Seattle Children's Festival Sunday at Seattle Center

Friday, October 7, 2016

Caspar Babypants will perform
at the Seattle Children's Festival

The Seattle Children's Festival, Sunday, October 9 - a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational Festival 'Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood' through Arts, Performance, and Play

Sponsored by Northwest Folklife, the third annual Seattle Children's Festival will take place Sunday on Seattle Center grounds in the Fisher Pavilion, Armory Court and Armory Lofts. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle 98109.

An all-day event (10:00am - 5:00pm) the  Festival brings together multi-cultural arts experiences and entertainment including hands-on activities, participatory workshops for the whole family, and live performances all geared toward children and their caregivers ages 0 to 10.

Sunshine Music
for babies and toddlers
Instead of an admission fee, suggested donations of $10 per person, $20 per family will support Festival performers and production costs.

This year, Northwest Folklife has programmed an all-day event that highlights the cultural traditions from a wide range of community groups.

"The Seattle Children's Festival offers families a chance to explore cultures and participate in a variety of art forms through multiple learning opportunities with no financial barrier," Kelli Faryar, Northwest Folklife's Programs Director comments. 
"We believe introducing a child to new cultures and traditions will create a kinder world, and strong communities."

Music performances include popular Seattle artist Caspar Babypants, Native American flutist Peter Ali, African Marimba music from Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble, and others.

Ana Montes
Spanish Flamenco
Interactive, multi-cultural dance performance will come in all shapes and sizes, featuring the Hawaiian dancers of Halau Hula O'Napulalani, Spanish Flamenco dance with Ana Montes, Hungarian Family dancers, Irish Step dancing with the Comeford School of Irish Dance, traditional Mexican folk dance, hip-hop break dancing fun, plus the anticipated return of the energetic Duoc Su Vietnamese Lion Dance Team.

Two areas are dedicated to hands-on play. Located in the Fisher Pavilion and Armory, families can look forward to trying out a little of everything from art, to music, to science in the Discovery Zones. 

Kids of all ages are invited to build a boat with the Center for Wooden Boats, twist and tumble with the Seattle Gymnastics Academy, or create a masterpiece with Gage Academy of Art.

For the babies and toddlers in attendance, Sunshine Music Together returns this year to teach the basics of rhythm and movement.

Upon arrival at the Festival, Northwest Folklife encourages families to pick up a fun Event Passport that will guide attendees on an interactive journey through the Festival.

A complete look at the all-day schedule and performer list here


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