The 40th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts today and runs through July 11th!
Check out the schedule of events. All events take place on the National Mall between 7th and 14th streets west of the capital.
Program schedules are broken up into the following topics:
Here is a blurb on what the festival is all about:
- At the Festival, tradition bearers, local scholars, and Smithsonian curators speak for themselves, with each other, and to the public. The Festival typically includes daily and evening programs of music, song, dance, celebratory performance, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling, illustrations of workers’ culture, and narrative sessions for discussing cultural issues. The Festival encourages visitors to participate—to learn, sing, dance, eat traditional foods, and converse with people presented in the Festival program.