Day Eight: Top Ten Festival Photos

The Folklife Festival flooded with Fourth of July revelers today following the parade on Constitution Avenue, packing the dance floors at both main performance stages. Join us on the National Mall this weekend to see the action for yourself, and add your own photos to our Festival Flickr group!

Hitting the Moonrise Pavilion dance floor with Ih Tsetsn. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Hitting the Moonrise Pavilion dance floor with Ih Tsetsn. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Learning the art of adornment. Photo by Maggie Pelta-Pauls, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Learning the art of hair braiding. Photo by Maggie Pelta-Pauls, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Sharing the art of soapstone carving. Photo by Maggie Pelta-Pauls, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Sharing the art of soapstone carving. Photo by Maggie Pelta-Pauls, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Celebrating the Fourth of July with new friends on the National Mall. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Celebrating the Fourth of July with new friends on the National Mall. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Practicing water calligraphy in the China program's People's Park. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Practicing water calligraphy in the China program’s People’s Park. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Practicing kite-flying in America's most monumental National Park. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Practicing kite-flying in America’s most monumental National Park. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Dancers from all over Kenya and America unite on the Ngoma Stage dance floor. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Dancers from all over Kenya and America unite on the Ngoma Stage dance floor. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Spinning kaolin clay in porcelain pottery. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Spinning kaolin clay in porcelain pottery. Photo by Hillary Cleary, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Isaac Kibe cements in bottle cap flourishes to the top of his recycled glass-bottle hut. Photo by Josh Weilepp, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Isaac Kibe cements in bottle cap flourishes to the top of his recycled glass-bottle hut. Photo by Josh Weilepp, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Tian Mengyi leads a tai chi group in People's Park. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Tian Mengyi leads a tai chi group in People’s Park. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution