Through intergenerational, multi-cultural exchange, we aim to promote greater social understanding.

Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are proud to present Our Big Neighborhood, a youth and family program that provides opportunities to share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations. With events scheduled all year round, there’s always an opportunity to have fun and learn something new with family, friends, and all of us who make up Our Big Neighborhood!


Northwest Tap Connection | Photo by Erinn J Hale

Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest

November 23 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Seattle Center Armory

Committed to Access for All | No Admission Fee

Continuing the tradition of Winterfest, Northwest Folklife will support the initial launch event with student and cultural performances and activities. This is the perfect event to help usher in the holiday season!

Music Performances

Experience music from around the Northwest, including traditional cultural performances and local favorites.

Dance performances

Explore a wide variety of cultural and contemporary dance from around the world!


Learn to sing, dance or play an instrument! Workshops are geared for all-ages participation.

Arts and Crafts

Draw, paint, glue and glitter! There’s plenty of opportunities for families to get their creative juice flowing and create something unique.

Hands-on Activities

Tactile learning is fun for the whole family. Explore, create, build and learn together at our Discovery Zone.