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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2020

A free festival at the Mall showcases culture and arts from all over the world

Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. 2020 - Best Time

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Every summer, National Mall in Washington, D.C., becomes the stage for the most colourful and original musicians, dancers artists, and performers from different countries of the world. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is a kaleidoscope of cultures and massive kid-friendly educational experience and celebration of diversity. The ten-day event is one of the largest cultural events in Washington D.C. featuring performers such as Sonia De Los Santos, Dan Zanes, and Elizabeth Mitchell.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. - Best Season 2020

From Basque and Peruvian culture to the music of California, Benin and Brazil, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival offers crafts, storytelling, and other living traditions of various nations in America and beyond. The festival runs between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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In addition to music and dance, there is plenty of delicious food. Every year, at least 20 food trucks offer popular international street foods and beverages. Festival Bar also has local beer, cider and mead provided by craft breweries in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Best time to see Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. 2020
Best time for Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2020
Best time to see Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2020
Best time to see Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2020