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Glen Echo Park|7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD | Map

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In its 41st year, the Washington Folk Festival returns to Glen Echo Park, MD on June 3 & 4 from 12 pm to 7pm each day with music of all kinds, participatory dance, a fine crafts market, and storytelling. Hosting more than 450 performers on 7 stages, the FREE festival celebrates the diverse American and international music styles to be found throughout the Washington area among the local and talented performers. Jam in the picnic area! Ride the carousel! Revel in the joy of folk traditions, old and new. The festival takes place rain or shine. Find out more at Complimentary transportation and parking from the Waverly parking lot located at 7400 Waverly Street, Bethesda, MD is recommended; it’s just one block from the Bethesda Metro stop 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 and Montgomery County, MD. The official media sponsor is WOWD-LP, and Bluegrass Country is a major supporter of the festival, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.