Join us at these folklife festivals and events all around the Commonwealth!

August 2 - September 28, 2019

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program Gallery

Portraits from the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program will be on display at the 292 North Gallery at The Church of the Incarnation in Harrisonburg during the months of August and September.

August 31, 2019

Albert Hash Memorial Festival

The 2019 Albert Hash Memorial Festival will be held Saturday, August 31 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. The festival will take place at the park’s… Read More»

September 6 - 8, 2019

North Carolina Folk Festival

The North Carolina Folk Festival returns to downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, continuing the celebration of the spirit and legacy of the National Folk Festival! With hundreds of incomparable artists and… Read More»

September 6 - 8, 2019

National Folk Festival – Salisbury, Maryland

Make your plans for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland—one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. ​A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event,… Read More»

September 19 - 22, 2019

Watermelon Park Fest

The Virginia Folklife Program will once again partner with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first bluegrass festival… Read More»

September 28, 2019

John Jackson Piedmont Blues Festival

John Jackson was born in 1924 in Rappahannock County, VA to a tenant farming family who was also extremely musically talented. He received the National Heritage Fellowship in 1986 from… Read More»

October 11 - 13, 2019

Richmond Folk Festival 2019

Celebrating its fifteenth year, the Richmond Folk Festival has become the largest folk festival on the East Coast. Each year, the Virginia Folklife Program produces the much loved Virginia Folklife… Read More»

October 26, 2019

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Ferrum

In our opinion, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College is one of the finest folklife festivals in the country. Come see everything from coon dog races to moonshine… Read More»