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The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa hosts an open flowboarding competition (which involves a curved surface and a powerful wave simulator) boasting some of the world’s top flowboarders and $5,000 in prizes.
If you love searching for Easter eggs, than come to Summit Christian Center where more the 15,000 are up for grabs. The massive egg hunt is part of Summit's Easter festivities on April 19 and 20 immediately following church services. Eggnormous Easter 2014 includes music, a petting zoo, inflatables, games, food and much more. The community event is free and open to the public, so come and share in the fun.
The San Antonio State Supported Living Center (SASSLC) provides 24-hour residential services, comprehensive behavioral treatment services and health-care services for about 300 individuals. The SASSLC hosts a mini parade that starts at noon and features official Fiesta Royalty as well as elected resident royalty representing the various school dorms. The parade has bands, floats, horses, dogs, dancers and clowns. As the parade winds down, food and activity booths continue to provide a “mini-Mardi Gras”-style event on the campus. Enjoy lots of food, live music, dancers, arts and craft and fun, fun, fun for the whole family.
Experience the brilliant colors and festive music of Fiesta as models parade down the runway showing the latest in Fiesta wear. By popular demand, this style show and luncheon is now in its 12th year as an official Fiesta event, and is sponsored by the Pan American League.
Along with King William Fair and Cornyation, the Southwest School of Art’s Fiesta Arts Fair tops the creative set’s short list of not-to-be-missed Fiesta events. An annual tradition since 1973, the two-day fair orbits around an outdoor marketplace filled with ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography and wearable works from more than 100 national and regional artists (along with local favorites like Diana Kersey, Laura Quinoñes, Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Ryan Takaba). Much more than an art sale, FAF features appearances by Fiesta royalty, an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, tasty treats available for purchase (from La Gloria, The Fruteria, the Institute of Chili, Chocollazo and others) and live music on two stages. Highlights include “uke-centric” roots duo The Love Leighs (12:30 p.m. Sat), The Voice alum/CeeLo Green collaborator Nakia (4 p.m. Sat), Austin-based swamp rockers Chubby Knuckle Choir (1 p.m. Sun) and Latin fusion outfit Del Castillo (2:30 p.m. Sun). In addition to its Children’s Art Garden with face-painting and hands-on activities, FAF’s new Young Masters Project invites kids to create works inspired by Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet and Frida Kahlo and even dress up as the artist of their choice for a photo op.
Enjoy an evening of free Fiesta fun and meet members of the new royal court as Jimmy Green accepts the crown and title of “the People’s King,” El Rey Feo LXVI.
The 95th Annual Patriotic and Historical Ball is one of the opening galas of opening Fiesta® 2014. The event, recalling early Texas traditional pioneer dances, leads off with everyone participating in the Grand March. Military personnel from local installations and organizations are special guests that evening.
Join the San Antonio Symphony for the annual Fiesta Pops concert featuring the music, dance and culture of San Antonio and South Texas. One of the most popular Tex-Mex groups in the Latin music industry, Little Joe Y La Familia will be featured along with the beautiful sounds of the twelve-piece musical ensemble Campanas de America and the colorful corps of dancers from one of the nation’s leading Folklórico and Flamenco groups: the Guadalupe Dance Company, the program is sure to get you into the Fiesta spirit.
The Cameo opens its doors for a rare sale boasting upwards of 5,000 treasures—including costumes, furniture, curtains, hand-painted scenery, fixtures, lighting and Egyptian memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the theater and its future productions.
Perrin-410 Animal Hospital invites dogs and their humans to hunt for treat-filled Easter eggs, make Easter pet crafts, and play games for prizes.
Celebrate the season on the San Antonio River Walk. From Hilton's Salon del Rey Ballroom, enjoy our annual Easter brunch buffet, glass of champagne, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and complimentary valet parking. Visit the petting zoo including baby goats and sheep, bunnies, chicks, a piglet, and more. Guests will also enjoy a live harp performance during brunch.
Enjoy an Easter Brunch Buffet with Celebrity Chef Nedra Harris from Hell's Kitchen. Enjoy live music, bottomless mimosas and delectable food. Pick your seating 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM. Seating is limited. Advance reservations only.
Temple of Flesh presents The San Antonio Fetish Ball (Exotic Easter 14). All proceeds benefiting SAAF (San Antonio AIDS Foundation). A sensuous evening of fetish, music, and a real life shades of gray. Hosted by Sasha Taylor, with performances and appearances by Sindy Katrotic (Boston, MA), Mast Tom Moore (Los Angeles CA), Jericho Edge, EBM Dollz, SA Pole Dancers, Ariel Performances and more. 3 DJ's, a full dungeon, erotic visuals, kinky vendors, free liquid latex body painting, and multiple interactive activities.
Temple of Flesh presents The San Antonio Fetish Ball (Exotic Easter 14). All proceeds benefiting San Antonio AIDS Foundation. A sensuous evening of fetish, music, and a real life shades of gray. Hosted by Sasha Taylor, with performances and appearances by Sindy Katrotic (Boston), Mast Tom Moore (Los Angeles), Jericho Edge, EBM Dollz, SA Pole Dancers, aerial performances and more. Three DJs, a full dungeon, erotic visuals, kinky vendors, free liquid latex body painting, and multiple interactive activities.
