After a two-year hiatus due to the epidemic, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back in person this week.
The two-week event begins on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. It will be on display until June 27. The second week of events will resume from June 30 through July 4, following a two-day hiatus.
Several Smithsonian museums are staying open late this weekend to commemorate the occasion. The additional hours are part of Solstice Saturday, a hallmark of the event that kicks off the summer season on the first weekend.
Until Saturday midnight, visitors can visit the Smithsonian Castle and Haupt Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of Asian Art, and the National Museum of Natural History. The Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be open until 8 p.m.