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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 29, 2016 - July 10, 2016

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual event that features many of the finest practitioners of diverse, authentic, and living traditions. Produced by the Smithsonian Institution, this festival’s activities, held on the National Mall, encourage the public to learn, sing, dance, try traditional foods and join in cultural conversations with artists and festival visitors. The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will celebrate The Basque Country and resilient communities around the world.

Book here to stay with the The Capitol Hill Hotel during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival during your summer holiday.  For more information, check out the event website here.


June 29-July 4 and July 7-10


The National Mall

The festival will take place between Fourth and Seventh streets, north of the National Air and Space museum.


June 29, 2016
July 10, 2016