The ARTS Festivals and Travel specializes in educational travel and festival performance opportunities for high school, junior high, middle school, and elementary school bands, orchestras, choirs, jazz bands, mariachi, drill teams, color guard, folklorico, parade bands, theater groups, senior class trips, youth groups and more!

With over 35 years of combined educational and performance travel experience, who better to trust than a company founded by successful educators. We guarantee that your group will have the BEST experience at the BEST price. We challenge you to compare. Our testimonials are proof of the quality and detail we provide for each client.

Our Mission

“Provide our clients with quality experiences through educational and performance travel, while contributing to the development of well-rounded members of society.”

We take pride in planning flawless and memorable experiences for our clients. It is our attention to detail and experience that keeps our clients returning year after year. Whether performing at one of our festivals, traveling, or both, expect to have a safe, fun, and worry-free experience!


At The ARTS Festivals and Travel, we understand that your child is top priority. We ensure a smooth and effortless travel experience for both you and your child. We are in constant contact with your sponsor/teacher from the early planning stages, to finalizing your trip, to the moment your child arrives home.

“Our experience with The ARTS Festivals and Travel was nothing less than true professionalism. Their prices are very competitive and customer service was never an issue. Scott and company made sure we had all the necessary arrangements taken care of well before we hit the road. Consider traveling with The ARTS FT for a hassle free memorable experience.”

Orlando, FL
-George Trevino, Brownsville Lopez High School Band  (TMEA State Honor Band)

“The ARTS Festival and Travel is a company that does everything possible to make your trip the best experience for the students and directors! Thank you Scott for your professionalism and dedication to making things work!”
Orlando, FL
-Elizabeth Stone, Brownsville Veterans Memorial High School Band

“Your company provided and experience that was head and shoulders above anything I’ve ever had, including companies I worked with while at PSJA. All of the details were taken care of and the itinerary was so incredibly full. It was amazing that we were able to do all of the events we did. The kids were super happy. I really believe in customer loyalty. If a company is meeting all of my needs, I don’t need to shop around. I look forward to planning all my future trips with your company. And by the way, the bus company was stellar. We had a different driver on the way back home and both drivers were extremely professional and pleasant. Our first driver had a great personality and added an extra twist of fun to the trip. We will be requesting that company and driver next year.”

Houston, TX
-Victoria Vasquez-Gonzalez, Lyford High School Band

“As a mariachi director participant of this year’s Arts International Festival, I learned that it was not only a motivational experience but a learning one as well. It was a rather interesting experience. The hosts were extremely helpful and organized. The schedule was on-time. Furthermore, the sound system used was of good quality and projected all around their well equipped auditorium. The judging rubric used was fair in all aspects. Overall, the experience was great and I am looking forward for the 2015 Arts International Festival.”

RGV Cultural Arts Festival for Mariachi
-Alejandro Rodriguez, La Grulla High School Mariachi Director

“Thank you Scott. We had a great experience.  See you next year!”

Coastal Beach Festival at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
-Erika Martinez, Donna Idea College Preparatory Academy High school Band

“The overall experience was unmatched. As being the only Director, it was great knowing that all the details were being taken care of.  Whenever I had a question, all I had to do was send a short email or make a quick phone call and the ARTS Festivals and Travel was there to help get my questions answered.  I did not have to worry about anything once I reach my destinations.  All I did was tell them who I was and what group I was bringing and everything was ready once I arrived.  The bus company was great and our driver was very punctual with the timing from activity to activity.  The school in which we performed was a great venue and the Director along with his students were helpful in informing us of what we needed to do and where we needed to be. My students had a great time at each activity and gained exceptional experience through the ARTS Festivals and Travel. There is no doubt in mind that this will be the company I go to for my festival and travel needs.”

Dallas, TX
-Aaron Perez, Fort Bend Christian Academy

“We had a great time at the competition.  My girls had a blast at the waterpark and were super excited with all their awards they brought home. That’s what I expected. I am hoping I will be able to take them to Schlitterbahn again in May.  Keep me posted next spring so that I can make it out there again.  Thank you all so much for your patience with me.  Have a great summer!”
Coastal Beach Festival at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
-Ms. A. Quintanilla, La Joya ISD. Dance Director