If you are interested in supporting folklife events in the Greater DC area, we want YOU! To learn how to join the board email our Elections ChairNominations close this Friday! 

___ Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) was established in 1964 to further the understanding, investigation, and appreciation of the folk arts in the DMV area. Today FSGW accomplishes this goal by programing annual events for the community, offering financial and marketing aid to local programs, and advertising events for the general public.       

        • Supporting dance, music, singing and storytelling 
        • Over 200 events a year
        • Discounts and free events for Members
        • No experience or partner necessary at dances
        • Family friendly

Learn More About Us!


    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Annual Events

    Washington spring ball (may)


    Washington folk festival (june)



    • Elections season is here! If you would like to join the board of FSGW and help financially support folklife programs in your area, contact our election committee
    • The Board of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington stands in solidarity with all who are striving to create a more racially just world.
    • How FSGW is responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) (follow this link for full details)
      FSGW revised the policy on January 3, 2023. Tier 1 events encourages pre-registration rather than requires it. The policy will continue to evolve. 
    • The April 2023 and March 2023 newsletters are available online.



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