Texas Folklife Festival participants
Enjoy three days of Texas Folklife Festival, June 8-10
By James Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist
(June 7, 2007)--No university in the state has anything that compares to the Texas Folklife Festival's three days of ethnic dance, authentic foods, traditional crafts and musical performances. The festival brings together more than 40 cultural organizations, each with unique traditions and customs.
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UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures welcomes some 130,000 visitors every year, a significant number of them grade school students coming to learn about Texas history and the great cultures of their state.
Another 70,000 experience the museum's signature event. The UTSA Roadrunner population is a huge part of the festival's success, swelling the ranks of the 1,300 volunteers for the event staff.
The Texas Folklife Festival is on the grounds of UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 S. Bowie St., in downtown San Antonio. Hours are 5-11 p.m., Friday, June 8; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, June 9 and noon-7 p.m., Sunday, June 10.
Special UTSA advance tickets are $6, available at fiscal services at both 1604 and Downtown campuses. Regular admission is $10 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 5. Advance $8 adult tickets are available at select partner locations in San Antonio. Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more by calling (210) 458-2259.
For more information, visit the Texas Folklife Festival Web site or call (210) 458-2390.
Download a Texas Folklife Festival Visitor Guide (PDF format), which including a map and the complete schedule of events and entertainment.