The Smithsonian Folklife Festival held outdoors on the National Mall between the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC (June 26–June 30 and July 3–July 7, 2013) provides many fun activities with free admission. The annual event includes live music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demos, storytelling and lively cultural discussions. The themes of the 2012 festival: Campus and Community, Citifield, and Creativity and Crisis.
WHAT: The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival provides Free Admission.
WHEN: June 26–June 30 and July 3–July 7, 2013. Festival hours are 11am-5:30pm.
WHERE: Outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between the Smithsonian museums.
SAVVY TIPS: Dress for hot and humid weather. Take the Metrorail to the Smithsonian station (Mall exit) at the Festival site.
2013 Festival Programs:
- Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival
- One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage
- The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity