Digital Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going Beyond the Mall!
Since 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has celebrated the power of culture, creativity, and community on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Although this year’s plans have changed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Smithsonian remains committed to making space for sharing ideas, food, and music.
Beyond the Mall will feature artisans, artists, educators, and others from the United Arab Emirates, Northeast Brazil, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, and the Smithsonian Conservation Commons to discuss the role culture can play in fostering empathy, deepening understanding, and creating a just, equitable world.