Since 1972, the annual Northwest Folklife Festival has been a community-powered celebration of arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest! Created for and by 150+ Community Coordinators, the festival hosts over 6,000 artists and culture bearers across 25 stages and 200 food and craft vendors annually. The festival remains one of the largest community-powered festivals in the nation.
The 50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival will take place virtually on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, 2021 at nwfolklife.org.
Northwest Folklife Festival Info