For nearly five decades Northwest Folklife Festival has been bringing joy to the people that attend the sprawling event on Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle. This year’s event will start on Friday May 24th and run through Monday May 27th. Held at Seattle Center every year, Northwest Folklife Festival is one of the largest community-powered festivals in the nation, bringing together over 5,000 performers, 800 volunteers, 40 food vendors, 150 local craft/import vendors, and upwards of 250,000 attendees.
The festival is a massive undertaking as you can see by glancing at the schedule. Click HERE to do that.
Below are a few highlights that attendees can look forward to:
KEXP PROGRAMMING: Co-curated in partnership with KEXP DJs Eva Walker and Troy Nelson, the KEXP Gathering Space programming highlights Youth Rising with up-and-coming young artists from Sound Off!.
ZoserSaturday, May 25 from 5 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.Alex CadeSunday, May 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.i///uMonday, May 27 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
The Hydrant Showcase
Monday, May 27 from 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at MoPOPHosted by Yasmin EttobiFeaturing: DJ HALF DEAD and performances by Kid Roman, Kay C, Aurelio Valdez, Carter, D.White, Vampzilla, and Lotus
View the full Northwest Folklife Festival schedule HERE.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person or 20 bucks for a family. At those prices, Folklife gives you more bang for your buck than most other northwest festivals.