July 4: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Check out today’s events at the Folklife Festival, including Damali Afrikan couture, Jewish music in Hungary and hair styling

A professional potter works on his craft in Mezőtúr, Hungary, a town known for its traditional pottery-making.
A professional potter works on his craft in Mezőtúr, Hungary, a town known for its traditional pottery-making. Photo by Ágnes Fūlemile, Balassi Institute/Hungarian Cultural Center

Each morning of the festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and make the most of your visit. This year’s festival features three programs: Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival; One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage; and The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity. Come experience it all during these ten days of food, music, dancing, storytelling, culture and more.

Hungarian Heritage

Danubia Stage

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Music and dance along the Danube

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Wild East: Traditional Hungarian Tunes

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Multiethnic Traditions in Szatmár

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Transylvanian Roma Fiddlers

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Centuries of Hungarian Dance

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Fashion and Tradition: Spicy Kalocsa, Kalotaszeg

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Fashion and Tradition: Damali Afrikan Couture

Heritage House

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Crafts Traditions

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Transylvanian String Band

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Local Heritage: Szék

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Language, Culture and Identity

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Hungarian Heritage

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Dance Traditions: Shepherd’s Dances

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Family Traditions: Juhász Family

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Jewish Music in Hungary

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Crafts Traditions

Dance Barn

11:00 PM—12:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Sing-along

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Advanced Dance Instruction

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Advanced Dance Instruction

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Sing-along

Hungarian Kitchen

11:00 PM—11:45 PM Shepherds of Karcag

11:45 PM—12:30 PM Bácska Cuisine

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Fresh from the Oven

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Shepherds of Karcag

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Bácska Cuisine

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Flavors of Kalocsa

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Shepherds of Karcag

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Typically Hungarian

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Drinks for the Table

One World, Many Voices

Voices of the World

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Kalmyk Music and Dance

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Hawaiian Music and Dance

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Garifuna Wanaragua Dancers

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Hatun Kotama: Kichwa Music and Dance

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Welsh Poetry and Song

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Los Masis: Quechua Music from Bolivia

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Garifuna Drumming and Dance

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Tuvan Music

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Siletz Music and Dance

Talk Story

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Ceremonies and Celebration

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Teaching and Learning

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Words and Worldview

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Why Language Matters

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Language Stories

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Hair Styling

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Language and Art

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Adaption and Change

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Language and Identity

Song and Story Circle

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Music

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Try A Language

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Songs

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Verbal Arts

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Dance

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Celebrations

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Stories

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Poetry

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Try a Language

Will To Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity

Rock The Runway

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Hair Health, Heritage

12:00 PM—1:00 PM On the Runway: Dress For Dance

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Style Makers

2:00 PM—3:00 PM On The Runway: Dress for Dance

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Dressed for the Occasion

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Fashioning Identity

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Rock the Runway

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