2023 Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Dr
White Springs, FL 32096
MAY 26-28, 2023
The festival is a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.
From Irish fiddle tunes, contra dancing and root beer floats to the wide varieties of music of immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities.
Every year the Florida Department of State's Florida Folklife Program researches a special topic on Florida's traditional heritage. The 2023 festival Folklife Area will feature “Fire.”
• Memorial Day weekend
• More than 300 performances will give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage
• The festival's Folklife Area will feature performances and demonstrations celebrating the diverse living traditions of Florida.
• 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.
• Sit with the masters who keep cultural traditions alive in jam sessions, demonstrations and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories or making a pine needle basket.
• Learn how to collect your family's history or call a square dance, or the importance of native plant and animal species.
• Take a shopping excursion and visit with Florida's traditional and contemporary craftspeople.
• Dine on collard greens and cornbread, chicken pilau and hoppin' john, shrimp gumbo, barbecue, curries, gyros and root beer floats.
• Settle in for concerts by moonlight or dance the night away at the Heritage Stage
For more information, please visit the website provided.
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