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Attend the 2024 Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs: A Festival of Traditional Dancing & Music

Traditionally held in Saratoga Springs, NY, the annual Flurry Festival is one of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America, drawing roughly 4,500 attendees and 400 performers.

Stay tuned for the 2024 date for the Flurry Festival! The festival is typically held over Presidents Day Weekend.

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Experience The Flurry Festival

The Flurry Festival includes sessions on contra, swing and blues, Irish, English country, waltz, balfolk, Czech, square dance, sean-nós/old style Irish, Métis and French Canadian, samba, Israeli, and Scottish country dancing, along with concerts, workshops, and plenty of jams. On Sunday, the festival will also hold swing programming throughout the day.  

All levels of experience, from beginner to more advanced, are welcome at the event. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn! However, the Flurry Festival will not include family or children’s programming.

Organizers shared, "The Winter Roots festival will be on the traditional Presidents Weekend in Saratoga, but will take us back to the early days of the Flurry through reduced programming focused on traditional New England dance forms such as contra and English country, along with swing all day on Sunday, couples’ dancing, and Balfolk." 

More information on these two events can be found at

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