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National Folk Festival

Celebrating the artistic traditions of all Americans

BLUES • BLUEGRASS • ROCKABILLY • GOSPEL

CAJUN • KLEZMER • COWBOY • NATIVE AMERICAN • HIP HOP • R&B • JAZZ

OLD-TIME MARIACHI ZYDECO

WESTERN SWING • POLKA • HONKY-TONK

MIDDLE EASTERN • CARIBBEAN • CELTIC

EAST ASIAN EASTERN EUROPEAN • LATINO WEST AFRICAN & MORE

Experience

The 82nd National Folk Festival in downtown Jackson, Mississippi

Celebrate

Music and dance from across America

Explore

The sights, sounds, and flavors of our diverse nation
Discover cultural traditions from across America!
The National Folk Festival celebrates the artistic traditions of all Americans through music, dance, craft, storytelling, food, and more.

A large-scale, FREE, three-day event, the festival features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional performers and crafts people, up to seven stages of continuous music and dance, craft exhibits and demonstrations highlighting Mississippi folklife, a festival marketplace, family activities, parades, and delicious culturally diverse and regional foods.

Jackson, Mississippi, is proud to serve as the host city for the 82nd – 84th National Folk Festival in 2025, 2026, and 2027. 

News & Updates

The National Folk Festival 
Jackson, MS is produced by
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In partnership with
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