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Mayor Durkan’s Picks for Folklife!

The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s beloved traditions, an annual celebration of art and music, and a celebration of diversity in the Pacific Northwest. It’s now our country’s largest community-powered arts festival.

Today, the 47th year of Folklife kicks off! Drawing on more than 100 cultural communities, this year’s Folklife will present more than 5,000 performers over four (sunny!) days at Seattle Center.

Mayor Durkan was invited by Folklife organizers to curate her own schedule for this year’s festival. Check it out here! Among the Mayor’s top picks for this weekend:

  • The Garfield High School Jazz Band (Friday, 5:15 p.m.)
  • Lakota Songs / Unkitwa (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.)
  • The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.)
  • Fire and Ice Dance Company (Saturday, 6:40 p.m.)
  • Kalahi Dance Company (Sunday, 4:55 p.m.)
  • Veterans Honoring (Monday, 9:00 a.m.)
  • The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicanx Visual Arts (Monday, 4:00 p.m.)

Want to see the full Folklife schedule and make your own individual plan? Click here.