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Texas Folklife Festival 2019

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Texas Folklife Festival 2019


For nearly 50 years, Texans have gathered at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures on the second weekend of June, wearing their kilts, buckskins, kimonos, sarapes, 1800s uniforms, blacksmith aprons and grass skirts. They come from dozens of cultures that have made Texas their home, and they have brought their traditions with them.

This year, they will convene again, June 7 – 9, at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, to celebrate the Texas Folklife Festival.

The Texas Folklife Festival brings the Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit floor to life, with the customs described in the cultural exhibits embodied in the descendants and community members of those cultures that settled in Texas generations ago.

Outside on the institute’s 14 acres, the groups perform their music and dance on five stages. At their food booths, they add unique ethnic dishes to a menu teeming with savory and sweet delights, from Lebanese shish kebab, to crispy Belgian waffles.

Most festival participants, including the dance groups and artisans, offer audience participation and hands-on opportunities so guests can learn by experience.

Get your tickets here.


June 7, 2019
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures


UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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