A fun historical event, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
The District of Columbia (DC) Metropolitan Area is a live exciting city rich in history, restaurants, and street vendors, all who enter experience the burst of creativity the District offers. The DC area hosts a series of events in recognition of Independence Day, celebrated on the 4th of July. Majority of the national malls host similar well known events displaying fireworks and music in a one day free family event. However, I wanted to spotlight an event that could be enjoyed on multiple occasions.
The Smithsonian Folk Festival holds an FREE event from June 29- July 4 & July 6-9. They display and showcase an array of various cultures through dance, art, games, skits, food, and conversation. Families come from different places to educate their children on other cultures along with having fun. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be celebrating being in existence over 50 years.
This year they will tell the story of the festival along with a display the progress and continuation of the festival from prior years and the years to come. A unique segment associated with the Smithsonian Festival is their incorporation of various circus acts. Different talents each with a unique gift, showcase their talent and guests can meet the performers backstage. This festival is sure to be a memorable occasion; gather your family and hit the street for Independence Day!