2011 NORTHWEST FOLK LIFE
NORTHWEST FOLK LIFE FESTIVAL 2011
Our 40th Festival!
May 27-30, 11 am-11 pm
RAIN OR SHINE!
up with Folk life year-round! See the current
Northwest Folk life E-Newsletter.
Northwest Folk life Festival is the annual free climactic
celebration of year-round ethnic, folk, and traditional arts activities
produced by Northwest Folk life. The Folklife Festival is Seattle's
unofficial leap into summer, with four days of jam-packed excitement.
from the Pacific Northwest along with special guests from
throughout the world create an ethnic extravaganza embracing music and dance
performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, hands-on ethnic children's
activities, symposia, dance and music workshops, crafts, food, imported
goods, demonstrations of traditional arts, and
more! The exuberant tradition of sharing and participation
at the Festival encourages exploration and learning between participants and
1972 and sponsored
by Northwest Folklife and Seattle
Center, Folklife brings together an estimated 250,000 visitors,
1,000 volunteers and more than 7,000 musicians, dancers, tradition bearers and
visual artists who contribute their time, talent, and energy.
Folklife! Ride your bike, take the bus, hop on the Monorail or simply walk
to the 2008 Northwest Folklife Festival
you must take a car to
the Festival, visit Spaceshare.com/folklife
to find a carpool buddy and help keep vehicle trafficaround Seattle Center to
travelers, meet neighbors.
Find people who love the same arts and music before the Festival starts! If
you're local, consider hosting people and performers from out of town. Bashful
about trying out a local class or one of the Festival workshops? Find a buddy
with whom you can try something new! And as always, you can carpool, take the
bus with your neighbors and connect with others in your community at www.spaceshare.com/folklife
& Culture :-
Tips & Attractions: Downtown to
of walking tour)
Walk a few blocks from the Market(Pike
Place Market, )
to 4th and Pine. On your way up the hill, you'll pass by the Perennial
Tea Room (look for Post Alley about a half block up, by Sur le
Table). Go upstairs in the shopping mall to catch the monorail
to Seattle Center.
Seattle Waterfront, with the Seattle
sightseeing boat tours, tons of coffee shops, and many seafood
Ride the waterfront
streetcar to Pike Place Market (see related
tea info above)