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Day 150: Washington Folk Festival this Weekend


June 4th and 5th, 2011

Singing, dancing, storytelling and workshops are in store for you this weekend at the Washington Folk Festival just outside of Bethesda at Glen Echo Park this Saturday and Sunday, June 4 -5 th from 12 PM – 7 PM.  The event is free of charge and will include over 400 performers.

Our area’s diversity is celebrated at this annual festival which has been a grand success now for 31 years!  Cultures from around the world are represented through live music and dance performances, art, crafts and food galore!  This is an all volunteer event.  Everyone who participates in any way, from performers to stage hands, volunteer their time and energy.  If you want to lend a hand, visit the Folklore Society Website to sign up.

Pipeband -photo from Folklore Society

If you’re planning to attend the event, please note that parking is always tricky in Glen Echo.  A free shuttle will be provided from GEICO in Friendship Heights.  Take the METRO Red Line to Friendship Heights and then it’s an easy 2 block walk to the GEICO campus on Western Ave. to catch the shuttle.  If you’re coming from Bethesda METRO, the local RideOn bus #29 should get you there just fine.



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