What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of April 7-10, 2022

San Antonio — FINAL WEEKEND OF FIESTA

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

https://fiestasanantonio.org/official-fiesta-event-calendar/

VIA PARK&RIDE AVAILABLE AT THE USUAL LOCATIONS

THURS-FRI: fIESTA@SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL 115 MAIN PLAZA 10AM-11:59PM

THURS- FRI: NIOSA

FRI-SUN: FIESTA FITFEST – DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

FRI: Battle of Flowers Parade 9am,

SAT: King William Festival 9am, FIESTA DE LOS REYES [MARKT SQUARE] 10am, Fiesta Flabeau Parade 6pm

SUN: Festival de los Cascarones 1PM [texas a&m San Antonio] - • Celebrate the finale of Fiesta San Antonio with Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s FESTIVAL DE CASCARONES! The culmination of the city’s most vibrant celebration of culture will take place at one of the fastest-growing universities in the state.

• This is a free event, and we invite you to visit our beautiful campus for a day of fun and excitement with live music and family-friendly activities. It will truly be a spectacle as the University continues the annual Cascarones smash!

• Texas A&M University-San Antonio is the first four-year institution of higher education located in the heart of South San Antonio. We are excited about our growth and look forward to supporting the San Antonio community. Again, come and visit as parking and admission are FREE!, FIESTA DE LOS REYES [MARKT SQUARE] 11AM

SPURS—are in the play-offs

THURS: PPURS@timberwolves 7PM, Sat: warriors@SPURS 730pm, sun: spurs@mavericks 830pm [final regular season game]

PLAYOFFS TBA

Building Buddies 10AM

Grab your hard hat and put on your safety vest — the Building Buddies need your help! The Building Buddies traveling exhibition portrays a small community where everyone is busy working on their homes. Different characters, “buddies”, invite young children to play, explore, collaborate, create and learn while improving the “neighborhood”. The exhibition is a playful and iconic interactive immersive environment. The durable modular design of the exhibit is easy to assemble and can be configured to fit various space configurations. The DoSeum, $14

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through May 01, 2022.  (210) 212-4453

info@thedoseum.org https://www.thedoseum.org

Briscoe Spring Break Roundup thru May 19, 2022

Hit the trail and head West without ever leaving the River Walk during Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Spring Break Roundup. With arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and earthquakes, capture the excitement and adventure of the West for your spring break, learning about Western lifestyle and seeing the stories shared through Western art brought to life. Briscoe’s Spring Break Roundup offers children and caregivers different activities to enjoy together Thursday, Friday and Saturday of spring break. The come and go program includes activities that celebrate the heritage and culture of the American West. Different activities are being featured each day, giving everyone the opportunity to explore the West in a variety of ways. Spring Break Roundup is included in museum admission, with no charge for craft supplies and no reservations required. However, caregivers must accompany participating children for each activity.

Briscoe Western Art Museum, Free with museum admission. Children 12 and under are always free! 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM, every day through Mar 19, 2022.

2102994499, marketing@briscoemuseum.org, WWW.briscoemuseum.org

THURSDAY

fIESTA@SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL 115 MAIN PLAZA 10AM-11:59PM

PACFEST 2022 @PALO ALTO COLLEGE 12PM

ENETERTAINMENTY, KID’S GAME ZONE, FOOD BOOTHS: $10 – Admission, Free Admission with Alamo Colleges District ID and children ages 12 and under, Free parking, Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Free PACfest Park and Ride

VIA Metropolitan Transit will be offering free service to PACfest from Madla Transit Center (1584 Cantrell Dr.) from 3 to 11 p.m. PAC drop-off/pick-up point will be at the VIA bus stop on campus.

THE 84TH BAND FESTIVAL – BATTLE OF FLOWERS FESTIVAL OF THE BANDS 5PM [ALAMO STADIUM]

Every year, students from more than 30 local high school bands join together to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta’s most popular events. Some of the highlights include Herald Trumpets, parades of bands with colorful flags and twirlers, and feature bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the crowd. At the end of the evening, all musicians will perform together in a spectacular finale set to fireworks! The Battle of Flowers Band Festival was first held in 1937, and is the oldest and longest running marching Band Festival in the country. The purpose of the Band Festival is to offer high school bands a unique opportunity to perform together and encourage their interest in music. Top placing bands and fan favorites are awarded with “Celebration of Music” grants to support and encourage the arts in our local schools. ALAMO STADIUM

NIOSA@LA VILLITA 5PM [COLLEGE NIGHT]

FIESTA GARTENFEST

5:00 pm - 11:59 pm CST Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St.

