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


Thank you for a successful Movin’ Around the World! To all of you who boogied, sashayed, stamped, clapped, and twirled, thanks for making this first event so memorable. We would love to hear your feedback about your experience with this new program. Kindly take a moment to fill out the following survey to share your opinions.  We appreciate and pay attention to all feedback, so please let us know how we improve for future events. Click here to share your thoughts.

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!

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.