Florida Folk Festival
Welcome to the Florida Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes, techno contra dancing and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state’s cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida’s heritage.
Every year the Department of State’s Florida Folklife Program researches a special topic on Florida’s traditional heritage. The Festival’s 2017 Folklife Area will feature performances and demonstrations celebrating the diverse living traditions of Southwest Florida. Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights, and sounds, of some of Florida’s oldest and newest cultural communities.