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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Don’t Miss the Taste of Houston Street, San Antonio!

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Unless you’re new to town, there’s no doubt you know about the Taste of the Riverwalk. You know, the “event that brings the local San Antonio crowd to the River Walk to sample culinary offerings from over 35 participating establishments over a three day period.”

Well, it starts on Tuesday, September 10 and runs until Thursday the 12th, but that first night is a little different from the rest. Tuesday night will offer “A Taste of Houston Street,” as part of the Downtown Tuesday initiative by the City of San Antonio. Parking will be free at City-owned lots and garages after 5:00 p.m. Check out a few of the confirmed restaurants:

A convenient and affordable opportunity to walk down Houston Street and sample culinary offerings at participating restaurants. Tickets are limited, so grab yours before they’re gone.

 

 

 

 

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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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Texas’ Tax Free Holiday and The Exchange’s Price Matching

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I know the kids don’t want to talk about yet, but school will be back in session soon and that means shopping will also happen soon. Lucky for you, Texas has a state sales tax holiday coming up in the near future!

Texas shoppers will be able to save up to 8.25 percent on qualifying items in the upcoming sales tax event in August. The sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. August 9, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. August 11. According to the Windows on State Government website the sales tax exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks individually priced under $100 from sales and use taxes.

I know that The Exchange located on base is tax free year round and also does price matching, but just in case you can’t find what you need there’s always Texas’ tax free weekend. So, do some research on what your students need, and plan your shopping excursion accordingly!

 

 

 

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Salsa in the Plaza in Historic Market Square, San Antonio!

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Who doesn’t enjoy dancing (or watching others dance) the night away? I know I do! Along with plenty of other things to do, this is what you should expect at Salsa in the Plaza.

Scheduled to take place Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, from noon – 8:00 p.m. in Historic Market Square, this two-day event will be filled with Salsa Music, Salsa Cook-off, local entertainment, arts & crafts, children’s activities, food & more. This event is perfect for the whole family!

Like I stated previously, there will be a Salsa Cook-off, so make sure to bring your appetite! This is a great local event that you just can’t (and shouldn’t) miss, so we’ll hopefully see there. Historic Market Square is located at 514 W Commerce Street–like you didn’t know.

For more information, call 210-207-8605. So, who’ll be there?

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss ¡BRAVO! An Evening of Song and Dance

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Looking for some summer fun around San Antonio? Well, there are definitely a few events taking place that you should check out, that benefit both you and great organizations. Beginning Wednesday, July 3, you can take in the stylings of ¡BRAVO!

Scheduled every Wednesday and Thursday through July 25, the award-winning program features dancers performing Mexican Folkloric, tap, jazz, hip hop and Latin style dances in a production reflecting the unique cultural tradition of this region.

BRAVO! An Evening of Song and Dance, will take place in Historic La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. with live music by city youth band Take Note. This program is sponsored by City of San Antonio Parks & Rec. Department; a $10 donation is suggested for general admission with all proceeds benefiting the youth participating in the department’s cultural programs.

 

 

 

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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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Don’t Miss Movies By Moonlight in HemisFair Park

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Sponsored by the City of San Antonio and partnered with Downtown Tuesday, an initiative created to bring more locals to Downtown, Movies by Moonlight returns for its sixth season. The free movies will be shown through July in the grassy area under the HemisFair arch, next to the Magik Theater.

The family-friendly event begins around with 7:30 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment followed by a short intermission, and finally the feature film at 8:30 p.m. The movies to be shown are good wholesome features; the schedule is as follows:

  • June 18- Thumbelina
  • June 25- The Ant Bully
  • July 2- Yogi Bear
  • July 9- Balto
  • July 16- The Lorax
  • July 23- A Bug’s Life
  • July 30- Madagascar

The City is offering free parking too! You will be able to park at the Alamo Street Lot near the Hemisfair or across from the Federal Courthouse on Cesar Chavez (Durango Street) lots after 6:00 p.m. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the whole family to sit on, and even picnic baskets, or simply head to the concessions for popcorn, soda and cotton candy. Have questions? Call 210-207-3677.

 

 

 

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Be Sure to Catch Fiesta Noche del Rio!

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What started as a way to showcase local talent and “stimulate interest on the River Walk” 57 years ago, has continued to showcase talent as well as raise nearly $5 million for needy children in San Antonio. All of this done through an amazing outdoor show known as the Fiesta Noche del Rio.

These shows, performed every Friday & Saturday night beginning at 8:30 p.m. through August 10, 2013, feature music and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Fiesta Noche del Rio is a spectacular showing of talent from around San Antonio, and one you’ll undoubtedly enjoy!

For tickets call (210) 226-4651 or visit Eventbrite where you can purchase them up to an hour prior to the show. They’ll run you just $10 as an active or retired service member, and $6 for children ages 6-14. The Alamo Kiwanis Club, which supports and sustains the River Walk show, has approximately 100 local members that help needy children.

Such a wonderful volunteer-led organization deserves your support–don’t you think?

 

 

 

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Pools Open Today!

The weather\’s warming up, so that means the swimming pools opening. In fact, it\’ll be open today at 4:00 p.m. Below you will find the pool news and pool procedures, so please review them with your family! We want you to have a wonderful summer, but a safe one as well.

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