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04.01.2017

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Family, Fun and Fiesta!

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SATURDAY , APRIL 8

Growing up Female, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. At St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, TX 78203. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will host its 28th Annual Growing Up Female Workshop, designed specifically for teenage girls in grades 6 through 12. This FREE workshop provides an enriching experience through motivational speakers, engaging activities and that all-important “girl talk” addressing critical issues young ladies are challenged with in this day and time, such as positive self-esteem, healthy lifestyles and promoting higher education. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game, Alamodome, 2:00 p.m.
In addition to attending this free game with free parking, fans can enjoy the Free Kids Zone in the North Plaza, as well as take pictures with Rowdy throughout the day. An autograph session with the team will be on the field immediately after the game.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Fiesta de los Niños, Port San Antonio, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A Fiesta celebration geared toward kids in an alcohol-free setting

Earth Day, Woodlawn Lake Park, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
San Antonio’s Earth Day celebration takes place during Fiesta, with entertainment, education sessions, and vegetarian food.

Celebrations of Traditions of Pow Wow, Woodlawn Gymnasium, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
View and participate in the American Indian culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow.

San Jacinto Victory Celebration, The Alamo, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto during a ceremony to honor the Texas victory. Historians will be on hand to describe and discuss the battle and, afterward, enjoy food and music. Perfect for young history buffs and anyone wanting to learn more about this important time in our history.

Piñatas in the Barrio, Plaza Guadalupe, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
See San Antonio’s record-size piñata and watch Rey Feo crown the Senior Citizen King and Queen of the Barrio

This Hallowed Ground, The Alamo, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tour the original perimeter walls of the Alamo with members of the San Antonio Living History Association.

Texas Corvette Association Car Show (free for spectators), Main Plaza, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Deco District Arts & Music Festival, 1800 Fredericksburg Road, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Performances by local and national musicians of all ages

Ft. Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Extravaganza (enter through the Harry Wurzbach gate), 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Carnival rides, food and drink vendors, live music, games, children’s activities, and fireworks

Women’s and Co-ed Soccer Tournament (runs through Sunday, April 27 and is free for spectators), STAR Soccer Complex, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Army at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concert performed by the 323rd Army Band

Texas Children’s History Forum, Alamo Hall, 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Students will learn about the role Buffalo Soldiers had in Texas history. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a free event but it requires registration ahead of time. Please register as soon as possible to confirm your reservation by contacting tamex4@mxn.com with your name, the number attending, and choice of session.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Marines at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concert by the Marine Corps field band

Fiesta San Fernando, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (runs through Saturday, April 29)
Music festival featuring alternative, classic rock, country, jazz/blues, Norteño, Conjunto and Tejano bands as well as food and arts and crafts booths.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Navy Day at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Entertainment by Navy Band New Orleans

Palo Alto College PACFEST (Southside campus inside Loop 410 and Hwy. 16 South), 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Festivities include music, children’s activities, food, and more.

Family Fiesta
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This alcohol- and tobacco-free family-friendly celebration has food, game booths, and kid-friendly entertainment

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert and Fiesta University Invitational
St. Mary’s University, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (the World Class Jazz Concert begins at 6pm)

Family Fiesta
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This alcohol- and tobacco-free family-friendly celebration has food, game booths, and kid-friendly entertainment

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Jazz Band Festival, St. Mary’s University, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

United Way Kids Festival, Lockwood Park, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free activities for families and children with a focus on early childhood development

10th Street River Festival (runs through Saturday, April 26), Post 76, VFW Headquarters, on the stretch of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Live music is the focus of this event with Tejano, oldies, blues and C&W bands performing. Lawn chairs welcome but no outside food or drink.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Family Funday Sunday, Tom C. Clark High School, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fiesta’s shortest parade in addition to food, fun, and music for the whole family

Music from St. Mark’s, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E Pecan St., 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fiesta concert in an historic downtown San Antonio church

Praise Dance Celebration, Carver Community Cultural Center, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
18 dance groups, performing in ornate costumes, dancing stories of triumph through music

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