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(May 18, 2011)--Advance tickets for the 40th annual Texas Folklife Festival are on sale now at the following locations:

  • Institute of Texan Cultures museum store
  • H-E-B stores
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Lackland Air Force Base
  • Randolph Air Force Base
  • Fiscal Services, UTSA Main Campus and UTSA Downtown Campus

>> Tickets also can be purchased online at

The festival features music, food, dance, artisans and demonstrators who preserve the folkways of the many cultures of Texas. The festival brings together more than 250 participating individuals and organizations representing 40 unique cultures, 65 arts and crafts vendors, 150 menu items and six stages of music, dance and entertainment.

The festival is conducted at the Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78205.

>> Volunteers are still needed for the Texas Folklife Festival. Read details about volunteering.

For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures website.



Adult (age 13+): $10 (advance), $12 (gate)
Child (age 6-12): $5 (advance), $5 (gate)
Child (age 5 and under) free

A group rate of $8 per person for orders of 20 or more tickets is available online. The group discount will be applied at check-out. Advance and online tickets may include an additional handling fee.

Festival hours:

Friday, June 10, 5-11 pm
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, noon-7 p.m.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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