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Texas Folklife Festival is next weekend!

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The 45th annual Texas Folklife Festival is just around the corner, don’t forget to get your tickets! Advance tickets can be purchased HERE. This year the ITC has collaborated with VIA Metropolitan Transit, Lyft, and B-Cycle to help everyone get to the festival with reduced fares and park-and-ride service from Crossroads Mall.

In addition to all the great music, dancing and food you’ve come to expect from Folklife over the years the museum is adding some great new attractions to the event. Be sure to check out the new El Zócalo, a specially curated area by Chef Johnny Hernandez. It will include Mexican artisans, food demonstrations by chefs from Culinary Institute of America and  Pharm Table, as well as a a pop-up of El Machito.

Don’t miss out on this great RAIN OR SHINE event, June 10th-12th at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Asian Festival this Saturday!


Image via: Institute of Texan Cultures, Asian Festival 2015

Be sure to stop by the Institute of Texan Cultures this Saturday for all the great music, entertainment, and FOOD at Asian Festival!

Park and ride service will be offered to Asian Festival from the Crossroads Park and Ride, and service will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will run until 5:30 p.m.

Uber is also offering a special promotion for the festival. Sign up for Uber and insert the promo code TXASIAN to receive up to $20 off your trip! This promotion is for first time riders only and you can get started here! If you’ve already taken your first Uber trip, share this promotion with friends and family so that they can enjoy their first ride. This promo doesn’t expire until 2/29/16.

Don’t forget to order your Asian Festival tickets!

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Asian Festival tickets are on sale now! Call 210-458-230, or click here, to get yours today.

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Asian Festival!

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Visit the ITC website for more information.

Don’t forget your Texas FolkLife Festival tickets!


Festival Dates and Hours

Saturday, June 13            11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 14              Noon – 7 p.m.

Festival Ticket Pricing

Adult (13 )             $10 in advance*      $12 at the gate
Child (6-12)            $5 in advance*        $5 at the gate
Children 5 and under are FREE
Group sales 10 adult tickets in advance  $8 each.
*There may be convenience fees for advance purchase at some locations and online.

Advance tickets also available at HEB Stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and the ITC Store and online at Availability date to be announced.
Tickets to this weekend’s festival can also be purchased HERE!

Other Festival Info


44th Annual Texas FolkLife Festival…coming soon!

Print The Texas FolkLife Festival is just around the corner now, be sure to save the dates (June 13th and 14th)! More information about the event, VIA park & ride services, tickets, and schedules can be found at the Institute of Texan Cultures website. Hope to see you there!

Asian Festival Visitors Guide

Check out the 2015 Asian Festival visitors guide to see when your favorite groups will be performing, and what great food offerings we’ll have from our community participants.

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Don’t forget to order your Asian Festival tickets!

The Institute of Texan Cultures 2015 Asian Festival is now less than a month away, don’t forget to pre-order your tickets! You don’t want to miss out on all the great food, music, dancing and activities we have planned for this years festival.

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Get your advance tickets for Asian Festival now and save!

Also, new this year, VIA will be offering Park-and-Ride service from Crossroads to ITC for the day of the festival. Service begins at 9:15am and will end at 5:30pm. Ride to and from the festival without having to worry about downtown parking!

The following video shows highlights from the 2012 Asian Festival.

You can also keep up with Festival news by following the Asian Festival Facebook page.

ITC is on Amazon Smile

With the holiday season on its way, and Cyber Monday just around the corner, we have some great news! The Institute of Texan Cultures has recently partnered with Amazon Smile, one of’s charitable giving programs. By selecting the “University of Texas Foundation” as your charitable beneficiary, the Institute of Texan Cultures can earn 0.5% of your purchase price to use towards funding our great programs and exhibits. This program doesn’t cost you, the Amazon customer anything, and helps to support great community organizations like the ITC.

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Click here to learn more!.

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