Washington, DC

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

National Mall

Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, established in 1967, honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The festival is free and is from June 29 – July 4 and July 6 – 9

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