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 Board of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington stands in solidarity with all who are striving to create a more racially just world.
  • The September, 2021 FSGW Board Meeting has been postponed for one week to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 8pm
  • How FSGW is responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) (follow this link for full details)
    Summary: In July 2021 we set an initial policy for resuming in-person events. And revised the policy in August 2021. This policy will evolve as we learn more. While In-person event planning has begun, there are currently no in-person events.
  • The December 2021 and January 2022 newsletters are available online.
  • If you have lost your FSGW website password or you're a member (or a non-member who attends any of our events) and don't yet have a password, you can reset your password.

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