Welcome to the 61st annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (March 14-17, 2019)
and Fun Arts Day!

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Workshop costs

Full workshop
(includes teaching sessions, dance parties, and one ticket to the Saturday concert)
Individual sessions:
  • Friday afternoon
  • Friday evening
  • Saturday morning
  • Saturday afternoon/evening
  • Sunday morning
  • Sunday afternoon
$25 each
Jason's Deli lunch on Saturday
(we'll collect your order after you register)
Thursday-night Luau dinner, show, and dancing
Friday-night party
Saturday concert tickets
(1 is included if you register for the entire workshop)
$20 for adults
$10 for children 12 and under
Free for lap children
Saturday-night party
Free with concert ticket
Sunday Henry Lash Bash luncheon
Dance review DVD


Registration for 2019 is closed. See you next year!

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:

The application deadline for 2019 has passed.


Dorm rooms

OLLU granted SAFDF several rooms in nearby student dormitories. 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.

Here's what you need to know about renting and staying in them:

To request a dorm room, send an e-mail to dormrooms@safdf.org with:

The dorm-room coordinator will then contact you with availability and payment details.


A variety of hotels are also available within short driving distance of OLLU.

SAFDF attendees can take advantage of discounted OLLU rates at the following hotels:

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: May 14, 2019