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Northwest Folklife Festival


  • Seattle Center 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)


Contra and Cajun dancing; Polkas and poetry, films and fiddles; sea chanties, spoon playing and Scandinavian storytelling: the possibilities are endless, representing the arts and culture of the region over Memorial Day Weekend at Seattle Center. In 2015, the Festival featured 133 community showcases, 5,000 performers on 25 stages, 160 street performers, 90 hours of participatory dance, Kid’s Discovery Zone, and about 235,000 folks in attendance.