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Northwest Flow Fest – ILLUMINATE

July 1, 2023

Join us for a full weekend of Circus Arts, Dance, Yoga & More in Seattle, WA!!


Spontaneous Dance Parties!
Unique & Magical Vendors!
Mind-Blowing Performance!


Northwest Flow Fest features a full day of Workshops, Performances, Vendors, and more on Saturday, July 1st in Volunteer Park. We’ll kick off the weekend with a Community Fire Jam on Friday, June 30th at Gas Works Park, and will end on Sunday, July 2nd with a full day flow jam.

NorthWest Flow Fest is FREE to attend, but workshops require a workshop pass:
$45 advanced | $60 at event



*Find full event details for the Community Fire Jam here, and full event details for the Park Play Date here!


Interested in teaching or performing? Applications for NWFF are closed but you can still submit for all other Flow Fests events. Click here to apply.
Interested in vending? Apply here!


This event is made possible in part due to grant funding from 4Culture! We are so grateful for their support.

What are FLOW FESTS?

Flow Fests, presented by Monkey Dust Productions, are free public festivals that also offer master artist workshops for dance participants by day,  parties and performances by night. Workshops in the areas of Prop Manipulation, (hoop dance, juggling, poi and staff spinning), Dance (Swing Dance, Belly Dance, African Dance, Capoeira, Breakdance, etc), and Yoga (and Acro Yoga) will run simultaneously, giving participants as many as 4 different dance and flow arts workshop opportunities at any given time. This allows novice participants the option of sampling different skills sets and styles, and maintains the rigor of depth within each form for expert dancers looking to sharpen their skills.

Northwest Flow Fest represents a special partnership between FLOW FESTS and SEATTLE FLOW ARTS COLLECTIVE, one of the only 501(C)(3) organizations supporting flow arts in the nation.

What are FLOW ARTS?

Flow arts are forms of movement and dance that utilize props to enter a state of flow, described by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as an exhilarating transcendent way of being in which effortless control and peak skill seem to erase a sense of time. Flow arts props include poi, staff, hoops, and much more; dancers manipulate props to add to the expressive qualities of their dance. The result is an awe-inspiring visual spectacle of improvised movement that inspires an audience to reconsider kinetic possibilities.

How much are workshops?
All workshops are included in the Workshop Pass.  Workshop Passes are $60 at the door, but you can save by booking early!  TIER TWO TICKETS ARE $45. Workshop passes available here: www.eventsprout.com/event/northwest-flow-fest-2023

So it’s FREE to watch??

We aren’t fans of fences; we are working to make flow arts MORE ACCESSIBLE. So please come for FREE, and get excited about what we’re doing. There will be music throughout the day, and lots of dancing. We’re also offering a unique collection of arts and crafts vendors, many selling flow props that are hand-crafted and hard to find. Additionally, free workshops and free performances are scheduled throughout the day and into the evening to support the general public in getting into the flow!

What about COVID???

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

We care about you, we care about the community.  We want all our guests and attendees to feel WELCOME & SAFE, and we are committed to following the city, county, & state guidelines for outdoor events.


Workshop Pass Transfer Deadline: June 25, 2023


July 1, 2023
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