Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Texas Folklife Festival

Posted on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-06-11

The 37th-annual celebration of Lone Star culture returns, bringing with it a variety of food, art, music, dance, and crafts. This year’s theme is “We All Belong,” a tribute to the diverse customs and cultures that come together for the three-day festival. Guests of all ages will learn about and experience the different traditions that the participants share — the 22-acre site plays host to 150 ethnic foods, 65 musical acts, and 50 craft vendors. Over a dozen new participants join the festival this year, including a classical-guitar player, South American dancers, and a group that explores history through fun, hands-on activities. The new attractions guarantee that the festival will be fresh fun for even long-time supporters. Funds raised will benefit the participating groups, allowing them to continue fostering a sense of distinct culture in Texas. $12 adults, $6 children, 5-11pm Fri, 11am-11pm Sat, noon-7pm Sun, Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 S. Bowie, (210) 458-2224.

— Josh Hughes

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