Updated: August 17, 2016

Weekend Fun



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134th Annual Saint Louis Day Castroville Texas 

Join us for the Greatest Little BB-Q Picnic in Texas on the weekend of August 19-20th in Beautiful Castroville, TX for 134th Annual Saint Louis Day Celebration. FESTIVITIES BEGIN SATURDAY EVENING! SATURDAY 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm: MUSIC, FOOD AND ICE COLD BEER! Get a jump on the fun Saturday evening! For the past 6 years the Biergarten Party has opened Saturday evening with frosty cold beer on tap, hot dogs and live bands to keep you toe-tappin' and singin' along. This is not a weekend to count calories. Later in the evening you'll want to take part in the annual Lighting of the Sacred Fire, when a mountain of cured mesquite wood will be touched off to provide red hot coals for the famous slow-roasted BBQ Brisket. Smoking and seasoning will be under the careful watch of Todd Haby & Travis Holzhaus, along with their veteran crew. SUNDAY - HOLY MASS at St. Louis Catholic Church • 9:30 am Start your day in the majestic St. Louis Catholic Church for Holy Mass at 9:30 am. Bishop Michael Boulette will preside. The famous Liederkranz Choir of San Antonio will once again be the choir for this beautiful Mass. Stay parked and hop on a shuttle to Koenig Park for the day. The air-conditioned buses will drop off and pick up all day long. Tip #3: this is the best way to get there even if not attending Mass. THE FAMOUS MEAL: For just $8 diners get a “piled high” 2-meat BBQ PLATE featuring smoked brisket and homemade Alsatian Sausage. Cured mesquite wood from area land is used to slow cook thousands of pounds of barbecued brisket each year. Enjoy homemade potato salad, cole slaw, bacon-flavored pinto beans, Haby’s Alsatian bread, pickles, onions and the savory St. Louis Day BBQ sauce. There’s plenty of ice cold tea to wash it all down. St. Louis Day Boardwalk will also be open Saturday evening as well as Sunday with games & fun for the kids. Free admission and parking and shuttle ride from the church to the festival. For Details: http://www.saintlouisday.com/2017-info.html or like us on Facebook.


The Lone Star Gourd Festival is a 3-day gourd art event featuring a competition, a fine gourd art raffle, live and silent auctions, gourd art classes, demonstrations, venders, and a childrens make and take area. It’s a creative outlet to compete, shop, and discover new techniques for gourd art. The gourd is an incredibly versatile canvass. That dirty, lumpy gourd can be woodburned, carved, dyed, and inlaid The Lone Star Gourd Festival is set for August 18 – 20 at the New Braunfels Convention Center. Get away for a family weekend with us in historic New Braunfels with activities both at the festival and in the city. Check our webpage for specifics and click on the Kids Make & Take banner to see other local activities for children. www.TexasGourdSociety.org Closes early at 3pm 0n Sunday. New Braunfels Civic Convention Center 375 Castel Ave New Braunfels, TX (337) 376-9690


END OF SUMMER SPECIAL – San Antonio Zoo offers membership swap with Splashtown allowing visitors entrance to both parks 

During the month of August, San Antonio Zooâ and Splashtown San Antonio are offering a double dose of summer fun with a membership swap that allows members of one attraction the opportunity to enjoy the other attraction absolutely free! It’s an ideal opportunity to close out the last of summer vacation with thrilling experiences at two of the city’s top attractions. There’s much to explore at San Antonio Zoo, which is home to a wide variety of animals, up-close encounters, and attractions. Nearby, Splashtown offers 20-acres of cool, clean, water excitement that is fun for all ages. San Antonio Zoo members interested in purchasing a 2018 Splashtown Season Pass will get $10 off and the rest of 2017 free. This brings the passes to $44.99 and are available at the Splashtown ticket booths or by calling (210) 227-1400. Memberships to the San Antonio Zoo provide a full year of fun and educational experiences for as little as $25. For more details, visit www.sazoo.org.

