Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, returning to the National Mall June 22–27 and June 30–July 4 after a two-year hiatus, will present free performances by musicians steeped in traditions that span the globe. After daytime activities wrap at 6 p.m., the festival transforms into a lively music venue and outdoor movie theater. These events are free and open to the public and will be presented on the Ralph Rinzler Main Stage located on the National Mall between Seventh Street and 12th Street.

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