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Dance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage in Washington, D.C., produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

This free Festival takes place for two weeks every summer overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational presentation that features cultural exemplars. We invite visitors to sing and dance along, try craft and game workshops, learn traditional recipes, ask questions, and take part in this unique cultural exchange.

See more about the Festival and this year's
theme by clicking here to visit the Festival website.



Dance is an integral part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Click through the slideshow for some blog posts about dance at the 2016 Festival, or click here to view all Festival Blog posts about dance.