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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Portland Roadhouse Contra Dance Showcase

March 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


March 12th, 2017 will be the 8th year for the Portland Roadhouse event — a 10-hour contra dance with different bands and callers playing eight 65-minute slots. The calling and music is all volunteer (unpaid) except for travel expenses for those coming from out of town. In addition to serving as a showcase for contra dance music and calling along the I-5 corridor, the Roadhouse is a benefit for the Northwest Folklife Festival.

Proceeds from Portland Roadhouse benefit Northwest Folklife and its programs. An invitation to become a Friend of Folklife will be part of the event. 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.


March 12, 2017
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukie Community Center
10666SE 42nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR United States
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