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St. Philip's College Library 

MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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Culture Fest and Rib Cook-Off

The 2015 St. Philip's College Culture Fest and Rib Cook-Off event will be on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Walters St. and Montana St. (Parking Lot 20). The 2015 Culture Fest will include a full slate of Fiesta® royalty, mariachis, dance troupes, amusements, rides, food, craft and cultural information booths.

** Download the Culture Fest 2014 flyer **

Special Guest Entertainer


2015 Headliner: TBA


2015 Culture Fest includes non-stop music in one-hour sets from:

Rib Cook-off Celebrity Judges: TBA


Culture Fest Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be available from the Southwest Campus to the MLK Campus. The shuttle service will pick-up and drop-off students in front of Building 1 (SWC) every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and drop off students at the MLK Campus in front of the Library (circle drive). NO SIGN-UP REQUIRED.

Download Shuttle Schedule here

What is Culture Fest?

St. Philip's College has hosted the Culture Fest since 1995. The Culture Fest, an official Fiesta San Antonio event, celebrates the the rich heritage of San Antonio and cultural influences of St. Philip's College as one of San Antonio's most historically distinguished and ethnically diverse institutions of higher learning.

The Culture Fest and Rib Cook-Off has become a tradition on our campus. Every year, on the Thursday before the Battle of Flowers Parade, we welcome one and all to celebrate with us. Admission is free and open to the public.

More About Culture Fest!

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The Rib-Cookoff!

The Rib Cook-Off was added to the Culture Fest in 2002 and features some of the best BBQ teams San Antonio has to offer.

The Rib-Cookoff

The Menu

The Culture Fest offers a variety of food booths with taste-tempting, traditional Fiesta fare such as shrimp and chicken kabobs, turkey legs, corn on the cob, mangonadas, cajan fried fish, funnels cakes, puffy tacos, fajitas, snow cones, sausages and chalupas. Culture Fest features live music acts and entertainment, games, craft booths, and a barbecue rib cook-off.


Contact Information

Dean of Student Success:
Dr. Paul Machen

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 102K



Dr. Angela McPherson Williams

MLK Campus
Turbon Student Center (TURB) 110