Shakespeare's Birthday

Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday

Sunday, April 23, 2017, noon to 4:00

Happy Birthday, Will!
Join the Folger for this beloved annual tradition, as we celebrate the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities.
From Shakespeare performances to stage combat demonstrations to Elizabethan crafts, there's something for everyone—including birthday cake! 
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
  • Tour the Folger reading rooms and see their paintings and stained glass windows
  • Sword fighting demonstrations
  • Musical and theatrical performances
  • A special appearance by Queen Elizabeth I herself
  • Discussions from Folger curators and scholars
  • And...birthday cake!
Food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle.
We’ll see you there!


Kids learn swordfighting at Shakespeare’s Birthday

Kids learn swordfighting at Shakespeare’s Birthday