The international festivals listed below represent a network of folk dance festivals in the United States and a few elsewhere in the world. Each festival invites performance groups from throughout the world that represent their traditional music, dance, and culture. There are also many quality folk festivals existing in other countries which can be accessed through the C.I.O.F.F. organization. (www.CIOFFUSA.org)

The following festivals are listed in order of calendar date. Most festivals are annual so if the date you see is past, assume that the following year it will be at approximately the same time and check their website.

By definition, festivals are less participatory and more performance-oriented. See Workshops and Camps
if you are looking for a participatory dance event.

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Mid-April to early May
(April 17 – May 1 in 2016)
WORLDFEST

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri
www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com
First weekend in May
(May 5-8 in 2016)
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS
http://festivalofnations.com
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saint Paul, Minnesota 

Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30 in 2016)
Northwest Folklife Festival
http://www.nwfolklife.org/
Seattle, Washington

Last two weeks of July (July 21 – 31 in 2016)
FOLKMOOT USA
www.folkmootusa.org
112 Virginia Avenue
Post Office Box 658
Waynesville, NC 28786
In July (July 11-18 in 2016)
IDAHO SUMMERFEST in Rexburg, Idaho

http://idahosummerfest.com
June-October of each year
ANNUAL NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

(first presented in 1934 and the oldest multicultural festival in the nation)
Centered in Nashville, Tennessee, but partner festivals take place throughout the East Coast.
For information, contact http://ncta-usa.org/
End of July (July 27-August 1 in 2015)
SPRINGVILLE WORLD FESTIVAL
www.worldfolkfest.com/ 
Springville World Folkfest
P.O. Box 306
Springville, UT 84663
November (November 20-22 in 2015)
HOLIDAY FOLK FAIR, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://www.folkfair.org/

You can find a very complete and updated list of nearly every music and dance festival in the United States at www.thedancegypsy.com.

Two more site for festivals worldwide are: www.FolkloreFestivals.Com or www.internationalfestival.net/

For more information on International Festival go to www.cioff.org

If you would like to add a festival to this webpage: contact the website manager

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