Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is taking place on the National Mall June 27-July 1 and July 4-8, 2018. Festival hours are 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, with evening concerts most nights at 6:30 p.m. The Festival showcases exemplary practitioners of diverse, authentic, living traditions, both old and new. Tradition-bearers and the public can connect with and learn from one another and, in a respectful way, begin to understand cultural differences and similarities. Experience cultures from around the world, including Armenia, Catalonia, and Africa, through a variety of workshops, demonstrations, narrative sessions, and performances. Enjoy Catalan street festival food, Armenian feasting traditions, and modern dishes that represent recent immigrant and migrant influences on time-honored favorites.

Check the event’s website for the full schedule and food vendor info.

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