This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.  Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.

Agree & Dismiss
Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Commemorate Memorial Day at regional festivals, parades, and events May 26-28.
Tickets now on sale for Wolf Trap's summer concert series. Get yours now before they're gone!
Don't miss Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA in Tysons now through mid-June. Tickets on sale now.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
< Back To Results

    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:
    Free
  • Location:
    National Mall - between 4th and 7th Streets north of the Air and Space Museum
  • Address:
    National Mall, Washington, DC
  • Phone:
    202-633-1000
Details

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.