You can help make it possible for our small non-profit arts organization to produce the largest community-powered arts festival in the United States at no direct cost to the community. Your tax-deductible donation also supports educational programs and events, our 2nd Annual Seattle Children’s Festival, and other general expenses.
Interested in gaining access to a diverse audience of approximately 230,000 attendees? Become a sponsor of the Northwest Folklife Festival and be a part of the largest free cultural arts and music Festival in North America.
Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival. Every year, nearly 800 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts Festival in the region.
Become a Vendor
Each year hundreds of vendors from the Pacific Northwest participate in Northwest Folklife, selling foods from all over the world, handmade craft items and specialty goods. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please visit the Become a Vendor page.
(We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Festival. If you would like to apply for the 2017 Festival, check back on September 15.)
ATTENTION PERFORMERS: Click here for information regarding your day-of performance. If you have any questions, call (206) 684-4189.
Street performers need not apply, but must adhere to the Street Performer Rules.