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About Community Stories

Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

To submit story input and for further information about Community Stories, please contact: Ian Devier, Community Stories Senior Producer,

Community Stories: Festál Turns 20
Community Stories: Festál Turns 20

In 2017, Seattle Center's Festál will celebrate 20 years of global music, dance, art, crafts, history, food and insight presented through a series of 24 cultural celebrations exploring the region's many ethnic cultures, including the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Seattle's French Fest, the Spirit of Africa, Arab Festival, First Nations Heritage Festival, Seattle Fiestas Patrias and more. The entertaining and illuminating series is a partnership between Seattle Center and the many volunteers and community groups who produce the celebrations, which showcase the uniqueness and common threads of the culturally rich communities who shape the Pacific Northwest. "Festál Turns 20" looks back at the beginnings of the Festál program; its growth; and the role of participants, organizers and attendees in fostering fellowship.