Washington DC – Smithsonian Folklife Festival

For more than 3 decades, the Smithsonian Institution has been introducing the world’s cultures to those who visit this annual, free festival on the Mall in Washington DC, at the start of the summer tour season.

When school lets out, this is a great place to include on your itinerary, and it never gets boring. The people representing each culture are carefully chosen and the experiences you have will always be remembered, especially if you are able to engage the people from each culture.

Every year it will be different, and this year those representing the following regional folk life have been invited:

___ México Profundo: A Deeper Mexico
___ Asian Pacific American Connections
___ along with “Smithsonian Inside Out”

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrates art, music, cultural skills and traditions from around the world.

The Folklife Festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues.

2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Dates and Hours:
June 24–28 and July 1–5
Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and then
Evening events begin at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

During the Festival, you may call (202) 633-7484 to hear a recorded description of each day’s events.

Location:
National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets in Washington, DC. As the parking around the Mall is extremely limited, the best way to get to the festival is by Metro.

The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian, Federal Triangle and National Archives.

Washington DC Metro Trip Planner.

This year’s Festival, more specifically, at:
2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program.

Washington, DC Article Archive

©2010 mystic at Travel Vacation Review

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