Annual Events,August, September
Both folk traditions and contemporary arts have
expression at BrasilFest, Seattle's annual celebration of Brazilian Folklore Day,
typically not celebrated outside Brazil. BrasilFest is characterized by its upbeat
rhythms, joyful dance and spicy flavors which combine to create a fun, celebratory atmosphere.
Ritual and tradition are the heart of TibetFest,
where the modern and ancient combine in an effort to preserve
Tibet's unique cultural identity. Performing groups share centuries old stories and legend
through lilting melodies and rhythmic movements, wearing symbolic masks and authentic costumes.
Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival
Bumbershoot is one of the nation's five
largest arts festivals, featuring 2,500 regional, national and international
performers which draw hundreds of thousands of people over its four-day run.
The festival is held on the 74-acre grounds of the Seattle Center.