This year’s Seattle Children’s Festival will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

10 AM – 5 PM | Seattle Center Armory & Fisher Pavilion

Committed to Access for All | Suggested Donation: $10 per person

Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event page.

Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival is a one-day, multi-cultural, intergenerational festival held on Seattle Center grounds, “Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood.”

The 4th annual Seattle’s Children’s Festival brought together over 211 performers spanning over 27 performances, 15 discovery zone programs, three cooking workshops and families from all over the city together for one day full of community celebration, cultural learning and sharing, hands-on discovery and family-fun! Thank you for another incredible festival!

View our 2017 photo album!


Seattle Children’s Festival 2015 from Egan El Rancho on Vimeo.

Dance performances

Explore a wide variety of cultural and contemporary dance from around the world!


Learn to sing, dance or play an instrument! Workshops are geared for all-ages participation.

Arts and Crafts

Draw, paint, glue and glitter! There’s plenty of opportunities for families to get their creative juice flowing and create something unique.

Hands-on Activities

Tactile learning is fun for the whole family. Explore, create, build and learn together at our Discovery Zone.