Seattle Center Festál
Seattle , WA
Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). The festival boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more.
Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperate throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage.
This celebration of Turkish culture has grown annually since its inception in 2001, boasting an increasing variety of traditional and contemporary performances, art and textile exhibitions, documentaries, youth activities, cuisine, workshops and genuine Turkish products vendors. The festival takes place in October every year as a part of Turkish Heritage Month celebrations as proclaimed by the Washington State Governor and also covers the celebration of the founding of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, Seattle Turkish Film Festival, and commemoration of the founding father of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Each year, Turkfest invites dancers, musicians, and artists from around the country and Turkey to share their artistic forms of expression with local audiences. TACAWA is proud to organize the free cultural event for the enjoyment of the diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Washington State Historical Society
Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.
All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
A Project by Borderland Collective
February 5 – October 16, 2022
All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.
Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:
The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.
In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.
When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come.
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)
With our hands on the land at Marra Farm, we will connect with the Earth in reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. We will also learn how to disrupt racism and injustice in the food system dominant in the U.S. through investing in food sovereignty locally and gaining skills for interdependence, such as woodworking, plant medicine, and ecosystem restoration. We will also plan a Fall community celebration.
Every Saturday 9AM-12PM from 9/17-10/29
Where: Marra Farm (Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)
Facilitated by Neli Jasuja and Tayah Carlisle
Other outdoor programs throughout the year:
- Nature Connections
- June Container Garden Giveaway Celebration
- Y-WE Grow Spring Cohort
- Summer Urban Innovators (South Park and Duwamish Valley youth) – in collaboration with Urban Fresh Food Collective, Resistencia Coffee, and Cultivate South Park
- South Asian Youth Leadership in Food Justice
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Be a part of another year of stories as we meet our mission to gather, present and preserve the history and culture of sheep ranching and herding in Idaho and the West.
In its 20+ years, the Festival has expanded greatly from its humble beginnings, yet the goals and objectives of the Festival remain the same—preserving the stories and history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrating the rich cultures of the past and present, and entertaining and educating children and adults about the production of local food and fiber that have sustained local economies for generations.
Join us as we celebrate Mission Africa’s success this past year and raise funds to continue changing lives, one village at a time.
Our virtual celebration will include a keynote speaker, special performances, highlights of our success this past year, and more! Admission is complimentary, however registration is required.
We understand that you may not be able to attend our event due to previously planned engagements. Donations are appreciated regardless!
El Centro de la Raza
Celebrate 50 triumphant years of El Centro de la Raza with us at our annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on October 8th, 2022. Our live program will take place at the Washington Convention Center from 5-9pm, with virtual options for those who prefer to watch from home.
It has been an honor to spend the last half-century dedicating our work towards serving our community, and we have so many people that we are grateful to. We want to dedicate this momentous anniversary year to:
Pioneers of social change, including advocates for mutli-racial unity, shepherds of anti-war movements, local faith communities, volunteers, and activists
The people who originally occupied the old Beacon Hill school in the name of dignity and for a better life for the Latino community
Our generous supporters from all walks of life, who have made it possible for us to continue our work, from 1972 to this present day
It is an honor to still be here today providing critical services, life-changing opportunities, developing resiliency, and hope. We are so fortunate to not only be surviving, but thriving, with all thanks due to our incredible community of supporters, donors, residents, and staff.
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 for our 50th Anniversary Building the Beloved Community Gala and take part in an exciting live event that raises funds for vital programs and services that benefit more than 22,000 individuals and families across our region. The evening will include live music, a reception, a plated dinner, a keynote address by Thomas A. Saenz – President and General Counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Foundation) the presentation of our Roberto Maestas Legacy Awards & Scholarships, an online auction, and more!
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Bringing audiences and filmmakers together for an educational experience and to support the magic of film-making as part of Hispanic and Romance Language Cinema globally.
Edmonds Center for the Arts
Multi award winning recording artist and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero joins renowed falsetto artist and songwriter, Kuana Torres Kahele for a special evening of Hawaiian Music and Hula.