Are you wondering what happened to the Bastille Day Festival? Well, it’s gotten bigger and better, and is now the Seattle French Fest, celebrating all things Francophone. Read on! Oui à la Francophonie! Seattle Center Festál: Seattle French Fest Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle French Fest:  A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in [...]

When Your Work Speaks for Itself, Don’t Interrupt Youth Perspectives on Working in Washington State Northwest Folklife is proud to announce a call to teen and young adult artists for the youth art show. This show will be a part of the Folklife Festival (May 24-27) and will be in the Ver(A)rt Gallery. This year’s theme explores working in Washington, [...]

Seattle Center Festál presents Irish Week Festival, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., March 16 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m, March 17, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Irish tunes, step dancing and the Irish jig keep the [...]

Categories: Community Event

March 7 – March 10 is a very special time to a large number of Northwest Folklife devotees. The Cascade Promenade has become an annual tradition for the Northwest Contra Community as dancers take to halls along the I-5 corridor for four days of non-stop dance. Two great benefits for Northwest Folklife took place during the Cascade Promenade this year. The Lake [...]

Categories: Nights for Folklife

Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival! Every year, over 800 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts Festival in the city. Be a part of it! Fill out a Volunteer Application TODAY! Volunteers receive discounted merchandise and other perks. Most importantly, volunteering gives you [...]

Here’s one that came in from Bainbridge Island, but I bet a few other people might be wondering the same thing: If its not too late, we would like to be considered for performance this year. The answer is: Sorry! It’s too late. Each year the application to perform goes live on our website on September 1, and the deadline [...]

Northwest Folklife is pleased to welcome KCTS Channel 9 back as a media sponsor for the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival. KCTS first joined us last year as our exclusive broadcast television sponsor. “It’s a natural partnership,” says Folklife Executive Director Rob Townsend. “They have their main office and station facilities right on the Seattle Center campus, the home of the [...]