Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Avenida Plaza Guadalupe

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Dolores Hidalgo Statue (Guanajuato, Mexico)

Celebrate the Mexican Independence Day by attending one of the biggest festivities in San Antonio–16 de Septiembre. The fun will take place at Avenida Plaza Guadalupe (1313 Guadalupe St); it’s “one of the most sought after multicultural fiestas in San Antonio and the surrounding areas,” so it can’t disappoint!

Join the party on Saturday, September 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m., complete with a Drill Team Competition, Parade, Festival and the Boxing Extravaganza featuring the Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez bout. The schedule is as follows:

  • Drill Team Competition @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Parade Step-Off @ 10:00 a.m. You must register to take part in this!
  • Festival @ 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE, so don’t miss out!
  • Boxing Extravaganza begins @ 7:00 p.m.

Tickets to the Boxing Extravaganza costs $30, but is well worth since this fight is guaranteed to be a good one between 2 undefeated boxers! We hope you can make it out to celebrate and prepare for the Grito de Delores.

If you have any questions, be sure to call 210.223.3151.

 

 

 

 

 

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Taste of the River Walk is Coming Soon!

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The Taste of Houston Street is like a “warm up” for the rest of the weekend as the Taste of the River Walk commences September 11th & 12th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This is an event that brings the local San Antonio crowd to the River Walk and a chance for them to fall back in love with the River Walk.

Those that choose to participate will get to sample foods from Bottle-Rocket Shrimp and Sirloin Steak to Fettuccini Alfredo and other delicious offerings from over 35 participating establishments. Interested in the restaurant list? Just look at the lineup below.

Wednesday

  • Zocca at Westin
  • Las Ramblas at Hotel Contessa
  • Iron Cactus
  • Dick’s Last Resort
  • County Line
  • Barriba Cantina
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Landry’s
  • Swig Martini Bar
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Ben & Jerry’s

Thursday

  • Casa Rio
  • Boudro’s
  • The Republic of Texas
  • Rio Rio Cantina
  • Original Mexican Restaurant
  • Café Ole
  • Lone Star
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • The Worm
  • Maddog’s British Pub

Tickets are limited, so get yours as soon as possible. Sponsored by the Paseo del Rio Association. For details call (210) 227-4262.

 

 

 

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Tejano Breakfast Kicks Off Tejano Heritage Month

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September has been designated Tejano Heritage Month by the State of Texas, Bexar County and City of San Antonio. Created to bring awareness and education about the true contributions and lives of Tejano pioneers, the events of Tejano Heritage Month vary from historic commemorations to educational, governmental, community and religious activities.

On August 31, from 10:00 a.m. – noon in Alamo Plaza, Texas Tejano will kickoff  Tejano Heritage Month with a Tejano Breakfast. The Breakfast will tell the story of Tejanos, such as Toribio Losoya, Gregorio Esparza, and Juan Seguin who fought and died along side Davy Crockett and James Bowie. You can also expect live entertainment, music and food.

They invite everyone to come out to learn about Tejano heritage and legacy as they educate, elevate, and celebrate the true lives and legacies of Tejanos. This event is free and open to the public; for information call 210-673-3584.

 

 

 

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The 2013 Summer Jam is on at Arneson River Theatre

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All summer long the students at LJE Music Lessons have been learning and fine tuning their skills and it all culminates at the 2013 Summer Jam on Sunday, July 28th from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This free concert will be a don’t miss event so grab the entire family and head to La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre.

With over 10 years of experience teaching private lessons Five-Time GRAMMY Award nominee Leroy Esparza has taken the lead in providing high quality instruction in various instruments for students of all ages. LJE Music Lessons consists of 5 instructors providing music education in guitar, piano, flute, recorder, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, and drumset.

You can witness the growth of the students at the 2013 Summer Jam. It’s a rock concert where the students are the stars, so join them for a rockin’ night of music and fun.

 

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An Evening in Travis Park

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Each month residents of San Antonio are invited and encouraged to attend an event called “An Evening in…” for awesome food and entertainment. It takes place on the last Tuesday of the month which also coincides with Downtown Tuesdays so that San Antonians can take advantage of the free parking.

