Washington Folk Festival 2019

June 1, 2019 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
June 2, 2019 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
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June 1 & 2, 2018, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Event Type: 
Children and Family
Event Type: 
Special Events
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Folklore Society of Greater Washington & Glen Echo Park Partnership
Glen Echo Park



The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 39th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 400 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople representing our diverse and multi-faceted region.


Seven stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 60 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.