The Texas Folklife Festival embodies the history and heritage of the state by allowing visitors to learn the story of Texas in the best way possible—by experiencing it for themselves.
ITC is justifiably proud of its strong tradition of providing cultural events and programming for the city and state and is looking forward to future festivals. The new Associate Vice Provost for the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will leverage the lessons learned through the new model of the Asian Festival and the 2068 visioning process, to envision the Texas Folklife Festival and other possible cultural celebrations for future generations to come.
For more information, please read our latest article: Asian Festival returns to UTSA on May 27. While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a hold on our beloved festival, both UTSA and the Institute of Texan Cultures are committed to seeing this vital event continue and are planning to resume the Texas Folklife Festival in 2022.
Important guidance will come from the ITC Centennial 2068: Community Visioning process via the Community Engagement & Sustaining Support Task Force. The group’s work will provide important counsel on leveraging current and new partnerships to advance the annual cultural tradition and broaden its impact for so many in San Antonio and across the state.
The celebration is an opportunity to learn by doing, whether participating in dance, tasting a new meal or crafting an item by hand. We look forward to bringing back the one-of-a-kind experience next year and can’t wait to see our friends and community again!
As San Antonio reemerges from the pandemic, staff members are observing new developments and identifying possible dates for the future. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details.
As additional information becomes available, we will share on our website and on our social media channels.