In its current existence, the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been running annually since 2002. A cooperation between the City of East Lansing and the MSU Museum, this weekend festival is a celebration of folk art both locally and nationally.
There will be exhibits of dance and music "showcas[ing] performers who learned their skills within distinct communities and remain rooted in those communities." Along with music and dance, there will be exhibit booths showing traditional art and crafts.
To learn more, you can visit Great Lakes Folk Festival. Also, browse through our collection and become more familiar with the resources of our community. Here are some ideas to get you started.