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A Great American Festival Comes to Maryland’s Historic Eastern Shore

Make your plans now to join us in Salisbury, Maryland, for the National Folk Festival-one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage.

A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.

Best of all, it’s FREE!

Salisbury, Capital of the Eastern Shore

After more than 5 years as the host of the National Folk Festival, produced in collaboration with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the City of Salisbury launched the Maryland Folk Festival.

Please join us again when we return for the 2nd Maryland Folk Festival, September 20-22, 2024.