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Celebrate the Culture and Traditions of Latinos at Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias | Sep 16-17

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Dancer at Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias, Photo credit: Saddleburn

SEATTLE –  Seattle Center Festál hosts Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias on Saturday, September 16, 1 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion. This free, in-person event commemorates the independence of Latin American countries, many of which celebrate their national Independence Day in September.   This year’s theme “Celebrating the Colors of Our Culture” recognizes proud Latino heritage by celebrating the diversity in color, culture, customs, and languages.

The festival is a celebration of Latinos: their culture, music, food, dances, and so much more. Festival programming includes live traditional music and folk-dance performances, Zumba ®, free health screenings, a vendor market, Latin American food trucks, an art exhibit, and fun, physical, and craft activities for children, including a bouncy obstacle course and slide on the Fisher Pavilion Rooftop. 


  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Armory Food & Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

CONTACT: Jayme Stocker, / 206.507.5353

Fiestas Patrias honors Latin American history and invites new generations and immigrants to wear their cultural heritage with pride.

For a full schedule of festival activities, visit the Seattle Center website.

About Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded by a group of Latino community leaders in 1978. This group sought to address the healthcare needs in western Washington, specifically among the Spanish-speaking communities. Sea Mar understands the barriers Latinos and other immigrant communities may face when navigating the healthcare system, pursuing a higher education or simply trying to make a living. For this reason, Sea Mar goes beyond primary care and has established additional programs, services, and events like Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias to celebrate Latino cultural traditions.

More information on the festival is available at and

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.

Seattle Center has expanded 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 supports 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 Blue Cross, 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.