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In terms of COVID requirements, Seattle Center is a City of Seattle department. Thus, we are following the guidance from the City of Seattle as well as King County Public Health. Learn about Seattle Center's health and safety protocols at our events. To protect the public, City staff and contractors are asked to be fully vaccinated.
The festival takes place in-person: Saturday, October 8, 11am-6pm & Sunday, October 9, 11am-5pm at the Armory Food & Event Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish culture and heritage.
The festival boasts an increasing variety of traditional and contemporary performances, art and textile exhibitions, documentaries, youth activities, cuisine, workshops and genuine Turkish products vendors. The festival takes place in October every year as a part of Turkish Heritage Month celebrations as proclaimed by the Washington State Governor that also covers the celebration of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye on October 29, Seattle Turkish Film Festival and commemoration of the founding father of Türkiye, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
|12:00pm||Welcome to Turkfest||MC|
|12:10PM||Seattle Center Director||Robert Nellams|
|12:30pm||Folk Dance||Troupe du Soleil|
|1:20pm||Folk Dance - Turkish Line Dance & Spoon Dance||Karavans Dance Troupe|
|1:30pm||Folk Dance||Troupe du Soleil|
|1:50pm||Folk Dance - Turkish Line Dance & Spoon Dance||Karavans Dance Troupe|
|2:00pm||Intro / Setup Time||MC|
|2:20pm||Music||Nazli, Kyriakos & Mithat|
|3:20pm||Intro / Setup Time||MC|
|4:45pm||Intro / Setup Time||MC|
|6:00pm||Closing & Thank You||MC|
|12:00pm||Welcome to Turkfest & Setup Time||MC|
|12:20pm||Music - Kids||American Turkish Academy of Washington (ATA-WA)|
|12:40pm||Intro: Recap of Yesterday||MC|
|1:20pm||Music||Seattle Turkish Music Choir|
|3:00pm||Dance + Dance Workshop||Emiko & Dance Troupe|
|3:45pm||Rap Music||House Rat|
|4:00pm||Music Workshop & Presentation||Izumi Fairbanks|
|5:00pm||Closing & Thank You||MC|