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The Festival is presented on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, in association with the National Park Service. Admission is always free.

In 2024, the Festival will place June 26–July 1, with the program Indigenous Voices of the Americas: Celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian.

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2024 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Media Kit

Staff Bios

Past Media Kits

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