Winterfest Opens Nov. 27

The spirited and highly entertaining five-week Seattle Center Winterfest opens with a performance by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels officially ushers in Winterfest at 1 p.m. The weekend continues with Winter Worldfest and a full schedule of performances by the… [ Keep reading ]

Hmong New Year Celebration, Nov. 7

Participate in the Lunar New Year through storytelling, dance, embroidery, flower clothe demonstrations, music and the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing.

Dia de Muertos Celebration, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Explore the Mexican cultural links between the living and the dead at this dramatic and colorful festival.

TurkFest – Turkish Cultural Festival

Discover how unique cultural and natural elements shape the daily lives of people in and around Turkey as you explore one of the most dynamic regions of the world. Folk dances, a fashion show, shadow puppetry, art and textiles, Turkish foods and coffees and the festival’s version of the legendary Grand Bazaar in Istanbul celebrate the multiple cultures that link modern Turkey to the East and West.

CroatiaFest, Oct. 4

CroatiaFest reveals this rich and distinctive culture through folk dancing, music, foods and more. The festival’s theme this year, “Croatian Women: Tradition Bearers,” delves into their unique and influential place in Croatian history and society.

Festa Italiana Seattle, Sept. 26 – 27

From classical and popular music to pasta and wine, Festa Italiana Seattle is a “Celebration of All Things Italian.” Food vendors, crafts, a wine garden, puppet theatre, bocce ball tournaments, grape-stomping competitions, Italian films and much more honor the “old country” and transform Seattle Center into a little Italy.

Seattle Fiestas Patrias, Sept. 19-20

Join us for Seattle Fiestas Patrias, a celebration of Latin American independence – with dance, continuous live music, Latin American foods, exhibits and children’s activities.

Theater Commons at Seattle Center

A new project to green and beautify a Seattle Center entry point at the north end of the campus will begin this month. Theater Commons, a first phase project of the Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan, will occupy an area that has served as a parking area between the Seattle Repertory and Intiman Theatres, adding 1.5 acres of open space as a final step in the long-term process of consolidating parking in garages around the campus.

Korean Cultural Celebration, Sept. 12

Folk songs, dance, foods, Tae Kwon Do, films and art displays highlight Korea’s cultural evolution at Safeco Insurance Festál: Korean Cultural Celebration.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, Sept. 13

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival showcases Hawaii’s colorful history through traditional dance, music, films, food and arts and crafts.