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The Texas Folklife Festival is an annual event sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures celebrating the many ethnicities represented in the population of the state of Texas.

The first Texas Folklife Festival was held from September 7–10, 1972.[1] The event moved to August a few years after it began and then to June a few years later to avoid the hottest part of summer in Texas. The Festival is held in Downtown San Antonio at the Institute of Texan Cultures on UTSA’s HemisFair Park Campus, located at the corner of Bowie Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, just off Interstate 37 South.