The Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicked off on June 30. Scroll through our event calendar for program highlights.
The festival's food stalls offer goodies like Indian tacos and mango lassis.
Traditional crafts are displayed alongside high-tech equipment.
Environmentalists object to a Smithsonian Folklife Festival exhibit, fearing it will be an unbalanced discussion of oil mining in Alberta, Canada.
PHOTOS: Travel Alberta; J. Nash Porter; Trish Reynolds; Gamaliel Ramírez, Smithsonian Institution; Travel Alberta; Anne E. O'Malley; Nancy Groce, Smithsonian Institution