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Discover the Art of Culture at Seattle Center Festál 
In 2017, Seattle Center Festál celebrates 20 years of global music, dance, art, crafts, history, food and insight presented through a unique partnership among community organizations on weekends throughout the year. This illuminating series of 24 ethnic cultural festivals seeks to connect people in ways that build understanding, dispel stereotypes and generate pride among the generations who participate in these shared experiences.
The 20th anniversary year celebrates the fact that we a nation of immigrant, indigenous and ethnic cultures. These groups contribute in many and meaningful ways to the character of the Pacific Northwest. Festál provides a stage and platform for their traditions, accomplishments and artistic expression. The series forms the bedrock of the free public programming at Seattle Center, captivating and enlightening festival-goers as they experience the distinct cultures that shape the course of our broader community.
 2017 Seattle Center Festál Festivals

Tết Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New YearJanuary 21-22, 2017
Irish FestivalMarch 11-12, 2017
Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking CulturesMarch 19, 2017
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural FestivalApril 21-23, 2017
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month CelebrationMay 7, 2017
Spirit of AfricaMay 13, 2017
A Glimpse of China - Chinese Culture and Arts FestivalMay 20, 2017
46th Annual Northwest Folklife FestivalMay 26 - 29, 2017
Pagdiriwang Philippine FestivalJune 3-4, 2017
Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts FestJune 10-11, 2017
Spirit of Indigenous PeopleJune 24, 2017
Polish Festival SeattleJuly 8, 2017
Arab FestivalJuly 15-16, 2017
Iranian FestivalAugust 12, 2017
BrasilFestAugust 20, 2017
Tibet FestAugust 26-27, 2017
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural FestivalSeptember 10, 2017
Seattle Fiestas PatriasSeptember 16-17, 2017
The Italian FestivalSeptember 23-24, 2017
CroatiaFestOctober 1, 2017
TurkFestOctober 14-15, 2017
Diwali: Lights of IndiaOctober 21, 2017
Dia de Muertos: A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our DepartedOctober 28-29, 2017
Hmong New Year CelebrationNovember 4, 2017

Seattle Center Festál is produced with the generous support of KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Northwest Folklife Festival, The Boeing Company, 4Culture and ArtsWA. Additional support is provided by the City of Seattle and Seattle Center Foundation.

Thanks to our sponsors

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