1998 Folklife Festival Held

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The 32nd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is held on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The programs include: "Wisconsin"; "'Pahiyas': A Philippine Harvest"; "The Baltic Nations: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania"; and "The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin." The festival is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings with two special concerts.


  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Festival of American Folklife


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," June 1998, p. 1.
  • 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., June 24-28 & July 1-5, 1998. Festival of American Folklife (1998: Washington D.C.), Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


June 24-28, July 1-5, 1998


  • Anniversaries
  • Concerts
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Performing arts


  • Latvia
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Philippines
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • Lithuania
  • Wisconsin
  • Estonia

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