You are invited to the greatest show of talent in the Northwest! Be part of the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival this May 24-27 in Seattle Center. Enjoy and participate in your traditions! And experience other cultures by listening to their music, trying out their dances, and hearing their stories. And it’s all FREE.

The 42nd Festival features a special focus on stories and personal histories from the workplace, in a multimedia program called Washington Works. Come hear the folklore of the labor movement, and stories of how jobs have changed over the years, through movies, storytelling, and historical presentations.

Here’s a few other highlights to look forward to:
-A Latin Dance Party with live dance bands!
-A new showcase focusing on traditional dance and music of Asia
-The return of the hugely popular Bollywood Showcase!
-Crowd-favorites Balkan Misfits Party and Monday night Reggae show
-The Tractor Tavern’s Urban Square Dance for beginners and expert dancers
-Indie Roots music across all our stages

We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a great time with fantastic entertainment, food, family activities, shopping, beer gardens, and more.

This year we are pleased to feature artwork by Drew Christie and web design by Shaun Swick.

Look for the full schedule on our website, www.nwfolklife.org/festival.
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One Response so far.

  1. Hello and greeting from Idaho! I was told about your wonderful folk dance festival event today by some very nice people who’ve attended and participated in the festival in years past. I own a folklorico group out here in Nampa, Idaho and we perform traditional Mexican folk dances. I was wondering how I could go about receiving more information on performing and/or participating? I would love to have my dancers be part of this! I can’t wait to hear back from you! Mil gracias, Monique & Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo (208) 353-0966.

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