Well, on June 25th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. food trucks galore and live entertainment will be awaiting your arrival in Travis Park (301 E. Travis). The food trucks will be in Travis Park this scheduled evening, but remember Downtown Mobile Food Truck Vending program continually offers delicious culinary options to you and yours.

Food trucks are located at Main Plaza, Soledad Street near the Weston Centre, and Madison Park (when not at Travis), serving lunch weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., along with breakfast and evening serving times as well. If you need more information, be sure to call 210-207-3677.

And be sure to stay up-to-date on these and other events on the official San Antonio website.

 

 

 

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Pools Open Today!

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Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

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Texans Can Academies have campuses all over Texas that provide schooling for students that have especially struggled in traditional schooling environments. To give back to the community that supports them, the local San Antonio Can High School students host an annual Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon.

This year they will honor First Lady of Bexar County, Tracy Wolff, on Tuesday, May 14th at The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum (210 West Market Street). Along with a strong business background, Wolff has held leadership roles and served as an officer with numerous non-profit organizations in the San Antonio community. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude around 1:00 p.m.

Along with the luncheon chair, Sonya Medina Williams, and vice-chair, Norma Reyes, two San Antonio Can students will also be featured as speakers. Tickets can be obtained by calling Development Director Marcy Andrade at 210.607.9720 or emailing her at mandrade@texanscan.org.

 

 

 

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A Floating Festival–Like No Other Fest in SA

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Festivals around San Antonio are plenty. You go, enjoy the atmosphere, the food, the time you have and then you leave, and that’s just how it is. Most of them tend to be that way, except for the renowned Floating Festival presented by ARTS San Antonio.

There are 2 dates, May 8 & 9, for you to choose from for this festival on the water. There will be delicious food, wine, beer, soft drinks, live entertainment and a 1.5 hour cruise on the San Antonio River. The Bon Voyage Reception starts at 6:00 p.m., and the cruises depart around 6:40 p.m.

The cost is $175 for individuals and an entire cruise boat sponsorship for 16 passengers is $2,500–a $300 savings! The proceeds from Floating Festival benefit ARTS San Antonio’s globally significant performances and inspiring arts-education workshops for elementary school students and seniors.

Not only are you guaranteed a great evening, but you’re guaranteeing art education! Tickets can be obtained on the ARTS San Antonio website.

 

 

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Don’t Miss the14th Annual A Taste of the Northside

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Do not miss out on the opportunity to sample tastings from more than 50 San Antonio area restaurants and food trucks, 40+ wine and beer selections, live music from local bands, and of course, free parking! It’s happening this Wednesday, April 24th at the Brighton Center’s A Taste of the Northside!

Tickets are $55 in advance at any San Antonio H-E-B location or by calling Brighton Center (210.826.4492), or $60 at the door. The event will take place at Club Sonterra (901 Sonterra Blvd.) from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., so make your plans accordingly.

Not only do you get to enjoy a plethora of delicious foods, but All proceeds from A Taste of the Northside benefit Brighton Center. The Brighton Center “provides family & community education and developmental services to children (birth to age 22) with disabilities or delays…”

This event is a win-win situation that you don’t want to miss out on!

 

 

 

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Fiesta San Antonio 2013 is Finally Upon Us!

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It all began back in 1891, with a one-parade event that also saw local women decorating carriages, baby buggies and bicycles with live flowers and throwing the blossoms at one another, in front of the Alamo. Fast-forward one hundred and twenty-two years, and more than 300 million people are a part of the festival with San Antonio seeing a $284 million economic impact!

This year Fiesta San Antonio begins on April 18, and runs until the 28th, so mark your calendars for the events you want to attend. There are literally more than a hundred events taking place during the 11-day span, including the Battle of Flowers Parade on April 26.

There are even athletic events for those of you interested in participating in the 10K or soccer tourney or Wildflower Bike Ride. You’re undoubtedly going to have a great time no matter the events you attend! Maybe we’ll see one another out–but then again, 300 million people is a lot.

 

 

 

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