2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

By Editorial Team on June 26, 2023

Thu, June 29 2023 — Sun, July 9 2023

Festival Concert


The festival runs June 29 through July 4 and July 6-9 | Hours are generally 11am to 5:30pm.

2023, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates diverse American cultures through two programs: Creative Encounters: Living Religions in the U.S. and The Ozarks: Faces and Facets of a Region. As always, the Festival invites visitors to participate in music and dance performances, hands-on activities, craft workshops, conversations, and cooking and gardening demonstrations.

Hours are generally 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with evening concerts and special presentations starting at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Evening concerts plus a selection of daytime programs will be livestreamed on YouTube.

ASL interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided for all evening events, both in person and virtually, and for select daytime events. Additional accessibility services may be provided by request.

The festival is located at the National Mall, Washington, DC. Email folklife@si.edu, for more information or visit https://festival.si.edu/