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2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

May 19, 2013
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Evening Concerts at the 47th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 47th annual Folklife Festival will feature a series of evening concerts. All performances are free to the public. The Festival will be held Wednesday, June 26, through Sunday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, outdoors on the National Mall between Seventh and 14th streets. Admission is free. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Accessible to Visitors with Disabilities

The Smithsonian Institution is committed to making the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival accessible and enjoyable for visitors with disabilities. The 2013 Festival features “Hungarian Heritage,” “One World, Many Voices” and “The Will to Adorn.”

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Offers Fun for All Ages

The 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will feature a variety of fun and interactive family activities, including crafts and food demonstrations, as well as music and dance performances.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program to Raise Awareness of Global Language Loss

The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates that of the more than 7,000 languages in the world, nearly half of them are in danger of becoming extinct by the end of this century.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Showcases African American Diversity, Style and Identity

The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival showcases its five-year community research project on African American identity with the program “The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity.” This multicity collaboration examines the history and culture of the aesthetics of African Americans.

Smithsonian Presents 47th Annual Folklife Festival

Annual Event to Feature Programs on Hungary, Endangered Languages and African American Diversity, Style and Identity

Visitors to the 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival can learn about the country of Hungary, endangered languages and the history of aesthetics of African Americans. The Festival will be held Wednesday, June 26, through Sunday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, outdoors on the National Mall between Seventh and 14th streets.

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Smithsonian Welcomes Hungary to the 2013 Folklife Festival

This summer, visitors to the 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will experience the vitality and living traditions that define and sustain Hungary’s unique culture. “Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival” will feature more than 100 participants from this 1,000-year-old country.

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes the understanding and sustainability of the world’s diverse cultures through research and educational activities.

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2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo Credit: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution

Crowds on the National Mall during the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which featured the Silk Road. The annual Folklife Festival highlights grassroots cultures across the nation and around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions.

2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo Credit: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution

A view of the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The annual Folklife Festival highlights grassroots cultures across the nation and around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions. The Festival, which began in 1967, occurs for two weeks every summer on the National Mall and attracts more than 1 million visitors.

 

2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo Credit: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution

A view of the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The annual Folklife Festival highlights grassroots cultures across the nation and around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions.

2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo Credit: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution

A view of the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The annual Folklife Festival highlights grassroots cultures across the nation and around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions. The Festival, which began in 1967, occurs for two weeks every summer on the National Mall and attracts more than 1 million visitors.

2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo Credit: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution

A view of the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The annual Folklife Festival highlights grassroots cultures across the nation and around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions. The Festival, which began in 1967, occurs for two weeks every summer on the National Mall and attracts more than 1 million visitors.


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