June 1, 2023

Washington Folk Festival Returns to Glen Echo Park for Its 41st Year with Free Performances on June 3-4

The Washington Folk Festival, in its 41st year, will return to Glen Echo Park on Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, with free performances each day from noon-7 p.m. The festival will host more than 450 performances on seven stages.

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo.

The festival annual features music of all kinds, participatory dance, a fine crafts market and storytelling. The festival celebrates the diverse American and international music styles to be found throughout the Washington area among the local and talented performers.

The festival features a picnic area and the park has its famed carousel. The festival will take place rain or shine. There will be complimentary transportation and parking from the Waverly parking lot located at 7400 Waverly St. in Downtown Bethesda. The shuttle service is one block from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Washington Folk Festival is co-produced by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the National Park Service. The Washington Folk Festival is made possible by support from the Maryland State Arts Council, WOWD-LP https://takomaradio.org/, the festival’s official media sponsor and Bluegrass Country https://bluegrasscountry.org/.

For more information of the festival, go to https://www.fsgw.org/washington-folk-festival.