Welcome to the 60th annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (March 9-18, 2018)
and Fun Arts Day!

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Workshop costs

We are still finalizing the costs for 2018, and will post them here when they are ready.


Registration for 2018 will open in late 2017. As usual, you will have the option of registering by mail or via Eventbrite.

Nelda Drury Scholarships

SAFDF has established a scholarship fund named after Nelda Guerrero Drury, the founder and "patron saint" of the festival. Nelda Drury Scholarships are awarded to individuals to attend and actively participate in SAFDF. They are intended to encourage attendance by new dancers and by dancers who have demonstrated potential to benefit their local folk dance group through what they learn at SAFDF.

General information about these scholarships:

To apply for this scholarship, download and complete the application form and mail it by February 22, 2018. We will notify you by March 8 whether you have received the scholarship.


Dorm rooms!

OLLU typically grants SAFDF several rooms in nearby student dormitories for the festival weekend. These dorms are empty except for SAFDF participants (due to OLLU's spring break) and are within easy walking distance of the festival, making them a very convenient housing option for festival attendees.

Here are photos of a typical dorm room. Click on an image to enlarge it.

You can ask for a dorm room when you register for the festival. Here's what you need to know about renting and staying in them:


A variety of hotels are also available within short driving distance of OLLU. Previous festival participants have stayed at the following hotels and had good feedback on their stay:

These hotels do sometimes fill up fairly quickly. If they do, you can also usually find good hotel deals on kayak.com and booking.com.

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Last updated: October 7, 2017