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53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

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Start your summer with the 53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival!

Taking place at the iconic Seattle Center this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of over 400 performances spanning 26 stages, plus over 200 craft and food vendors.

For over half a century, Folklife has held a free, borderless celebration of music, art, dance, and culture. Whether connecting to your roots or discovering new creative expressions, the Northwest Folklife Festival is a chance to surround yourself with cultural abundance. This year’s theme, Meraki, invites us to celebrate our passions and to do so with soul.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Image: Kids dance during a family-friendly performance at a past Folklife Festival. Credit: Christopher Nelson

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