Over 20 Cuisines in One Place

You say it can’t  be done? Visit the Texas Folklife Festival on June 10 – 12 in San Antonio and you’ll be able to sample over 20 cuisines from around the world! Add to the more familiar options like Italian and Mexican —  Greek,  German, Lebanese, Belgian, Irish, Nigerian, Salvadoran and many more.

The great thing is, you can enjoy plenty of these diverse menu offerings for $5 or less! Here’s the official online menu that has been posted. Check out those Belgian Au vin blanc mussels, or the Lebanese Falafel Sandwich, or the Salvadoran Pupusa. My heart started perking at the thought of Bratwurst on a Bun w/Sauerkraut. (I love clinging to my German heritage!)

Granted you have to pay an entrance fee (Adults $10 in advance, Children $5 or free if under 6 yrs), but the venue and offerings make it all worthwhile.

The Festival’s 6 stages, located throughout the grounds, feature all types of ethnic and cultural entertainment.   Be on the look out for roving performers on the grounds like the South Texas Gunslingers and the San Antonio Pipes & Drums.

So, grab your friends and family and head out for a fun weekend. What better city to celebrate your heritage (and everyone elses’) than San Antonio?

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Texas FolkLife Festival

Whatever your family heritage is, it’s bound to be celebrated at the Texas Folklife Festival this coming weekend.

“The Texas Folklife Festival is the biggest cultural celebration in Texas! More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented at the festival, and each year, more than 250 participants come together to celebrate their culture and heritage.” (quoted from the Folklife Festival website.)

Stop by the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures this weekend for this awesome annual event. Our state’s diversity and rich heritage are a matter of pride for us Texans, and you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the food, music, dance, arts and crafts of a huge variety of ethnic groups.

Oh, and since we’re all about food at $5Dining, we’ll just mention there’ll be plenty of it there. How long has it been since you’ve tried a Baklava Sundae or Bratwurst on a Stick? The menu is seemingly endless!

A discount for advance ticket purchases is available. For advance ticket sale locations and prices click here.  Here’s how to get there. Not sure yet? Well, here’s a list of the events. We’ve ordered up a couple of rainless days for you, too. Have fun!