Fun

The Texas Folklife Festival...

has seven stages dedicated to music and dance performances.

Family

The Texas Folklife Festival...

is a family event and a great way for children to learn about different cultures.

Festival

The Texas Folklife Festival...

gathers more than 40 cultures to share their heritage and traditions.

Food

The Texas Folklife Festival...

has a menu of more than 150 unique items.

 
 

43rd Annual Texas Folklife Festival

June 7-8, 2014

 

Get your tickets online!

 
 

About the Festival

The Texas Folklife Festival was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, which was held in Washington, D.C. in 1968. On behalf of the Institute of Texan Cultures (which was built as part of the Texan Pavilion for the 1968 World’s Fair), O.T. Baker attended the first Smithsonian Folklife Festival and returned home with big plans—to replicate the event in San Antonio. And the wheels were set in motion.

The first Texas Folklife Festival was held from September 7-10, 1972, on the grounds of the Institute in HemisFair Park.  O.T. Baker (1910-2006), the Festival's founder and director from   1972-75, was a dedicated and inspirational leader in constructing this phenomenal event that has received countless international, regional and local awards.   

Festivals Directors Festival Directors: Claudia Bell (1976 - 1980), O.T. Baker (1972-1975), Jo Ann Andera (1981-present)

 

The Festival today

The Texas Folklife Festival is the biggest cultural celebration in Texas! More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented at the festival, and each year, more than 250 participants come together to celebrate their culture and heritage. Located on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, this year’s two-day event once again showcases the Lone Star State's diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts, and crafts.

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Festival Dates and Hours

Saturday, June 7            10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 8              10 a.m. - 7 p.m.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Festival Ticket Pricing

Adult (13 plus)  $10 in advance*     $12 at the gate
Child (6-12)      $5 in advance*         $5 at the gate
Children 5 and under are FREE
Group sales  20 adult tickets in advance only for $8 each.

Advance tickets also available at HEB Stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB and the ITC museum store.  Advance tickets can be purchased starting May1, 2014

*There may be convenience fees for advance purchase at some locations and online.
 

 

 

Contact Us

Main Office: 210-458-2224

Fax: 210-458-2113

Address: 801 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78205

Volunteer Hotline: 210-458-2216
Volunteer Fax: 210-458-2278
Volunteer Check-In: 210-458-2138 (This number is answered only during Festival hours)

 

Volunteer

 

Vist the Volunteer Information Center

 
 

2014 Texas Folklife Festival Information

 

 

 

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