While You’re Here for Fiesta, Check Out These Other Events in San Antonio
Looking for something to do in San Antonio? If you’re a local, get out and explore the city or plan a day trip adventure out of it and check out these events in San Antonio.
Take In All That Fiesta Has to Offer
Look no further than one of the biggest festivals in the country, Fiesta! The ten day festival is in full swing and features events that will interest and excite every member of your family.
One of the longest-running events is the Fiesta Oyster Bake which celebrates its 99th festival anniversary this year. Held on the campus of Saint Mary’s, admissions and donations go towards music scholarships at the university. Besides serving up over 100,000 oysters, the event features a carnival area for kids and six different stages playing live music.
The Battle of the Flowers parade has been a festival tradition since the begin. The theme this year is “This Land is Your Land,” celebrating our country’s history and heritage. This parade is the only one in the US that is produced entirely by a team of female volunteers and it’s second in size only to the Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California.
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See Mary Poppins at the Woodlawn Theatre
One of most memorable soundtracks in music history is coming to the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio. Mary Poppins the musical is an award-winning show based on the popular 1964 Walt Disney film. The event features all the songs you love from the original production.
Visit the Culinary Institute of America
Whether you are dabbling in the art of creating a beautiful meal or want to take your culinary skills to the next level, a visit to The Culinary Institute of America is a must. If you prefer to just watch, schedule a “First Taste” demo where chefs prepare an entree, you’ll taste test the results and take the recipes home to try for yourself.
Want to get your hands dirty? Saturday Kitchens at the CIA are designed for any culinary skill level. As an enrollee in the class you’ll receive an apron and chef’s hat in addition to the day-long instruction alongside other foodies. Have fun and explore classes like Everyday Grilling and Global Street Foods.
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Take a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Explore the San Marcos River like never before on a glass bottom boat tour. During the 30 minute long tour you’ll see many of the river’s native species such as the Bluegill Sunfish and Channel Catfish aboard the specially-designed vessel that’s been carrying passengers since 1945. The boats run each day of the week; check their website for special holiday hours or closings.
Mission del Lago encompaces everything you love about the history and heritage of this unique Texas city. Make plans to check out these events in San Antonio and find out more about how you can make it your permanent residence.