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The Festival Is Here

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicked off on June 30. Scroll through our event calendar for program highlights.

Feeding at Folklife

The festival's food stalls offer goodies like Indian tacos and mango lassis.

A Few Modern Twists

Traditional crafts are displayed alongside high-tech equipment.

The Truck Stops Here

Environmentalists object to a Smithsonian Folklife Festival exhibit, fearing it will be an unbalanced discussion of oil mining in Alberta, Canada.


Festival Video


Weavers infuse new life into traditions.


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PHOTOS: Travel Alberta; J. Nash Porter; Trish Reynolds; Gamaliel Ramírez, Smithsonian Institution; Travel Alberta; Anne E. O'Malley; Nancy Groce, Smithsonian Institution

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