Alamo Kiwanis Club Charites Presents Fiesta Noche del Rio  

Fiesta Noche del Rio is a summer outdoor performance on the River Walk featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. The show happens every Friday & Saturday through August 13th. Since 1957, the show has been seen by more than one million visitors from around the world and raised more than $2.75 million for local children’s charities. Tickets are also available at all HEB stores in the customer service department. They will also be available from 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the River level of the Arneson Theater and at the gate prior to the show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us at akc@alamo-kiwanis.org or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiesta-noche-del-rio-2016-60th-season-weekend-tickets-22556198196?ref=ebtnebtckt 

Farmers Market at the Cibolo 9:00 am - 1:00 pm FRI-SUN FREE

The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. Herff Farm 33 Herff Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616


Whales: Giants of the Deep MAY 27 - SEPTEMBER 4 WITTE MUSEUM

SO MUCH MORE TO DIVE INTO Whales: Giants of the Deep dives into San Antonio this summer! Bring the family for this hands-on interactive and immersive exhibit. Explore the latest research about the marine animals from their evolution and biology to the important role they play in human cultures. The exhibition uses an engaging blend of science, storytelling and innovative interactive galleries that give visitors the opportunity to discover more about the world of whales and what lives in the oceans’ depths. OPEN DURING MUSEUM HOURS Whales: Giants of the Deep is presented by The Will Smith Charitable Foundation and is generously supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture. The exhibition was developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Contra & Community Barn Dance--All are Welcome! NOW - DECEMBER 8, 2018

Traditional Anglo-American dance, with LIVE MUSIC, brought over by immigrants from England, Ireland, Scotland and France and made uniquely American in New England during the 1800's and 1900's. NO PARTNER NEEDED nor any lessons; every dance is taught. This style of dance involves walking briskly in time to the music and can be learned in about 15 minutes. Wheelchair users can also do many of the dances. Live music provided by local bands includes Celtic, Appalachian, Western tunes with some occasional Cajun and Blues. Come try it! Money-back guarantee. No smokin' no drinkin'--just FUN! $6.00



Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center (EVERY FRIDAY) 630PM

Scobee Planetarium is open every Friday evening (except special events and holidays). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. If weather permits, the observatory is opened after the last public show to observe celestial objects through the refracting telescope. Visit https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium for schedule and information. Scobee Education Center and Planetarium 1300 San Pedro


Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market 9AM FREE

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N 

Canary Islands Descendants Association Monthly Meeting 10AM

The Canary Islands Descendants Association's monthly meetings are open to the public. Association membership is not required to attend. There is a guest speaker at each meeting that shares information about historical events, facts or other related information on Texas, San Antonio or the Canary Islands. San Fernando Hall 231 West Commerce Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-538-0905

Edgewood High School Red Raiders Hawaiian Luau Dance 

Come and enjoy a night of fun and dance with friends, on Saturday August 19th, 8pm -12am at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 1114 Willow Street. Dress Attire is Hawaiian with Chanclas! Tickets are $15.00 per person, B.Y.O.B. For details: Ruben Garcia 210.288.7600, sponsored by the E.H.S. Class of 73 

Family Film Series – Zootopia 7pm FREE

The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office welcomes the entire community out to this FREE screening of Zootopia! In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Load up your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Food also available for purchase. Pet Friendly! Free admission! The venue opens at 7:00pm and the movies will begin 15 min. after dusk. Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt Ave. (210) 207-8612

Noche Azul: Tangos 8PM

Join us Saturday, August 19 at 8 PM for our monthly Noche Azul concert where Azul will perform famous tangos. Featuring a new theme and musical lineup each month, Noche Azul showcases traditional Mexican songs while highlighting the cultural influences and interconnections between Latin America, Spain and Mexico through multi-media story telling and song. The songs and genres of Noche Azul have included boleros, rancheras, folk music, jazz as well as electronic music. Doors open at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $7 at the door but any more donations are appreciated. Seating is first-come first-served. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is available at San Antonio College in lots 21, 28, 29. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 922 San Pedro 2102280201



St. Helena's Catholic Church 14714 Edgemont 845AM  

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N

World Dance of the People (EVERY SUNDAY) 1PM FREE thru - DECEMBER 17

Enjoy fascinating rhythms and interesting dance steps from around the World! We learn international folk dances from dozens of countries--from France to Bolivia, from New Zealand to Sweden, from Serbia to South Africa! Usually, fresh fruit is provided for refreshments. Savor the different musical heritages of the world and enjoy some exercise as well! International Folk Culture Center 411 SW 24th St. (210) 867-0692

The Eclipse Experience 415 PM FREE

Join us in anticipation of the total solar eclipse. The Science Behind the Eclipse: A presentation about what and why of an eclipse. Central Library 600 Soledad 210-207-2500


















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