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Folklife 50th One of Seattle Center’s most enduring community partnerships is with Northwest Folklife, an active, year-round arts organization that produces the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary. The four-day event, held over Memorial Day weekend, serves as the start of summer on the grounds. Each year (apart from last year), […]

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A Special Spirit of Africa Festival Live from Dakar  Seattle Center Festal highlights ethnic cultural communities who contribute to the artistic excellence and vitality of our region. The festival producers come from many walks of life and parts of the globe. Spirit of Africa is produced by a local Senegalese griot musician, Thione Diop, who […]

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May 15: Spirit of Africa Features African Music and Dance Live from Dakar, Senegal

Seattle Center Festál:  Spirit of Africa Festival, 3 p.m.– 5 p.m., Saturday, May 15, celebrates the joyful, rich and diverse music, dance and culture of Africa, while it strives to engage the broader community in African culture and the importance of music and dance both today and throughout history.  The festival, which live streams from […]

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Virtual Experiences Abound this May at Seattle Center

Spring is busting out all over the virtual world at Seattle Center. Here are some online options for the month of May among public programs and organizations that reside on the grounds. They include cultural festivals, classical music and dance, varied cinema and theater, virtual classes and workshops and more. Find additional listings and information […]

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May 8: A Glimpse of China–Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival (Virtual Event)

Music, Movement and Online Exploration  Seattle Center Festál: Glimpse of China–Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8, online at Facebook, seeks to explore and promote 5,000 years of Chinese culture and heritage with live streaming music, martial arts and other Chinese movement traditions, demonstrations and decorative arts.   The online festival highlights traditional Chinese music. Pipa players from Seattle Chinese Orchestra […]

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Artists at Play is Open

Artists at Play reopened for public use on Monday, April 26, 7am-7pm daily. We have put in place several measures, listed on onsite signage (shown below) to help provide a safer user experience. The playground will be cleaned each day in the morning and inspected for safety three times a week. We’re asking users to […]

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International Fountain redo If you stroll the grounds, you’ll find an amazing mix of water features big and small, with the largest, International Fountain, at the core of the campus. Built originally as a centerpiece for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the initial design concept called for a narrow lagoon with gondolas and a bridge. […]

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Seattle Center and One Reel Announce Next Steps to Sustain the Nation’s Top Urban Arts Festival: Bumbershoot

One Reel and Seattle Center are pleased to announce a new collaborative effort to sustain Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival long into the future. Moving outside their long-established arrangements, next steps for the two will be formation of a Bumbershoot Exploratory Committee to inform and advise the Seattle Center Director about Bumbershoot’s future.     The […]

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Virtual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Offers Music, Movement and Online Learning

Seattle Center Festál: Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 12 noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 2, online at https://www.facebook.com/apiheritage, seeks to preserve and promote the culture, heritage and contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in the Pacific Northwest region. This streaming event is free and open to the public.  API […]

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Earth Day In honor of Earth Day, we’d like to share what Seattle Center is doing to reduce the use of electricity, water, environmentally harmful materials and fossil fuels. We also want to say how happy and excited we are that we will soon house the first certified zero carbon Arena in the world when […]

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