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The Italian Festival, Sept. 23-24

Seattle Center Festál: The Italian Festival, 10am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, features plentiful music, food, displays and delight, Italian-style. The festival began in 1988 as a five-year quinquennial celebration of the Columbus voyage to the New World. However, the Italian community insisted […]


CoatiaFest, Oct. 1

Seattle Center Festál: CroatiaFest, 12pm – 6pm, Sunday, Oct. 1, in Seattle Center Armory, presents the rich heritage of a small European country. This larger-than-life celebration seeks to underscore the presence and influence of 40,000 people with Croatian ancestry living in our region with a day of absorbing programming, thoughtful exhibits and illuminating activities. Festivities […]


I Am Seattle Center-Dennis Caldirola

DENNIS CALDIROLA has produced The Italian Festival, part of our Seattle Center Festál series, for the past 25 years.  Here, he speaks about the roots of the festival, and how it has grown. “It’s turned into a job, a lifestyle, an identity. In the beginning, it was just that– a job. I’ve always loved entertainment, […]


I Am Seattle Center-Steve Socie

STEVE SOCIE has been gardening for 25 years, four of them at Seattle Center. He is from Michigan, where he got a degree in French “which was supposedly what I was going to do” and came to Seattle because “here you can garden year round.” “You feel that what you do is really part of […]


EIS Scoping for Arena Renovation

Subject: Notice of Application, Issuance of Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of  Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Seattle Center Arena Renovation September 8, 2017 Dear Interested Stakeholder: The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI) has received a Land Use Application to allow the renovation of Seattle Center Arena. The applicant […]


Free Vision, Dental, Medical, Oct. 26-29

People who struggle to access and/or afford dental, medical and eye care services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 26 – 29, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Organizers of this extraordinary undertaking expect to help 4,000 people over […]


I Am Seattle Center-Michael Carter

MICHAEL CARTER is the executive chef for Skillet:Counter in Seattle Center Armory.  Here, he talks about his culinary roots, as well as Skillet’s special brand of cuisine. “So my mom had a very eclectic sense of taste. She was born and raised in Israel, and her mother, my grandmother, was German, so a really wide […]


I Am Seattle Center-Julio Moran

JULIO MORAN, Plumber.  Originally from Cuba, Julio has worked for Seattle Center’s Technical Facility Maintenance crew for 25 years. “When I left Cuba I left first [in my family]. I landed in Miami where one of my uncles lived. He took me in for a couple of weeks, but I was destined to go to […]


I Am Seattle Center-Barbara Bryant

BARBARA BRYANT is in charge of the Customer Service unit at Seattle Center and markets our Festál series.  After 30++ years, Barbara is retiring this month, and shares below how her time here has inspired her and changed her, for the better.  We wish BB the best in her next chapter of life! “Seattle Center […]


Festál: Live Aloha Festival, Sept. 10

A truly festive festival, Seattle Center Festál: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, 11am-7pm, Sunday, Sept. 10, at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, attracts enthusiastic crowds with Hawaiian music, food, hula and hands-on learning that provide a glimpse into the rich Hawaiian history and a sense of belonging to ex-Hawaiian islanders now living […]

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