June 26: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Check out today’s events at the Folklife Festival, including Russian dance, black fashion and sing-alongs

A wedding procession moves from the groom’s house to the bride’s house in Szék/Sic, Transylvania.
A wedding procession moves from the groom’s house to the bride’s house in Szék/Sic, Transylvania. 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 Opening Ceremony

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Hungarian Medley: Meet the Artists

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Tükrös Band: Tunes from Hungary

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Fashion and Tradition: Kalotaszeg

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Multiethnic traditions in Szatmár

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Artists of the Peacock Talent Show

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Fashion and Tradition: Spicy Kalocsa

6:00 PM—7:00 PM Szalonna and his Band, with Andrea Navratil, Roma Fiddlers

7:00 PM—8:00 PM Centuries of Hungarian Dance

Heritage House

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Crafts Traditions

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Musical Traditions: Flute and Bagpipe

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Dance Traditions: Circle Dances

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Hungarian Heritage

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Language, Culture and Identity

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Local Heritage: Gyimes

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Family Traditions: Kalotaszeg

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Crafts Traditions

Dance Barn

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

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Advanced Dance Instruction

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Sing-along

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

8:00 PM—9:30 PM Dance House with Heveder and Tükrös

Hungarian Kitchen

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Shepherds of Karcag

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Bácska Cuisine

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Fresh From the Oven

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Shepherds of Karcag

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Bácska Cuisine

3:20 PM—4:15 PM Shepherds of Karcag

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Transylvanian Flavors

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Drinks for the Table

One World, Many Voices

Voices of the World

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Opening ceremony

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Hawaiian Chant

12:30 PM—1:15 PM The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Russian Music and Dance

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Los Masis: Quechua Music from Bolivia

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Welsh Poetry and Song

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

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Hawaiian Chant

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Ri-Palenge: Music and Dance from Colombia

6:00 PM—8:00 PM The Will to Adorn presents In Process… and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Talk Story

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Language and identity

12: 30 PM— 13:15 PM Why Language Matters

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Language Stories

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Language and Knowledge

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Ceremonies and Celebration

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Adaption and Change

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Teaching and Learning

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Words and Worldview

Song and Story Circle

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Songs

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Poetry

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Verbal Arts

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Music

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Dance

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Stories

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Try a Language

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Celebrations

Will To Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity

Rock the Runway

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Opening Ceremony

12:00 PM—1:00 PM On The Runway: Church Hats

1:00 PM—2:00 PM The Language of Dress

2:00 PM—3:00 PM On The Runway: Diaspora Inspiration

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Youth Research in Communities

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Fashioning Identity

5:00 PM—6:00 PM Rock The Runway

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