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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Umoja Fest 2018

August 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Put the “U” in Umoja = Unity!

Umoja Fest brings the Soul to Seafair as the oldest and largest celebration of the Black community and African Diaspora culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Three stages of live music, delicious fun, food, culture and family fun are the main ingredients for the Umoja Fest Africatown Festival & Parade…the soul of Seafair! Held in Seattle’s historic Central District, home to the city’s musical legacy ranging from jazz to hip-hop, the festival features three days of attractions including the Africatown Heritage Parade, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, three stages of live music, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament, cuisine sampling the African diaspora, marketplace, the community resource fair, and so much more, you won’t want to miss it! For more info visit


August 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am
August 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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Judkins Park
2150 S. Norman St.
Seattle, WA 98144 United States


Umoja Festival