Give Kids the Gift of Community

Seattle Children's Festival

Here’s a chance for you to help kids discover the whole wide world: support Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival. Dances, musicians, regalia, artifacts and musical instruments: you name it. Folks who experience Northwest Folklife programs frequently exclaim: ‘I saw wonderful things I did not know existed!’  Northwest Folklife captures ‘living traditions,’ presenting arts and culture as a way of life. We believe that inspiring kids’ cultural intelligence will create a kinder world, and strong communities.

Support Northwest Folklife, Celebrate Community.

Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival engages kids and their families in the Northwest’s multi-cultural folklife, introducing young people to new and beloved cultures and traditions, ‘Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood.’  Performers from Northwest communities represent cultures from across the globe.  Music, story-telling, dance, cooking, crafts and more spark curiosity and promote cross-cultural understanding, exploration, and acceptance

The Seattle Children’s Festival builds on the Northwest Folklife Festival’s Discovery Zone and Kindiependent Stage. With your support, we are making the Seattle Children’s Festival an annual “must” experience for our region’s youngest folks and families.

Northwest Folklife’s Festivals are community-powered, charging no admission fee, thanks to your donations. By keeping our programs accessible to people of all ages and means, Northwest Folklife provides opportunities to all for self-expression and direct experience of the extraordinary and diverse big neighborhood of the Pacific Northwest.

Please donate today. You will give kids the gift of community.

And to all of our Friend of Folklife donors, Thank You.


Robert Townsend, Executive Director & Friend of Folklife

Sheila Siden, Development Director & Friend of Folklife

P.S. Save the Date! Seattle Children’s Festival ‘Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood’ Sunday, October 11, Seattle Center.  Please visit for more information about giving to Northwest Folklife. Contact Corin Shelley-Reuss with questions at 206/684-7300.

P.P.S. Would you like to be a Sponsor? Give us a call soon to collaborate! The Seattle Children’s Festival features more than 25 performances and 5 indoor venues, with over 3,000 parents and kids in attendance.