01/02/2010 at 3pm
Texas Tech will play Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl on January 2, 2010 at the Alamodome, but make sure to check out the line-up of special events leading up to the big game, including Rudy's Bar-B-Q River Rally on Thursday and the AT&T Fan Zone on Saturday.
The All-American Bowl Game is January 9, 2010, but Bowl Week activities occur all week leading up to the big game
Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's
most revered civil rights leaders. The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is
scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2010. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at the MLK Freedom Bridge
located at 3500 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa.
More info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/mlk/
Join us as we celebrate our
proud Texas heritage and help kick off the San Antonio Stock Show and
Rodeo at the "Houston Street Two-Step" on January 30, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 5
Congratulations to our the winners of our 10th Annual Downtown's BEST Awards, which recognized the people,
organizations, and places that have made significant contributions to
Downtown San Antonio, creating a better place to live, work, shop,
play, and be entertained.
Mark your calendars for a dynamic Urban Renaissance luncheon on March 5 at The Westin Riverwalk. Come hear best-selling author of "Live First, Work Second," Rebecca Ryan, speak about how the next generation can help San Antonio compete with other top cities. Don't miss a special introduction by Mayor Julián Castro!
On February 22, 2010, the Westside Development Corporation and the
University Health System will host a public presentation of the plans to
significantly expand the UHS-Downtown campus, formerly known as The Robert B.
Green Hospital, built in 1915.
They say downtown San Antonio is one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Here's our list of things to do and places to go with those you love this weekend, including a list of restaurants offering special Valentine's Day menus.
Saturday, February 20, 2010Time:
5K - 8:00 am Kidz K - 9:00 amFees:
5K - $20 until Feb. 18, $25 thereafter
Kidz 1K - $10 until Feb. 18, $15 thereafter
More info: http://www.samm.org/
Weekdays March 15 - April 16
If you work downtown, take full advantage: San Antonio's favorite
musicians are performing LIVE, city center, next week through April!
Saturday March 27, 5-8pm
Join the San Antonio River Foundation and our cast of celebrity judges in our search for the perfect RiverTini!
San Antonio’s best bartenders are competing to create this year’s official RiverTini.
is San Antonio's annual celebration of art and
artists. Held in March and overseen by San Antonio's creative leaders,
it is free of charge. More info:http://www.luminariasa.org/
UConn, Stanford, Baylor, and Oklahoma will be in town for the Women's NCAA Final Four Tournament.
This yearly event held in San Antonio
, Texas, in April, is one of America's greatest festivals. Events include River Parade, Battle of Flowers Parade, Fiesta
Del Mercado, and more, benefiting over 100 different non-profit organizations. It began
as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle
of San Jacinto. That commemoration still takes place. But over the past
century and more, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio's
rich and diverse cultures. 2010 marks Fiesta's 119th anniversary. Click here for the full list of Fiesta events.
Now in its 20th year, Blue Star’s annual Red Dot fundraiser raises
critical dollars in operational support as well as Blue Star
Contemporary Art Center exhibitions, satellite exhibits around the
city, ARTsmart educational programming, lectures, workshops, and free
Family Days. For more info: http://www.bluestarart.org/
A dynamic world-class experience May 13-16.. The Festival offers something for everyone, no matter what your
taste or budget. Learn more: http://www.nwwff.org/events/
New World Grand Tasting at the
The Grotto, Henry B
Center: Treat yourself to a night in downtown San Antonio.
May 7-15, 2010
San Antonio's first ASID Hi Rise Condo Showcase will take place May 8 - May 15, 2010, at the Vidorra Condominiums. More info and buy tickets
Save the date: May 24, 2010.
Join us for
a great afternoon out of the office with fellow downtowners at the beautiful
recently renovated Brackenridge Golf Course.
Wednesday May 27, 2010 at 12:30pm
San Antonio Symphony string ensemble will be performing a free concert at
12:30pm tomorrow at Travis
Methodist Church. Come relax for 30 minutes listening to some great music!
This is part of the San Antonio Symphony Community Engagement program and also part of Travis Park
UMC’s Midweek Music for Meditation series.
