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Seattle Iranian Festival Saturday, June 27

Offers Dance, Art, Food and Virtual Exploration

Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Iranian Festival-Repurposed celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Iran, as it builds bridges within and between local communities. The Festival takes a different tact in 2020, using the entire month of June to highlight the region’s Iranian American businesses, restaurants, services and resources in daily Facebook posts:

On Saturday, June 27, live stream programming highlights Iranian dance, film, jewelry and cookery. An Iranian heritage documentary streams on the last day of the month, June 30, along with a video of the businesses featured during the month.

Festival Schedule

Viewing is free of charge

12:00 p.m.               

Event launch with Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams and Festival Founder Ali Ghambari and a documentary on the 2019 festival by Vaun Raymond

3:00 p.m.                 

Business of the Day feature with Shirzad Jewelry

5:00 p.m.                 

Evening Program Kick-off: with a welcome from the Iranian American Community Alliance, greeting from City of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, review of the 2019 festival and a dance performance by Vancouver Pars Ballet

5:30 p.m.            

Live cooking demonstration with Persian Momma aka Sanaz Sani

6:15 p.m.            

Artist videos, Behind the Scenes, with Hamed Shirzad, Ramin Mahjouri and Saman Shojaei

6:45 p.m.            

A return of Persian Momma aka Sanaz Sani for a second demonstration

Learn more and connect to the programming at:

Seattle Center Festál highlights the culturally rich communities who help shape the character and course of our region. The series provides a forum for cultural groups to come together, where they can share their stories with the greater community–and where all can feel a sense of belonging. The series began in 1997 to offer a central place for festivals to invite the public to join in their unique cultural expression.

Seattle Center presents Festál: Seattle Iranian Festival-Repurposed in partnership with Iranian American Community Alliance as part of a series that provides a stage and platform for the traditions and accomplishments of the participating communities. Viewing is free of charge. For more information, visit or call 206-684-7200.

About Seattle Center Festál:

This enriching series of 23 ethnic cultural festivals on weekends throughout the year seeks to connect people in ways that build understanding, dispel stereotypes and generate pride among the generations who participate in these shared experiences. Seattle Center Festál is produced with the generous support of KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Lyft, 4Culture, ArtsFund, the City of Seattle and Seattle Center Foundation.