We draw on cultural traditions from across Asia in festivals and events that bring the museums to life for visitors of all ages. Immerse yourself in celebrations featuring art, music, theater, dance, and food that highlight local and international artists and communities.

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Saturday, June 23, 5:30 pm–12 am

Celebrate the 2018 summer solstice at this special after-hours event, with museums open until midnight across the Smithsonian. At the Freer|Sackler, experience the art and cultures of Asia through outdoor performances, art making, and unique tours, and enjoy late-night access to our exhibitions. This event is part of Smithsonian Solstice Saturday.