Events 300 San Antonio

San Antonio Riverwalk Barge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

San Antonio is celebrating its 300th birthday, and what better way to honor our history than to go on a cruise around the famous Riverwalk and to enjoy a nice walk around La Villita, where you would enjoy dinner and drinks.

San Antonio River Walk boat tour connects you to the city’s culture, history, architecture, and timeless charm. Go Rio Cruises offers an unforgettable way to experience the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. It captures the sights, wonders and culture of the River City.

Along with the barge, you will come across The Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias, they are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small paper bag. Our River Walk Luminarias are a little different in that the flame doesn’t go out, you would experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 2,000 Luminarias at night.

Also, there will be an amazing Artisan Show where artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.

Additionally, we will have Live Mariachis and Music for a non-stop party in Downtown San Antonio!

If you would like to participate in this amazing experience,  please email us to tpoaconference@gmail.com to reserve your spot (limited spaces). Include your name, email,  phone number, and type of payment. Payment must be sent in advance and it is non-refundable. The Riverwalk Barge would take place on Friday the 7th at 3pm (cruise ride is approximately 60 mins long), the cost of $20/per person will include cruise ride, visit to La Villita, San Antonio Style dinner “Taquiza” and refreshers (other drinks will be available for purchase), Mariachis and music.

For more information about The Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias, click here.

For more information about the Artisan Show, click here.

Trip to San Marcos Outlets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

San Marcos Premium Outlets features an impressive collection of the finest brands for you, your family and your home. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to San Antonio. You are sure to find impressive savings of 25% to 65% all year round. San Marcos Premium Outlets is located 45 minutes North of San Antonio. The outlet malls in San Marcos are one of the top tourist attractions in the state.

If you would like to go visit the San Marcos Premium Outlets, Texas Partners of the Americas is organizing a day, round trip on Saturday the 8th from 10 am to 5 pm, the cost will be $25/per person. To be part of this amazing trip, please email us to tpoaconference@gmail.com to reserve your spot (limited spaces). Include your name, email,  phone number, and type of payment. Payment must be sent in advance and it is non-refundable.

For more information about the San Marcos Premium Outlets, click here.

Youth 10 Miles Bike Ride to The Mission Reach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Texas Partners of the America is working on the logistics of the Youth 10 miles bike ride to the Mission Reach, the ride will start from The El Tropicano Hotel Downtown location to the San Antonio River Walk’s Mission Reach. This trip offers up more than 10 miles of trails with views of watershed ecosystems, natural grasses and the chance to stop and visit historic missions. The trail is wide and mostly flat, making it accessible to all different levels of riders. The best date to have this ride will be Saturday 8th – early in the morning. As part of the essentials, all participants must have the adequate clothes and shoes, a helmet, and an insulated bottle water. We will have bike mentors that will join our Youth group in this awesome experience.

The Alamo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

One of the most iconic buildings in the world, The Alamo is an experience you will never forget.  The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly called “The Alamo”, was originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, and the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

Admission to the Alamo is free.  Operation of the Alamo and its educational programming are funded by private donations and sales at the Alamo Gift Shop. Help keep the Alamo free by making a donation today.

The Alamo is open every day of the year, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

For more information, click here.

The San Antonio Missions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The four southernmost Spanish colonial missions Concepción,  San José, San Juan and Espada are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which officially opened in 1983. These four missions, along with the Alamo, have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture. Land for the Historical Park was donated by the city, county, state, Catholic Church and San Antonio Conservation Society. The missions are walled compounds encompassing a church and buildings where the priests and local Native Americans lived and worked.

The park’s Visitor’s Center is in Mission San José, where you can view Gente de Razon, which tells the story of life in the missions during the 1700s. The film is shown every 30 minutes. Mission San José also has a museum and bookstore. All four mission churches still have active Catholic parishes that hold regular services. The churches are open to visitors during regular park hours.

For more information, click here.

