Memorial Day Weekend 2011 was the 40th anniversary of Northwest Folklife! The goal of Northwest Folklife is to create opportunities for individuals and communities of the Pacific Northwest to celebrate, share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations.
Northwest Folklife carries out its mission in a variety of ways, most notably through the annual production of the free Northwest Folklife Festival.
This annual event is filled with stage performances of music and dance. There are workshops, interactive activiites and buskers everywhere. The Seattle Center is also crowded full of amazing art and craft vendors. Also: plenty of good eats. It was wonderful as always, even under cloudy skies.
To learn more: http://www.nwfolklife.org/