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About the Festival
At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, experience 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 event is
June 29 and 30, 2019
See the press release about the changes this year.

Looking Ahead

  • Photo by Kerri Redding, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

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