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 2023, the Festival took place June 29–July 4 and July 6–9 on the National Mall. The featured programs were Creative Encounters: Living Religions in the U.S. and The Ozarks: Faces and Facets of a Region.
2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Media Kit
- Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival director