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    Smithsonian Folklife Festival

  • Dates:
    6/28/2018, 6/29/2018, 6/30/2018, 7/1/2018, 7/4/2018, 7/5/2018, 7/6/2018, 7/7/2018, 7/8/2018
  • Time:
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening concerts most nights at 7 p.m.
  • Admission:
  • Location:
    National Mall - between 4th and 7th Streets north of the Air and Space Museum
  • Address:
    National Mall, Washington, DC
  • Phone:

At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Our goal is to strengthen and preserve these cultures by presenting them on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

This year our attention will turn internationally, as we highlight cultural heritage enterprises in Armenia and Catalonia through performances, feasts, and other festivities. Expect to experience human towers with the Catalans, cooking classes with the Armenians, a musical confluence of arts and activism at the Sisterfire Concert, craft demonstrations in the Marketplace, and much more

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening concerts most nights at 7 p.m.