Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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More than 50 years strong, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns to Washington, DC, for almost two weeks of education, concerts, and fun, June 22-27, 2022, and again on June 30-July 4, 2022!

Produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the festival celebrates and honors contemporary living cultural traditions and the individuals and groups who practice them.

Plus, at the Folklife Festival, don’t miss Marketplace On the Mall! Inspired by an Arab souk, the festival’s open-air gift shop allows visitors can meet artisans from around the globe. The Marketplace will feature art, crafts, and food from the United Arab Emirates, Fiji, Kenya, and NOVICA, the world’s largest impact marketplace.

Free for all ages, the festival includes participants from all over the world and invites attendees to join in singing, dancing, crafting, and so much more!

Find the full entertainment schedule online here.


June 22-27, 2022 & June 30-July 4, 2022

On the National Mall, between 7th St. & 12th St. SW, Washington, DC 20560

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