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Summer at the Center Entertains and Enriches with Movies, Live Music, Online Festivals and Outdoor Art

Updated: June 24, 2021 As our region and the world transition from a time of isolation to a return to public gathering, Seattle Center is just beginning to dip our toes into the notion of in-person events. As Seattle Center heads into the summer season, many activities on the grounds will resume. Here are things […]

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Filipino History, Culture and Contemporary Life Featured at Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

Seattle Center Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 5 and 1:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., Sunday, June 6 at https://www.festal.pagdiriwang.com observes Philippine independence from colonial rule and the strength of Filipino identity and imagination through song, dance, music, the spoken word, martial arts and a virtual art exhibit.  Festival producers […]

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Seattle Center Congratulates Northwest Folklife Festival on its 50th Anniversary

One of Seattle Center’s most extraordinary and enduring community partnerships celebrates a milestone this year, the 50th anniversary of Northwest Folklife Festival. This massive four-day annual event over Memorial Day weekend, typically presenting around 5,000 artists on 25 stages (in non-pandemic times), traditionally serves as the start of summer on the grounds. In 2021, it […]

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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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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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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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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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Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Creation, Culture and Online Fun!

Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9-11, is presented virtually this year at http://www.cherryblossomfest.org. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding and highlight the cultural contributions and achievements of Japan and Japanese Americans. The festival includes online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, documentaries and Japanese […]

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Virtual Irish Festival Seattle Features Gaelic Dance, Music and Culture

Seattle Center Festál: Irish Festival Seattle, presented virtually in 2021, continues a tradition of bringing together Irish culture carriers to share their arts, ideas and stories about what it means to be Irish. Created in partnership with the Irish Heritage Club, Irish Festival Seattle posts digitally March 13 and 17 at https://www.seattlecenter.com/festal.    The 2021 festival […]

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Feast for the Senses at Virtual Tết In Seattle-Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Seattle Center Festál: Tết In Seattle-Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Friday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 12, celebrates the cultural roots and traditions of Vietnamese Americans during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. For a week in February, virtual visitors gain a glimpse into the spirit and energy of Vietnam.   The 24th annual Tết Festival goes […]

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