For the next 2 weeks you can travel to 2 far-off, exotic lands - Kenya and China - without leaving DC. In fact, you don't even have to set foot off the National Mall.
The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival began today and it features food, culture, and crafts from the African and the Asian nation.
Here is a look at some of the things you can do at the festival, which runs until Sunday of this week and then again from July 2 to 6.
You can hear music and see dance
Watch regional crafts being created
Learn about lifestyles and history
And eat native dishes
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Even more on the Folkways Festival
Everything you need to know about the festival (from Smithsonian.com)
A new agreement will keep the Folklife Festival on the National Mall for the next 5 years. (from The Washington Post)
A brief look at the festival's marketplace (from Racked)