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Find Inspiration Through Cultural Resilience at Seattle Iranian Festival | Jun 24

The One-Day Festival includes Music, Art, Food, and more on Saturday, June 24 at Seattle Center

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SEATTLESeattle Center Festál continues with the 17th annual Seattle Iranian Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall. In collaboration with local Iranian organizations, this free festival will celebrate the Persian language, music, the arts, literature, and food. Be inspired by the ancient Persian and Iranian cultures and find inspiration through cultural resilience.

The festival program is a full day of activities, performances, and discussions for all ages. Guests can partake in art exhibits, live art demos, Persian poetry, traditional and modern music while sipping on Persian tea and trying cultural foods and pastries. Shop at the Bazaar made up of arts, crafts, and jewelry from local vendors. With children’s activities, presentations, and dance performances, the festival invites Iranians, and non-Iranians to come and celebrate the culture together under one roof.

The Seattle Iranian Festival invites guests to come to be a part of the community with others to celebrate the unity of the culture. Despite the changing of seasons and empires, this culture has endured, and it continues to persevere and create connections for Iranian Americans in the diaspora and the many friends who enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Iran.

TIME/DATE: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24

LOCATION: Seattle CenterArmory Food & Event Hall

                     305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

CONTACT: Jayme Stocker, // 206.507.5353

The festival is free and open to the public.

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. The purpose of Seattle Center Festál is to provide opportunities for cultural communities to produce and present enriching, non-political, non-religious celebrations at Seattle Center. 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.