The Witte Museum: Unlock 300 years of secrets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History
March 3, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at The Witte Museum with Confluence & Culture: 300 years of San Antonio History. Seven immersive galleries include interactive experiences, gallery theater, historic artifacts, documents and a photo-real augmented reality story of the Battle of the Alamo.

This multi-faceted exhibition portrays San Antonio as the hub of the frontier under many flags over three centuries. Experience how early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced the layout, economic and cultural development of the city through modern times.

For more information, click here.

SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

There’s more to soak, more to soar, and even more experiences in store this year at SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio. Get nose-to-bottlenose during an interactive swim at Discovery Point. With expanded event offerings, you can sip and sample your way through the park during Seven Seas Food Festival. Plus, inspiring shows and thrilling rides, including Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster. Then cool off at Aquatica as you slide next to stingrays, feel the rush on water rides, and relax on beaches. New for 2018: Taumata Racer, a high-speed waterslide where riders zoom downhill head first on foam bodysurfing mats.

For more information, click here.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

A 200-acre theme park with rides, games, activities, performances and fireworks. Park is open everyday to the public.

For more information, click here.

Ford Fiesta de la Luminarias

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

November 30 – Dec. 2, 2018, starting at dusk on 11/30
December 7-9, 2018, starting at dusk on 12/7
December 14-16, 2018, starting at dusk on 12/14

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 3,000 Luminarias. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday, & Sunday only for three weekends in December. Luminarias are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small bag. The River Walk luminarias display feature 2,000 bags during nine nights over three weekends. 2016 was the first year time wax candles were replaced with flickering LED candles. This provided a better display of lights for visitors and it is delivered more safely. The LED are resistant to rain and cold. View the Luminarias and listen to Ford Holiday Boat Caroling from a River Walk restaurant or bar while dining or sipping on a drink.

For more information, click here.

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

November 30- December 21, 2018, from 6:15 PM – 9:30 PM Tuesday – Sunday

Location: Start/End at Embassy Suites (River Level). Each caroling boat makes 1 lap around downtown.

Come and listen to carolers as they float throughout the 2 1/2 miles in the downtown area of the River Walk. Four or Five boats float on the river each night carrying a different group each hour performing live Christmas Carols. More than 185 school, church, company, and civic choral groups participated each year. Joyous caroling fills the evening air long the San Antonio River Walk. The public is invited to stroll on the banks of the river or sit outdoors in a restaurant to enjoy the caroling.

For more information, click here.

Christmas Lights in San Antonio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

November 23, 2018 – January 4, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30AM

The famous holiday lights on the River Walk are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving and remain on from dusk to dawn daily till just after the first of the New Year. The lights will remain this year through the night of January 6th. We invite you to experience the spectacular display of over 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk.

For more information, click here.

The Shops at La Cantera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Shops at La Cantera is an award-winning open-air shopping center located within the La Cantera District of San Antonio. Distinguished by its unique design, the mall boasts an impressive assortment of high-end retailers and dining choices, including a variety of upscale restaurants. Discover all there is to enjoy at The Shops at La Cantera.

For more information, click here.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

An arts community with a monumental history, La Villita was San Antonio’s first neighborhood. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero. These streets once filled with Spanish soldiers are now lined with shops, working artists, restaurants, a post office and five rental venues for special events. The Old San Antonio Exhibit (located in Bolivar Hall) houses art collections and artifacts.

For more information, click here.

Fredericksburg & LBJ Ranch Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Explore the rolling hills of central Texas with a visit to the LBJ Ranch and scenic Fredricksburg. Enjoy roundtrip transportation on a luxury bus and take in the area known for its world-famous Texas wildflowers.

The 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, had an admiration for Texas and spent nearly 20 percent of his time here during his administration. The LBJ National Historical Park is home to his birthplace, ranch, and final resting place. Visit the ranch to get an up-close look at LBJ’s first school and the Johnson Family Cemetery.

For more information, click here.

 

For more exclusive events is the great city of San Antonio, check their calendar for the month of December here.