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About the Festival
At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Our goal is to strengthen and preserve these cultures by presenting them on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The next Festival:
June 27–July 1 and July 4–8, 2018.
Hope to see you here!

Looking Ahead

  • 2018 Festival

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