August 11 2022
The Alamo City is looking very busy with SATX’s Pride, Juneteenth + Father's Day all landing this weekend.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite events happening over the next three days.
There will be a second showing of the parade at the Museum Reach. | 📸 : Visit San Antonio
🌈 Pride in SA
Night Out At The Zoo | Fri., June 17 | 6-10 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo | $15 | Celebrate the kick-off to Pride in a wildly zoo-nique way.
Pride Night | Sat., June 18 | 8 p.m. | Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Dr. | $16+ | Come out and enjoy the San Antonio FC for Pride night.
Bud Light Pride & River Parade Celebration | Sat., June 18 | 12-8 p.m. | San Antonio Riverwalk | Free | Start the party at La Villita and then head on over to the Riverwalk to watch 17 colorful barges float along the river.
✨ Commemorating Juneteenth
- Texas Freedom Festival | Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Comanche Park, 2600 Rigsby Ave. | Free | Attend this family-friendly event featuring a freedom fair, cultural activities, and live music.
Juneteenth Market | Sat., June 18 | 12 p.m. | 3455 Martin Luther King Dr. | Free | This local pop-up shop is an opportunity for the community to practice group economics and purchase cultural products.
Juneteenth Night and Fundraiser | Sat., June 18 | 7 p.m. | Nelson Wolff Stadium | $75 | Watch the San Antonio Missions and meet the South Texas league Negro League players.
❤️ Celebrate Dad
FatherFest | Sun., June 19 | 12-8 p.m. | Alamo Beer, 415 Burnet St. | Free | Enjoy live music, tons of beer, and lawn games in support of prostate cancer research.
Father’s Day Brunch Comedy Show | Sun., June 19 | 2 p.m. | The Well, 5539 UTSA Blvd. | $10+ | Come down to The Well for a comedy set that’s sure to leave you in stitches.
Father’s Day Pop-Up | Sat., June 18 + Sun., June 19 | 9 a.m. | Rancho Diaz | Free | BYOD (bring your own dad) to this pop-up at Pearl with tons of instruments on display from Alamo Music Center.
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A Night of Poetry | Fri., June 17 | 5:45 p.m. | Poetic Republic Coffee Co. | Free | Join Gemini Ink for a night of literary celebration with local poets Alexandra van de Kamp + Natalia Treviño. 🎤
Family Flicks | Fri., June 17 | 8:30 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art | Free | Bring the family to watch an outdoor screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” 🎬
Mark’s Outing Food Fight | Fri., June 17 | 6 p.m. | 1624 E. Commerce St. | Free entry, $15 to compete | Watch or enter to compete in a five-minute, burger-eating showdown. 🍔
Paws in the Park | Sat., June 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Yanaguana Garden, Hemisfair Park | Free | Get ready for a barking good time featuring pet-friendly vendors, activities + live music. 🐕
The Goldberg Variations | Sat., June 18 | 6:45 p.m. | The Chapel of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway | Free | Enjoy a pre-concert talk followed by a performance of J.S. Bach's masterpiece. 🎼
Live at Brick | Sat., June 18 | 8 p.m. | Brick at Blue Star | $10 | See live performances of various upcoming indie artists. 🎤
Lace Up Sneaker Show | Sun., June 19 | 12-6 p.m. | San Antonio Shrine Auditorium | $15+ | Shop from over 10,000 pairs of the latest sneakers and streetwear. 👟
Garden Fitness | Sun., June 19 | 10 a.m. | The Good Kind Southtown | Donations suggested | Bring your own mat and sweat during this pilates fitness class. 🌺
Sunflower Field | Now-Sun. July 3 | Times vary | $9+ | Traders Village San Antonio | Walk through a maze and explore 10 acres of various kinds of sunflowers. 🌻
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A Night of Poetry | Vie., Junio 17 | 5:45 p.m. | Poetic Republic Coffee Co., 2330 S. Presa St. | Gratis | Únete con Gemini Ink para una noche de celebración literaria con poetas locales Alexandra van de Kamp + Natalia Treviño.
