The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is co-sponsored by the National Park Service.
The Festival is supported by federally appropriated funds; Smithsonian trust funds; contributions from governments, businesses, foundations, and individuals; in-kind assistance; and food, recording, and craft sales.
Generous program support has been provided by the Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, National Museum of American History, and Remo Drums. Additional federal support was received from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
Promotional support is provided by Dulles International and Reagan National Airports, Destination DC, El Tiempo Latino, Latin Opinion Baltimore, On Tap Magazine, Outfront Media, Takoma Radio, WAMU 88.5, Washington Blade, and Washington Informer.
In-kind concessions support comes from Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau, Hinson Ford Cider & Mead, Panera Bread, Red Bear Brewing Company, Super Target (Leesburg, VA), and Väsen Brewing Company.