Head to Washington, D.C. for a family-friendly festival celebrating world cultures.
This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going to be a little shorter. But will still have tons of fun on the weekend before the Fourth of July on the D.C. Mall.
Established in 1967, the folklife festival “honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.”
Each year the festival highlights communities and cultures from around the world. For 2019, it focuses on the power of music to entertain, educate, inspire, preserve history, strengthen identity, and build community.
Festival goers are encouraged to feast, dance and learn along with the programs.
For details on the festival, which is free for all ages, visit https://festival.si.edu.
Parking is tough for the festival, which recommends you take public transportation. Visit this site for recommendations on how to get there.