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Culture Fest & Rib Cook-off

Celebrating 21 Years of Fiesta

Celebrate Fiesta with St. Philip's College!

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Celebrating 21 Years of Fiesta

Celebrate Fiesta with St. Philip's College!

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High Fidelity is Austin & San Antonio’s Premier Wedding Band. Our mission is to make your wedding perfect, your event a success, and to keep everybody dancing!

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We celebrate all cultures.

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Cultural Entertainment

Traditional Fiesta Dancers expressing the Hispanic culture at Culture Fest.

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Vendors will be available with all kinds of delicious Fiesta foods.

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Rib Cook-off

Rib Cook-off contest to show who has the best ribs in town. Come see who our judges pick this year.

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Fun and entertaining rides will be available for all.

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Enjoy all the exciting Fiesta activities we have to offer at Culture Fest.

Culture Fest and Rib Cook-Off

The 2016 St. Philip's College Culture Fest and Rib Cook-Off, an official San Antonio Fiesta event will be on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Philip's College. The Culture Fest will include a full slate of Fiesta® royalty, mariachis, dance troupes, amusements, rides, food, craft, car show and cultural information booths.

** Download the Culture Fest Flyer **

Entertainment for CultureFest

High Fidelity

High Fidelity is Austin & San Antonio’s Premier Wedding Band. Our mission is to make your wedding perfect, your event a success, and to keep everybody dancing! From Modern to 80’s to Country, Classic Rock, Motown, Standards and everything in between, High Fidelity is guaranteed to keep people at your event moving! With a Grammy nominated guitarist and a rhythm section to match, we are the perfect band for your party!

High Fidelity


Rib Cook-off Celebrity Judges

  • Chef Will Thornton, SPC Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Chef David “Bully” Page (Spike TV Frankenfood winner and outstanding former culinary arts program student)
  • David Uminski, Riverwalk Prince and SPC Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Faculty
  • Dr. Michael Etienne, City of San Antonio, Director of the Eastpoint Initiative
  • Rose Taylor, Santikos, Business Development Specialist

Student Judges

  • Keibian Crumedy – Mr. St. Philip’s
  • Katrina King – Ms. St. Philip’s
  • Josie Carillo – Spirit and Pride Crew Officer
  • LaTonya Jones – SGA President

The Rib Cook-off!

The Rib Cook-Off was added to the Culture Fest and features some of the best BBQ teams San Antonio has to offer. See how you can participate in the Rib Cook-off contest by submitting your entry today!

CultureFest 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.

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 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!

Do you want to win a BBQ Grill made by our very own welding students at St. Philip's College? Learn more about our raffle by downloading our flyer: ** BBQ Grill Raffle information **. If you like to purchase your raffle ticket now, please visit our online Market Place for your purchase. All proceeds will go to the St. Philip's College General Scholarship.

BBQ Grill

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, cajun 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.

Attention Vendors!

Interested in being a part of the 21th Anniversary Celebration of Culture Fest?

Vendor Application

Contact Information

Dr. Angela McPherson Williams

MLK Campus
Norris Technical Building (NTB) 327