marina park Kirkland Nowruz celebration

About Us

Discover Our Mission and Vision

Celebrating Culture, Community, and Nowruz

Embracing Diversity and Tradition

Welcome to the Iranian Society of Washington State (ISOWS), a vibrant, non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating Iranian culture and the rich traditions of Nowruz. Our mission is to bring together people of all backgrounds to share in the joy and renewal that Nowruz, the Persian New Year, symbolizes. At ISOWS, we believe in the power of cultural exchange to foster understanding and unity within our diverse community.


We open our doors to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, or background, creating a welcoming space for everyone to experience and enjoy Iranian culture.


We believe in celebrating our culture vibrantly, showcasing the joy and richness of Iranian traditions through our events and programs.


We are committed to educating both our community and the younger generation about the depth and beauty of Iranian heritage.

Integrity and Transparency

We operate with integrity and transparency in all our endeavors. Our commitment to honesty and open communication builds trust and credibility within our community and with our partners.

Our Values: Inclusivity, Education, and Celebration

Our Story:

A Journey of Cultural Celebration

Founded in 2012, ISOWS has become a cornerstone of the Iranian community in Washington State. Our journey began with a vision to create a platform where Iranian culture could be celebrated and shared with the wider community. Over the years, we have grown into a thriving organization, hosting the annual Nowruz Celebration at Marina Park Pavilion by Lake Washington Shores in downtown Kirkland.

Educational Initiatives

Nurturing the Next Generation

Understanding the importance of cultural education, we have tailored programs and activities specifically for children during our Nowruz event. These initiatives are designed to educate and engage the younger generation, ensuring that the rich tapestry of Iranian culture is passed down and appreciated by future generations.

Join Us: A Warm Invitation

As we prepare for our upcoming Nowruz Celebration at Marina Park Pavilion, we warmly invite you. This event is free of charge and open to everyone. Come and experience the warmth and richness of Iranian culture, be part of a community that celebrates diversity, and make memories that will last a lifetime.