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Global Playground brings music, culture and play to Seattle Center

Artists at Play lives up to its name this Saturday with live music, performances and activities for kids.

Photo: Northwest Folklife


What kid can’t use a little more culture and play in their life? In fact, what adult among us couldn’t use more culture and play in their life, too?


Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center have put together Global Playground for just this reason. Global Playground is three days of games, music, dance and fun during the month of August, and is a part of the Our Big Neighborhood initiative — a multiyear program meant to bring together music, culture and play for kids and families and make this kind of programming accessible for all.


On three consecutive Saturdays in August (the 3rd, 10th and 17th), kids and families will have the chance to participate in international playground games, hands-on activities, parades, interactive dance workshops and more, to get the whole family moving and shaking. Each day runs from about 2 to 5 p.m.


Set in Seattle’s most unique playground, Artists at Play, some of the daily highlights at Global Playground include performances by Seattle's own DJ Zeta, Kid Roman and singer/songwriter Laureli. Your family can also watch award-winning drill teams, step performances, and marionette dancing; learn the art of screenprinting with Vera Project; and make bookmarks, patches, chandeliers, collages and buttons.


There is a suggested donation of $5 person and you can see the full schedule with all the details and happenings here.




WHAT: Global Playground

WHEN: Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17; 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Artists at Play, 305 Harrison St., at the Seattle Center

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