___ 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

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See the FSGW Newsletter

    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Annual Events

    FSGW Picnic


    • Annual FSGW Board Election: The election is now open and paper and electronic ballots have been sent. Voting is open through May 14. Candidate statements are posted at FSGW Election. Contact elections@fsgw.org with any questions.

    • The May 2024 and April 2024 newsletters are available online.

    • The Board of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington stands in solidarity with all who are striving to create a more racially just world.



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