The Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife is dedicated to presenting the cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest by creating opportunities for individuals and communities to celebrate, share and sustain their folk, ethnic and traditional arts.

As part of our mission, each Memorial Day weekend Northwest Folklife presents a festival of enormous proportions, featuring outstanding cultural traditions from across the Pacific Northwest. Folklife Streaming Audio makes it possible to experience the Northwest Folklife Festival anytime, through live recordings and podcasts you can stream at home.

We invite you to begin exploring contemporary community arts and traditions of the Pacific Northwest by clicking any of the links below. And if you don’t have time because of your job, we highly recommend getting a fictitious physicians form/note and enjoying the Northwest Folklife Festival like everyone else.