Every year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is presented on the National Mall in DC, giving residents and visitors the chance to experience and learn more about the “living cultural heritage” of different nations.
The 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes place from June 24 – 28 and again from July 1 – 5 and focuses on Peru and its rich culture and heritage. The festival is free to the public and includes daily and evening programs of music, song, dance, celebratory performance, crafts and cooking demonstrations, and much more.
Visitors to the Peru Festival program will experience the country through cooking and craft demonstrations, music and dance performances, moderated discussions, ritual and celebratory processions, and other participatory activities. In addition, there will be robust involvement with Peruvian American and diaspora communities. The public will have the opportunity to learn, to eat, to dance, to shop, to witness these vibrantly connected cultures and create their own connections with Peruvian artists and specialists on the National Mall and beyond.
You can follow the official festival blog, where you will get sneak-peeks of festival events, read insider stories from Smithsonian employees, and receive updates on the big event.
What to know before you go: