2014 SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL (FREE to the Public) hosted by Karmin

May 16th,  (6pm – midnight) & May 17th, 2014 (noon – midnight) at Maverick Plaza at La Villita in the heart of downtown San Antonio near the Riverwalk.

The African American heritage of South Texas is rich and vibrant encompassing music, food, cultural celebration community, and family.  The La Villita Heritage Society held the first Soul Food Festival in 1999 and brought together all of these elements. Since then, the event has become an annual tradition.


The Soul Food Festival features popular ethnic foods like Bar-B-Que, fried fish, collard greens, and peach cobbler (Better Known As Soul Food) are served by local food vendors throughout the Festival and make for a festive “atmosphere.” A children’s area features entertainment and amusements for the younger generation. Cultural exhibits showcased by local arts & crafts vendors and performances on the stage reflect the importance of the African American heritage and family values. Throughout the Soul Food Festival, the emphasis is on family, culture, and heritage.

Friday night is the Gospel on the Plaza featuring the best of gospel music, gospel singing groups and choirs, liturgical dance, steppers, and Spoken Word. Groups come from all over the state to participate in a singing and stomping good time!

Saturday is Family Day beginning at 12 noon.  For the young ones a “kid’s Amusement Area” is complete with a moon bounce, face painting and other activities. Great music, such as Neo-Soul, Soul, R&B, and live bands and entertainment such as Steppers, dancers, and comedy are featured throughout the day.

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  • Meka

    Do you know any Alabama State University Alumni in the San Antonio Area? If so, please send me their contact information via email. Also are there any other HBCU alumni in the San Antonio, please send me their name, school, number, email, and year graduated. I will communicate plans for an HBCU mixer/meeting. Please email, [masked]

    Thanks! Shimeka

    March 12

  • Yolanda R.

    Fellowship was awesome as usual but the food was lacking, but we made the most out of it the Riverwalk was nice!

    1 · May 19

  • Amara B.

    I am running behind as well can u guess give updates on where u guys are....thanks

    May 17

    • Darwin

      We are by the water fountain.

      May 17

  • Heather

    Where are you all

    May 17

  • Heather

    Where are you all

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone we are sitting at a long white table by the water fountain facing the stage. I am wearing a purple top. See everyone soon.

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone we are sitting at a long white table by the water fountain facing the stage. I am wearing a purple top. See everyone soon.

    May 17

  • Heather

    Im running about 15 min late

    May 17

  • Heather

    Im running about 15 min late

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Kendra, I'm looking for parking now!

    1 · May 17

  • Kendra

    Hey, is anyone here?

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heather, I do not have a designated meeting area, as I have not been to the event in the past. I will arrive at the fest at about 4:45pm and post online an area that the group will meet up. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    May 17

  • Heather

    Do we have a designated meeting area?

    May 17

  • Shelley

    Karmin if you will host I will change the time on meet up to 5 pm. And I will change the host name to yours. Let me know if that's ok

    May 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      perfect

      May 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can host from 5pm- 8pm.

    2 · May 12

  • Will L.

    I'll be out of town this weekend. Y'all enjoy.

    May 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greetings to all. Unfortunately, I will be out of the area and will not be available to host this event as I had originally planned. For that I sincerely apologize.

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone would take the lead on this, and host in my absence. It looks like there will be a larger than normal turn out for this event but if no one is willing to take the lead and host, I will unfortunately have to cancel it as a Meet Up.

    Hosting a Meet Up is not hard. You simply need to designate a time to meet. You will also need to arrive early and provide your location at the venue/event so everyone will know where to find you. (E.g...Hey I'm here. I'm standing by the green beer tent by the entrance). Thanks in advance.

    1 · May 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    The sponsors are also asking for canned food donations.

    1 · May 12

  • Sharai G.

    What time is everyone meeting up at the festival?

    1 · May 12

  • Ruth D.

    That sounds like it is going to be wonderful; however, I am moving to Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday. I have been offered a job with the Veteran's Administration there. I regret that I did not get to attend any of the meetups. I did get to meet Cynthia and Shelley and I really enjoyed their company. I will be back this way in a year or so once I secure my promotion.

    May 11

  • LaVera D.

    I really thought I would be in town for this!!

    1 · May 4

  • Sharai G.

    What time are y'all planning on going?

    April 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI: Entrance is free but the food is not free. You will have to purchase it from the different vendors.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • MaeShell

    Looking forward to it..

    1 · March 24, 2014

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