Arts - festival The Texas Folklife Festival 

Savor a world of flavors with ethnic food, live entertainment, and family fun as the Institute of Texan Cultures hosts the 34th consecutive Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park downtown. The four-day cultural celebration showcases Texas' diversity through a rich and plentiful assortment of ethnic foods, diverse music and dance, arts and crafts, artisan demonstrations, storytellers, competitions, and more.

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Stroll through the Texas Crafts Market, where artisans from across the state display and sell their work. Browse handcrafted Celtic, Scottish, and Indian jewelry, sample fresh almonds and pecans at the Fantasy Nut Company booth, and have your fortune told by the Blue Lady as she reveals the hidden mysteries of life. Tired feet? Walk over to the Piper Sandal Company for some comfy leather sandals made in Greek and Roman styles.

The festival features 10 entertainment stages located throughout the grounds, each featuring a variety of ethnic and cultural entertainment, and more than 150 authentic foods from around the world.

Times and dates for the Texas Folklife Festival are: 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 9-10; noon-11 p.m. Sat, June 11; and noon-9 p.m. Sun, June 12. Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, $4 for children age 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. For more information, visit or call 458-2390.

Nicole Chavez



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