Northwest Folklife thrilled to be partnering with Kirkland Summerfest to program their Community Stage on Sunday, August 10th! Celebrating their third season, Kirkland Summerfest will transform Kirkland’s Marina Park into a lively arts destination, a place where friends and neighbors can connect and share in a celebration of community spirit. We’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase Folklife performers [...]

The Northwest Folklife Festival comes around but once a year, but we’re here year round! Here’s a few events just around the corner! Join us at Crossroads Mall Join us Saturday, July 19th at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue for an evening of dancing through Asia. Learn hand movements from instructor Meloody Xie. This is a FREE event starting at 6:30PM [...]

We’re counting down the days to our first annual Winter Fireside Party this Saturday, January 25th at the Vera Project. We’ll have a limited number of tickets available at the door so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, order your tickets now: Still planning your day? Click here to view the schedule for the day! You can also purchase [...]

We’re counting down the days until our Winter Fireside Party; a benefit for Northwest Folklife on January 25, 2014 at the Vera Project on Seattle Center grounds. We’ll be featuring some of your favorite Northwest performers on three stages! Doors open at 1:30PM, programming starts at 2PM…and will continue until 11:00PM. Let the excitement begin… Main Stage –  Featuring Square [...]

Join us for our very first annual Winter Fireside Party; a benefit for Northwest Folklife on January 25, 2014 at the VERA Project on Seattle Center grounds! Enjoy a full day and evening of string bands, indie-roots, blues and gospel music, as well as the opportunity to hear from artists in a cozy and intimate setting. Guests are invited to [...]

So Many Ways to Take in Croatian Culture at Seattle Center Festál:  CroatiaFest Seattle Center Festál presents CroatiaFest, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 6, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Croatia through live performances, foods, hands-on activities, and a lively marketplace. Acclaimed dance ensembles and musicians, intricate costumes, art exhibits, [...]

This just in from our pals at WinterGrass!!! Hot off the press!!!  See the attached flyer for a list of some of the headline bands at Wintergrass 2014 February 27 – March 2, 2014) !  More to come!  Please share with everyone you know! How’s  this for an AMAZING lineup for 2014:   Dailey & Vincent, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Vӓsen [...]

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Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Features A Feast for the Senses  Seattle Center Festál presents Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. The festival provides a feast for the senses as visitors journey through the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii. The Live Aloha Hawaiian [...]

Tibet Fest Features Acclaimed Artists, Tibetan Foods and Hands-on Explorations Seattle Center Festál presents Tibet Fest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug. 24 and 25, in Seattle Center Armory. Tibet’s ancient and modern history is woven into the two-day festival, which seeks to preserve this centuries-old culture. Live performances, visual arts and crafts, hands-on activities, traditional foods, games, and a lively [...]

High Spirits and Lively Movement Energize Seattle Center Festál BrasilFest Watch a demonstration of the elegant and powerful capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes and eat authentic food while learning about a remarkable and varied culture at Seattle Center Festál:  BrasilFest, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Pavilion rooftop. BrasilFest [...]

Polish Festival at Seattle Center, Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 11am until 9pm Come celebrate Polish culture and traditions with live performances of Polish folk groups, piano and jazz artists, modern dance, poster exhibit, workshops, food demos, children’s activities, participatory dance and more! Highlights include Folk Fashion Show with regionally inspired costumes from Poland. Food vendors will serve plenty of authentic [...]

Northwest Folklife is thrilled to announce we’ve been invited to program a full day of free music and dance at Kirkland Summerfest! The lineup features groups from your favorite Folklife communities, including Cajun/Zydeco, Indian, Hip Hop, Latino, Old Time, and Balkan, on stage on Sunday, August 11. Folklife Stage Schedule: 11:00 – 11:50 AM: Cultural Focus Representation: Indian Dance Performance with surprise [...]