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May Neighborhood & Community Arts events

The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 42 groups to support annual public festivals and events. Coming up this month…

17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration




May 17 | Free parade, prices vary for rest of activities

Welcome to Seattle’s popular 17th of May celebration, a.k.a. Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My]. Last year’s parade brought over 20,000 spectators to the streets of Ballard to see more than 100 groups, including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more — all for Norway’s Constitution Day.

Parade starts at 6p.m. at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW

Rainier Beach High School Multicultural Concert

May 15 | Free! | Rainer Beach High School | 2:30p.m.-10p.m.

An annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity through the mediums of art, dance, instrumental music and song attracting large crowds inside and outside of Southeast Seattle.