Free art, cultural, and music events in parks!

Arts in Parks events

Event: Capoeira Rodas 
Organizer: Washington Capoeira Center 
Date(s) and Time(s): Every Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm between 5/1/22 – 10/9/22 except 8/7/22, 9/4/22, 9/11/22 
Location: Judkins Park
Event Description: Capoeira music, songs, instruments, movement, history, language, cultural art, ritual experience, and demonstration inviting kids, adults, and families to participate.
Event Facebook: fb.com/wacapoeira 
Event Website: www.seattlecapoeiracenter.com 

Event: Movies and Shakers 
Organizer: Inspired Child 
Date(s) and Time(s): Movies and Shaker Classes: Judkins Park – Tuesdays & Thursday 11 am – 1pm, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Pratt Park – Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 am – 1pm July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 Movies and Shakers Show: Pratt Park July 29 3pm – 5pm  
Location: Classes: Judkins Park, Pratt Park, Show: Pratt Park Basketball Court 
Event Description: Inspired Child will offer free dances classes at Judkins & Pratt Park teaching music videos, dance scenes from movies and tik tok inspired choreography.  After 4 weeks of fun, participants will come together with local artists to present Inspired Child Movies & Shakers. During the presentation of movie scenes, music videos and tik toks families will participate in group flash mob style performances! It’s All about audience participation, as we bring the community together to get into the act.
Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiredchildcommunity/ 
Event Website: www.inspiredchild.org 

Event: Drawing workshops in the Park! 
Organizer: Seniors Creating Art 
Date(s) and Time(s): Thursdays, 7/7 to 7/28, 9:30am-11:30am 
Location: Greenwood Park​ 
Event Description: Enjoy the summer sun as you learn drawing techniques in beautiful Seattle parks! A professional artist will show you the techniques to make your best art in charcoal and pastel. No experience necessary. 

Event: Watercolor workshops in the Park 
Organizer: Seniors Creating Art 
Date(s) and Time(s): Thursdays, 7/7-7/21, 1:30pm-4:00pm 
Location: Jose Rizal Park​ 
Event Description: Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, while exploring your creative side during a series of watercolor workshops this summer! During these workshops we will explore watercolor painting, learning basic techniques and creating art inspired the world around you! No experience necessary. 

Event: Dare to Dance Summer Festival 
Organizer: Dare to Dance 
Date(s) and Time(s): 7/9, 7/10, 7/30, 7/31, 1-5pm 
Location: Cal Anderson Park (7/9&7/10), Roxhill Park (7/30), Othello Park (7/31) 
Event Description: Come enjoy an afternoon of dance performances and workshops! Each festival date features a diverse set of choreographers and dance groups who will perform and then teach you a short dance routine on the spot. All ages and skill levels are welcome! 
Event Facebook: facebook.com/daretodanceseattle 
Event Website: daretodanceseattle.org​ 

Event: Park Swing!
Organize: Kevin Connor and Swing 3PO
Date(s) and Time(s): Thursdays, July 14 and 21, 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Dr Blanche Lavizzo Park
Event Description: A series of community swing dance events at Dr Blanche Lavizzo Park, in the original epicenter of Seale Jazz, the Central District.  Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm, hosted by Swing 3PO, featuring original composions by Kevin Connor.
Event Website: www.kevinconnormusic.net

Event: Mega Hero Rangers Go Go Go Supreme!!! 
Organizer: The 14/48 Projects 
Date(s) and Time(s): July 16th and 17th 2:00 PM @ Judkins Park and July 23rd and 24th 2:00 PM @ Magnuson Park 
Location: Judkins Park and Magnuson Park 
Event Description: In this story we meet the Mega Hero Rangers, a group of friends and superheroes who meet their ultimate adversary and have their powers taken away! Deep-rooted tensions come to a head, splitting up the super friends…Will the Rangers discover how to navigate the world on their own, without their powers? A great story for everyone. 
Event Website: www.the1448projects.org​ 

Event: Watercolor painting in the Park 
Organizer: Seniors Creating Art 
Date(s) and Time(s): Wednesdays, 7/20-8/10, 10am-12noon 
Location: Roxhill Park 
Event Description: Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, while exploring your creative side during a series of watercolor workshops this summer! During these workshops we will explore watercolor painting, learning basic techniques and creating art inspired the world around you! No experience necessary.​ 

Event: Drawing workshops in the Park! 
Organizer: Seniors Creating Art 
Date(s) and Time(s): Wednesdays, 7/27 to 8/17, 9:30am-11:30am 
Event Location(s) (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Maple Leaf Park 
Event Description: With the Maple Leaf Park as your background, you will create quick sketches with easy techniques and simple materials. Lisa Snow Lady will guide you as you sketch your surroundings, using an intuitive approach to create a “watercolor journal” as you learn to capture the essence of flowers, plants and everyday objects.  Beginning with fun warm up exercises in pen and you will gradually layer in watercolor to make drawings pop! No experience necessary.

Event: Taiko in the Park 
Organizer: Northwest Taiko 
Date(s) and Time(s): 7/24/22, 2-3pm 
Location: Judkins Park 
Event Description: Taiko (Japanese drumming) performance by Northwest Taiko, followed by a youth taiko workshop. 
Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthwestTaiko/ 

Event:Feel Good” Series
Organizer: Sundiata African American Cultural Association 
Date(s) and Time(s): 7/24/22, 12-6PM
Location: MLK Park
Event Description: The “Feel Good Series” is a Family Reunion type event to draw families and the community together a share Black Arts & Culture. 
Event Website: www.festivalsundiata.org

Event: The Seattle Project presents: In Their Stories You Will Find Them
Organizer: The Seattle Project 
Date(s) and Time(s): July 28th and July 30th from 4-7pm
Location: Seward Park Amphitheater (7/28), Volunteer Park Amphitheater (7/30)
Event Description: “In Their Stories You Will Find Them” is a series of live dance performances presented by The Seattle Project, highlighting local Seattle movement artists. This series explores themes of folklore in juxtaposition with contemporary perspectives and ideologies – reflecting on what has remained and what has changed.
Event Facebook: facebook.com/theseattleproject
Event Website: theseattleproject.org

Event: Collaborative Landscape 
Organizer: Jesse Higman
Date(s) and Time(s): July 30th and July 31st 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 
Location: Cal Andersen Park, by the fountain. 
Event Description: Two free participatory, relational painting sessions for neighbors, strangers and outliers in Cal Anderson Park, July 30th and 31st, 2022. A 16’-foot horizontal canvas on a stretcher is elevated as a table. In coordinated efforts, each group of 20 painting participants, pours paint together simultaneously. Compositions form as individual flows move towards weighted holes in the center of the canvas. Photos are taken by all, the painting is wiped away, and a new group is formed. 
Event Website: https://jessehigman.com/collaborative-landscape/