Cultures collide and merge during the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival near DC metro homes from June 29 to July 4 and July 7 to July 10th. Located outside at the National Mall, this area of DC real estate will be a spotlight of celebration and fun. This annual event celebrates the differences of international communities bringing forth samples of music, dance, food, crafts and more. The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival showcases three themes: Basque, Sounds of California and On The Move Migration and Immigration Today. Since 1967, the Festival has sought to bring awareness to the public about the similarities of all cultures worldwide and the differences creating uniqueness.
Kids from DC Metro Homes Enjoy Crafts from Around the World
Children living on DC real estate or visiting the District of Columbia can participate in hands on programs at the Txiki-Txoko Kid Zone. Some activities include fishing net crafts, whale origami and lessons in Japanese-American Festival traditions. Those with culinary interests will find several cooking demonstrations providing them the opportunity to learn about new spices and dishes to recreate later in their own kitchens. Guests feeling the rhythm can join into a dance workshop and inquiring minds can partake in dialogue exercises.
In the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, a bustling marketplace is set up from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. where musicians and artists display their goods. There will be a vast variety of items to browse through including textiles, toys, jewelry, music, pottery and sculptures. Shoppers are sure to find some unique items to bring home in remembrance of the day.
Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Daily itineraries for the Folklife Festival are available online.