Seattle Center is currently operating in a limited capacity according to restrictions mandated by Washington State and the City of Seattle. Event activities and official public gatherings are currently restricted on the grounds. Seattle Center Armory and Artists at Play Playground are closed to the public until further notice. Please consult our homepage, events calendar, and safety page for additional information.
The International Fountain will be closed for major improvements from April 6 until end of June. Seattle Monorail will also be closed April 12-30 for station renovations. We appreciate your patience.....
Seattle Center is home to over 30+ attractions, museums, festivals, and arts organizations. The COVID-19 outbreak has made us look at how to provide entertainment in a different way.
Seattle Center has launched this portal for virtual events. We are excited to combine our professional staff, equipment and resources in offering this new platform to share arts and cultural programming.
International Children's Friendship Festival: How to Make a Friend and See the World (April 17-18, 2021 @ 2pm PST)
Day 1: April 17
Day 2: April 18
International Children’s Friendship Festival is an event that is run by children and features performances by children. Various nationalities are represented through music, folk dancing and art. The children celebrate their international friendship through experiencing the rich tapestry of the world’s cultures.
The event is well-established and recognized in the Northwest as a volunteer-run festival with a loyal crowd and an increasing number of new children every year. The festival is annually recognized by proclamations of several elected officials in Washington State.
Despite their sincere hopes that the pandemic will be over by April 2021, the organizers decided to have a virtual event this year for the safety and well-being of children and community members.
Their vision is a peaceful future where all peoples of the world respect, appreciate, and enjoy the rich and diverse cultures of each other. To fulfill our vision, they are creating opportunities for young people to experience different cultures at an early age through music, folklore, art and cultural displays. The festival’s motto is “Peace at home, peace in the world." — M. Kemal Ataturk