Get Involved

There are many ways for you to get involved with the Seattle Children’s Festival!


Are you or your organization interested in participating with a performance, workshop, or hands-on activity? Click on the links below to apply! These applications are for all OBN events for the 2019 year, so if you are specifically interested in the Seattle Children’s Festival,  please let us know in the application. We’ll keep your application on file throughout the year as many events and opportunities for participation will arise. For any specific questions, contact us at

Click here to view the Artist Release
Click here to view the Participants’ Code of Conduct


Individual contributions to Northwest Folklife not only ensure the future of the Seattle Children’s Festival but they also directly impact our ability to reach out to a wide net of local cultural communities and to work with them to develop programming for other community members to experience and enjoy. It is our hope that you see the great value of our work and join our donor family by making a donation to Northwest Folklife today.

By giving, you play a part in every aspect of what we do – from producing our signature Northwest Folklife Festival and the Seattle Children’s Festival to supporting local cultural communities and partner events that take place throughout the year.


Be part of the magic at the 6th Annual Seattle Children’s Festival! Volunteers receive hands-on experience with event operations, get to engage with families and can put their time towards community service requirement for schools.

Please read our Volunteer Code of Conduct prior to volunteering. Thank you!


We are currently seeking volunteers for the 6th annual Seattle Children’s Festival (September 21-22, 2019)!


Northwest Folklife provides a great opportunity for advertisers to tap into the family community of the Northwest through its souvenir event passport and other on-site opportunities.

The annual Seattle Children’s Festival attracts over 3,000 daily attendees. Northwest Folklife has a committed and engaged social network as well as active email communication with its constituency.

For advertising inquiries, please contact Gaylynn at


For Media Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Gaylynn at


Connect With A Unique, Northwest Family-Friendly Audience at the 5th Annual Seattle Children’s Festival!

The Seattle Children’s Festival attracts over 3,000 daily attendees in 5 different indoor venues at Seattle Center. A wonderful place to connect and be seen, your sponsorship not only supports Northwest Folklife’s mission and vision to strengthen our communities through arts and culture, but it also provides your brand a platform to tell its story and connect with a vibrant, niche family audience.

Northwest Folklife offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities and we’d love to talk with you about them. Some ideas:

  • Stage Naming Rights
  • Workshop Naming Rights
  • Stage Announcements
  • Digital Recognition package (including social media, eNewsletter, and more)
  • On-Site Booth Activations
  • and then some!

Northwest Folklife can work with you to customize a sponsorship package to meet your brand’s goals and specifications. For more information, please contact Gaylynn at


For press inquiries, please contact April at