Help celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday


Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday April 23 with plenty of activities to suit the Bard at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

shakespeare birthday W 3 credit folgerFrom Shakespearean performances to stage combat demonstrations to Elizabethan crafts, there’s something for everyone — including birthday cake.

Activities will include:

  • Sword fighting demonstrations
  • Musical and theatrical performances
  • Tours of the Folger reading rooms to see the paintings and stained glass windows
  • A special appearance by “Queen Elizabeth”
  • Discussions from Folger curators and scholars
  • Readings from the winners of the 2017 Sonnet Contest

Food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle. The event is free.

For details call 202-544-4600 or visit

Photo courtesy of Folger

For more family fun visit our activities calendar.