The Texas Folklife Festival...

has multiple stages dedicated to music and dance performances.


The Texas Folklife Festival...

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


The Texas Folklife Festival...

has a menu of more than 150 unique items.


The Texas Folklife Festival

Thank you to everyone who made the 2013 festival a success!We hope you'll join us again next year and leave us your feedback on what we can do to keep improving 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.


Pictured at right: Festival Directors: Claudia Ball (1976 - 1980), O.T. Baker (1972-1975), Jo Ann Andera (1981-present)

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42nd Annual Texas Folklife Festival


Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Friday, June 7
5pm - 11pm

Saturday, June 8
11am - 11pm

Sunday, June 9
Noon - 7pm


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
*There may be convenience fees for advance purchase at some locations and online.
Advance tickets are available May 1, online, at HEB Stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and the ITC museum store.



 Festival Friends!


It is the friendships that we make during our lives that help us become who we are. And it is the Texas Folklife Festival’s many friends who help provide the needed financial support to ensure the 42-year tradition lives on! The Texas Folklife Festival will be held June 7-9, 2013, so get a head start and join NOW!


Become a Festival Friend today and reap the rewards of your generosity. Sponsorships begin at $35 and continue through $500.

Your contribution is a vital part of the Texas Folklife Festival’s commitment to building a strong and diverse community, as well as providing a venue for all cultures to come together and share their rich traditions.

We invite you to celebrate our 42nd anniversary and make some new friends along the way!





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