FRIDAY

These City of San Antonio offices will be closed Friday for Fiesta San Jacinto Day/Battle of Flowers-Here’s what to know before you head out

To honor the Fiesta of San Jacinto Holiday on Friday, several offices in the City of San Antonio will be closed.

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Friday, when the Battle of Flowers parade will take place. However, public safety and emergency services will remain in operation.

Here’s the City of San Antonio’s operation schedule on Friday, April 8:

Open:

  • Police will be on duty
  • SAPD’s Detention Center and the Magistrate Court
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty
  • 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (until 11 p.m. for urgent animal care or traffic related concerns)
  • All Curative Testing locations and Community Lab Mass Testing Sites and select vaccination clinics will be open unless otherwise indicated
  • Animal Care Officers will be on duty
  • Code Enforcement Officers will be available for inspections and emergency coverage
  • Downtown visitors will enjoy an on-street parking meter holiday; however, standard parking rates will apply at all City-operated garages and lots.
  • La Villita and Market Square shops
  • City parks and trails
  • Dead animal collection crews
  • Recycling, organics, and garbage will operate on regular collection days
  • Bitters and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling
  • Bulky waste collection centers (Bitters, Culebra, Frio City and Rigsby) and Culebra household hazardous waste site
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez and Doris Griffin Senior Centers (manned by WellMed personnel)
  • Alamodome Offices and Box Office
  • Mayor’s Fitness Council

Closed:

  • SAPD’s Administration and Records Section
  • SAFD Administrative Offices
  • San Antonio Municipal Court
  • The following Metro Health clinics and programs (Diabetes, Immunization Clinic on North Mel Waiters Way, WIC, Healthy Start, Project Worth, San Antonio Lactation Support Center, and Oral Health, Nutrition)
  • The COVID-19 Hotline
  • Housing Assistance Hotline
  • Homeless Connections Hotline (210-207-1799)
  • Head Start administrative offices and school district sites
  • All Senior/Adult Comprehensive Centers and Senior Nutrition Sites, with the exception of Alicia Trevino Lopez and Doris Griffin Senior Centers (will be open)
  • Willie Velasquez, Claude Black and Frank Garrett community centers
  • Child Care Services administrative offices
  • Pre-K 4 SA Centers, CEO and corporate office
  • The Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office
  • City of San Antonio Community Centers, the Natatorium, Fairchild and McFarlin Tennis Centers and the Barrera Community Fitness Center
  • Limited Fitness and Park classes will not be held
  • Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records
  • Central Library and all branch libraries
  • Development Services Department
  • Office of Historic Preservation
  • Planning Department
  • Neighborhood and Housing Services
  • The Carver Community Cultural Center
  • La Villita and Market Square Administrative Offices
  • Centro de Artes Gallery at Market Square
  • Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
  • Spanish Governor’s Palace (April 8 and 9)
  • Solid Waste Management Department Administrative Offices
  • Animal Care Services and Adoption Center (re-opens Saturday, April 9 regular business hours)

fIESTA@SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL 115 MAIN PLAZA 10AM-11:59PM

FredStock 2022 2PM FREE

The SAC music business program will host FredStock, an official Fiesta San Antonio Music Fest and Block Party. Pinata Protest, Honey Bunny, The Chris Cuevas Project, Local Silver, Greg Galindo, and Los #3 Dinners will be filling the air with the distinct sounds of San Antonio. A variety of vendors and food trucks will be on hand showcasing everything that makes San Antonio unique. On the corner of N Main Ave and W. Courtland Pl.

NIOSA@LA VILLITA 5PM [LAST NIGHT]

FIESTA GARTENFEST

5:00 pm - 11:59 pm CST Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St.