Free San Antonio
Symphony String Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, May 26 @ 12:30pm
Travis Park United Methodist
Church (230 E. Travis)
June 3, 2010
On June 3, 2010, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center will officially
open Blue Star_Lab. Blue Star_Lab, an annex of Blue Star Contemporary
Art Center. The opening reception will feature live music by Diego Bernal and
The Colt of Us in Best Buy Alley at Blue Star_Lab and by Mickey House
at the Main Campus. Read more>
June 3rd through June 24th, starting at 7:30pm
Movies by Moonlight returns to HemisFair Park this summer. Grab a blanket and come watch your favorite movies on the big screen. Click here for full schedule.
The Texas Folklife Festival is the biggest cultural celebration in
Texas! More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented
at the festival, and each year, more than 250 participants come
together to celebrate their culture and heritage.Learn more>
Featured event: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Save the date for our next Urban Renaissance Luncheon featuring a presentation on the establishment of San Antonio's Cultural Corridors: Tuesday September 14, 2010 at the Westin, 11:30am registration, 12:00 luncheon. Presented by Downtown Alliance and the Office of Cultural Affairs.
Join us for the Official Launch Party of the new Downtown App for Smartphones! Enjoy complimentary "app"etizers and refreshments and be one of the first to check out the coolest new resource for downtown San Antonio. Open to all but you must register online. Register now!
July 1-4, 2010
The 2010 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held
July 1-4 in San Antonio, Texas with the theme “A Vision for You.” A.A.
members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 75th year
at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and
Sunday morning in the Alamodome. Other meetings, scheduled or informal,
will take place throughout the weekend in the San Antonio Convention
Center and local hotels. Learn more>
07/08/10 - 07/29/10
July 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 in Historic La Villita Arneson River Theatre form 8:00 pm-11:00 pm. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. For details call 207-3000 or go to www.75yearsofdance.com
All property owners in the Public Improvement District are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on July 28, 2010 at the Museo Alameda, 2nd floor conference room.
July 30, 2010
Its one of the hottest events of the season, The Current's Very Vodka event. Get tix today!
Free movies will be shown every Thursday from June until the end of
September in the grassy area near the HemisFair Park arch and the Magik Theater
at S. Alamo and Nueva. Show time begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show
entertainment followed by a brief intermission and the feature film beginning at
8:30 p.m. The feature time and schedule may vary due to the length of the movie. Visit the Movies by Moonlight website for more info>>
07/9/10 - 08/14/10
July 9, 10, 16, 23, 30 and 31 as well as August 6, 7, 13, and 14 in Historic La Villita Arneson River Theatre form 8:30 pm-10:00 pm. Sponsored by the Alamo Kiwanis. For details call 226-4651 or go to www.fiestanochedelrio.com
Monday, July 12, 20105:00pm - 7:00pm110 Broadwa: Zurich International Properties, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the
Urban Land Institute, and the OHP invite you to celebrate the birthday
of one of San Antonio's most prolific architects. More info on Facebook
October 5, 2010
The Downtown Resident’s Association (DRA) is organizing a
community-wide “National Night Out” (NNO) celebration on October 5, 2010 at
Hemisfair park for downtown San Antonio. In its 27th year, National Night out
is a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town
Watch. Neighborhoods across the country come together to celebrate community
and foster relationships to prevent crime. Nationally, the event had over 36
million participants last year.
July 10-12, 2010
Latino Family Expo is the largest Hispanic consumer show in the
country. It is free and open to the general public. The Expo will be
held at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday
and Sunday, July 10-11 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Monday,
July 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The expo hall will be divided
into seven different pavilions, allowing participants to experience a
variety of activities. Additionally, Monday will highlight services and
activities geared toward the San Antonio senior population. Learn more>>
You are invited to the inaugural Third Thursday
event from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on July 15th at the Pearl Stables Lawn (307 Pearl
Parkway). Enjoy live music by AudioMouth,
and some great food and drinks that are provided by Bud Light. But this
isn’t just another event – when you attend (for just $20 at the door), your
donation will benefit Haven for Hope. So come on out and have some fun
while building your professional network and supporting a wonderful charity in
San Antonio. No RSVP necessary.
July 30, 10:30AM
Snow White and the Seven Amigos at The Magik Theatre. Based on the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale, this hilarious musical
spoof takes place long ago in the mountains of Central Mexico.Read more>
Come out and join your fellow downtown residents and enthusiasts for
an evening of fun, complimentary appetizers, and drink specials. This month: Biga
on the Banks on July 19th. No RSVP required.
