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Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center

Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center

Thousands of people flock to Seattle Center every Memorial Day weekend for the Northwest Folklife Festival. A tradition in the Emerald City since 1971, the four-day event is now the largest free arts festival in the United States. The Northwest Folklife Festival features ethnic, folk, and traditional arts, crafts, and music. The festival  draws an estimated 250,000 visitors and 6,000 performers every single year. Admission to the event is free, but a donation is encouraged. When Tove and I checked out the festival, volunteers at the entrance asked for a $10 donation, but they weren’t pushy about it. You might also want to have some cash on hand to tip the side performers at the festival (if you want to). Speaking of performers at the Northwest Folklife Festival, Tove and I watched bands play on the main stages and off them. We also spotted jugglers, dancers, and even a guy swallowing swords (which was easily the most jaw dropping thing we saw). Attendees can even participate in the Northwest Folklife Festival...

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Cascade Warbirds Fly-In at the Museum of Flight

Cascade Warbirds Fly-In at the Museum of Flight

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of Flight hosts a slew of activities including the annual Cascade Warbirds Fly-In. This family-friendly event is a great way to see some awesome vintage aircraft, enjoy the weather (if it happens to be nice out) and do something fun that wont cost you any money (yup, it’s FREE). Tim and I had a great time checking out the planes up close and learning more about their fascinating part of history. The Cascade Warbirds is an organization that works to preserve  history by maintaining military aircraft. For one day over the holiday weekend, the Cascade Warbirds take over the main parking lot at the Museum of Flight and display their incredible planes to the public. Visitors can explore a wide variety of restored vintage military aircraft, representing a number of  armed forces from around the world. The planes range from World War II all the way through Vietnam. The Cascade Warbirds Fly-In is a great opportunity to get up close with...

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