Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

A view of the Willamette River from Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a four-year break, the Oregon Symphony returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 4, for its free Waterfront Concert. The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The main performance starts at … Continue reading Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

The Dala horse at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) On the second weekend in August, Junction City celebrates its Scandinavian heritage in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities … Continue reading The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

Summer and ongoing events at Seattle’s Waterfront Park

A panorama of downtown Seattle and its waterfront from the Belevedere Viewpoint in West Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes) Seattle's new Waterfront Park has a range of activities that fit practically any interest. Come to Pier 62 at the downtown waterfront for dance classes, yoga, Seattle Aquarium storytimes, nature explorations, educational activities, parkour, and more. … Continue reading Summer and ongoing events at Seattle’s Waterfront Park

The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The 87th annual Omak Stampede is a weekend full of western entertainment. The rodeo competitions include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping, and tie-down riding. Also enjoy carnival rides, a Western and Native art show, rodeo dances, Native American dances, and shopping. Two of … Continue reading The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

The nalukataq (blanket toss) at a previous World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games in Fairbanks, Alaska (photo by Sherman Hogue, Explore Fairbanks) Editor's Note: This post is from a press release provided by Explore Fairbanks. The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper Ice Arena at 1920 Lathrop Street in Fairbanks … Continue reading Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Learn hula dance and how to make Hawaiian crafts. Take a cultural workshop. Relax outdoors to live music from award-winning artists, shop vendor booths, and sip a drink or two in the beer garden. It's the 19th annual Four Days of Aloha celebration in Vancouver, Washington, Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. This year, … Continue reading Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The annual 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks return to the Acquoni Expo CenterĀ in Cherokee, North Carolina, this year. The celebration starts at noon Eastern time on Friday, July 2. The powwow features a variety of dances and dance contests throughout the weekend. The event ends at 10 p.m. … Continue reading 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Image credits: Jewelry by Nelson Begay, painting by George Curtis Levi, and dancer photo by Raelene Whiteshield Learn about Native American culture through art, dance, demonstrations, interactive activities, and storytelling at the 20th annual Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance at the Tesoro Cultural Center Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. More than 40 Indian national … Continue reading Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Image by Rene Rauschenberger from Pixabay The Festival de Jerez, one of the foremost and longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world, is usually a live event at the historic Villamarta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. This year because of safety concerns and travel restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17