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Northwest Folklife is back with four days of in-person and online events. (Christopher Nelson photo)

Northwest Folklife is back in person for 2023

Memorial Day weekend event at Seattle Center

Northwest Folklife is back!

The popular Memorial Day weekend festival will return as an in-person event May 26-29, 2023, at Seattle Center.

Here is the full schedule of in-person activities and performances. 

To stream some of the performances live go here for the Virtual Schedule and  Live Streaming link.

This year’s Northwest Folklife theme is: “LAGOM: not too little, not too much, just right”. It fits in with the connectedness that people are feeling for each other and the changes we are seeing as people are out and about a little more.

Folklife also continues to emphasize making its online and in-person programming accessible to all. This is the event’s 52nd year.

Similar to in the past, programming will include music, dance, spoken word, visual arts, films, demonstrations, panel discussions, participatory dances, and workshops. Events will take place on stages across Seattle Center, and organizers are projecting high attendance.


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Published March 25, 2022 and updated May 2023

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