Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Wed Jun 26, 2024 - Sun Jul 7, 2024
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Repeating every days through July 7, 2024
Except July 1, 2024; July 2, 2024.
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: Free
National Mall

Through cultural performances, storytelling, workshops, food, and more, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival aims to spark curiosity of various cultures and nurture human connection.

This year's festival celebrates Indigenous Voices of the Americas:
Celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian.

Indigenous artists and makers, professional chefs and home cooks, musicians, dancers, athletes, and storytellers will demonstrate the depth of multigenerational traditions as well as new, innovative approaches to cultural expression.

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