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Folklife Festival

Montgomery County's Peace Mission Korean Dance Group, featuring 2016-2017 master-and-apprentice team Joung Sook Park (right) and
Calvert County waterman Mitch Lake (left) and Capt. Simon Dean (right) were recipients of a 2016-2017 Maryland Traditions Appren

Folklife Festival


Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of folklife, or those living traditions practiced by communities across the state of Maryland. Come to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson June 10 to learn Native American round dancing, hear the story of Baltimore jazz, and experience the beauty of Beijing opera, among many, many more performances and participatory demonstrations. Download the schedule here, and check our Facebook event frequently for updates! Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.

Saturday, June 10; Noon - 7pm; FREE

Festival parking is available on neighborhood streets or at one of the parking facilities mapped below. Those parking at one of the facilities are welcome to ride our free festival shuttle, running on a loop from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the route marked below.

With the exception of the Eaton Street Garage, all parking facilities on this route are free. The facility with the largest capacity is the Toone Street (Brewer's Hill) lot, which will be marked with a banner. Finally, note that the Archbishop Borders School lot will be available only after 2 p.m.

7th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson