SAC MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE | SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE | TIMES VARY
SAC celebrates our 23rd annual Multicultural Conference, bringing together writers, artists, musicians, scholars, and professionals together to illuminate multicultural issues within education and society. This year’s theme, “25 Years of Education as Revolution” includes student and community activities showcasing various cultural, artistic, and academic forums, which may challenge contemporary or traditional points of view.
BLAST FROM FIESTA PAST | WITTE MUSEUM | 10AM – 5PM
It was the spring of 1969 and San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration captured the spirit of the day. Fiesta gowns from the Order of the Alamo’s Court of Time and Space will have you reaching for the stars with designs inspired by the science and technology that helped the United States put a man on the moon in July of that year. Visitors are invited to separate science fact from science fiction with fiesta gowns and costumes inspired by comic books, film and art. From the Queen of Soul to El Rey Feo, 1969 was also a time when Fiesta royal traditions began to evolve to reflect the atmosphere of the civil rights movement and embrace the beauty and diversity of San Antonio. Learn how Fiesta royalty in 1969 helped pave the way for fiesta royalty today.
Adults: $12; Seniors (65+): $11; Children (4-11): $9; Children (0-3): Free
FIESTA® DE LOS REYES AT MARKET SQUARE | 4PM-MIDNIGHT
Combine Rey Feo–a cherished Fiesta icon, with Market Square–a historic center in the heart of the city, and San Antonio gets 10 days of free, quality entertainment! This is one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations and has something in store for the entire family! Experience daily live entertainment from multiple stages featuring a variety of music, from the best in Tejano. Cumbia, and Conjunto to rocking cover bands! Enjoy Fiesta staples such as funnel cakes, agua fresca, turkey legs, fajitas and much, much more. Your taste buds will have a Fiesta as you enjoy food from over 30 delicious food booths.
10:30 am – 3 pm | Fiesta® Hat Contest and Luncheon
Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd.
11 am – 1 pm | Marines at the Alamo | Alamo Plaza •
MISS MARGARET’S VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR | MARGARET GETHING HOUSE | 1 – 4 PM
Enjoy a tour of the unique Miss Margaret’s Victorian House. This home was open for tours during Fiesta® in the 1940s and the tradition continues today. This is an antique lover’s delight–a trip back in time to the gracious life in old San Antonio.
The late Margaret Allan Gething was an early conservationist and advocate for the preservation of the King William historic district in the 1940s. Admission is $5
FIESTA® GARTENFEST |BEETHOVEN HALLE AND GARDEN | 5 PM – 12 AM
Make plans to join the Beethoven Maennerchor and celebrate Fiesta German-style. Come early and enjoy the lively Biergarten as it fills with sounds of German entertainment and Gemuetlichkeit. Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers. The dance band plays until midnight.El Rey Feo makes his official visit Wednesday and King Antonio makes his on Thursday. Admission is $8 pre-sale and $10 at the gate; children 12 and under are free
NIOSA® (A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO®) | LA VILLITA | 5:30 – 10:30 PM
“A Night in Old San Antonio®” is a four-night festival in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse culture through the magic of 200-plus food and drink booths; 14 continuous live musical acts and bright and festive decorations in 15 themed areas: Mission Trail, Arneson Theatre, China Town, Clown Alley, French Quarter, Froggy Bottom, Frontier Town, Haymarket, International Walkway, Irish Flats, Main Street USA, Mexican Market, Sauerkraut Bend, South of the Border, and Villa Espana. Admission for adults is $12 advance and $15 at the gate; children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
TASTE OF THE NORTHSIDE | THE CLUB AT SONTERRA | 6:30 – 11:30 PM
Party with a Purpose at San Antonio’s most exclusive Fiesta event, TASTE of the Northside! Savor delicious cuisine from 60+ local restaurants and sample endless varieties of wine and spirits.
Every year Brighton Center must raise more than $1,200,000 to maintain its services and our special events are critical to making this happen. Every dollar raised through TASTE of the Northside directly benefits the Brighton Center and helps set a foundation for children with disabilities and delays, for a life without limits!
Presale all-inclusive is $85. $100 at the door.
FIESTA® CORNYATION | CHARLENE MCCOMBS EMPIRE THEATER | 7 PM |
Cornyation is an adult-oriented satirical and theatrical review of current local, state, national and international events.
Fiesta Cornyation is a permanently committed non-profit charitable organization with the purpose of enriching the lives of people in San Antonio with HIV or affected by HIV. Since it became a non-profit corporation Cornyation has donated over $2 million back to the community. Cornyation has also established an annual scholarship for up to four students, which grants college scholarships to San Antonio student majoring in the arts.
FORD MARIACHI FESTIVAL | THE RIVER WALK, THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
For three nights, local middle and high school Mariachi students perform while on boats, entertaining visitors on the River Walk. The festival provides student musicians an opportunity to gain experience entertaining large crowds and also boosts the festive atmosphere for Fiesta revelers.
The San Antonio River Walk Association is a nonprofit membership-based organization dedicated to promote, protect, and preserve the San Antonio River Walk.
Admission to the Ford Mariachi Festival is free.
CORONATION OF THE QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO | MAJESTIC THEATRE | 8 PM
An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta San Antonio. With a spectacularly set stage, the symphony orchestra performs the accompaniment as visiting and in-town Duchesses make their full-court bows, followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. All wear elaborate dresses and trains spangled with glittering beads, crystals, and jewels. After the court is seated within the magnificent stage setting, musicians and others entertain the royalty and the audience. Admission is $25-$100