July 17th in Alamo Plaza--Presentations begins at 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the San Antonio Living History Association. For details call 273-1730.
November 19, 2010
Downtown Alliance’s 7th
annual Urban Spaces event is scheduled for Friday Nov. 19. The fun-filled
guided walking tour will cover downtown's most exciting residential,
commercial, and cultural spaces of downtown San Antonio. Food and drinks will be served along the way,
and the tour will culminate with an ending reception at Rio Plaza, with one of the best rooftop view of downtown. Space is limited, so
please RSVP today and sign up for your preferred time slot. Tours leave every
half hour beginning at 4pm. Student and military discounts are also available. Learn more>
Join the Paseo del Rio Association for a family-friendly day of food,
music and fun! Watch as 10,000 rubber ducks race through the San Antonio
River Walk. A few lucky ducks will win grand prizes! Proceeds from
Duck Sales benefit the Paseo del Rio Association and Haven For Hope, a
new homeless campus in Downtown San Antonio. Learn more>
July 31st in Historic HemisFair Park form 6:00 pm - 12:00 am. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Conjunto Taller.
08/06/10 - 08/27/2010
August 6, 13, 20 & 27th. A Concert Series at the base of the Tower of the Americas every Friday from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Sponsored by Landry's. Call 223-3101 for details.
August 14th on the River Walk Extension from 7:00 am - 11:00 am. Sponsored by the Paseo del Rio Association. For details call 227-4262.
August 21st in Alamo Plaza--Presentations occur from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the San Antonio Living History Association. For details call 273-1730.
Downtown Alliance is excited to organize a Tweet-up in honor of Restaurant Week. The location will be picked by a majority vote. (Click on title for more details)
August 26. 2010
Star LAB's next exhibit is opening August, 26th, with a special reception from 5 – 9 p.m. The exhibit, I’d Rather Get
Fired Than Quit, is a two-part exhibition presented by Blue Star
Contemporary Art Center and FL!GHT.
Save the Date! Please join The City of San Antonio and the Market Square
Retail Management Study Ad Hoc Committee for a Public Meeting seeking
feedback on a Mission/Vision for Market Square.
September 1 to 30.
This annual international photography festival is a unique, eclectic, celebration of the photographic arts. Read more from CVB>
Join the San Antonio Food Bank and Whataburger this September as we
encourage everyone in Southwest Texas to "Go Orange" and take action to
fight hunger during Hunger Action Month.
April 7-17, 2011
San Antonio's most popular party with a purpose, Fiesta, will take place
April 7-17 in 2011. Featuring more than 100 events, 100 local
non-profit organizations, over 3.5 million attendees, and more than 284
million dollar economic impact, there is something for everyone at
Fiesta. See full schedule and learn more>
The San Antonio Children’s Museum is turning 15! Bring the family and explore the Museum's three-levels of fun, enjoy complimentary mini-cupcakes courtesy of CupcakeCouture,
create your own fabulous party crown and noise maker, take a commemorative photo booth party picture and every 15th
guest is FREE! Learn more>
September 11, 12, 13, 16.
Special events at historic Market Square commemorate Mexico's battle for independence from Spain dating to 1810. Learn more>
Black Box Lunch
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 12:30 - 1:30 pm at Blue Star LAB (114 Broadway)
Black Box Lunches available through Sip for $7.95 Please RSVP/place your order with Emily R. Barker at 210.227.6960 Learn more>
The powerpoint slides for the State of Downtown luncheon on 11/9/10 is now available.Learn more>
You are invited to join us in a moderated discussion with Mayor Castro, as a special follow up to our 2009 Breakfast with the Next Mayor series in which we heard from several of the then-candidates for Mayor.Learn more>
September 18 and 19.
Gather outdoors in Travis Park, downtown San Antonio, and hear some of the nation's best jazz entertainer. More info>
Mayor Castro and City
Council invite the public to join them at the 2020 Visioning Kick-off. The
first of many meetings will be held at the YMCA Tri-Point location near Trinity
University from 9am - 2pm on Saturday September 25, 2010. RSVP>
Come downtown this New Year's Eve!
