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San Francisco Free Folk Festival 2023

June 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The San Francisco Free Folk Festival, live and in-person, returns July 8 to the Golden Gate Park. All ages and musical interests are welcome at the festival. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to participate or just listen. Admission to everything is free!

The San Francisco Free Folk Festival has been a cornerstone celebration of folk music’s rich history for the past 47 years. This year’s festival is our first in-person festival since 2019, after three years of online festivals! It will be a full afternoon of music, dance, storytelling. formal and informal music-making, and just plain fun. All events and workshops are free and open to anyone who wants to drop in and participate or just listen.


Joyful Balkan Folk Dances @ 3:00-4:00pm Workshop Area 4

Members of Da! Mozhem and Craig Blackstone of Changs Dancers will quickly teach simple dances from the Balkans that are family friendly.

Da! Mozhem plays and sings high-energy pan-Balkan music for the joy of dancing. D!M is a group of friends who have been playing together for well over a decade. The group has veterans from many excellent folklore bands such as the People’s International Silver String Macedonian Band, Born to Drone, Westwind, Sviraci, and the Slavonian Traveling Band. The band plays with emphasis on Bulgarian, Macedonian, and ex-Yugoslav traditions. Several members frequently travel to the Balkans to learn more about the folkloric music of the region. The group plays on traditional instruments unique to the region as well as modern instruments.

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June 25, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Music Concourse
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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