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The 2018 Folklife Festival will take place Wednesday, June 27, through Sunday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 4, through Sunday, July 8. It will be located on the National Mall between Twelfth and Fourteenth streets.

Admission to the Festival is free, and hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, with special evening events beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Festival is presented by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and co-sponsored by the National Park Service.

Media contact:
Kelly Carnes | | (202) 706-3809

2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Media Kit

Staff Bios

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Fact Sheet

Past Media Releases

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