Thursday, June 27, 2024

Get Out! Here's to Life! And the Folks! Put 'em together and Here's to the FolkLife Festival

 by Peggy Robin

It's the week of the annual Smithsonian FolkLife Festival -- and it's already underway. It started yesterday, June 26th and it runs through July 1st.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with evening concerts Friday through Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

There's only one theme this year: Indigenous Voices of the Americas.

For everything you need to know to attend, start here: 

See the complete schedule of performances, demonstrations, cooking sessions, and other activities at

Festival map, brochure (printable), visitor information:

Here are a few of the events that caught my eye:

  • Archery demonstration
  • All About Buffalo
  • Cherokee Storytelling
  • Chickasaw Storytelling
  • Cooking: Raw Cacao Avocado Pudding
  • Cooking: Succotash
  • DineTah Navajo Dance
  • Mapuche Rap
  • Skateboard Art
  • Pele Narrative of Hawaiian Volcanoes

For some practical tips on beating the heat and planning your day, check out my advice in the June 25, 2022 column on the FolkLife Festival  -- still good from year to year!


The Get Out! event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

No comments:

Post a Comment