SATURDAY

2022 StarFish Dash Run/Walk and Health Fair 830AM FREE

Chromosome 18′s Starfish Dash Run / Walk is an official Fiesta event! Our goal is to bring health-minded people to run/walk to raise awareness and funds for Chromosome 18′s mission of helping people. We want to bring resources to families and people with chromosome 18 abnormalities, and with your help, we can do just that! UT Health San Antonio, Free, 08:30 AM

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society, office@chromosome18.org

https://www.chromosome18.org/

Easter at the Texas Transportation Museum! 9AM

Come out to the Texas Transportation Museum for an Easter egg hunt! Prices for Museum admission which includes train rides and all the museum exhibits is $10.00 for adults, children 4-12 are $8.00, children under 4 are free. The first hunt – for ages three and under – begins at 11 AM. The second hunt – for ages 4 to 7 – begins around 12 Noon The egg hunts for different age groups will be held in different locations Please bring your own baskets for collecting eggs. You can also take your own pictures with the Easter Bunny Light snacks – popcorn, juice, water, soda Please bring your own baskets for collecting eggs. Texas Transportation Museum

$8.00 to $10.00, Texas Transportation Museum 210-490-3554 erspringer@gmail.com

www.txtransportationmuseum.org

Grab N Go: Animal Families 9AM

Stop by our table in the Children’s Nature Play Area or one of the Greeter’s tables to pick up a Grab-N-Go kit filled with activities to help you explore the park. This month’s theme is animal families. What do different wild animal family units look like? Some animals live in huge groups like a flock of birds, while some animals live all alone. This kit contains information about various animal family units, some you can see here at Hardberger! The kit also includes a themed craft activity to make, and a yummy snack recipe! What does your family unit look like? The kits are designed for children aged 3 and up. Drop-in program, supplies limited to first 30.

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, 2104927472,  admin@philhardbergerpark.org

www.philhardbergerpark.org

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE The Pearl is now charging for parking!

Community Summer Workout Series including yoga, Zumba and boot camp 9AM FREE

The community Summer Workout Series is a weekly outdoor workout series that will run throughout the summer. Each week a different workout class will be held including yoga, Zumba and boot camp. Our series is fantastic for beginners to get started, to help you get back into the groove, or a fun way to meet new people and exercise. Build your strength, endurance, and have fun with the Bienestar Summer Workout Series! All ages and ability levels are welcome! Labor Street Park 436 Labor St, 210-663-3833

GARDEN RIDGE MARKET DAYS 930AM FREE

Join us in supporting local small business! Enjoy 150+ craft, food & farm vendors Saturday, April 9th from 9:30am - 3pm at Garden Ridge Market Days, located at Northeast Bible Church (19185 FM 2252, Garden Ridge, TX 78266).

fIESTA@SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL 115 MAIN PLAZA 10AM-11:59PM

Art in the Park: Nature Prints 1PM

Join us for an exercise in artistic observation and documentation! No Art Experience Necessary! Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered the class will walk around the east side of the park and find a spot to capture in watercolors. Encounter the tree that inspired Mayor Phil Hardberger, explore the Borrow Pit, and learn a little bit about these unique features here at Phil Hardberger Park. For Teens and Adults who like to be outdoors and be creative! Weather permitting. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration required: https://www.philhardbergerpark.org/calendar-events/art-in-park-nature-prints-sat

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy 2104927472, admin@philhardbergerpark.org

www.philhardbergerpark.org

SUNDAY [PALM SUNDAY]

fIESTA@SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL 115 MAIN PLAZA 10AM-11:59PM

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE: The Pearl is now charging for parking!

festival de los cascarones 1PM [texas a&m San Antonio] - • Celebrate the finale of Fiesta San Antonio with Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s FESTIVAL DE CASCARONES! The culmination of the city’s most vibrant celebration of culture will take place at one of the fastest-growing universities in the state.

• This is a free event, and we invite you to visit our beautiful campus for a day of fun and excitement with live music and family-friendly activities. It will truly be a spectacle as the University continues the annual Cascarones smash!

• Texas A&M University-San Antonio is the first four-year institution of higher education located in the heart of South San Antonio. We are excited about our growth and look forward to supporting the San Antonio community. Again, come and visit as parking and admission are FREE!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt@Caliente Harley-Davidson 11AM FREE

Live Music, Food Trucks, Free Easter Egg Hunt on Site (ages 0-14). Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11am and end at 12pm, followed by Free Beer, Live Music, and Food from 12-3.

LOOP 410@CULEBRA

Interested in volunteering? The San Antonio Food Bank needs your help

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community to help sign up for volunteer shifts throughout the summer to keep up with the demand for food assistance.

The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from being in the sorting room, warehouse, garden, farm areas, community kitchen, and even at the off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer. Join us and choose a volunteer opportunity at: www.safoodbank.org/volunteer

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

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