Summer is now in full swing here in the Nation's Capital! One of the most fun events of the season is the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival - now in its 43rd year - on the National Mall. Wherever you live in the city - the Capitol Hill area, Northwest D.C., Chevy Chase or Bethesda, Maryland - you shouldn't miss a minute of it (plus, it's a great way to entertain friends from out of town). At this year's Festival, you can learn about oral traditions in African American culture, explore music and its meaning in Latino culture, and experience the vibrant culture of Wales. The Festival is going on now through Sunday, June 28, and Wednesday, July 1, through Sunday, July 5, outdoors on the National Mall between Seventh and 14th streets. Admission is free. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, with special evening events such as concerts and dance parties beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy!