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For inquiries about cash, in-kind, or media sponsorships, please contact Gaylynn Kiser at gaylynn@nwfolklife.org.

 

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL


May 22-25, 2020

Seattle Center | Seattle, WA

Estimated Attendance: 235,000

Now in its 49th year, the annual Northwest Folklife Festival is the largest community-powered event of its kind.  With four days of programming, over 5,000 performers, 200+ vendors and over 20 venues/stages, there is something for everyone.

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OUR BIG NEIGHBORHOOD


Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center have partnered to present Our Big Neighborhood, a year-round youth and family initiative providing opportunities that share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations. This multicultural, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational program fosters the sharing of traditional and evolving cultures among people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds with the hope of promoting greater social understanding. This program will span five events throughout the year including:

Movin’ Around the World: Winter

February 15-21, 2020

Seattle Center | Seattle, WA

Experience the cultures of the world through seeing and doing! Through a unique combination of performance and interactive lessons, you can fully immerse yourself in the variety of folk customs and cultures of the Seattle region. Presented during the week of Seattle Public Schools’ winter break, Movin' Around the World: Winter showcases music, dance, and hands-on activities that celebrate the diversity and traditions of Our Big Neighborhood with a new focus each day.

Movin’ Around the World: Spring

April 13-19, 2020

Seattle Center | Seattle, WA

Experience the cultures of the world through seeing and doing! Through a unique combination of performance and interactive lessons, you can fully immerse yourself in the variety of folk customs and cultures of the Seattle region. Presented during the week of Seattle Public Schools’ spring break, Movin' Around the World: Spring showcases music, dance, and hands-on activities that celebrate the diversity and traditions of Our Big Neighborhood with a new focus each day.

Global Playground

August 1, 8, 15, 2020

Seattle Center Artist at Play | Seattle, WA

The perfect urban summertime activity, Global Playground mixes cultural connectivity with outdoor play. Set in Seattle’s most unique playground, this series celebrates outdoor fun through coordinated playground games and interactive dance and movement workshops rooted in cultural traditions. Local bands will provide a musical backdrop to keep you moving, playing, and learning!

Seattle Children’s Festival

September 24-25, 2020

Seattle Center | Seattle, WA

Estimated Attendance: 3,000

Seattle Children’s Festival is an event where the whole family can play, dance, sing, learn, and try something new! All are invited to this intergenerational celebration of the dynamic arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive here in the greater Pacific Northwest community with: five stages of lively performances, three ‘Discovery Zones’ packed with hands-on activities, interactive dance workshops, multicultural arts and crafts, and more!


CROSSROADS CULTURAL ARTS SERIES


3rd Saturday of Every Month

Crossroads Mall | Bellevue, WA

Northwest Folklife is now presenting its 7th annual Crossroads Cultural Arts Series at Crossroads Mall.  These monthly cultural arts performances are family-friendly and showcase a variety of programming.

 


YEAR-ROUND SPONSOR


For inquiries about year-round cash, in-kind, or media sponsorships, please contact Gaylynn Kiser at gaylynn@nwfolklife.org.