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Wintertime events in Seattle parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a series of wintertime events in city parks. Funded by the Seattle Park District, the Arts in Parks initiative invites community members and their families to enjoy neighborhood celebrations that are free and open to the public.  The Arts in Parks program supports new and established community festivals, art happenings, and music concerts that enliven Seattle parks by promoting arts and culture, celebrating diversity, building community connections, and energizing parks while connecting with rich cultural traditions.

For more information contact Elizabeth Esborn at 206-233-5168 or

To find a Seattle city park visit:

Saturday, December 2

  • Hot Cider Bean Bag Toss: stop by to toss a bean bag in this artist-created winter scene and enjoy a cup of hot cider.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ballard Commons Park (Northwest Seattle/Ballard).
  • Hometown Holidays: a community tree lighting and festive holiday market with kids art project.  3 to 7 p.m. at the Junction Plaza Park (West Seattle/Alaska Junction).

Saturday, December 9

  • Mokojumbie Gathering: dance along with this unique cross-cultural tradition of stilt walking from the Caribbean. 2 to 4 p.m. at Gas Works Park (North Seattle/Fremont).

Saturday, December 16

  • Spirit of Kwanzaa Day: experience the 7 principles through dancing, drumming, art and community.  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Powell Barnett Park (Central Area).
  • Mariachi Concert: enjoy a festive music concert and sip hot cider or coffee. 3 to 4 p.m. at Albert Davis Park (Northeast Seattle/Lake City).

Sunday, December 17

  • Bombazo: a Puerto Rican cultural celebration with singers, dancers, and music.  2 to 4 p.m. at Seward Park Amphitheater (Southeast Seattle).
  • Celebrating Women in Action Sports: an outdoor screening of short films promoting womyn and youth skateboarders and winter action sports she-roes. 4 to 7 p.m. at Pratt Park (Central Area).

Monday, December 18

  • Winter Art Market: enjoy music, dance, and local and handmade arts and crafts for the whole family. 2 to 5 p.m. at John C. Little Sr. Park (Southeast Seattle/New Holly).