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Texas Folklife Festival Begins

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Today marks the beginning of one of San Antonio’s premier events, the Texas Folklife Festival. The biggest cultural celebration in Texas, the festival brings together more than 40 different cultural groups representative of the state’s population. Each year, more than 250 groups come together to celebrate their culture and heritage.

The three-day event showcases the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through more than 150 ethnic foods, music, dance, arts, and crafts. The fun begins this evening at 5.

For more information and tickets, call 210-458-2300, visit , or follow Texas Folklife Festival on Facebook.


The Institute of Texan Cultures is located on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.  Museum admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit

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