Folklife 2014 - Monday

Photo by Christopher Nelson

The Seattle Children’s Festival will be a free one-day multi-cultural festival located on Seattle Center Grounds on October 12, 2014. By “Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood,” the Festival will bring together local communities that showcase and celebrate families of the Northwest. Families will also have the option of an Event Passport that takes them on an interactive journey through the festival.

We’ll be presenting performances and interactive workshops geared towards families and children of all ages including some of the mostwell loved children’s performers of the Northwest. Various international dance forms presented will include Indian Kathak Dance, Hawaiian Hula, West African Dance, Hip-Hop break-dancing, Brazilian Capoeira Angola and more!

Kids will also have the chance to learn and listen to various different music styles including Mexican Fandango Jarocho, Gaelic Crankies, American stringband music, and Marimba groups.

Photo by Christopher Nelson

Photo by Christopher Nelson

Families will have a chance to  try out these styles for the friendly workshops to spark curiosity and promote cross-cultural understanding, exploration, and acceptance. The Seattle Children’s Festival will also include jump roping with Ropeworks, interactive cooking demonstrations for kids as well as sustainable farming education, interactive historical exhibits, and various hands-on activities. They’ll have the chance to try out different arts and crafts activities including making their own puppets or toy boats.

Folklife 2014 - Friday

Photo by Christopher Nelson

Don’t forget their dancing shoes – upbeat pop bands from the Kindiependent community such as Caspar Babypants and Recess Monkey will be performing. Stay tuned for more details including our schedule!

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