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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 and co-sponsored by the National Park Service. Admission is always free.

In 2022, the Festival returns to the National Mall after two years of virtual programming. Featured programs include Earth Optimism × Folklife: Inspiring Conservation Communities and United Arab Emirates: Living Landscape | Living Memory. A detailed schedule will be available online by late spring.

Media contact:
Ginny Maycock | | (202) 633-3283

2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Media Kit

Staff Bios

Past Media Kits

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