

The Northwest Folklife Festival sheds its hippy image with some incredible free events celebrating global and local cultures this weekend.
May 22, 2015