Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun! Sing, dance, play, and discover with 2 main stages, 3 interactive workshop spaces, 2 Discovery Zones full of hands-on activities, a STEAM Lab, and so much more! With so much […]
Aug 12, 2019

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SOUNDS, & NATURE Lusio. A Night to Awaken is a free, family friendly, one night only festival of light and sound. Explore 30 + light art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats are curated directly into 18 acres of lush nature in Volunteer Park. Enjoy kinetic video projections, analog […]
Jul 17, 2019

Tales of brave, resourceful girls lead Children’s Film Festival Seattle lineup

Tales of brave and resourceful girls from Africa, the Middle East and Europe will light up the screen at the upcoming 14th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle.
Jan 15, 2019

Mexican American and Chicana/o communities celebrated at Seattle Children’s Festival

The Cultural Focus Committee has identified that the main focus of this program will be exploring offering a larger platform for youth to explore their heritage and visualize the future.
Sep 21, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo women seek trade skills to avoid sex work

Afisa Kanyere Kamate is focused on one worry: ensuring that her siblings have food. At 19, she is their only caretaker. She has made a difficult choice.
Apr 26, 2017

Anti-vaccine parents in Uganda face jail time under new law

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children could now face six months in jail or a fine under a Ugandan law that went into effect in March.
Aug 23, 2016

Supplies and TLC in ‘baby boxes’ for Syrian refugees

Local knitters and quilters are providing baby boxes for new parents struggling in the largest Syrian refugee camp.
May 27, 2016

2016 Children’s Film Festival is coming to Seattle

The Northwest Film Forum hosts the 2016 Children’s Film Festival in Seattle from January 21 to 31.
Jan 21, 2016
Raising Mixed Race cover art by Janine Macbeth.

Raising Mixed Race: Seattle author shows realities facing multiracial children

Mixed race children experience racism in very real ways, but their parents don't like to see it.
Dec 9, 2015

China eases one-child policy, will allow two children

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy.
Oct 29, 2015
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Flood of undocumented kids from Central America strains services

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?
Jun 20, 2014

Ethical Travel: Know the code to stop child sex tourism

A new code of conduct for the travel industry is helping businesses and travelers fight back against child sex tourism.
Jun 12, 2013
Students from the Academy of Peruvian Dancers perform at the International Children's Friendship Festival. (Photo by Valeria Koulikova)

Global cuteness on display at the International Children’s Friendship Festival

Last weekend international communities in Seattle came together to celebrate kids’ education, multiculturalism, and leadership at the 4th annual Seattle International Children’s Friendship festival.
Apr 30, 2013

Travelers’ tips for interacting with kids in the developing world

Meeting local children is often a memorable part of a visit to the developing world. But the line between helping and hurting can be tricky to navigate.
Mar 21, 2013