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Calendar Of Eventsover 11 days. Those groups then spend the rest of the year giving back to their community. They provide education, religious ministries, the arts, and athletic opportunities for youth, health services and the defense of our great country. For a full list of events, please visit the website: www.fiesta-sa.orgMayHelotes CornyvalLive music, fun and games, food, arts and crafts and other entertainment is provided for your enjoyment throughout the four days of the Helotes Cornyval festival! The HFA Rodeo Committee will celebrate its 29th year anniversary with three PRCA rodeo performances, Thursday through Saturday, produced by Andrews Rodeo Company. Alamo Attractions will present a full carnival midway including thrilling rides, a super ferris wheel, games, and amusements. www.cornyval.orgAmerica’s Armed Forces River ParadeThis parade is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces; past and present. Twenty-six patriotically-decorated floats carrying all 5 branches of military personnel ranging from enlisted men and women to a General. Patriotic music is played from the floats and on stage to serenade the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. including the Arneson Theatre. We are proud to dedicate this year’s parade to the U.S.O. who has entertained the troops for 75 years! Seven of the floats will depict their seven decades of service through décor, costumes, and music. This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is syndicated in over 80 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel. For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com and click on“Events.”Memorial Day Arts & Crafts ShowIf you are looking for jewelry, pottery, fine art, and more, come out to the River Walk for some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Enjoy 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. For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com then click on“Events”Movie Night In The ParkCome on out to Helotes for Movie Night in the Park! Movie Night includes free admission, a concert by the Helotes Area Community Band, concession stands, giveaways, inflatable moon bounces for the kids, and your favorite Looney-Tunes cartoons before the show. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk and is located within the Municipal Complex behind City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023. Be sure to arrive early to pick out a good spot and feel free to bring your own food and drinks. We recommend you bring your own chairs and blankets, as well. Invite as many friends and relatives as you would like...the more the merrier! Movie Night in the Park takes place on the third Friday of every month May through September. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit the website: www.helotes-tx.gov and click on“Events.”“ Surround yourself with those who make you happy.”2017-2018JuneSpurs & Stars Basketball CampsThe Spurs and Stars Basketball Camps are great options for young basketball players of all skill levels who are looking to improve over the summer. There is a camp to suit all needs, from the child that is just discovering basketball, to the teenager looking to take their game and skill set to the next level - we have a camp for everyone! Boys and girls, ages 7 to 18, are encouraged to come out to one of the camps offered throughout the summer. It is a camp goal, year after year, that campers will not only leave as better basketball players but, more importantly, will leave as better people, taking what they have learned back to their homesandschools.Eachcampwillfillupquickly,sodon’thesitate! For more information, please call: (210) 444-5021 and visit the website: www.spurscamps.com clickon“BasketballCampsandClinics”now to register for a spot.Annual Texas Folklife FestivalBring the family out to the Institute of Texan Cultures for some family fun and travel the world in one location at the Texas Folklife Festival! More than 45 ethnic groups will share their traditions, music, food, dance, crafts, and more. For more information, please call: (210) 458-2224 or visit the website: www.texancultures.com and click on“Festivals and Events.”Bandera RiverfestCome enjoy river activities, arts and crafts, children’s activities, music and more along the banks of the Medina River in Bandera City Park. There will also be a car show and parts swap meet. If barbecue is your thing, you can even enter the BBQ contest! Address: 1102 Maple Street Bandera,TX 78003 For more information, please call: (830) 796-4447 or visit the website: www.banderariverfest.comSummer Movie ExpressAdmission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. For more information, please visit the website: www.regmovies.com click on “Movies” and then click on “Summer Movie Express.”JulyHelotes Independence Day CelebrationBring the family out to Helotes for this FREE family event! There is something for everyone: free hot dogs, ice cream, and apple pie (while supplies last), a variety of family-friendly activities for the kids, cannons and other firearms displayed by San Antonio Living History Association during band concert and fireworks. There will also be patriotic music performed by the Helotes Area Community Band. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for your family, and arrive early for parking! Note: offsite food and drink are permitted. For more information, please call: (210) 695-5911 or visit the website: www.helotes-tx.gov and click on “Events.”“ Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful!”Cactus Pear Music FestivalThe Cactus Pear Music Festival is a showcase of chamber music with performances and takes place over several weeks in the summer. The festival features chamber musicians of national and international acclaim, with the intention of exposing people of all ages to enchanting classical music. For more information, please visit the website: www.cpmf.usAnnual Pet ParadeBring your pet out to the annual Pet Parade in Bandera, sponsored by Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League. Registration at 9:00 AM, judging at 10:00 AM, parade at 10:30 AM. Enter anything you can lead, ride or carry! If you don’t have a pet - get creative - make up or dress like your ideal pet. Contest entry fee is $2.00. For more information, please visit the website: www.banderacowboycapital.com and click on “EventsFourth Of July Arts & Crafts ShowSome of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for! Enjoy 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. For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com and click on“Events.”AugustAnnual San Antonio Salsa FestivalYou are cordially invited to attend the Annual Baile International Grand Salsa Festival, or what we, in Texas, call BIG! BIG is a four day event featuring not only some of the greatest names in performing arts, but also music. Each night is packed with dance performances from around the world, concerts and music from the old and new, and social dancing into the early morning hours. Don’t know how to dance? No problem! During the day, we offer workshops lead by some of the best instructors and choreographers in the industry, or just sit back and enjoy the performances and concerts from our VIP area. Address: 600 E Market St San Antonio, TX 78205 For more information, please visit the website: www.bigsalsafestival.comFord Canoe ChallengeLocal celebrities, corporate teams, general public teams, and Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts compete in timed heats through the downtwon area of the River Walk. It is the only event that allows people to canoe the downtown River Walk. This event is fun to watch and even more fun to participate in. Over 90 canoe teams compete in the ford Canoe Challenge. The race begins at the Chamber of Commerce, heads east through and around the Convention Center Lagoon, through the Rivercenter Mall Lagoon and ends back at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit the website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com and click on“Events.”“ Throw kindness around like confetti.”Continued on page 76www.GreatNWGuide.com75Calendar


































































































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