photo by Christopher Nelson

Family Fun at the Festival

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Find Fun at the Discovery Zone!


Photo by Piper Hanson

Every year at the Festival, we dedicate a special, fenced off area to kids and their families. This area is called the Discovery Zone and it is just packed with kid-friendly adventures. Hands-on activities, performances, and workshops – there is so much to discover, hence the name!

As programming is finalized, we will be updating this page with the details, so we encourage you to check back. In the meantime, join our eNews list to be some of the first to receive word of any and all programming updates.


Photo by Piper Hanson

The area will be even bigger and better than ever in preparation for Northwest Folklife’s third annual Seattle Children’s Festival to be held on October 9, 2016 on Seattle Center grounds.


Located in the Next 50 Pavilion, the Discovery Zone will be open 11:00 am–6:00 pm, Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30.



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Family Friends of Northwest Folklife! We are offering up the best date night in town – two tickets to Teatro ZinZanni – “this city’s hottest ticket!” according to The New York Times.