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Junction City Scandinavian Festival
Junction City, OR

Come join us for the 61st Scandinavian Festival, August 11-14, 2022! Our Festival has many exciting activities to enjoy including FREE performances of dancing that includes traditional Scandinavian, German, Ukrainian folk dancing, various instrumental performances, and informational demonstrations. Come try some traditional Scandinavian and eclectic modern foods, crafts booths, art gallery, kids activity area and so much more from our 70+ vendor booths! It costs nothing to come watch the performances on any of our three stages, so come enjoy the ambiance of old world Scandinavia.

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Junction City Scandinavian Festival
Junction City, OR

Come join us for the 61st Scandinavian Festival, August 11-14, 2022! Our Festival has many exciting activities to enjoy including FREE performances of dancing that includes traditional Scandinavian, German, Ukrainian folk dancing, various instrumental performances, and informational demonstrations. Come try some traditional Scandinavian and eclectic modern foods, crafts booths, art gallery, kids activity area and so much more from our 70+ vendor booths! It costs nothing to come watch the performances on any of our three stages, so come enjoy the ambiance of old world Scandinavia.

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One Vibe Africa
Seattle, WA

One Vibe is proud to unveil the eighth annual Madaraka Festival on August 13th and 14th at Pier 62 at Waterfront Park in Seattle

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One Vibe is proud to unveil the eighth annual Madaraka Festival on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday August 14th. Madaraka Festival brings Africa’s finest musicians and creatives together with world renowned artists and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose. The festival will be held from 2:00 pm at Pier 62 at Waterfront Park in Seattle, Washington where we will have live musical performances, African food, and art! The festival will also be streamed for a global audience on YouTube and Facebook. In these unprecedented times, it is vital that we stand in solidarity with one another and enjoy the creativity that has sustained us through challenging times. What better way to live in the post-pandemic period than being the Global Village that we are!

 

Since 2014, Madaraka Festival has attracted more than 12,000 patrons & reached over 15 million people digitally while empowering diversity and inclusion in the Seattle community. Madaraka Festival has uniquely deepened the relationship between African, African American communities, and fostered partnerships with other international communities while shifting narrative and honoring cultural dynamics. In 2019, this international cultural extravaganza was a culmination of an entire week of activities in Kisumu, Kenya where One Vibe Africa originated. In 2020, Madaraka happened virtually and raised seed capital for 106 women who run small scale businesses in three Kenyan slums. Madaraka provided an opportunity for nearly 100 African-Americans to participate in cross-cultural exchange programs. In 2021, Madaraka Festival was held at Bellevue Youth Theater’s outdoor amphitheater headlined by Grammy Award nominated reggae legend, Pato Banton as part of his world peace tour.

 

This year, Madaraka Festival will honor African and African American culture while elevating their voices and creating community cohesion. The founder of One Vibe Africa and Madaraka Festival Simon Javan Okelo, has curated a lineup that will be unveiled as we get closer to the date of the event. We are excited to come together in the spirit of unity to collaborate with Converge Media, Common Good Church, RVC Seattle, Langston Seattle, Wa Na Wari, N333D Creative, NW Film Forum, NW Folklife Festival, and other organizations, sponsors, and partners to bring to you the 2022 Madaraka Festival. Additionally, Wednesday, May 25th during Africa Day will mark the beginning of the online campaign, which will culminate with the Madaraka Festival on August 13th and 14th.

For more information, visit www.madarakafestival.com

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF)
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and InterIM CDA, hosts a month of Chinatown-International District outdoor movies at Hing Hay Park in the summertime.

Join us for free and family-friendly outdoor programming every Saturday evening in August, featuring performances by local musical acts, face painting, art making, and popcorn for all. Once the sun goes down, the movie begins!

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Junction City Scandinavian Festival
Junction City, OR

Come join us for the 61st Scandinavian Festival, August 11-14, 2022! Our Festival has many exciting activities to enjoy including FREE performances of dancing that includes traditional Scandinavian, German, Ukrainian folk dancing, various instrumental performances, and informational demonstrations. Come try some traditional Scandinavian and eclectic modern foods, crafts booths, art gallery, kids activity area and so much more from our 70+ vendor booths! It costs nothing to come watch the performances on any of our three stages, so come enjoy the ambiance of old world Scandinavia.

