Destinations: Seattle Children's Festival Saturday

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Northwest Folklife's annual Seattle Children's Festival is this Saturday at September 22, 2018 at Seattle Center. 

There are five stages of dance, music, workshops, stories, and two full discovery zones for hands-on activities. 

Since Northwest Folklife is committed to access for all, there's a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Lots to do, here's the full schedule HERE

Highlights of the 2018 Festival include:
  • Bands! Seattle kindiependent band Caspar Babypants, The Rhapsody Project, and more!
  • Storytelling! Drag Queen storytime with Aleksa Manila, and bilingual Spanish story time with Para los Niños
  • Dancing! Mexican baile folklórico with Grupo Folklorico Nuestro Raices, Balkan dance with Radost Folk Ensemble
  • Breakdancing! 206 Zulu Presents Prince v. Prince 
  • Dance Workshops! Hula dance lesson with Seattle Polynesian dance troupe Huraiti Mana, Irish dance lesson with Comerford School of Irish dance
  • Drumming! African drum and dancing with Sumayya Diop
  • Folk Art! Handmade crankies (old-fashioned story scrolls)
  • Drill Team! With Washington Diamonds Drill Team
  • Cultural Discovery! Explore Nepalese dance, music, and language with the Nepal Seattle Society
  • Rhythm Workshops! With Ghanian drumming master Kofi Anang and Seattle Drum School
  • Hands-on Activities! With Bike Works, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Town Hall Seattle, Nature Consortium, Pacific Science Center, and lots more 
  • Theater! Acting workshop with Seattle’s Theater for Young Children
  • Film! Watch and play with Scarecrow Video
  • Get Moving! Stay active when you’re learning something new with friends with the Movement Series, activities and workshops to keep kids on their feet


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