FSGW (Folklore Society of Greater Washington) creates opportunities for participation in the joys of traditional dance, music, and storytelling in the Washington DC metro area, for over 50 years.

  • Over 200 events a year
  • Discounts and free events for Members
  • No experience or partner necessary at dances
  • Family friendly

City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums (Washington Folk Festival)
Miyako Taiko (Washington Folk Festival)
Open Jam (Washington Folk Festival)
Washington Toho Koto Society (Washington Folk Festival)
Lursan Dagra, Mongolian Throat Singer (Mid-Winter Festival)
Soul in Motion (Washington Folk Festival)
Halau Ho'omau (Washington Folk Festival)
Kevin Owens of Reverb Stage (Washington Folk Festival)


  • PLEASE NOTE: The Folklore Society of Greater Washington will cancel or postpone in-person events produced by FSGW, and withdraw co-sponsorship of in-person events produced by our partners that have not been canceled or postponed, until the later of: (1) May 11, 2020 (which is eight weeks after March 16, 2020, per CDC recommendation) or if applicable (2) when the relevant emergency order of that jurisdiction limiting large events is rescinded.
  • The annual board election will be held starting at the end of April.  Please see FSGW Election for more information. 
  • The February 2020 and March 2020 Newsletters are available online.
  • If you have lost your FSGW site password, click this: Reset password.

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