The Texas Folklife Festival is a yearly occasion supported by the University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute of Texan Cultures commending the numerous ethnicities spoke to in the number of inhabitants in the territory of Texas. The principal Texas Folklife Festival was held from September 7– 10, 1972. The occasion moved to August a couple of years after it started and afterward to June a couple of years after the fact to evade the most sizzling piece of summer in Texas. The Festival is held in Downtown San Antonio at the Institute of Texan Cultures on UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus, situated at the edge of Bowie Street and Cesar Chavez Bouled, simply off Interstate 37 South.
The Texas Folklife Festival was designed according to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which was first held in Washington, D.C. in 1967. For the benefit of the Institute of Texan Cultures, O.T. Pastry specialist went to the primary Smithsonian Folklife Festival and returned home with plans to repeat the occasion in San Antonio. Presently, thousands go to the three-day occasion every year, which highlights sustenance, specialties, music and moves from ethnic gatherings that moved to Texas. A portion of the returns from the occasion are offered back to the taking part societies so their traditions would keep on staying alive and be passed on to who and what is to come. The occasion's concentration likewise specifically relates to the mission of the Institute of Texan Cultures.