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The Great Lakes Folk Festival showcases the traditional cultural treasures of the nation's Upper Midwest and a sampling of the best of traditional artists from around the country and the world. This unique fusion of art fair, music festival, county fair, multi-ethnic festival, and celebration of cultural heritage is held annually in August in downtown East Lansing. MSU collaborators include the MSU Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, University Outreach and Engagement, the International Studies Program, and WKAR. The City of East Lansing and provincial and state folk arts programs of the Great Lakes region are also partners.