Make your plans now to join us in the heartland of North Carolina for the National Folk Festival – one of America’s most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. Best of all, this three-day celebration is FREE! No tickets needed!
In choosing Greensboro as the National Folk Festival Host City for 2015, 2016, and 2017, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) – the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since its founding in 1934 – recognized Greensboro’s and North Carolina’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. The Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary as it launches its first-ever residency in North Carolina in downtown Greensboro this September.
The site for the National Folk Festival is in downtown Greensboro, and partially within Greensboro’s vibrant Elm Street district. A mix of open air and tented sites provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater size.
With 30+ groups performing on seven stages, as well as North Carolina Folklife Area, Family Activities Area, North Carolina Arts Marketplace, and Festival Food Courts, the National Folk Festival offers a jubilant array of experiences for all ages.