Remember the Alamo!

Rich in Military History. be one of the more than 2.5 million people who visit the Alamo each year. This year, they will commemorate the military History of the Alamo during the first week of mark. For over 300 years, the Alamo has been a crossroads for Texas history.

Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty. The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army under Sam Houston shouted "Remember the Alamo!" as it routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

Located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo houses exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the beautiful Alamo Gardens. Just a short distance from the River Walk, the Alamo is a "must see" for all!

Lets Rodeo San Antonio

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 – Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Hey Fort Sam residents, are you looking for something exciting to do that highlights a peive of texas History? Join your neighbors at the San Antonio Stock show and Rodeo.

Awarded the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years, you’ll see the nation’s top rodeo athletes while you enjoy world class entertainment. The Rodeo boasts the history and tradition of livestock events, shopping and family friendly entertainment. Ticket prices starts at $15—that’s an experience that defines the great state of Texas.

http://www.sarodeo.com/

Holiday Magic; fun for the entire family!

Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights is a multi-cultural holiday celebration at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. This East-Meets-West event features holiday and Christmas favorites as well as breathtaking giant illuminated displays (Chinese lanterns) like you’ve never seen! Millions of Christmas lights, 30-foot tall themed displays, a 36-foot Christmas tree, Santa Claus, snow, live reindeer, cultural performances, international street food and a huge carnival included with event admission. Visit anytime now through January 8th.

Open Rain or Shine.

Visit their website at http://holidaymagicfestivaloflights.com/ for more details

Bask in the Glow of Thousands of Luminaries During the Annual Fiesta de las Luminarias, Taking Place This Weekend Near Fort Sam Houston

You've likely encountered quite a few holiday light displays in your time, but not many are quite like San Antonio's Fiesta de las Luminarias. Every holiday season, this dazzling event illuminates the River Walk with the gentle flicker of more than 6,000 paper-bag luminaries. The luminaries follow the contour of the San Antonio River, setting the scene for a festive seasonal stroll near Fort Sam Houston.

Free to enjoy, this year's Fiesta de las Luminarias takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening through Sunday, Dec. 20. The candles are lit at dusk.

Fiesta de las Luminarias 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings through Sunday, Dec. 20
San Antonio River Walk
www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-fiesta-de-las-luminarias

Have a Whale of a Time at the SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration, Just Minutes From Fort Sam Houston

Create a fun new holiday tradition this year with your friends at Fort Sam Houston during the Sea World San Antonio Christmas Celebration. The popular theme park is home to many of the world's most fascinating underwater creatures, and it becomes even more magical around the holiday season when they join together to put on an exciting show that's truly a whale of a time.

Watch stunning live performances from some of your favorite Sea World residents, including the silly sea otters, the charismatic dolphins, and the real stars of the show, the incredible killer whales. With themes like "Shamu Christmas: Miracles" and "A Dolphin Christmas," each show has something new and exciting to offer. Sip hot cocoa as you wander through the park's winter wonderland, and even pay a visit to Texas Santa Claus, a San Antonio specialty.

Make note, Fort Sam Houston: Through Sea World's Waves of Honor program, active duty military personnel receive free admission for themselves and up to three dependents each year!

SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration 2015
3-9 p.m. select dates Nov. 21 through Dec. 31
10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251
seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/christmas/about

Mark Your Calendars, Fort Sam Houston: The Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights Returns for Its 7th Year on Nov. 14!

Did you know that San Antonio is home to the country's only city-sanctioned Diwali festival? It's called Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights, and the annual event, which will return for its seventh year in 2015, is known to attract nearly 15,000 people from all over the Lone Star State — and beyond.

But exactly is Diwali? In a nutshell, it's a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. On Saturday, Nov. 14, this "festival of lights" will head to La Villita on the banks of the San Antonio River for six hours of family-friendly entertainment that will include traditional Indian dance, a lighted candle release, Indian handicrafts, Indian cuisine, and a fireworks display.

Perhaps best of all, Fort Sam Houston? The Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights is free to attend!

Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights 2015
5-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
La Villita
418 Villita St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.diwalisa.com
visitsanantonio.com/Browse-Book/Events/Diwali-San-Antonio

Mark Your Calendars, Fort Sam Houston: Luminaria, San Antonio’s Annual Contemporary Arts Festival, Returns Oct. 23!

A San Antonio favorite since 2008, Luminaria will return for its eighth season in 2015! This annual contemporary arts festival celebrates the talent of performers and artists hailing from places near and far from Fort Sam Houston, in a wide range of mediums: poetry, music, painting, theater, and film, to name a few.

Open to the public (and free to join!) Luminaria will take place between 7 p.m. and midnight on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. The festival comprises various performances and events, all of which will take place at different venues in the River North neighborhood of San Antonio (see the festival's map for more specific locations).

While Luminaria is free and open to the public, a select few events are ticketed; they include special workshops, panel discussions, and luncheons.

Luminaria 2015
7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23-24
River North neighborhood
San Antonio, TX
luminariasa.org/index.cfm
www.facebook.com/LuminariaSA

Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor: A Taste of Germany Near Fort Sam Houston

Whether you're a Germanophile or a beer enthusiast, you'll find something to love about Oktoberfest, taking place Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 9, and Oct 10 at Beethoven Maennerchor. This non-profit, volunteer German singing society serves to "preserve German song, music, and language," and that's exactly what you'll find during the organization's annual Oktoberfest!

The outdoor event promises the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of German culture, from food and beer to dancing and live music. Arrive hungry so that you can get your fill of traditional German cuisine, including Reubens, brats, potato salad, goulash, and sauerkraut, and wash it all down with — what else? — a German brew!

Want to attend, Fort Sam Houston? Tickets to Oktoberfest will be available for purchase at the door and cost $5.

San Antonio Oktoberfest 2015
5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 9, and Oct 10
Beethoven Maennerchor
422 Pereida St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 222-1521
www.beethovenmaennerchor.com/2015/09/oktoberfest-set-for-oct-2-3-9-10.html
visitsanantonio.com/english/Browse-Book/Events/OKTOBERFEST-(2)

Beware, Fort Sam Houston! Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins Will Take Over SeaWorld San Antonio This October During Howl-O-Scream

If you're planning a visit to SeaWorld San Antonio this October, be sure to gather your wits about you as day turns to night. Because as soon as the clock strikes 7 p.m., the theme park sheds its marine theme to take on a whole new persona during Howl-O-Scream!

During this annual event, which takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October, things that go bump in the night come out to play. Select parts of the theme park are transformed into haunted villages, complete with "scare squad" actors hiding in the shadows. Rides are decked out in creepy ambient lighting and fog, while special performances include a Halloween-themed Shamu show and a dance performance starring ghosts and ghouls. Afterward, you can refuel with a signature cocktail at the Blood Thirsty Cocktail Bar!

Access to Howl-O-Scream is included in regular SeaWorld park admission. Note that this event isn't suitable for young children, so you might want to leave the kids at home at Fort Sam Houston with a sitter. And don't forget to wear a costume!

Howl-O-Scream 2015
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October
SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251
(800) 700-7786
seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/howloscream

Tap Your Foot to Sultry Beats During the 32nd Annual Jazz’SALive Festival, Taking Place Not Far From Fort Sam Houston

On Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, the 2.6-acre Travis Park in downtown San Antonio will come alive with the sweet sounds of live jazz music. That's due to the fact that the park will be hosting Jazz’SALive, an annual jazz music festival that celebrates the talent of local and national jazz artists!

Returning for its 32nd year, next weekend's Jazz’SALive will feature close to 15 different jazz acts, who will perform on Travis Park's two outdoor stages. While the performers croon, drum, and tickle the ivories, festival attendees can chow down on food provided by 20-plus vendors, then take a lap through the festival's arts and crafts booths. Pint-sized jazz enthusiasts can blow off steam in a Kid Zone, which will host interactive arts and crafts, a bounce house, and plenty of games!

See you there, Fort Sam Houston!

Jazz’SALive 2015
Sept. 19-20
Travis Park
301 E Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.saparksfoundation.org/jazzsalive.html

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