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Celebrate Native Cultures at Indigenous People Festival | Jun 10

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Festival includes Dance, Music, Art, and Food Saturday, June 10

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SEATTLE –  Seattle Center Festál continues with Indigenous People Festival on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre. Produced by the Seattle Indian Health Board, whose holistic approach to healthcare is based on Indigenous knowledge and tends to the mind, body, and spirit equally, this free festival honors Indigenous traditions through arts, culture, cuisine, and more. Shop from the event’s largest-ever Native vendors marketplace, experience cultural performances and expressions and dance the day away in celebration.

Guests can learn about American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest in celebration of Pride and Native Joy. The Armory Stage will showcase performances from groups like Blue Heron Canoe Family, Ryan Yellowjohn, and Red Eagle Soaring youth theatre, while the Armory Balcony and Lofts will host children’s activities, exhibits, and workshops. The Mural Amphitheatre Stage will feature music, spoken word, DJs, a drag show, a fashion show, a beer garden, and food trucks.

Indigenous People Festival producers commit time and energy to the festival, creating space at Seattle Center for Native people to be seen and celebrated. The festival provides a stage for Indigenous people to express their culture and gather proudly as a community. For non-Native guests, the Indigenous People Festival provides an opportunity to connect with and learn from the local Native community through performances, artists, and businesses.

TIME/DATE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10

LOCATION: Armory Food & Event Hall / Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109        

The festival is free and open to the public.

About Seattle Indian Health Board

Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a community health clinic that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. The organization is recognized as a leader in promoting health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.  In addition to its main clinic in the International District, SIHB recently opened two new satellite clinics – in Pioneer Square adjacent to Chief Seattle Club and Lake City above North Helpline – and a mobile dental van that will be onsite at the festival for tours. The organization serves approximately 6,000 patients annually in King County, and more than 4,000 of those identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native and employs more than 200 people. SIHB opened its doors to the community in 1970. In the 1960s, Native activists refused to let urban Indians go unseen and ignored any longer, which inspired the formation of a number of Native organizations, including SIHB. For the first time, urban Indians in Seattle had access to healthcare and services from organizations that were operated by Native people for Native people. Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Information on the festival is available at and, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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 January to November, each with its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities. Seattle Center Festál is Where the World Gathers to celebrate the people, the places, the stories, and the traditions of the city’s communities. Seattle Center Festál is produced in partnership with 24 different community groups and supported by City of Seattle, Seattle Center Foundation, 4Culture, and KUOW. Festál is also part of the ArtsFund Cultural Partners Network.

About Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs. In everything it does, Seattle Center’s mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.

In 2023 Seattle Center is expanding its role to provide maintenance and public safety services for Seattle’s new Waterfront Park, a series of new public spaces on Seattle’s downtown waterfront between Pioneer Square and the Seattle Aquarium. Seattle Center will support managing these new waterfront public spaces in partnership with the non-profit Friends of Waterfront Seattle, which offers the community a range of recreational and cultural programming. 

Thanks to the support of Official Seattle Center Partners – Alaska Airlines, The Climate Pledge, Coors Light, Pepsi, Premera, Symetra, T-Mobile, and WaFd Bank – Seattle Center is the #1 arts and entertainment destination in the Pacific Northwest with 12 million annual visitors, generating $1.864 billion in business activity and more than $631 million in labor income annually.