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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on May 12, 2010 at 6:08 am
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Enjoy Dozens of Folk Cultures at the Washington Folk Festival

The 30th annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park just outside of Washington DC, highlights the diversity of traditional folk music and dancing.

Folk dancerWith over 450 folk musicians, traditional folk dancers and storytellers performing on 7 stages around the park, there’s sure to be something for everyone. And since the Festival is geared toward family fun, bring the children.

You can start off with a free dance lesson, then take in a puppet show, watch a few dance performances or just relax and listen to some traditional folk music from around the globe.

Take the kids on a marry-go-round ride or if you want to participate or learn a new dance, join in on one of the free participatory dance program in the Spanish Ballroom.

Also look for the 30+ crafters and local artisans who will be demonstrating and exhibiting their wares including hand-crafted soaps, clothing, jewelry and art.

30th Annual Washington Folk Festival
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, Maryland  (map)

Dates & Times – Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, 2010, noon – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets - FREE

Nearest Metro Subway Station – Friendship Heights,  line, then a 3-mile cab ride or take the Ride-On Route 29 bus to Glen Echo, then a short walk.

Parking – Limited parking is available at the park, so plan on parking at the satellite lot at the GEICO campus, 2 blocks west of Wisconsin Avenue on Western Avenue in Friendship Heights, Maryland.   The Festival provides free continuously running shuttle buses to and from Glen Echo Park.

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