Northwest Folklife Announces Full Schedule for 2018 Northwest Folklife Festival

Article Contributed by HearthMusic | Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Northwest Folklife is proud to announce the full schedule for the 2018 Northwest Folklife Festival, presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and scheduled for May 25-28, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend). For 47 years, the Northwest Folklife Festival has been Seattle’s traditional kick-off to summer, bringing up to 250,000 people to the grounds of Seattle Center in the heart of the city. For all these years, Northwest Folklife has been committed to keeping the festival open with access for all, no tickets and no gates. After the call was sounded last year to keep the Northwest Folklife Festival on solid footing with community support and donations, Northwest Folklife is looking to continue this support at the festival, asking a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family per day. For the people, by the people, the Northwest Folklife Festival welcomes all.


The Northwest Folklife Festival is the largest community powered festival in the nation, and with over 5,000 performers and 26 stages, you’re sure to discover something new each day. Fueled by the Pacific Northwest’s rich cultural traditions, the Northwest Folklife Festival is a great place to find out more about your neighbors and to share traditions and cultures with the people that make our region such a compelling and beautiful place to live.

The full schedule for the 2018 Northwest Folklife Festival is up online and is interactive, but it’s still a lot to go through! Here’s a quick guide to some of the new highlights and discoveries at Folklife this year!