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Tibet Fest Displays Tibet Culture Through Performances,  Arts, Foods, Films and Exhibitions Aug 27-28

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Festival will welcome attendees August 27-28

SEATTLE –  Seattle Center Festál will host Tibet Fest, a showcase of unique Tibet culture, Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, August 28, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Armory Food & Event Hall. Tibet Fest is organized by the Tibetan Association of Washington with help of Seattle Center, and is free and open to the public. 

The 2022 festival marks 25 years of Tibet Fest, and there is a full line-up of Tibetan food and vendors, cultural performances and workshops, Tibetan designer showcases and a fashion show, a historical exhibit on Tibet, short documentary films and free meditation sessions.  

“Our vision of One Seattle hopes to bring together everyone from the city’s various communities to uplift and celebrate our diversity,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. “Tibet Fest does just that by preserving and promoting the vibrant traditions of Tibet through music, food, and film, uniting different cultures under one roof.” 

Tibet Fest aims to preserve the culture of the community and provide an opportunity for the broader public to experience the rich and unique culture of Tibet. 

“Seattle Center is proud to be home to many Festàl festivals,” said Seattle Center director Robert Nellams. “Tibet Fest is one that highlights an important community in the Seattle area and brings their traditions to the public.” 

About Tibet Fest and the Tibetan Association of Washington 

The Tibetan Association of Washington is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the state of Washington. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan cultural traditions within the Tibetan Community and share our ancient cultural traditions with Washingtonians and the United States. 

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About Seattle Center Festál 

Seattle Center Festál cultivates a deeper understanding of the cultures and ethnic diversity that contribute to the rich vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest. This unique series links together 24 free festivals presented on weekends from February to November, each with its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities. 2022 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Festál, ushering in a new era of hybrid programs during this return to in-person events. Seattle Center Festál is where the world will gather to celebrate the people, the places, the stories, the traditions, and the next 25 years of innovation. Seattle Center Festál is produced in partnership with 24 different community groups and supported by 4Culture, City of Seattle, and Seattle Center Foundation. Festál is also part of the ArtsFund Cultural Partners Network

About Seattle Center 

Seattle Center is celebrating 60 years with all that is “New, Now, and Next” as Seattle’s hub for arts, sports, community events, and cultural festivals. Originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the dynamic 74-acre campus has transformed over the years to respond to, reflect, and represent the region’s ever-broadening community. Seattle Center and its iconic International Fountain are often referred to as the “Heart of Seattle,” serving as a treasured community gathering place where the local, regional, national, and international visitors come together every day. Today more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations reside on the grounds, along with a diverse variety of public programs and thousands of events attracting more than 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income. 

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