Memorial Day weekend is upon us and what better way to spend it than at the 43rd annual Northwest Folklife Festival? For more than 40 years the Seattle Center has hosted this vibrant celebration of art and culture. This year’s festival will feature 24 separate venues showcasing a wide variety of music genres. Feel like being a part of the performance? Participatory Dance workshops in Fisher Pavilion, The Armory and the Northwest Rooms are sure to please. Brought the little ones along? Swing by the Discovery Zone, full of family-friendly activities such as crafts and storytelling! And as always the festival features countless booths showcasing the work of local artists. All that dancing, shopping and exploring left you famished? Check out the many food stalls featuring delicious foods from around the globe! With so much to see and experience, the Northwest Folklife Festival is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Best of all? The festival is FREE with a suggested donation of $10. The Northwest Folklife Festival runs through May 26.
Visitor tip: Make the Monorail part of your Folklife travel plans. It’s by far the easiest way to get to and from downtown Seattle!