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Fun Festival for Children and Families May 11-15 at Seattle Center

The Giant Magnet – Global Attractions Playing Locally – festival (formerly Seattle International Children’s Festival) takes place at Seattle Center May 11-15 and presents an extraordinary lineup of authentic international performances from across the globe including theatre, music, dance, puppetry, and circus arts. Like a Giant Magnet this festival attracts people of all ages and backgrounds.

Circus arts fans will love the clowning, juggling, balancing and acrobatics by Cirque du Soliel veteran Jamie Adkins from Québec.  Music lovers shouldn’t miss performances by world-famous Black Violin who blend classical violin and contemporary hip-hop beats for a uniquely fresh sound. In addition, German group Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel present a magical, intriguing and eerie performance of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic The Hobbit that you won’t want to miss!  With many more shows from around the world, including traditional Senegalese dance, Japanese puppetry, storytelling from 1

st Nations and music from Colombia, Giant Magnet has something for everyone.

Join us for a show and find out for yourself why people continue to be magnetically attracted to this festival year after year! More information and tickets available at

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