CultureFest & Rib Cook-off

The St. Philip's College CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off is an official Fiesta® San Antonio event held on the St. Philip's College MLK campus and holds designation with a Green Platinum Certificate. It is a high-energy and kid-friendly festival featuring a rib cook-off, LIVE music, a car show, food and non-food vendors, and several grill raffles, all in one location!

Thursday, April 25, 2024
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Admission is FREE
Proceeds from CultureFest help fund student scholarships.


Car Show


Fun & Games

Check Out Our Vendors

We will have all sorts of food and non-food vendors for you to choose from at CultureFest. Don't forget to try one of the delicious foods that will be served from Gorditas, Funnel Cake, Mangonadas, and much more.

Please note that vendors are required to attend a mandatory vendor meeting prior to CultureFest in November (date options will be provided as we get closer to this date).

Ready to be a vendor at this year's CultureFEST? Download the application and submit your payment today!

Vendor Application

Food Vendors

If you are interested in participating in this event as a Food Vendor contact:

The Department of Student Life at 210-486-2090

Please get in touch with us before you pay for the vending space. She can speak to the availability of the item(s) you want to sell.

Non-Food Vendors

If you are interested in participating in this event as a Non-food Vendor contact:

Pat Lamson at 210-486-2455

CultureFest Grills

CultureFest Grill Raffle

We are raffling BBQ pits at this year’s CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off event.  The drawing will be held at 3:10 p.m. on April 25, 2024, on the stage. The winners will be announced and contacted by phone.

The winners will have until 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2024, to transport the item from the event location. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the St. Philip’s College General Scholarship Fund.

Redeem your tickets by scanning and emailing your receipt to, or bringing your receipt to the Student Center at SWC (Building 1, D-143) or the Turbon Student Center at MLK Campus (Suite 100). For more information or assistance with purchasing raffle tickets, please contact John Hoyt at SWC (, Building 12, Rm 107, or 210-486-7027), or Paul Lede ( or 832-372-8609).


Bring the whole family as our official Fiesta event is open to everyone. We have fun and games for all ages.


Enjoy all the excitement at CultureFest! All proceeds go to student scholarships. Have fun for a good cause.

CultureFest Medals

CultureFest medals will be available on the day of the event! Medals will be given on a first-come, first-serve!

St. Philip's College CultureFest & Rib Cook-off

Official Fiesta Event

Green Platinum Certificate

Contact Us

If you are a vendor or would want more information, please contact Student Life at 210-486-2135.

Download our Virtual Background

CultureFEST Co-Chair:

Dr. Angie Mac
Director for Student Life

CultureFEST Co-Chair:

Varryron Young
Associate Director for Student Life

CultureFEST Co-Chair:

Paul Lede
Coordinator of Student Life