Visit San Antonio and truly experience the history and culture of this historic city. With 300 events scheduled for Tricentennial celebrations this year, there is truly something for everyone.
Since May 1718, this city has been a hub for diverse culture, eclectic art, and innovations that make the city what it is. With the mix of Texas art, cuisine, and people, the city has developed into the seventh largest city in the country with a special culture. From cultural heritage, history, and much more, the San Antonio Tricentennial is the perfect time to enjoy the city with friends and family.
A few exciting events include…
Taking place every Friday and Saturday until August 12, 2018 (from 8:30pm-10:00pm), Fiesta Noche del Rio is the “longest-running outdoor musical revue.” Produced by the Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, this production includes an evening filled with music, dance, and singers from Texas, Mexico, Argentina, and Spain.
On select weekends between May 25 and December 9, 2018, enjoy the beautiful River Walk with a special touch. Check out beautiful handmade merchandise including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.
From June 12, 2018 – June 17, 2018, enjoy evenings at a poetry slam that display regional, national, and international artists. Come out between 6 pm and midnight to spend a night out surrounded by writers, musicians, and actors.
From June 22- September 16, 2018, come see art that displays Spanish paintings influenced by European art from the Colonial Empire. New to San Antonio, these Spanish paintings highlight work from the 19th century from artists such as El Greco, Diego Velazquez. Jusepe de Ribera, and Francisco Goya among others.
From March 3, 2018 to January 2, 2019, experience how the settlement of the Spaniards influenced San Antonio’s cultural and economic development. The Witte Museum is hosting seven galleries in celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial; including interactive experiences, historic artifacts, a Gallery Theater, the story of the Battle of the Alamo, and more!
From June 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the DoSeum is collaborating with the San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration to bring kids and their families an interactive experience that will take them out of this world, and into the future! The “Dream Tomorrow Today” exhibit allows children to travel through exhibits and see what the future holds by designing cities, shaping the community, and role-playing future careers. Take the ideas and fairy tales that your children have, fast-forward for an afternoon, and have them see the power they hold to build a better tomorrow!
Beyond the beautiful view and amazing restaurants, we forget that once the San Antonio River Walk played a pivotal role for survival. Over 12,000 years, the River Walk has changed a lot, from its size to its purpose. The “Gathering at the Waters” is an exhibition that expands the narrative on San Antonio’s complex history. Visit the Witte Museum for this free exhibit through July 1, 2018.
From February 6 to June 14, 2018, the Art of Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown and Charles Harrison Pompa will be traveling around the city. Highlighting the 300 years of heritage in San Antonio, the artwork includes colorful paintings, photography, sculptures, coloring books, and games (including an exhibit scavenger hunt) of our native habitat, and much more!
To keep this exhibition exciting, there is a new design to help develop a unique experience for the public!
Starting August 31, 2018 and going on until the end of the year, the Nature Connects exhibit will be in San Antonio! Experience a unique exhibit of nature created with nearly half a million LEGO bricks.
With events daily, you’re bound to catch a Tricentennial celebration and matches your schedule! Visit https://www.sanantonio300.org/mainevents/2018-05/ for a list of festivals and events!