Upcoming Family-friendly San Antonio Events

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Spring’s here. That declaration itself should garner a round of applause or at least a smile. I know we live in Texas and all, but springtime is still a beautiful time of year and it also means more festivals and events (studies have been done) are held for us to attend! Here are two:

  • April 12-14 : 66th Annual Poteet Strawberry FestivalMore than just a celebration of the strawberry, this festival is one of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas. Located just south of San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry Festival includes concerts, dancing, rides, gunslingers, rodeo performances, and, of course, loads of strawberries.
  • April 14-17 (Sun through Wed 7:30 p.m., Sun and Wed 2:30 p.m.), Shen Yun 2013Shen Yun. For Chinese, the words evoke a sense of wonder, magic, and the divine. To audiences who have seen it, they recall the experience of a lifetime—a moment so powerfully beautiful it touches the soul. Discover the glory of a fantastically rich culture, that of classical China, brought to life through brilliantly choreographed dance and mesmerizing, all-original orchestral compositions. Magnificently costumed dancers—the world’s elite—move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization. This season, discover what art was meant to be. The performances will take place at Lila Cockrell Theatre (200 E. Market St.)

These are just a couple of the many events taking place in San Antonio in the coming weeks, but they are two of the most promising as far as fun goes. Let us know if there are any other “can’t miss” events taking place soon!

 

 

 

 

 

photo courtesy of @StrawberryFestx

Get Ready to Ride The Iron Rattler at Six Flags

Six Flags Fiesta Texas isn’t open 7 days a week for the season yet, but next week that changes! The park will be open from March 9th through March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Spring Break. If the kids deserve it, be sure to take them for a day of fun and be sure to read these tips to make it as smooth as possible.

The park announced plans to unveil its newest addition as the highly anticipated hybrid coaster The Iron Rattler this spring. According to their website, “The Iron Rattler will be a unique technological marvel combining a classic wooden support structure with modern track and rails crafted of steel, allowing for unprecedented smooth and swift over-banked turns and inversions never before experienced on either a traditional steel or wooden coaster.”

The Iron Rattler will have:

  • A staggering drop of 171 feet with an amazing drop angle of 81 degrees.
  • A blazing top speed of 70 mph.
  • Four over-banked turns — more than any other hybrid coaster, and the first of its kind to feature a completely inverted barrel roll.

If you don’t have a season pass it might be worth investing in one since it pays for itself in just 2 visits. With the new addition at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, this summer is destined to be a great one!

Rapunzel: Now Playing at Majik Theatre

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“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…” is a line most people are familiar with when it comes to the story of Rapunzel; however, the same can’t be said for the rendition to be performed at Majik Theatre. The show is set to premiere on Wednesday, February 27,  and run through Saturday, March 30, at 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

This witty retelling of a fairy tale classic about a strong-willed young girl, Rapunzel, who was taken from her real parents by a wicked witch, will be loved by parents and children both. Based on the book and lyrics by two creators of the hit television show Friends (David Crane & Marta Kauffman), you can bet “this fairy tale isn’t going to be business as usual.”

Tickets are as follows: General Admission Adult/Children (2-17 years) – $10; Senior (60+)/Military/Educator with VALID ID – $9 & Children under 2 years are free (Child must sit on parent’s lap. If child will be using a seat, in a car seat/booster seat, patron must pay for a general admission child ticket.)  Majik Theatre is located at 420 S. Alamo.


 

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Catch the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo This Weekend

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So, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cookoff took place back in late January, and now the real deal is here for the next couple weeks. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo features nightly and matinee PRCA Pro Rodeo Performances with a live concert following each Rodeo.

Rodeo not your thing? There’s Family Fun with a livestock show, horse show, carnival, petting zoos, interactive exhibits, wildlife area, shopping and live music on the grounds for everyone to enjoy. And speaking of music, these aren’t just your run of the mill performers. Lady Antebellum will be there! Dierks Bentley is scheduled to performer! The Band Perry is on the bill as well! And that’s just a few.

This grand time is taking place at the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum Grounds, with prices running as follows:

  • Grounds tickets $7.00 adults, $5.00 Seniors & $3.00 for children 2 to 11.
  • Rodeo tickets (grounds admission included) $10.00 & $25.00.

This will be running until Sunday, February 24, from 8:00 a.m. till closing, so don’t miss this year’s fun!

 

 

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Be Sure to Catch a San Antonio Rampage Game this Season

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While the “big boys” were waiting around for the strike to end, the players in the AHL were getting better and that includes the the members of the San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage are the top affiliate of the Florida Panthers in the NHL, so it’s like watching top tier hockey when you see our boys play!

Home Games are played at the AT&T Center and the seats are ready to be filled. The team is currently on the road and will be until early March, so make your plans and get your tickets now. Prices vary for single tickets, season, half-season and Flex pricing, but finding your range is as simple as 1-2-3.

For the rest of the season’s games be sure to check out the schedule on the sarampage.com. And don’t forget to leave a comment below or on the Facebook page telling us how fun it was!

 

 

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Celebrate San Antonio!

Beautiful, night shot of the Tower of Americas.

I don’t know how much revenue the New Year’s Eve Celebrate San Antonio event brings in for the city, but it has to be a pretty large amount. For good reason, too; it attracts more than 250,000 people to the downtown area! Many of the downtown hotels, as well as restaurants, have no vacancies on December 31st.

With that said, do you plan on heading to Celebrate San Antonio this year to welcome in the New Year? According to their website, “There is no other New Year’s Eve event of this size, with fireworks, and offered free to the public in the state of Texas.” That’s a very strong declaration, and I’d go just based on that statement alone.

The downtown party commences at 6:00 p.m. on S. Alamo Street between Market and Durango and throughout historic La Villita district. Like stated previously, admission is free and open to the public, and the festivities continue until 12:30 a.m. The highlight is the countdown to midnight and, of course, the Fireworks Extravaganza surrounding the Tower of the Americas.

 

 

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