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Seattle Children’s Festival 2020: online Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25

It's "choose your own adventure" at the streaming arts and culture event.

The popular Seattle Children’s Festival has gone online this year with a “choose your own adventure” format.

There will be music, dance and storytelling performances (including lots of local favorites!) and workshops, plus hands-on activities.

The event, with the theme “From Home to Home,” takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25. Activities run live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. but can be streamed on-demand all weekend.

“Throughout the schedule, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to play, dance, sing, cook, and learn — all while meeting your neighbors,” says Kelli Faryar, executive artistic director of Northwest Folklife, which sponsors the event along with Seattle Center.

Each day features a livestream from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here’s what’s on the schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • Sunshine Music Together
  • Los Instrumentos de la Orquesta with Orquesta Northwest
  • Tahitian Dance with Te Fare O Tamatoa
  • Performance by Northwest Tap Connection
  • Story Time with Aleksa Manila 

Sunday, Oct. 25

In addition to the livestreams, a variety of videos and hands-on activities will be available including cooking, martial arts and dance and a Black Lives Matter program.

There is a suggested donation of $20 per family.


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 13-year-old girl.