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About the Festival
At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, experience music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions from around the world. Our goal is to work with communities to strengthen and preserve their cultures and share them with you on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The next Festival:
June 26-30 and July 3-7, 2019
Mark your calendars!

Looking Ahead

  • Photo by Kerri Redding, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives
    2019 Festival

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