Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with the Texas Folklife Festival to bring you information on their annual family-friendly event held on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures.
The Texas Folklife Festival, the signature event of the Institute of Texan Cultures, is once again ready to bring Texas’ great multicultural heritage to life for the 45th year. A San Antonio favorite for parents and kids alike, this three-day, fun-filled extravaganza showcases Texas’ diversity, strength and rich heritage. Five stages provide constant music and dance that radiate energy throughout the grounds. Add in delectable dishes, arts and craft vendors, and hands-on activities, and it really is a weekend of fun for the entire family.
One walk through the grounds at this year’s Texas Folklife Festival will reveal enough food, events, and games to keep every member of the family entertained. When you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, head to the Back 40 for a relaxed, interactive experience your kids will love. Sign up for the Luling Watermelon Thump Seed-Spitting Contest, take a Hawaiian Hula lesson, or take in a trick roping demonstration. This is where you’re more likely to get pulled on stage to take part in the dance than just watch from the sidelines. Come be a part of the fun! Tickets are available online.
Being located in such a heavily transited area, the festival encourages you to make use of our excellent public transportation options. VIA will offer Park and Ride from their Crossroads location for $5. Lyft will have a special rider rate for new and regular riders. Additionally, visitors can take a B-cycle from anywhere in downtown.
The festival is open from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th and located at the Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.). More information and hours are available on TexasFolklifeFestival.org. Tickets are available at the ITC museum store, HEB locations, local military bases, and online. Admission for adults is $10 advance and $12 at the gate; children are $5 in advance or at the gate; group rate for 10 or more in a party is $8 per person, advance only.