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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns to the National Mall this summer! Explore cultural traditions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism initiative during almost two weeks of workshops, demonstrations, performances, family activities and discussion sessions. Enjoy evening concerts after daytime programming concludes. Try delicious foods and browse artisans’ crafts at the Festival Marketplace. Concerts and select daily conversations will be livestreamed on the Festival’s YouTube channel. Accessibility services are available. Free and open to the public. June 22–June 27 and June 30–July 4 between Seventh Street and 12th Street on the National Mall. Follow the Festival on social media (@SmithsonianFolklife on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube; @SmithsonianFolk on Twitter). Find the full schedule at festival.si.edu.