Hosted by Sasha Taylor and benefiting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Temple of Flesh’s latest adult playground features appearances by fetish model Sindy Katrotic, BDSM actor/director Tom Moore, musclebound performer Jericho Edge, “high energy shock dance team” EBM Dollz, SA Pole Dancers (comprised of Black Orchid, Marshall Jarreau, IntimateSpins, Jason Brown, Red, Marley Foxx, Sassy D and Mo’licious) and Ryver Aerial Art, plus electro, trance and industrial beats spun by DJs Pamdemonium, Motiv and Star23, erotic visuals, kinky vendors, free liquid latex body painting, interactive activities and a fully equipped dungeon.
This year’s parade, entitled Stars On The River, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. The evening’s festivities give a Texas-sized welcome to the enthusiastic spectators along the winding route.
Each year hundreds of people from all over the country line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America: The Texas Cavaliers River Parade. This year’s parade, entitled “Stars On The River”, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. Spectators party up and down the river to the accompaniment of singers, musicians and live bands.
The 101th Annual Flower Show of the Women's Club of San Antonio features a wide array of beautiful and imaginative fresh and dried floral arrangements, horticulture displays, table settings and youth exhibits. Judging by certified National Flower Show judges takes place on the opening day, along with a ribbon cutting attended by local and Fiesta dignitaries.
A Taste of the Northside is an official Fiesta® event in San Antonio, TX presented by Lynd and H-E-B benefiting Brighton Center. There will be a wide selection of food and drink options along with live entertainment by The Decibel Band, Grooveline and THE MAX!
POETRICITY hosted by Val "Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A. "Jazz Cat" Lee."
Since 2002, A Taste of the Northside has been bringing the Fabulous side of Fiesta to San Antonio's northside residents. With more than 60 local restaurants providing food samplings; abundant choices of select beer, fine wine and top-shelf margaritas and multiple stages with great live music. A Taste of the Northside benefits Brighton Center, a local nonprofit serving children with disabilities or delays and their families. Tickets available at local H-E-B grocery stores, online or at The Fiesta Store through April 21.
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 conducted by Roger Melone performs the accompaniment as visiting and in-town Duchesses make their full-court bows at “The Court of Sovereign Legends” 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. Thought by many to be one of the most magnificent and unusual events of its kind in the country, the Coronation of the Queen is an event for the whole family. All seats reserved.
Celebrate Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr.’s birthday at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Museum docent, Uvalde resident, and long-time family friend and neighbor, Jan Elliott, shares personal insight into Governor Briscoe and his love for Western Art. Then stop by the Gloria Gaines Clingman Education Gallery for a quick make and take art activity inspired by the political buttons of Governor Briscoe’s campaigns. The Museum Store will feature the Governor’s biography, Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics by Dolph Briscoe and Don Carleton, and other related merchandise. Finally, enjoy some birthday cake to top off the celebration!
PACfest is an official Fiesta San Antonio event. This family-friendly event is alcohol-free and features music, food booths, entertainment and activities for children. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Fiesta is coming to San Antonio's finest winery. Paint a festive composition of cascarones, confetti and wine while sipping on a few glasses of exotic wines. Artist Livia Istrate will guide you step-by-step to complete this masterpiece in two hours. Ticket includes all art supplies. Register today because tickets sell fast.
Viva Fiesta at the only official Fiesta event for people 55 years and older. This event will have live entertainment, special guest appearances, door prizes, dancing and dozens of vendors providing free promotional items and information on topics such as retirement planning and living, home improvement, health and wellness, leisure and senior services and much more. This year we'll be holding the first annual Fiesta hat contest at the event. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. For more than a decade, RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) has been bringing high-quality entertainment and vendors to this senior-focused Fiesta event.
The fun-filled CultureFest and Rib Cook-off features live music ranging from Gospel, rhythm and blues to Tejano and country-western. The arts and crafts offer something for everyone, demonstrating the diverse community. Judge who has the best ribs in the city The opening ceremony will feature Fiesta royalty and dancers.
PACfest, an annual event, takes place the Thursday before the Battle of Flowers parade. Festivities include lively musical entertainment, children's games and activities, food and novelty booths.
The 76th anniversary Battle of Flowers® Band Festival, “The Magic of Make Believe,” features students from more than 30 high school bands from San Antonio and surrounding areas joining forces to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta®’s most popular events. Highlights include Herald Trumpets saluting Fiesta® Royalty, parades of high stepping bands with colorful flags and twirlers and specially chosen feature bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the crowd. At the end of the evening, all 3,000 musicians perform together in a spectacular crowd-pleasing finale.
The theme for this year's Parade is The Magic of Make Believe! A sense of wonderment will take a child's dreams and turn them into magic for them, their families and the inner child in all of us. This 123-year- old parade is sure to inspire the dreams of both young and old. The Aggie Band will once again lead the parade with their sound and precision marching. The Parade also features nine public schools who are invited on a rotating schedule to ride on a float provided by the Battle of Flowers®. Parade participants are asked to bring a floral tribute to be placed by the San Antonio Academy Cadets on the lawn in front of the Alamo.
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In conjunction with its inaugural exhibition “Pace Gems,” the Linda Pace Foundation’s new gallery SPACE hosts a panel discussion and Q&A with featured artists Andrea Bowers, Daniel Joseph Martinez and Donald Moffett.
The McNay’s Full Steam Ahead includes a tour of Robert Indiana’s symbolic portrait series “Hartley Elegies” and a demonstration with printmakers Michael Imbimbo and Glenn Faulk, who use a steamroller to create large woodcut prints made by San Antonio artists.
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