One of the most popular summer events will kick off in three weeks – Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The Festival, which spotlights different cultures and heritages, is held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between the Smithsonian museums. The Festival will be held June 27-July 1 and July 4-8. Main exhibit hours are from 11 am to 5:30 pm with special events being held in the evenings. Scheduled to perform is George Clinton who will be kicking off the festivities on June 27.
There is no admission charge. Visitors should dress for hot and humid weather. Parking around the Mall is extremely limited, so please see below for options for getting to the event.
This year's Festival features programs on:
Campus and Community: A program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of land-grant universities and the USDA
Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River
Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt
For complete Festival information including a schedule of evening concerts and tips for getting around, please visit Folklife Festival.
For all your transportation options in getting to the Mall, please visit Getting to the National Mall.