Our City, Our History: Texas Folklife Festival

(SBG San Antonio photo)

The Texas Folklife Festival was established in 1972, modeled after the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

O.T. Baker with the Institute of Texan Cultures attended the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. and returned to San Antonio with plans to host a similar event here. And so, the Texas Folklife Festival was born. It's a sort of tribute to and display all of the cultures that made Texas.

When people think of culture in the Lone Star State, you might think of the Alamo or the six flags that have flown over Texas. However, this festival focuses on each of the many different ethnic groups that make Texas what it is today. There's food, dance, arts and crafts, history and special exhibitions.

You can catch it all this weekend and we are proud sponsors of the event!

To get your tickets, click here.

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