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  • Day Three: Top Ten Photos

    It wouldn’t be a proper Smithsonian Folklife Festival without a thunderstorm. After a beautiful morning full of music, movement, and conversation, the afternoon’s events were cut short by a sudden downpour. NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutiérrez and Los Pleneros de la 21 brought the bash back with a very damp dance party.

    The weather looks clear and warm for tomorrow, so plan your visit and read our guide to keeping cool. You can learn about the history of circus animals, Caribbean dance traditions, and how to juggle. There is no evening concert on the Ralph Rinzler Stage, but the Stars of the Circus will headline the Big Top at 7 p.m.

    Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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