The Northwest Folklife Festival is a celebration of how we keep our traditions alive in our region. Check out these amazing artists–these are your friends and neighbors up on those stages! Tell us who you know that is performing in the Festival on our Facebook page! See full schedule at our website. Here are some great things to see today: - Country [...]

Tell us how you are going to participate on our Facebook page! See full schedule at our website. - English Country Dance: Downton Abbey comes to Folklife! Channel your favorite Jane Austin character…no corsets required! Saturday, May 25 from 1:00-2:00pm in Warren’s Roadhouse. - Hey, Hendrix—Jimi Hendrix Tribute: Local musicians pay homage to one of the Northwest’s favorite sons. Jimi Hendrix took the [...]

In this time of amazing road construction (and sadly, destruction), please help us to help people find their way to Northwest Folklife this weekend. The Festival is offering several creative means of alternative transportation, and alternative road routes will help festival-goers to avoid road snarl-ups. The Mercer West Corridor Project is underway, and drivers will find road changes in the [...]

Why not plan your Folklife weekend to coincide with a SIFF screening? These are all conveniently playing at the SIFF Cinema Uptown! Take a load off and catch a movie between Folklife shows.   Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You – A Concert for Kate McGarrigle This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of [...]

Categories: Seattle Center

For our out-of-town guests, this might not be obvious: Can I sleep overnight at Folklife? Northwest Folklife takes place at Seattle Center, a public Seattle city park. There is no camping allowed. However, we have some great options for you. We have some great deals worked out with nearby hotels and hostels. And for those of you looking to save [...]

We’ve gotten two inquiries about pets in the last week, so there’s probably more of you out there that are wondering: Can I bring my pet to the Festival? Because Folklife takes place in a public park, pets are technically allowed, but we do discourage bringing them to the Festival. The streets can be crowded and not everyone is comfortable [...]

A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival features Art, Culture, Music and Dance    Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of China through live performances, visual arts, hands-on [...]

Help build sustainable communities with Bike Works! Northwest Folklife is excited to partner with Bike Works at our Festival this year! Bike works is an innovative organization centered around bicycles that combine youth development, community engagement, bicycle recycling and a social enterprise bike shop to help build a sustainable and healthy community. Imagine your old bike, sitting dormant, collecting dust, [...]

Our good friends at SIFF offer some truly tempting counter-programming during the Folklife Festival. Here’s a few movies we think are particularly interesting for the Folklife community…most of which don’t even conflict with coming to the Festival!   A Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals with Patterson and David Hood Thursday, May 30 Triple Door: Doors 6:00 p.m., 7:00 [...]

Categories: Seattle Center

Celebrate the outdoors with the National Wildlife Federation! We’d like to welcome the National Wildlife Federation as one of our Entrance Sponsors at this year’s Festival! National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional centers works to inspire people across the Northwest to open the door, get outside, and connect with nature! Their work and program offerings are rooted in the belief that [...]

Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Features Youth Drill Teams, Taiko Drumming and Massive Monkees Seattle Center Festál presents Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, May 5, in Seattle Center Armory.  Explore and experience the cultural roots of the Asian and Pacific Islanders  through live music, visual arts and hands-on activities. The festival launches Asian-Pacific Islander [...]

Plan Your 2013 Festival Now! The 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival schedule is now live on our website! Browse the offerings that take place over four days across more than 24 venues and stages. Design your ideal personal schedule using our handy tools, then share your calendar to Facebook or Twitter, or email to a friend. View the Schedule Now Read [...]