Northwest Folklife Festival | KUOW News and Information

Event Details

  • May 25, 2018 to
    May 28, 2018
  • 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Suggested Daily Donation: $10 per person | $20 per family


Event Description

KUOW and Northwest Folklife present the 47th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, sponsored for the third year by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. With 780 performances representing over 100 cultural communities, this Festival celebrates the arts and cultures of the greater Pacific Northwest. This Festival is community-powered and is for the people, by the people. 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 place to learn, dance, play, try something new, and to discover the arts and cultures that thrive in our Pacific Northwest communities. HIGHLIGHTS: ◦ 26 stages with over 5,200 performers representing over 100+ cultural communities ◦ 40 food vendors representing flavors from all around the world ◦ 150 local craft & import vendors ◦ Discovery Zone: Family-friendly hands-on activities, ◦ performances, & workshops ◦ Full Schedule Release on May 1st: CULTURAL FOCUS: Each year, Northwest Folklife presents the ‘Cultural Focus’, a year-round exploration of a Pacific Northwest community through special performances, panels, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, activities, and educational materials. This year's Cultural Focus is Echoes of Aztlán and Beyond: Mexican American and Chicana/o Roots in the Northwest! Learn more: FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE: The Northwest Folklife Festival is committed to access for all and POWERED BY YOU. Please make a donation to help preserve this Seattle treasure now and in the future. Suggested Daily Donation: $10 per person | $20 per family

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