Web Extra: Texas Folklife Festival
In the spirit of celebrating Texas culture, head to the 41st annual Texas Folklife Festival hosted by San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) from June 8-10. The festival features more than 40 cultural acts on six stages throughout the festival grounds, from dancing and music to storytelling. Visitors can also enjoy roaming performers, sample cuisine from ethnic food vendors, and browse through handmade souvenirs.
O.T. Baker, the first festival chairman, modeled the Texas Folklife Festival after a similar celebration held by the Smithsonian in 1968. The first festival for Texas occurred September 7-10, 1972, on the ITC’s grounds in HemisFair Park.
HemisFair Park is at 600 HemisFair Way. For festival ticket information and a schedule of events, visit www.texancultures.com/festivals_events/texas_folklife_2012/.
From the June 2012 issue.