Northwest Folklife Festival features a broad range of cultural expression and traditions practiced in the Northwest. It has been held annually on Memorial Day weekend throughout Seattle Center since 1972.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Music, Dance, Crafts folk/traditional/heritage arts
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Festival, Presenter, Community Development


Case Studies


The Northwest Folklife Festival: Preserving Seattle’s Golden Age of Arts and Culture, Maris Antolin