The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8, 2018
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Sections of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display as part of this year’s Folklife Festival which takes place between June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8, 2018.
The Festival takes place on The National Mall in the heart of the nation’s capital; the Festival is free to the public and averages more than one million visitors annually and reaches millions more through media coverage worldwide.
Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the first Festival program to focus exclusively on community craft and performance that developed in response to crisis and grief. Through craft demonstrations, dance and musical performances, interactive discussions, and other activities, the 2012 Festival will commemorate the innovative and resourceful ways through which communities have endeavored to educate people and to cope with one of the most complex epidemics in modern history.