Location: Othello Park
Date/Times: 8/19/2012 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seattle is an amazing city filled with unique neighborhoods that have distinct personalities. In the Rainier Valley, we are proud of our distinction as the “most diverse neighborhood” in the United States. With a reported 60 languages that are spoken in the district, the neighborhood is a microcosm of a global village and those that live here enjoy the many cultures of the area through personal relationships, shops, restaurants and festivals. Come experience this unique community through a weekend of parade, party and festival fun.
International Festival, Othello Park
12 noon-6:00pm, the Othello Park Alliance will host an afternoon of live performances, hands-on youth and art activities, and community building with the 2012 Othello Park International Music & Art Festival. Building on six highly successful years of Othello Park concerts and festivals, this multi-ethnic, multi-age event invites local residents, businesses, artists, and community groups to enjoy music, art, and food together in the vibrant public space of Othello Park.
The dynamic entertainment line-up includes music and dance performances that highlight Southeast Seattle’s diverse styles and cultures. Headlining musical acts in 2011 included Michael Powers, Angelo Pizzaro, and Josie Howell.
Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy food from area restaurants and various food vendors: a great local restaurant will offer specially priced festival plates along with many other choices. In keeping with the family-oriented arts and music theme of the festival, attendees will have the chance to create art: an “Art Creation Station” will engage youth and the young-at-heart in a variety of hands-on visual arts activities led by local artists.
Othello Park is located just one block east of the intersection of Othello Street and Martin Luther King J. Way, a short walk from the Othello Light Rail Station.