Contact: Kelly Kapaun Saunders, Office: (210) 207-8031, Cell: (913) 908-3375
SAN ANTONIO (May 2, 2018) – The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit Market Square and La Villita this month for a wide variety of events.
Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)
Commemorative Week and Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Market Square
Wednesday, May 2 – Sunday, May 6, FREE
The Historic Market Square celebrates San Antonio's 300th year! Celebrate San Antonio's Commemorative Week and Cinco de Mayo at Market Square. Enjoy Market Square's food booths, working artists, specialty vendors, and entertainment on the Plaza and in the Farmers Market. It's a five-day fiesta of free, family friendly entertainment at The Historic Market Square! For event hours and entertainment updates, visit the Facebook event page.
Market Square Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Enjoy a three-day celebration at Historic Market Square honoring those who have served in the Armed Forces. Local military veteran bands and vendors will be on the Plaza. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)
Fiesta Noche del Rio at the Arneson River Theatre
Fiesta Noche del Rio is the oldest outdoor dance performance of its kind in the United States. Spanish for, “Party Night on the River,” it is an annual fund raising project held from May 11 through August 11. This musical variety show features authentic Mexican, Spanish and Texan music and dances performed by paid local professionals at the Arneson River Theatre at La Villita. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite and at all H-E-B stores in the customer service department. Tickets are also available from noon to 8 p.m. on the day of the show at the river level of the Arneson Theatre and at the gate prior to the show, beginning at 6 p.m. For ticket prices and more information, please visit www.fiestanochesa.com or call (210) 226-4651.
Ballet Folklorico Festival 2018 Spring Dance Showcase at the Arneson River Theatre
Sunday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., ticketed event
Ballet Folklorico Festival presents its Silver Anniversary Dance Recital with traditional dances and mariachi performances. Taking place at the historic Arneson River Theatre, the showcase has a $7 entry fee, at the gates. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Yoga Around La Villita
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:15 p.m., FREE
Need to unwind? Grab a friend and come participate in the Yoga Around La Villita series produced by La Villita and led by Mobile Om. The series occurs monthly through September. Free parking provided at all City of San Antonio lots and garages for Downtown Tuesday. Each hour-long session starts at 6:15 p.m. The next free session will be on Tuesday, May 15 at Plaza Nacional. For more information, please visit La Villita’s Facebook event page, www.lavillitasanantonio.com and MobileOmTX.com.
“Three Amigos” Movie at the Arneson River Theatre
Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 p.m., FREE
Don't miss this “Three Amigos” film screening under the stars at La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre! Free parking provided at all City of San Antonio lots and garages for Downtown Tuesday. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
East meets West at the Alamo City at La Villita
Saturday, May 19, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., FREE
Unite and celebrate Asian American culture with the Asian American Alliance of San Antonio. This first annual event will display food, art, music and talent from all cultures that make up the Asian American community. For more information, visit www.eastmeetswest300.com.
Armed Forces Day Parade at the Arneson River Theatre
Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m., FREE
Honor the brave men and women who have served our country at the annual San Antonio River Walk Association’s Armed Forces Day Parade. This televised free event will showcase local and national military bands and talent as well as a river barge parade. For more information, click here.
Danzas on the River at the Arneson River Theatre
Sunday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., ticketed event
Extend your Memorial Day weekend by experiencing Danzas on the River hosted by Sarita’s Dance Studio. This production will showcase ballet, folklorico, lyrical hip hop and other stylistic dances at the Arneson River Theatre. To purchase tickets and for more event information, visit www.saritasdance.com.
A full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters can be found here. In addition, there are numerous non-City owned lots and garages in the area where visitors can park for a fee. For a map, click here.