Whether you call San Antonio
home or you’ve always wanted to visit, 2014 offers plenty of opportunity to
enjoy the city. From parks and attractions to parades and festivals, San
Antonio has something for everyone. Make this the year that you make the most
of your time here.
February 1 from 10:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m. the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures hosts the 27th Annual
Asian Festival. Bring the family out to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to
experience the food, dance, music, fashion and crafts of a variety of Asian
cultures. Texans come from multiple backgrounds, each offering a unique flavor
to the buffet of the state.
Fiesta San Antonio!
Originally established to
honor the memory of Texas heroes, Fiesta San Antonio lives on to celebrate the
diversity of cultures that call San Antonio home. Enjoy parades, food, music
and dance as well as many other unique events this year from April 10 through
the 27th. More than half the events are free and fun for the entire
Fiesta Noche del Rio
Throughout the summer, Fiesta
Noche del Rio is performed every Friday and Saturday evening at the Arneson
River Theatre on the River Walk. The performance is a San Antonio tradition
that showcases songs and dances from Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Texas. Learn
about the blend of cultures that makes San Antonio the unique city it is today.
Valero Texas Open
Golfers, sports enthusiasts
and anyone else who follows the PGA TOUR will enjoy the Valero Texas Open.
Hosted in San Antonio since 1922, this is one of the top three most charitable
tournaments over the past few years. Release your inner Caddyshack and witness
some of or the entire 72-hole tournament sometime between March 24 and 30,
H-E-B Big League Weekend
Texas sports have a tradition
of great rivalries. In the springtime, head out to the ballpark to watch the
Texas Rangers compete against the Houston Astros at the Alamodome. The teams will
play two exhibition games over the weekend of March 28 and 29. San Antonio
doesn’t have its own major league baseball team, but these one of these two
Texas teams is sure to become your favorite.
San Antonio’s mild climate
and historic sites make it a great place to run a marathon. To make it even
more unique, there is live music along the route. December 7, 2014 will be the
date, so you’ve got plenty of time to train for 26.2 miles of music for party runners.
Artists and art lovers, take
note! The annual Luminaria festival is on March 8 this year. This evening
festival celebrates public arts and artists in an outdoor venue. Holding the
event outdoors allows artists to showcase their works that focus on the theme
of light. Explore your creative self at Arts Come to Light.
Summer Art and Jazz Festival
The San Antonio Summer Art
and Jazz Fest (SAS Fest) is a three-day event May 30 through June 1. The event
offers multiple jazz concerts, an arts and crafts fair, and great local food.
Enjoy the live music of local and nationally known jazz artists for free!
Throughout the month of
September, San Antonio is home to this International Photography Festival.
Photographic arts are on display in museums, art galleries and exhibit centers
throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country. View classic images, digital images
and alternative processes of this popular visual art form.
Food and Drink
Poteet Strawberry Festival
The largest agricultural
festival in the state of Texas doesn’t boast cotton or cattle, but
strawberries. That festival is the Poteet Strawberry Festival and it’s held
annually just south of San Antonio. From April 4th thru 6th, Poteet,
Texas will draw more than 100,000 people to its annual festival. Poteet
strawberries are so popular that the demand usually exceeds the supply. Plan
ahead for these tasty berries!
May 14-18 of 2014 is the week
San Antonio shows off its wine and culinary muscle as the gateway to Latin
American cuisine. According to the event website,
Culinaria is a wine and culinary arts festival during which “