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Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial All Year with 12 Months of Festivals & Events

January via December, the Alamo City supplies site visitors and locals a diverse array of home entertainment alternatives. From songs festivals to social as well as culinary events, San Antonio constantly has a factor to celebrate, especially this year as the city celebrates its special tricentennial anniversary.

Throughout the year, site visitors will certainly celebrate long-lasting festivals, such as the beloved San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, and also brand new events, such as the Botánica Music as well as Arts Festival, vivid Día de los Muertos regards, as well as live music performances in genres ranging from jazz and also hip jump to symphonic and digital dance music.

Here is a month-by-month list of several of the top festivals and events prepared for 2018:

JANUARY

San Antonio Coffee Festival (Jan. 6): Every year, coffee enthusiasts obtain their repair and start off with a buzz at the city’s yearly San Antonio Coffee Festival. Regional coffee craftsmens roast as well as brew 80+ scrumptious coffees at this popular occasion which additionally features premium food and live songs.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference (Jan. 10 – 14): The Alamo City recently kicked off the year with its annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference this previous weekend. One-of-a-kind in Texas and also nationally acclaimed, this festival combines top bartenders and mixed drink lovers for instructional seminars, led samplings, and also mixer.

FEBRUARY

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb. 8 – 25): Also referred to as San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.), the Rodeo has actually grown into among the biggest, most prestigious solitary occasions in the city of San Antonio with over 2 million visitors getting in the premises yearly. Adhering to an action-packed PRCA Rodeo, visitors can catch epic home entertainment with top-of-the-charts c and w, traditional rock-and-roll, funny, and also much more.

MARCH

Botanica Music as well as Arts Festival (March 3): 2018 will note the very first annual Botánica Music and also Arts Festival. Included musical acts include Logic, Deftones, as well as Alessia Cara, with greater than 20 entertainers overall. The festival will certainly call Six Flags Fiesta Texas house and also celebration participants will have accessibility to all of the park’s rides and also tourist attractions, consisting of the launching of the brand-new Wonder Woman Golden Lasso roller coaster.

Contemporary Art Month

March is Contemporary Art Month (CAM) in San Antonio– the nation’s only annual, month-long, citywide celebration of the contemporary arts. Webcam showcases San Antonio’s varied as well as prospering arts neighborhood with over 400 exhibitions at more than 50 venues throughout the city.

APRIL

Viva Hemisfair! (April 6 – 8): A three-phase improvement project will certainly boost the midtown San Antonio experience by bringing extra open park space, activities, dining establishments, and even more to Hemisfair Park, the residence of the 1968 World’s Fair. This year’s Viva Hemisfair event will certainly mark 50 years to the day because the grand opening of the 1968 World’s Fair. For three days, the district will certainly be full of cultural areas, songs performances, public art, historical exhibitions, as well as throwbacks to the 1968 Fair.

Carnival San Antonio (April 19 – 29): April is host to among the most prominent events in the Alamo City, when the streets of San Antonio come to life through music, confetti, and also fun for Fiesta. Carnival is among the nation’s premier events, and also over 3.5 million individuals go to the 11-day event with more than 100 occasions. The 127-year-old event has turned into a party of San Antonio’s rich and also varied cultures with ceremonies, carnivals, balls, art fairs, concerts, as well as a lot more.

MIGHT

Tejano Conjunto Festival (May 16 – 20): The yearly Tejano Conjunto Festival is the oldest – 37 this year! – and largest of its kind in the nation. A celebration of San Antonio’s rich Tejano society with 10s of countless multigenerational conjunto enthusiasts each year, the festival combines musicians and also professional dancers from around Texas– and the world– to delight in 5 days of cumbia, polka, boleros, as well as extra.

Culinaria Festival (May 17 – 20): Culinaria Festival is San Antonio’s signature food and white wine event, showcasing the city’s finest restaurants and also chefs as it commemorates San Antonio as a top food and also drink destination. Events range, with winemaker suppers, cultural mixed drinks, and also white wine workshops. Featured white wines consist of tags from greater than 50 vineyards throughout the Texas Hill Country.

Tricentennial Commemorative Week (May 1 – 6): The joy as well as satisfaction of San Antonio will strongly come to life during Tricentennial Commemorative Week. 6 days will be filled strong with academic, creative, and amusing events that showcase the collective essence of San Antonio. Among lots of FOMO-inducing occasions will certainly be an only-in-San Antonio simultaneous carnival throughout 4 of the UNESCO World Heritage Site goals that will certainly be completed with a straight fireworks extravaganza.

JUNE

Texas Folklife Festival (June 8 -10): This three-day annual occasion brings greater than 40 ethnic teams with each other in one place to showcase their authentic food (150 meals), wonderful music (65 bands), colorful dancing (50 folk dance groups), and also authentic crafts (50 craft demonstrators and 50 craft suppliers)– every one of that make Texas the one-of-a-kind area to live and also visit it is.

JULY

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival (July 6, 13, 20, and 27): For more than twenty years, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has actually been a summer emphasize fascinating jazz connoisseurs from throughout Texas with a free, stellar lineup of renowned jazz stars from throughout the country.

Dorcol’s Helado Borracho Competition (2018 days TBA): Dorćol Distilling Co. will organize the yearly ice cream competition including boozy gelato creations. In addition to frozen deals with, participants will certainly appreciate mixed drinks, music, and food vehicles.

AUGUST

Dining establishment Week: Some of the city’s most classic dining establishments, along with a few of one of the most buzzworthy newcomers, participate in Restaurant Week, kept in both January and also August when prix-fixe menus supply the ideal chance to savor San Antonio’s diverse culinary scene.

SEPTEMBER

Globe Heritage Festival (2018 date TBD): The World Heritage Festival is an annual joint event to commemorate and promote San Antonio’s Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The five-day event occurs throughout the 5 San Antonio Missions as well as surrounding locations and also showcases work by regional artists. Visitors can enjoy gourmet food, an arranged bike tour, live songs, and also extra.

OCTOBER

San Antonio Beer Festival (Oct. 20): The San Antonio Beer Festival, established in 2005, is San Antonio’s initial beer fest, putting 450+ premium and also craft beers from 150+ breweries from worldwide.

Mala Luna (2018 date TBA): This two-day hip hop as well as digital dancing songs (EDM) celebration incorporates nationwide headlining music performers with homegrown musicians, artists, and also vendors for an amazing cultural experience.

NOVEMBER

Dia de los Muertos (city-wide): From art programs and vibrant processions to children workshops and songs celebrations, San Antonio commemorates the Day of the Dead with significant events for everybody throughout the city. It’s the nation’s premier area to commemorate this prominent holiday!

Ford Holiday River Parade (Nov. 23): Ring in the vacations with this famous night ceremony full of lights, costumed float cyclists as well as music. The celebration kicks-off the vacation lights on the River Walk. The 2018 style will be revealed in July.

DECEMBER

Ford Fiesta de los Luminarias (2018 dates TBA): Experience the holiday peacefulness of the River Walk as you walk along the lush banks of the San Antonio River assisted by more than 2,000 Luminarias in the evening.

See San Antonio is a 501( c)( 6) that works as the sales as well as marketing arm of San Antonio, a leading recreation and also meetings location. San Antonio welcomes 20.9 million overnight recreation site visitors each year. Hospitality is just one of the top five industries in the city, adding $13.6 billion to the local economy and utilizing greater than 130,000. More information regarding Visit San Antonio can be located at visitsanantonio.com.

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