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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Northwest Folklife Festival 2015

May 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am - May 25, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

One of the Pacific Northwest’s treasured traditions, the 44th annual Northwest Folklife Festival features roughly 5,000 performers of a variety of disciplines, participatory arts activities, story-telling, and more all from local communities spanning Washington State to Oregon, Montana to Vancouver B.C. Every year the musicians, dancers, basket-weavers and other artists who join us at Folklife share their talents without compensation in support of the community values Folklife nutures. The 2015 Cultural Focus is “Beats, Rhymes, and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today’s Culture’s” and will highlight in great depth the roots of Hip Hop. Visit for more details.


Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States


Northwest Folklife