Seattle Brasilfest 2023 Guide

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Seattle Center Festal is presenting Brasilfest in partnership with Brazil Center and Show Brazil Productions. This will be happening at Seattle Center on August 20, 2023, from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Started in 1999, its goal is to share Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of Brazilian Folklore Day. Brasilfest invites the community to enjoy capoeira, food, music, dance and more. It is hoped Brasilfest will increase the visibility of Brazilian culture to the Seattle community.

At the festival, you can expect to see

  • Live Music
  • Dance Workshops
  • Music Workshops
  • Brazilian Food
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids Activities
  • Traditional Costume Exhibits


Performers at Brasilfest will include

  • Chorando na Chuva (Crying in the Rain) with a sound that blends Africa rhythm and European musical forms
  • Fernando Rocha, a singer and Brazilian mime
  • Samba Parajitos
  • Raiz Brazil Dance Company
  • Tambor e Cordas
  • Capoeira Males
  • Samba Gringo
  • Grupo Onda Verde celebrates the music of Brazil, especially Bossa Nova
  • Vamo La – Brazilian drum and dance ensemble
  • Show Brazil!

Festival Activities include

  • Samba Workshop with Jonie Queen
  • Roda de Chorro hosted by Chorando na Chuva
  • The History of Jonathan Batista
  • Zahara e os Livros da Luz – Book story by Joyce Yarrow
  • Youth Panel
  • Northwest Film Festival
  • Food Demonstration by Everaldo Rierro, Jr.
  • Food Demonstration by Sandra Rocha

Brazilian Food

If you liked the Brazilian food at the festival and want to learn more about Brazilian cooking, try these cookbooks. Use our links to see the savings you can get on each one.

Or you can enjoy Brazilian cuisine at home with food from Botteco Brazil Restaurant delivered by DoorDash. Check out their menu.

Seattle Hotels

If you’d like to visit Seattle for Brasilfest, you should consider the following hotels. They are all offering discounted rates which can save you money on your stay.

  • The Belltown Inn 20% Discount
  • Mediterranean Inn 20% Discount
  • Hotel Theodore 18% Discount
  • Larkspur Landing Renton – An All-Star Hotel 15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Seattle North 15% Discount
  • Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel Bellevue 15% Discount
  • Inn at Lake Washington 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites Bainbridge Island 15% Discount
  • Larkspur Landing Bellevue – An All-Suite Hotel 15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Kirkland 15% Discount
  • Sonesta Select Seattle Renton Suites 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn Bellevue 15% Discount
  • Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport 15% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Airport Tukwila Seattle 15% Discount
  • Hotel Max 12% Discount
  • Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton 12% Discount
  • Sutton Suites Hotel 11% Discount
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel 10% Discount
  • Sonesta Select – Seattle Bellevue Redmond 10% Discount
  • Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport – SEATAC 10% Discount
  • Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 8% Discount