Magazine recently ranked San Antonio the top destination in the
South for the holidays, and downtown San Antonio is a big
reason why! From established traditions like the Ford Holiday River
Parade to new ones like the Pearl's Tamale Festival, there is
something for everyone downtown.
To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum October 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011. Cowden Gallery. More info>
It’s SAKIds first Monster Bash! Join us for lots of
great Halloween activities in a safe and air-conditioned environment. Make your
own eyeball slime in the Mad Scientist Lab and visit healthy kid-friendly trick
or treat stations. Do the Monster Mash to the music of Leah White, 2009 Parents Choice Award for Best Children’s Artist and show off your costume in our
spooktacular fashion show!
Tickets $7 member/$9
non member. Learn more>
11/06/2010 12pm - 12am
Created to showcase the diversity of music within the American Latino identity, this concert will feature everything from Chicano blues, Conjunto, punk-rock, roots,
country, rock, and fusions of all. A free, family-friendly event for all!
join us in this extraordinary celebration of the finest cuisine from San
Antonio's elite chefs, arts and entertainment including: live music, a
contemporary art sale, an exclusive silent auction of unique items and vacation
destinations, a fine wine and beer tasting and a festive top chef summit.
November 14, 2010
The Rock ’n’ Roll San Antonio ½ Marathon just got a little easier.
third annual musical race on Nov. 14 will include a half-marathon
relay, allowing two people to split the distance of 13.1 miles.Read more from Express-News>
December 16, 2010
up to street level on Houston Street for more holiday fun - for kids
and kids at heart, as the San Antonio Children's Museum teams up with
HEB, Bohanan's, and Downtown Alliance for activities on Houston Street.
December 2, 8, 15 2010
Tongues and tails will be wagging during our annual Story time with
Santa Paws taking place on Thursday, December 2nd /
Wednesday, December 8th / Wednesday, December 15th at 10
a.m. The Grand Hyatt San Antonio invites the public to bring their children
(two legged & four legged) as Santa Paws reads from a number of pet themed
Tuesday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m.
A 20 foot Noble Fir direct from Elgin, TX will take center stage when Chef Mark
Bohanan throws the switch and brings the holiday tree to life at 5:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, December 7 in the Bohanan’s courtyard The public is invited to
attend this festive kick-off to the season, which will include complimentary
cider and cookies, and enjoy the sparkle that is the Holidays on Houston St. Read more>
Every Tuesday 10am-2pm
Main Plaza Conservancy
and the San Antonio Food Bank collaborate to present the Main Plaza Farmers'
Market. You'll find fresh products every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year in style at the St. Anthony Hotel with their annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza featuring live entertainment from the Bellagio Band, a five course meal, and special room rates starting at just $99 a night.
If you are a DTA or Centro Board member or DTA voting member, you are invited to the annual Holiday Mixer. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (210)225-3862. Members should have received an email invitation with the details.
Christmas and New Year's Eve
Executive Chef, Brian West, and our Award-Winning Culinary Team
will be preparing and serving an assortment of decadent Holiday offerings. Dine
on the Riverwalk and make your Christmas wish come true! And for New Year's Eve, the four-course
champagne paired dinner will be a perfect way to bring in the New Year.
12/14/2011 05:30 PM
Mark your calendars for our first ever DTA Holiday Happy Hour Mixer! On
Wed. evening Dec. 14, head to Esquire Tavern after work. Wristbands will
be provided at the door, granting special
happy hour prices ALL NIGHT! $5 select cocktails and $4 select draft
beers. Bring your business cards, your holiday cheer, and let's mix and
Pass this along to your friends and co-workers.
Questions? Email Ellie Leeper, Director of Young Professional Relations
at Downtown Alliance San Antonio: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public workshop regarding the HemisFair Park Master Plan at Sunset Station from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Click headline for more info.
Save the date for Downtown Alliance's first Urban Renaissance Luncheon of 2011 as we get to hear author and Forbes magazine reporter Chris Steiner discuss his book:
"$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better" and how this will especially impact downtowns. A complimentary book will be included in the luncheon price!
Celebrate the draining of the River during the annual Mud Crawl! $10 wristbands gets you no cover at a dozen bars and restaurants and $2.50 buds all night long.