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 [...]

Do you love music, arts, and culture? Are you interested in learning what it takes to program the largest free community arts festival in the nation?   Folklife is now seeking a Programming Intern for the 2014 Folklife Festival (May 23-26, 2014)! The Programming Internship is central to the programming Northwest Folklife has to offer. This Intern plays a key [...]

Northwest Folklife invites musicians, dancers, community groups, artists, storytellers, and instructors to participate in the 43rd annual Northwest Folklife Festival, which will take place May 23-26, 2014, at Seattle Center. If you or your group is based in the Northwest region, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana, this is a great opportunity to share your music [...]

If you have interest in supporting Northwest Folklife this Fall, consider hosting or participating in a Night for Folklife! Last year, Nights for Folklife raised nearly $12,000 to support the Festival you love.

Tell us what you think! You are invited to participate in Folklife’s 2013 Audience Survey. Help us make 2014 the Best Festival Ever! Plus, you can choose to be entered into a raffle for a prize pack that includes two tickets to Folklife’s Night at Safeco Field on August 6 and 2013 Festival merchandise of your choice. Click here to [...]

The 2013 Festival just ended, but we can’t blame you for asking: When can groups submit applications for 2014 Folklife? The 2014 application to perform will go live on September 15 at our website. I’d suggest subscribing to our eNews or “liking” us on Facebook to be sure you get the announcement! Thanks to everyone who is interested in participating!

The 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival came to a close on the evening of May 27th, wrapping up four days of music, dance, food, history, art, and celebration. But the Folklife spirit doesn’t end with the Festival—we are already at work preparing more opportunities for the public to share in the region’s traditions. The Northwest Folklife Festival brought together over [...]

  Northwest Folklife opens the final day of the 2013 Festival with a special Memorial Day Ceremony on the Mural Stage. Please join us! Then continue to celebrate our Northwest traditions—and honor our history! See full schedule at our website. - Memorial Day Flag Ceremony: Celebrating Memorial Day, the Flag Raising Ceremony will include words from Northwest Folklife, the Seattle Police [...]

Bring your t-shirt, tote bag, whatever, to The VERA Project anytime this weekend and have their talented screenprinters adorn it with this adorable limited-edition design! Screenprinting is free, but they are asking for a small donation to help cover their costs. The VERA Project is located in the Alki Court, near the SIFF Cinema. See you there! And thanks VERA!

  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 [...]

This year Folklife performers with recordings will be selling CDs at their stages, during and after their performances. Look for the round umbrellas next to outdoor stages or tables at indoor venues. You can also find a link to buy recordings (if available) from their listing on our online schedule tool. This year we are not offering a Folklife Store [...]

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 [...]