Presented by Northwest Folklife, the Seattle Children’s Festival has connected families to the living arts and traditions of our region since 2013. This year, we’re thrilled to be back with a hybrid festival - both online at nwfolklife.org/scf and at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion on Saturday, October 15 from 11am-4pm.

Your donation powers discovery, exploration, and family fun in person and online through this year’s Seattle Children’s Festival as well as Northwest Folklife’s year-round programs. The Seattle Children’s Festival is made possible thanks to generous contributions from participants like YOU. Thank you!

Committed to Access for All | Suggested Donation: $20 per family


Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the ever-evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest. From daily creativity and imagination to family and community customs, Folklife is a part of each of our lives – past, present, and future.

Our Mission & Vision



During this time of uncertainty, we ask you to come together to help us sustain, uplift, and unite our folklife. Please consider making your best gift possible, one that ensures a bright and sustainable future for Northwest Folklife and speaks to the importance of upholding the arts, culture, and music that make up our daily lives.

You can also show your support for Northwest Folklife by joining our team of volunteers! Help us make the magic of Northwest Folklife happen—volunteer with us!