Welcome to the 59th annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (March 17-19, 2017)
and Fun Arts Day!

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Support SAFDF at The 2017 Big Give on May 4!

The Big Give is a 24-hour day of giving is South Central Texas' 24-hour online day of giving fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration and YOU! This year SAFDF/Texas International Folk Dancers will be a part of it. Help us by donating to SAFDF on May 4! Here is our link!

The festival

Carrying on an annual tradition that has been around for 59 years, the organizers of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) are happy to announce their 2017 event. Come celebrate with us for a wonderful, special weekend of international folk dancing and culture.

Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

Learn international folk dances

SAFDF features workshops in beautiful and fun dances from all over the world, taught by world-renowned folk dance teachers.

Enjoy lively dance parties

Friday and Saturday culminate in parties featuring folk dance favorites that keep everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned veterans, dancing for hours. And there's great food too!

Experience the concert of folk dance performances

The SAFDF concert, held on Saturday night in the beautiful Thiry Auditorium, is a dazzling show of beautiful costumes, music, and motion by talented local performing groups and the occasional extra-special guests from far away.

Partake of great food at the Henry Lash Bash

Sunday features this historic SAFDF tradition - a delicious catered lunch and a great chance to catch up with friends old and new.

Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons


SAFDF is held on the beautiful campus of Our Lady of the Lake University:

See the OLLU campus map for the detailed locations of these venues.


SAFDF would not be possible without the generous financial and practical support of these wonderful benefactors:

Nelda Drury,
founder and lifetime benefactor of SAFDF

Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

International Folk Culture Center,
Our Lady of the Lake University

Texas International Folk Dancers

City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development

Texas Commission on the Arts

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Light One Candle Children's Education Fund

United Way
Our Friends of SAFDF:

Vonnie Brown
Kay Demos
Elaine Moczygemba
Dick Oakes
Dugan Sabins


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Last updated: May 3, 2017