Northwest Folklife Festival

Northwest Folklife Festival

May, Memorial Day weekend
The Northwest Folklife Festival is an international four-day event started in 1972 in Seattle, Wash., that draws performers and artisans from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. The emphasis is on amateur performers and ethnicity with some 100 countries represented. Events include music and dance on 17 stages; demonstrations by artisans of such skills as leather tanning, boatbuilding, blacksmithing, and broom making; and an International Food Village that offers food from more than 30 nations.
The festival spans the Memorial Day weekend, starting on Friday and winding up on Monday.
CONTACTS:
Northwest Folklife
158 Thomas St., Ste. 32
Seattle, WA 98109
206-684-7300; fax: 206-684-7190
www.nwfolklife.org
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 230
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