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Highlights from the Opening Ceremony

The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival opened with poignant words and diverse musical performances. Watch how the three Festival programs were introducedRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #1

Our Festival Flickr Galleries are back! Here is a wonderful selection of images posted on Flickr of the opening dayRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 27, 2012

The Festival kicked off with great weather, energetic participants, and attentive visitors. Here’s a glimpse into opening day at eachRead More

June 27, 2012   No Comments

The Participants Have Arrived

The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens in less than twenty-four hours and the National Mall is a hub of activityRead More

June 26, 2012   3 Comments

Meet the Folklife Festival Volunteers

On Saturday, June 23, the volunteers for the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival came to the Mall for their annual orientation.Read More

June 25, 2012   No Comments

Save the Date: Festival Opening Ceremony on June 27

The 2012 Folklife Festival opens June 27 on the National Mall! The official start of the Festival—the opening ceremony—begins atRead More

June 25, 2012   2 Comments

2012 Festival Preview with Festival Director Stephen Kidd

I sat down with Stephen Kidd, director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, to talk about what makes this year’s programRead More

June 24, 2012   No Comments

Festival Accessibility Resources

American Sign Language interpreters work at stages throughout each Festival program to make the cultural performances and presentations accessible toRead More

June 21, 2012   No Comments

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction (Spanish Version)

June 1, 2012   No Comments

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction

June 1, 2012   3 Comments