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Participate in this year's festival!

Participatory dances and workshops are an essential part of every Northwest Folklife event, and the virtual Northwest Folklife Festival is no different! There's a variety of dances, jams, singalongs, and workshops to attend, and we hope you'll join us for them all.

For questions, please email us at or call 206.684.4189

Need accommodations or have questions about accessibility? Please email us at

How it works:

We have 2 participatory channels (The Roadhouse and Gathering Room) where you can sign up for participatory dances, workshops, singalongs, and more, but any program with a "^" next to the title means you can register to participate!

  • All artists listed with a "^" after their names on the Schedule page or Meet the Artists page are participatory, which means you can sign up to partake in the fun!
  • From the Meet the Artist page, click on “Learn More” to see the artist bio and performance time as well as the link to a registration form.
  • From the Schedule page or each channel page, this registration link will be listed along with the artist name and performance time.
  • Just for Fun: Get festive and download one of our Folklife Zoom backgrounds to make it feel like you're at the festival! Scroll down for information about downloading backgrounds.

Once you register, a unique participation link will be emailed to you the morning of the event. Please do not share this link!

For questions, please email us at

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

    Get festival with these special Northwest Folklife Zoom backgrounds, featuring some of your favorite spots at the festival! Here's a simple tutorial on how to update your Zoom background.


    Here’s a glimpse of some of the fun we had in the Roadhouse last year!