Department of Communications and Public Affairs

Published on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mayor Taylor proclaims Texas Salsa Day

Contact: Leslie Garza, Director of Communications

Office: (210) 207-8448, Cell: (210) 269-2297,

SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2017) – Hot temperatures and even hotter salsa: that’s what you’ll find at the inaugural Texas Salsa Festival today, Saturday, May 27 from noon-6 p.m. at Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo St.

In honor of this first-of-its-kind event, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor has proclaimed today as Texas Salsa Day in San Antonio.

The festival itself, benefitting the Hemisfair Conservancy, is free and family-friendly. Guests can enjoy an afternoon on “Salsa Street,” sampling salsas from the restaurants, locals and commercial brands, atop Texan Original tortilla chips and vote for their favorite. A panel of judges from around the state will also vote, awarding the coveted title to winners in a variety of categories.

The event also features live Latin music, interactive games and activities for all ages, a splash pad, Salsa dancing demos, art, local vendors and plenty of authentic local San Antonio cuisine.

For event information, visit

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