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 contue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.

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Northwest Folklife Festival

May 24, 2013 - May 27, 2013

FREE

You are invited to the greatest show of talent in the Northwest! Be part of the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival this May 24-27 in Seattle Center. Enjoy and participate in your traditions! And experience other cultures by listening to their music, trying out their dances, and hearing their stories. And it’s all FREE.

The 42nd Festival features a special focus on stories and personal histories from the workplace, in a multimedia program called Washington Works. Come hear the folklore of the labor movement, and stories of how jobs have changed over the years, through movies, storytelling, and historical presentations.

Here’s a few other highlights to look forward to:
-The first-ever Norteña Dance Party with live dance bands!
-A new showcase focusing on traditional dance and music of Asia
-The return of the hugely popular Bollywood Showcase!
-Crowd-favorites Balkan Misfits Party and Monday night Reggae show
-The Tractor Tavern’s Urban Square Dance for beginners and expert dancers
-Indie Roots music across all our stages

We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a great time with fantastic entertainment, food, family activities, shopping, beer gardens, and more.

Look for the full schedule on our website, www.nwfolklife.org, in early May.

Details

Start:
May 24, 2013
End:
May 27, 2013
Cost:
FREE

Venue

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Phone:
2066347300

Organizer

Northwest Folklife
Email:
christinak@nwfolklife.org
Website:
www.nwfolklife.org