The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will mesmerise you with its appeal as the special annual event sponsored each June-July by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world along with its daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. The 2016 program will explore the Basque Country’s unique language and distinct cultural heritage along with the promptcharters.com
2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Dates and Hours
June 29-July 4 and July 7-10, 2016. Open daily 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Evening events are 6:30-9 p.m. Admission is free.
National Mall, between Fourth and Seven Sts. NW Washington DC. Parking around the Mall is extremely limited, so the best way to get to the festival is by Metro. The closest stations are Federal Center, L’Enfant Plaza, Archives and Smithsonian.
•This event is held during the warmest time of year in Washington, DC. Plan ahead, dress appropriately and drink lots of water. Give yourself time to visit the Smithsonian Museums to cool off.
•Eat lunch or dinner at the festival. The food is great and reflects the themes of the festival. If children are picky, you can easily find a hotdog from a street vendor.
•Seek hands-on activities to keep children involved.