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Northwest Folklife Festival

Northwest Folklife Festival © Benjamin Cody
Northwest Folklife Festival © Benjamin Cody

Celebrating the traditional arts of North America, the Folklife Festival has been running for 45 years, and in that time has grown to become the largest in the country. Different traditional acts are staged, including storytelling and dance and music performances from over 100 countries. There is also an international food village, craft market, workshops, folklore exhibits and hands-on educational opportunities for kids. There are ziplines and boat-building demonstrations, as well as displays that allow visitors to look, handle and play music instruments. The Living Green Courtyard hosts demonstrations and talks on ways to live green, including composting, recycling and reusing.

Venue: Seattle Center

Date: 22 - 25 May 2020

Website: www.nwfolklife.org/festival