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Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, June 2-3

Explore a variety of activities and demonstrations rooted in the theme of “Salinlahi,” also known as “generation,” at Seattle Center Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Center grounds.

Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine independence, has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Activities include:

  • Dance performances by groups of all ages, featuring the indigenous Lumad tribes of Southern Philippines, as well as interactive dance activities such as Tinikling
  • Photography, visual art, artifacts, historical, and culinary art exhibits
  • Readings of plays and poetry
  • Filipino martial arts demonstration
  • Cooking demonstrations, Philippine coffee tasting and food booths
  • Tribal tattoo lecture and demonstration
  • Lecture on Baybayin form of writing
  • Children’s hands-on activities, such as, yo-yo and sungka (a Filipino table game)

For full event details visit:

Seattle Center Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is a public program presented by Seattle Center in partnership with the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington. Admission is free-of-charge. To learn more about this collection of ethnic cultural events and other Seattle Center public programming, visit or call 206-684-7200.