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Rakhi Celebration: Saturday, August 9th: 2:00-5:00

A family day of Indian cultural activities celebrating brother-sister like protective relationships.

Henna Tattoos (2:00-3:30)

Rakhi Thread Bracelet making and giving, Kids Crafts, mango lassis and more! (2:00-3:30)

Natyarpana Dance Performance & Workshop (3:30-5:00)

Children will love receiving their henna tattoo from artist Poonam Rao, watching a performance and participating in a workshop from Natyarpana Dance Co. along with other fun craft workshops. Rakhi threads and beads will also be available to make and honor your loving brother-sister relationships. The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and many Sikhs and primarily observed in India, Mauritius and parts of Nepal. Co-sponsored with the University of WI-Madison's Center for South Asia.



 Event Calendar Notice

To reach our area of greatest impact, our 6 month event calendar (August-December) has been mailed to the WI residents on our mailing list. If you'd like our current event calendar mailed to you, drop us a line and we'll put one in the mail. Or, click here for a pdf electronic copy! 608-924-4000 or staff@folklorevillage.org



Saturday August 9th, 5:30 jam, 6:30 potluck, dancing follows

With The Lakeview Ramblers, caller Steve Pike and Farm Sponsor: Cates Family Farm


Folklore Village's barn dances this season will highlight a local, sponsoring farm and be called "Healthy Hoe-Downs." We think connecting our local, sustainable farms with our barn dances brings back a basic partnership that once thrived in rural communities. Go here to learn more! 


Village Harmony Teen Choir Workshop & Concert with leaders Emily Miller, Mollie Stone and Gideon Crevoshay

Details about this two part event here at our Calendar Page


Bryan Bowers, Autoharp Master In Concert: August 30th

Reserve your tickets now! $15 general admission

7:00 doors, 7:30 concert

Click Here, Scroll Down For Concert Information