Get Your Festival Gear On!

This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a variety of specially designed apparel for purchase at the Marketplace:

“Est. ‘67” apparel will make its design debut, commemorating 1967, the year the Festival was established on the National Mall

  • Festival T-Shirts
  • Festival baseball hats in navy blue
  • Festival track jackets in navy blue

Limited Edition T-Shirts

  • Peace Corps T-Shirts in navy blue
  • Colombia T-Shirts in purple, green, and white
  • Rhythm and Blues T-Shirts in cardinal red and charcoal grey

Tie-Dye T-Shirts with all three program logos together in navy blue and green tie-dye

The designs play off graphics used throughout Festival materials. Senior Designer Josue Castilleja notes, “It is exciting to be designing pieces for people to wear around the Festival grounds, which to me transform into an organic, moving, and colorful art piece. Each year, I get to talk to enthusiastic Festival T-shirt collectors who have made a tradition out of collecting Festival shirts, and I enjoy designing and being a part of the Festival’s long history.”

(Apparel available while supplies last.)

  • Astrid Joehnk

    Where can I purchase the Colombia T-Shirts?
    Thank you …..

    • Sojin Kim

      All of the T-shirts will be available for purchase in the Festival Marketplace, which will be located in a big tent in front of the Freer Gallery. The Marketplace is open every day of the Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Katja

    Can the festival gear (T-shirts) be purchased online?

    Thanks … :)

    • Sojin Kim

      Festival gear will only be available for purchase at the Marketplace. We hope to see you there!

  • Kim

    The new shirts look awesome! You guys should TOTALLY sell them online!

  • Natalie

    What is the price of the Peace Corps t-shirt?

    • Sojin Kim

      Pricing information for these is not yet available. We will provide more information later when we have it. Thanks for your interest.

  • gamis

    oh come on…we can’t buy online buddy? would you make it available next time?