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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Lake City 12th Annual CONTRA MARATHON

March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The 12th Annual CONTRA MARATHON – Benefit for the NW Folklife Festival – 6 bands, 17 callers – 3 hours non-stop fun, no walk-thru’s! Jump in or out at ends of the lines to rest, rehydrate, & change partners…or play along with the bands…part of the Cascade Promenade weekend.

Introductory “dance skills” workshop at 7:30pm

Please respect the health needs of many dancers and come fragrance-free.

Proceeds from the Lake City Contra Marathon will benefit Northwest Folklife and its programs. An invitation to become a Friend of Folklife will be part of the evening. Levels of support begin at $50, and all current Friends of Folklife as of 4/26/17 will receive a Festival Guide by mail in May. Learn more.

Already a Friend of Folklife? Meet up with us! Come choose a T-Shirt.


March 9, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lake City Community Center
12531 - 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA United States
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