Dear FSGW Family,

It is with regret that we announce the Folklore Society of Greater Washington will not produce the Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park in 2024. The Festival is beloved by many and a treasured part of the FSGW and Glen Echo Park program portfolios. The deciding factor was a shortage of resources.

This decision was not made lightly. The FSGW Board spent several months trying to establish a leadership team to organize and manage the Washington Folk Festival, but was unable to recruit individuals with the willingness, skills and time necessary to produce a festival of the quality of previous years. Additional concerns that factored into our decision were a shortage of time until the Festival as well as funding. It is for these reasons that the FSGW Board voted to suspend the Festival. 

We would like to thank the many performers, volunteers, attendees, and staff at the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture who have supported the Folk Festival in the past. We look forward to finding new ways to celebrate the folk arts together in the future.

If you have questions, you can direct them to FSGW President, Charlie Pilzer, at president@fsgw.org

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


The FSGW Board

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