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Festál Cultural Festivals

Discover the Art of Culture at Seattle Center Festál 
In 2017, Seattle Center Festál celebrated 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 celebrated 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.
Check out Gathering Around the Table: A Festál Cookbook, our 20th anniversary commemorative cookbook. 
 2018 Seattle Center Festál Festivals

Têt in Seattle – Vietnamese Lunar New YearFebruary 10-11, 2018
Irish FestivalMarch 17-18, 2018
Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking CulturesMarch 25, 2018
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural FestivalApril 20-22, 2018
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month CelebrationMay 6, 2018
Spirit of AfricaMay 12, 2018
A Glimpse of China - Chinese Culture & Arts FestivalMay 19, 2018
46th Annual Northwest Folklife FestivalMay 25 - 28, 2018
Pagdiriwang Philippine FestivalJune 2-3, 2018
Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts FestJune 16-17, 2018
Spirit of Indigenous PeopleJune 9, 2018
Polish Festival SeattleJuly 7, 2018
Iranian FestivalAugust 11, 2018
BrasilFestAugust 19, 2018
Tibet FestAugust 25-26, 2018
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural FestivalSeptember 9, 2018
Seattle Fiestas PatriasSeptember 15-16, 2018
The Italian FestivalSeptember 29-30, 2018
CroatiaFestOctober 7, 2018
TurkfestOctober 13-14, 2018
Diwali: Lights of IndiaOctober 20, 2018
Dia de Muertos: A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our DepartedOctober 27-28, 2018
Hmong New Year CelebrationNovember 3, 2018

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

NW Folklife   KUOW 94.94Culture

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Coca-ColaAlaska AirlinesT-MobileWorldMark by WindhamMicrosoft
Seattle Center Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. City of Seattle
Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor, City of Seattle
Director Robert Nellams, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109