This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival goes Beyond the Mall! While the global pandemic means we are unable to meet in person on the National Mall, we are still committed to celebrating culture of, by, and for the people. In fact, we may need the comfort and rejuvenation of music, food, and storytelling now more than ever.
Here we have gathered together online events, multimedia resources, and education materials from current and past Festival programs. We will continue to add new videos, playlists, recipes, and more. Several of these resources link to our sister website for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage but draw on research and documentation from the Festival.
Check back often as our event schedule grows. If you have suggestions of other resources you would like to see, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.