April 17, 10:00am-4:00pm
Paseo del Rio Association April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Walk in the Rivercenter Mall Lagoon A fun, entertaining and educational Fiesta event designed for children of all ages. Bring the entire family down to the River Walk for a day of children’s live entertainment, interactive games, face painting, clowns, story telling, mascot interaction, putt-putt golf challenge and wildlife exhibits. There are multiple staging areas with overlapping activities for all interests. From an inflatable moon bounce to lively dancers, this event is designed to entertain! The Paseo del Rio Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion, protection and preservation of the River Walk. This is one of many free events produced by Paseo throughout the year along the River Walk. Free admission. For more information call 227-4262, ext. 104.
April 17, 10:00am-12:00am
San Antonio Parks Foundation April 16-25,10 a.m.-midnight, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations, takes place in downtown’s historic Market Square. Live entertainment from five stages features folkloric dancers and a variety of music, including the best Tejano and Conjunto music, Latin jazz, and country-western. More than 30 food booths offer such items as spicy Mexican cuisine, Cajun shrimp, hamburgers, fresh fruit drinks, funnel cakes and more. All that plus a unique shopping experience makes an enjoyable celebration for the entire family. Special event days are included that will honor Fiesta Royalty and city officials. The event is sponsored by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, whose mission is to provide enhancements to the City of San Antonio’s parks system that improve the quality of life for all its citizens. The Parks Foundation is dedicated to continuing the traditions of Market Square as the center of Latino cultural celebrations in San Antonio. Bienvenidos a Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square! For more information call 212-8423 or visit www.fiestamarketsquare.org.
Market Square 514 West Commerce St
514 West Commerce St.
April 17, 9:00am-1:00pm
Tom C. Clark High School Air Force Junior ROTC April 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. Join us for thrilling launches of model rockets as high school Junior ROTC model rocketry teams from across Texas compete to launch and precision-land model rockets near targets at different ranges. The Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet is sponsored by the cadets of Tom C. Clark High School Air Force Junior ROTC. Awards for first, second and third place in each of three ranges are provided courtesy of the AFJROTC Parent Support Group. Free admission and parking for spectators. The meet features food, and drink booths. For more information call 397-5246 or email email@example.com
Tom C. Clark High School
5150 DeZavala Rd.
April 17, 10:00am-4:00pm
United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. (new location!) Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow is an official Fiesta event that will provide all who attend, individuals and families, the opportunity to view and participate in the American Indian culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The pow wow promotes tribal traditions, culture and the opportunity for Native people to gather in celebrating their rich heritage with one another. The pow wow is sponsored by United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc., a Texas nonprofit chartered, federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the traditions and culture of the American Indian. Through the pow wow, American Indians can pass these traditions to their children and grandchildren so the culture can be maintained and enriched—learning the honored ways of the past. Schedule of events includes Gourd Dancing starting at 11 a.m., the Grand Entry at 12:30 p.m., and intertribal dancing and exhibitions until 4 p.m. This event will include vendors selling Native American arts, crafts and supplies. Free admission. For more information check www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1103 Cincinnati Ave.
April 17, 10:00am-6:00pm
Southwest School of Art and Craft April 17-18 , Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta For 37 years, Fiesta Arts Fair has been a favorite of families and art aficionados. This year the nationally recognized juried art show will bring together 120 artists from across the nation, displaying contemporary ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass, photography, wearable art and other high-quality artworks. Fiesta Arts Fair takes place on the shady grounds of the school’s historic Ursuline Campus at the corner of Augusta and Navarro. A best-loved activity is the Children’s Art Garden, where kids work with professional artists to create their own art. The whole family will enjoy not only the art and the setting, but also live music, featuring eclectic performers on two stages, and traditional fiesta food from La Margarita and others. Admission, which helps support educational programs at the nonprofit school: $8 for adults and $4 for children 5-12 years. We also offer a $12 weekend pass. For more information, including directions and a list of participating artists and musicians, visit www.swschool.org.
Southwest School of Art and Craft
April 17, 11:00am-12:00am
Fiesta San Antonio Commission April 14-25 (see schedule below), Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land . Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in downtown San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission. Free admission. Advance sale tickets for the Fiesta Carnival are available on line now through April 14. Ride lovers can buy wristbands until then for just $14 (plus $1 service fee). That’s $4 off the regular weekday price. For an extra $2, upgrade to a weekend band. For details go to the Carnival website at http://wadeshows.com/fiesta/default.asp?ID=129. April 14 5--11 p.m. April 15 6-11 p.m. April 16 6 p.m.-midnight April 17 11 a.m.-midnight April 18 Noon-11 p.m. April 19 6-11 p.m. April 20 6-11 p.m. April 21 5-11 p.m. April 22 5-11 p.m. April 23 Noon-midnight April 24 11 a.m.-midnight April 25 Noon-11 p.m.
Alamodome Parking Lot C
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