The 71st annual Florida Folk Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2023, at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs.
The festival is a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.
From Irish fiddle tunes, contra dancing and root beer floats to the wide varieties of music of immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities.
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, more than 300 performances will give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.
Every year the Florida Department of State's Florida Folklife Program researches a special topic on Florida's traditional heritage. The 2023 festival Folklife Area will feature “Fire.”
The festival's Folklife Area will feature performances and demonstrations celebrating the diverse living traditions of Florida. Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights and sounds of some of Florida's oldest and newest cultural communities.