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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Polish Festival Seattle
July 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 8:00 pmFree
The very popular Polish Festival returns to Seattle Center on July 11, 2015 as part of Festal cultural programs. Come explore and experience Polish cultural traditions and contemporary achievements through live music, dance performances, workshops, exhibits, and children’s activities. Merchandise market place will showcase Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery, amber jewelry, crystal, and cut-out paper art (wycinanki); it will also provide information about local Polish-American community and travel to Poland. The beer garden will be well stocked with a variety of imported Polish beer, and the food booths will serve plenty of authentic Polish food.
This summer the Festival will feature many new children’s activities including crafts, a drawing contest, story time, and an interactive science presentation based on experiments of Maria Sklodowska Curie. The Festival’s featured Polish region is the Polish Highlands (Podhale). The unique traditions of Polish Highlanders (Górale) and the splendor of the Polish Tatra mountains will be showcased with regional artifacts exhibit, performances of authentic music and dance, and special sheep cheese (oscypki) from the mountains.
The Polish community is proud to present this Festival and provide an opportunity to share its Polish heritage and find common ground with others, to foster understanding between cultures and build a greater Seattle community overall.
Produced by the Polish Home Foundation, a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization, in partnership with the Seattle Center and the support from the Polish-American community. For over a century, the Polish-American community of the Puget Sound has been active locally and is proud to participate in Festal to present Polish cultural traditions at the Seattle Center.