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MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
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Location: Building 1-C123



Celebrating 23 Years of Fiesta

Celebrate Fiesta with St. Philip's College!

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Celebrating 23 Years of Fiesta

Celebrate Fiesta with St. Philip's College!

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

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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.

CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off

The St. Philip's College CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off, an official San Antonio Fiesta event, will be on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Philip's College. The CultureFest will include a full slate of Fiesta® royalty, mariachis, dance troupes, amusements, rides, food, craft, car show and cultural information booths. 


Entertainment for CultureFest

This year's performer is R&B/Urban Soul Artist "Simply Rayne". Rayne has emerged on the national music scene with a rich, soulful musical style of her own which drives the other side of her life: songwriting, singing, music recordings and performances, choreography, photo shoots, music videos, and song releases.

Other performers include:

  • Chisme - Variety
  • Toman Bros - Country
  • Ben Tapia - Blues
  • The Lavens - Blue Grass
  • Billy Castro - Country
  • DJ - Universal Base Entertainment
  • IDEA Carver Cheerleaders


Rib Cook-Off Celebrity Judges

  • Colonel Gwen Devera-Waden, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston
  • Colby Miller, Spurs Sports and Entertainment
  • Glen Rierson, Marketing Director for Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
  • Robert Sanchez, General Manager for The Palm San Antonio
  • Amy Shaw, Executive Director of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission

Rib Cook-Off Student Judges

  • Cody Coccia – Mr. St. Philip’s 1st Runner Up
  • Arabela Alvarado – Ms. St. Philip’s 17-18
  • Keiko Stanberry – Spirit and Pride Crew President
  • Angelia Jacobs – SGA President  and Ms. St. Philip's 1st Runner Up 17-18

The Rib Cook-Off!

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

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. - 4:30 p.m. and drop off students at the MLK Campus in front of the Library (circle drive). NO SIGN-UP REQUIRED.

What is CultureFest?

St. Philip's College has hosted the CultureFest since 1995. The CultureFest, 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 CultureFest 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. Attendees are encouraged to dress and represent their culture. Admission is free and open to the public.

CultureFest BBQ Grill Raffle

Do you want to win a charcoal BBQ Grill built by the St.Philip's College Welding students? A charcoal BBQ Grill will be raffled off as a grand prize during CultureFest. Other prizes such as gift certificates will also be raffled. 1 raffle ticket for $10.00 or 3 raffle tickets for $25.00. Contact  John Hoyt at 210-486-7027 for raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will also be sold during the SPC CultureFest. All proceeds will go to the St. Philip's College General Scholarship.

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The Menu

The CultureFest 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. CultureFest features Dj music entertainment, games, craft booths, and a barbecue rib cook-off.

Attention Vendors!

Interested in being a part of the CultureFest Celebration? Applications will be available next year.

Want to Volunteer?

Faculty, Staff and Students are encouraged to volunteer and have fun during CultureFest. Each volunteer will receive a SPC CultureFest T-Shirt!

Contact Information

Dr. Angela McPherson Williams (Dr. Mac)

MLK Campus
Turbon Student Center (TSC) 110-B




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