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)


  • The results of the Board of Directors election are in! Thank you to the current board for your service, to the current and future board members who will be keeping FSGW running another year, and to the many members who voted.   
  • The Board of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington stands in solidarity with all who are striving to create a more racially just world.
  • How FSGW is responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) (full text)
    Summary: In-person events are cancelled until some time after the local emergency orders restricting large gatherings have been rescinded.  Some events are changing to online participation using video meeting and live streaming tools. 
  • The June 2021 and July 2021 newsletters are available online.
  • If you have lost your FSGW website password or you're a member and don't yet have one, you can reset your password.

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