Family Flicks | Vie., Junio 17 | 8:30 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art | Gratis | Trae a tu familia para disfrutar una proyección al aire libre de “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Mark’s Outing Food Fight | Vie., Junio 17 | 6 p.m. | Mark’s Outing, 1624 E. Commerce St. | Admisión gratuita, $15 para competir | Ve o participa en una competencia de cinco minutos para comer hamburguesas.
- Paws in the Park | Sáb., Junio 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Yanaguana Garden, Hemisfair Park | Gratis | Trae a tus mascotas para una noche de diversión con vendedores, actividades y música en vivo. 🐕
The Goldberg Variations | Sáb., Junio 18 | 6:45 p.m. | The Chapel of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway | Gratis | Disfruta de una conferencia y luego un concierto basado en el genio musical J.S. Bach. 🎼
Live at Brick | Sáb., Junio 18 | 8 p.m. | Brick at Blue Star | $10 | Disfruta de varias funciones por bandas “indie.” 🎤
Lace Up Sneaker Show | Dom., Junio 19 | 12-6 p.m. | San Antonio Shrine Auditorium | $15+ | Échale un vistazo a más de 10,000 pares de tenis y ropa estilo “streetwear.” 👟
Garden Fitness | Dom., Junio 19 10 a.m. | The Good Kind Southtown | Se recomiendan donaciones | Trae tu propia esterilla y ejercita en una clase de pilates. 🌺
Sunflower Field | Dom. Junio 19 | Horas varian | $9+ | Traders Village San Antonio | Camina a través de un laberinto hecho de girasoles. 🌻
- 99º | Mostly sunny | 10% chance of rain
The new council district maps were approved yesterday by CoSA. Since 2010, the population has gained 100,000+ new residents in the Alamo City. The new map will shift approximately 39,000 residents into different council districts. 📍
City council voted to approve a property tax relief for SATX homeowners. Earlier this year, homestead exemptions were increased to 10%. In addition, the city is working on relief for the annual property tax rate as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. 🏙️
Brackenridge Park is set to get an ADA-accessible culture trail made possible by a $1 million donation from H-E-B. The new cultural trail will feature a self-guided tour that highlights the park’s 12,000-year history. 🌳 (KSAT)
Hemisfair announced that they would begin phase two of the Civic Park project very soon. According to the social media post, phase two will feature the Zocalo, a venue for small community performances + festivals. Construction for phase one should be complete by fall 2023, while phase two should open in 2025. 🚧
San Antonio’s first-ever cannabis juice shop — Famous Juice Company — is set to open soon with a party scheduled on Sun., July 10. The local business will offer many hemp-infused meals like juices, smoothies + açaí bowls. You can follow the shop on social media for updates. 🧋 (MySA)
Petco will host a grand opening for its first community-based shop today in Floresville, Texas. Neighborhood Farm & Pet Supply's’ purpose is to serve small, rural communities. The store will offer high-quality products + pet-care services. 🐱
Historic Plaza Days will begin tomorrow from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. followed by every third Friday of the month until September. This free, monthly event will give residents the opportunity to learn about the upcoming programming + development updates from San Pedro Creek. ✨
- Last minute shopping for Dad? Check out our Six & Main shop for SATX swag or our collection of dad joke t-shirts that’ll leave you in stitches. 🛍️
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Move over, Austin — stand up paddle-boarding (SUPing) is now a reality in the Alamo City. Mission Kayak + Go Rio Cruises announced on social media that San Antonians can go
SUPing on the Museum Reach portion near the Pearl starting at $35 an hour.
Wondering what that beautiful cave-like structure in the photo is? Check out the history of the "Grotto” before you paddle out onto the water.
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Editor’s Pick: Next time you’re in Southtown, stop by this cute, pink truck for some of the best breakfast tacos in town. Rosas Kitchen is owned by a local mother and her three daughters — one of them hand-painted all the flowers you see in the photos. While the permanent location is at 402 Steves Ave., you can catch this truck at the Mission Marquee’s Farmer’s Market on Sat., June 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Read our breakdown of Tech Port San Antonio’s vision for 2023.
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