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JanuaryUrban Adventure QuestOpen 365 days a year!than an 8 second ride,”For more information, please call: (210) 225-5851 or visit the website: www.sarodeo.comAsian FestivalThe UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures continues its Chinese New Year tradition with the annual Asian Festival, a celebration of the many unique cultures of Asia and the Pacific.The days activities appeal to all the senses, with bright costumes and energetic dances, smells and tastes of authentic foods, classic and contemporary Asian music and hands-on demonstrations. The festival showcases artistic traditions such as Ikebana flower arrangement and Bonsai, skills such as martial arts, traditions, and other regional customs from the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asian Peninsula, and Pacific island nations. For more information, please call: (210) 458-2224San Antonio Home and Garden ShowWith thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/ materials, kitchenware, and much more. This is a family friendly event; there are many activities just for the kids! They can decorate Cupcakes by GiGi’s and Cookies by Claire’s Sweet Treats! You can even adopt a four legged friend and shop the Pet Zone for treats, daycare, obedience training, grooming and toys just for them! Show Hours: Friday 2pm-7pm Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 11am-6pm For information on ticket prices and more event details, please visit the website: www.sanantoniohomeshows.comSeaWorld San AntonioSeaWorld San Antonio’s combination of unique animal attractions, entertaining shows that combine artistry, emotion and marine animals into amazing performances; the thrill of our state-of-the-art coasters; and educational experiences for all ages make this park an exciting place to be! For more information, please visit the website: www.seaworld.comSix Flags Fiesta TexasLet the fun begin! Check out themed rides, thrilling roller coasters, attractions and shows for every age. Including opportunities to meet the Looney Tunes characters throughout the visually stunning 200-acre park. For more information, please visit the website: www.sixflags.com/fiestatexasMarchMurphy’s St.Patrick’sDayRiverParadeandFestivalA family-friendly festival of music, food and fun! Floats release 110 pounds of environmentally friendly green dye into the San Antonio River. The event transforms the 2.5 mile river into a miniature Emerald Isle where a proclamation is read, temporarily re-naming the river “The River Shannon.” FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Enjoy live music on Arneson Stage, and a family-friendly festival of food, games, activities and more in La Villita from 12pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday! Beginning at 3pm on Sunday, enjoy a parade of barges, commemorating St. Patrick. Dyeing O’ the River Green & River Parade is at 3pm on Sunday. For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com and click on “Events.”59th Annual San Antonio Folk DanceFestivalCarrying on an annual tradition that has been around for 59 years, the organizers of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) are happy to announce their 2017 event. Come celebrate with us for a wonderful and special weekend of international folk dancing and culture. Here you can learn international folk dances, enjoy lively dance parties, experience the concert of folk dance performances, partake of great food at the Henry LashBash,andmore! Foreventtimesandticketinformation,pleasevisit the website: www.safdf.orgSt. Patrick’s Day Arts andCrafts ShowEnjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to our vendors who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe, or garden. Participating vendorsdisplaysomeofthemostuniquehandmademerchandiseavailable anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in. You are sure to find what you’re looking for! Address: 849 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com and click on “Events.”AprilPoteet Strawberry FestivalCome on out to Poteet for the annual Strawberry Festival! There will be something for everyone. More than just a celebration of the strawberry, this festival is one of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas. Located just south of San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry festival includes concerts, over 100 food and craft vendors, dancing, rides, gunslingers, rodeo performances and, of course, lots of strawberries. For ticket information and event times, please visit the website: www.strawberryfestival.comSAHighlandGames&Celtic MusicFestivalThe San Antonio Highland Games Association (SAHGA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Games will be held rain or shine on at the Helotes Fairgrounds, This 18th anniversary festival will be the host to a myriad of activities including traditional Scottish heavy athletics, Celtic dance and music performances, genealogy information in the Clan Village, children’s activities in the Kid’s Glen, Living History activities and seminars, parade of Scottish dogs, and sheep herding trials. This year we will be expanding our footprint to include the neighboring 4-H building which will be host to our Highland Dance competition, as well as Scottish history and cooking seminars. Address: 12210 Leslie Road Helotes, TX 78023. For times and ticket information, please visit the website: www.sahga.orgFiesta San AntonioFiesta San Antonio is one of the biggest festivals in the United States and takes place each April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, celebrating the diverse heritage, culture and spirit that make up the city of San Antonio. Fiesta is also the “Party with a Purpose” because more than 100 local nonprofit organizations and military units create the more than 100 terrific events you can enjoyContinued on page 75Calendar Of EventsPart game and part city tour, Urban Adventure Quest (UAQ) is an interactive adventure that navigates you through a destination city as you solve clues and complete challenges, while seeing the sights and learning local history. You choose the city and decide when to play. Using your Smart phone, simply connect to the Web-based Quest software to embark on your own interactive scavenger hunt adventure. The set up is easy and it’s one low price for your entire group! Quests are $49 per team and it is recommended to have no more than 5 people per team. For more information, please visit the website: www.urbanadventurequest.comSan Antonio ToursSan Antonio is a special place to visit. It is filled with history (like The Alamo) and fun things to see and do. The San Antonio Tours site features a wide variety of tours, activities, and attractions to make your visit special. Enjoy sightseeing on one of our city tours, visit the Riverwalk, consider a Hop-On Hop-Off tour, and much more! For more information, please visit the website: www.sanantoniotours.netU.S. Army All-American BowlThe top 90 high school seniors in the country compete in a football battle of East vs. West at the Alamodome! The game also features the U.S. Army All-American Band composed of the top high school senior musicians across the nation. Be on the lookout for local San Antonio seniors! For more information, please visit the website: www.usarmyallamericanbowl.comMartin Luther King Jr. March and RallyThe annual Martin Luther King Jr. March is held annually in honor of the legendary civil rights activist. The march will begin at the MLK Academy located on the 3500 bock of MLK Drive. Activities around the city include a rally, art exhibits, workshops, and candlelight vigils. For more information, please visit the website: www.sanantonio.gov/mlkSan Antonio Cocktail ConferenceSan Antonio’s own Cocktail Conference is the first of its kind in Texas, bringing together top bartenders for four days of educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. Houston Street Charities presents the San Antonio Cocktail Conference to celebrate the craft cocktail and the experience that surrounds it, while engaging the community in supporting children’s charities. Once again, the conference will donate 100 percent of its profits to benefit children. For more information, please visit the website: www.sanantoniococktailconference.comFebruarySan Antonio Stock Show and RodeoThe San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is the largest regular season PRCA rodeo and offers something for everyone; a family-friendly carnival, family fair, interactive and educational exhibits, over 650 vendors for shopping, horse and livestock shows, high impact PRCA Rodeo action, and live concert entertainment following each Rodeo performance. True to its iconic tagline, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo truly is “more74www.GreatNWGuide.com2017-2018Calendar


































































































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