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Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)

Enjoy a reading of A Name Like Mine: A Rhyming Story About Diversity & Inclusion. This book discusses one of the simplest ways of showing a sign of respect – learning how to say someone’s name correctly! A Name Like Mine will build the confidence of uniquely named children in addition to teaching everyone about the importance of learning to pronounce names correctly. This program is sponsored by PNC Bank.

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One Vibe Africa
Seattle, WA

One Vibe is proud to unveil the eighth annual Madaraka Festival on August 13th and 14th at Pier 62 at Waterfront Park in Seattle

About this event

One Vibe is proud to unveil the eighth annual Madaraka Festival on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday August 14th. Madaraka Festival brings Africa’s finest musicians and creatives together with world renowned artists and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose. The festival will be held from 2:00 pm at Pier 62 at Waterfront Park in Seattle, Washington where we will have live musical performances, African food, and art! The festival will also be streamed for a global audience on YouTube and Facebook. In these unprecedented times, it is vital that we stand in solidarity with one another and enjoy the creativity that has sustained us through challenging times. What better way to live in the post-pandemic period than being the Global Village that we are!

 

Since 2014, Madaraka Festival has attracted more than 12,000 patrons & reached over 15 million people digitally while empowering diversity and inclusion in the Seattle community. Madaraka Festival has uniquely deepened the relationship between African, African American communities, and fostered partnerships with other international communities while shifting narrative and honoring cultural dynamics. In 2019, this international cultural extravaganza was a culmination of an entire week of activities in Kisumu, Kenya where One Vibe Africa originated. In 2020, Madaraka happened virtually and raised seed capital for 106 women who run small scale businesses in three Kenyan slums. Madaraka provided an opportunity for nearly 100 African-Americans to participate in cross-cultural exchange programs. In 2021, Madaraka Festival was held at Bellevue Youth Theater’s outdoor amphitheater headlined by Grammy Award nominated reggae legend, Pato Banton as part of his world peace tour.

 

This year, Madaraka Festival will honor African and African American culture while elevating their voices and creating community cohesion. The founder of One Vibe Africa and Madaraka Festival Simon Javan Okelo, has curated a lineup that will be unveiled as we get closer to the date of the event. We are excited to come together in the spirit of unity to collaborate with Converge Media, Common Good Church, RVC Seattle, Langston Seattle, Wa Na Wari, N333D Creative, NW Film Forum, NW Folklife Festival, and other organizations, sponsors, and partners to bring to you the 2022 Madaraka Festival. Additionally, Wednesday, May 25th during Africa Day will mark the beginning of the online campaign, which will culminate with the Madaraka Festival on August 13th and 14th.

For more information, visit www.madarakafestival.com

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF)
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and InterIM CDA, hosts a month of Chinatown-International District outdoor movies at Hing Hay Park in the summertime.

Join us for free and family-friendly outdoor programming every Saturday evening in August, featuring performances by local musical acts, face painting, art making, and popcorn for all. Once the sun goes down, the movie begins!

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Nordic Northwest
Portland, OR

Join us for a classic library story time experience. Librarians from the Garden Home Community Library will lead a free all-ages story time at Nordic Northwest’s Nordia House, complete with folktale-themed books, songs, rhymes, and flannel board magic.

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Brothers United in Leadership Development (BUILD)
Seattle, WA

Come out and “Kick it” with us as we BUILD community by playing Kickball with friends, family, and community.

This event is open to all ages. No hidden agendas we are just trying to BUILD Community!

Volunteers are Needed – Sign up to volunteer at: https://forms.gle/oufqJF8yy5j5rAd77

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF)
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and InterIM CDA, hosts a month of Chinatown-International District outdoor movies at Hing Hay Park in the summertime.

Join us for free and family-friendly outdoor programming every Saturday evening in August, featuring performances by local musical acts, face painting, art making, and popcorn for all. Once the sun goes down, the movie begins!

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