Seattle Center Festál Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2017
Please join us for these special “Festál Turns 20” events throughout the year!
Festál Turns 20 Fête: Kick-Off to 20th Anniversary Celebration
January 15, 2017
To kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Seattle Center Festál, we are inviting festival leaders and the broader community to join us for a night of cultural festivities. Attendees will experience the breadth of cultural and ethnic celebrations in the Pacific Northwest with performances, wine-tasting and food. Join us and celebrate the reach of Festál in our city and beyond.
Edible City Family Day with Festál
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Uncover the rich cultural diversity of food in the Pacific Northwest at MOHAI’s Edible City Family Day with Festál! Enjoy cooking demonstrations by chef Kristi Brown, dance performances, craft activities, and more at this all-ages event presented in collaboration with cultural partners from across the Puget Sound region.
Gathering Around the Table: A Festál Cookbook
Available June 2017
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Seattle Center Festál in 2017, we’re offering Gathering Around the Table: A Festál Cookbook. This beautifully designed and inspiring book explores 20 years of ethnic cultural celebrations at Seattle Center with delightful insights and tasty recipes from each of the 24 festivals that comprise the Festál series.
Northwest Folklife 2017 Cultural Focus: Seattle Center Festál
May 26-29, 2017
Join Northwest Folklife in celebrating “Festál Turns 20,” the 20th anniversary of Seattle Center Festál. As the 2017 “Cultural Focus,” Folklife will highlight and support all Festál cultural festivals and their communities throughout the year, while showcasing the distinct arts, cultures, and common threads of ethnic communities.
Race, Identity and Culture in the Pacific Northwest
June 16, 2017, noon | August 10, 20167, 7PM
Culture carriers, artists, and historians each share their views on the value of race, identity, and culture in relationship to communal celebrations. What role do ethnic gathering have in strengthening identity? Panel discussions presented in partnership with Seattle Public Library.
Festál Turns 20: A Reimagining
October 12, 2017
This evening forum highlights the evolution and preservation of cultural identity through the eyes and experiences of young, multiethnic artists using image-based, “PechaKucha” presentations in a thought-provoking exchange of perspectives and ideas.