The Smithsonian Institution is committed to making the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival accessible and enjoyable for visitors with disabilities. The 2012 Festival features “Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150,” “Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River” and “Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt.”
The 10-day Festival, held outdoors on the National Mall between Seventh and 14th streets, will take place from Wednesday, June 27, through Sunday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 4, through Sunday, July 8. Admission is free. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, with concerts, special events and dance parties extending into most evenings.