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BrasilFest Celebrates 19 Years at Seattle Center!

The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music,films,traditional food, workshops and exhibits.

WHAT: BrasilFest (Brasil is the Portuguese spelling for Brazil)
WHEN: Sunday, August 20, 2017 12 noon – 7 pm
WHERE:  Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington (Seattle Center Map)
COST: Free admission

Seattle Center’s Festál, is a series of cultural community festivals and events designed to celebrate, preserve and share the rich traditions of the region’s diverse communities with the widest possible audience. Festál is a vital part of Seattle Center’s role in helping to build a larger community and is presented by Safeco Insurance, The Seattle Times and Seattle Center Foundation.

Festival History

Governor- BrasilfestBrasilFest was created in 1999 by Brazilian immigrants Eduardo (right) and Ana Paula Mendonça (left) — in the center Gary Locke, then Washington State Governor — with the mission to expose our community to Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of the Brazilian Folklore Day.  This is a unique mission, as this day is not usually celebrated outside of Brazil. In Brazil, this event is an important educational tool in continuing Brazilian folkloric traditions. Our mission goes beyond keeping traditions alive; it combines traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions.

Festival Board
  • Eduardo Mendonça – President
  • Steven Silverman – Vice President
  • Ana Paula Mendonça – Executive Director
  • Chang Choi – Treasurer
  • Angelica Nolet – Secretary
  • Lindsey Dabek – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Patricia Fox – At large
  • Auxiliadora Oliveira – At large

BrasilFest is produced by Brazil Center, Show Brazil!.
For more information, go to www.seattlecenter.com or call (425) 254-1616