Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Cultural Focus Presents:
March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017Free
Seattle Center Festal presents Irish Week Festival, March 11 and 12. Organized by the Irish Heritage Club, Irish Festival Seattle is a celebration of Irish culture and traditions. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Irish tunes, step dancing and the Irish jig keep the energy flowing at this Irish Week Festival. Festival-goers may trace their roots in genealogy workshops, learn the Irish language and take in colorful cultural exhibits and contemporary Irish short films. Meet Irish celebrities; view Irish movies, cultural exhibits and demonstrations and have a “great craic” (gaelic for “a great times”).
The weekend Festival is held at the Seattle Center’s Armory (formerly Center House), with booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, the Irish Reels Film Festival, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an Irish art exhibit, children’s contests and activities, etc. On Sunday afternoon, there’s a drawing for a Free vacation in Ireland.