things to do this weekend may 26

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This weekend filled with exciting festivals and parties. Continuing the Tricenntenial celebration happening around San Antonio, join the Parade and Picnic at Roosevelt park. These events are for the entire family, so make sure to get everyone out of the house and enjoy some delicious food and activities.

 

FAMILY FUN

Push, Pull, Pedal, Dance and Drive Parade and Picnic

What: As a celebration of both the neighborhood’s 20th anniversary and the city’s Tricentennial, the Lone Star Neighborhood Association is throwing a fun, family-friendly party.

Why: After the parade concludes at Roosevelt Park, the second half of the event, the picnic, begins. The picnic portion will include hot dogs, nachos, beverages and other assorted goodies, as well as live music, poetry readings, dance performances and activities for kids aplenty.

Where: Roosevelt Park

When: May 26 | 10 am – 5 pm

How Much: Free Admission

Texas Salsa Festival

What: Don’t miss the inaugural Texas Salsa Festival, heating up San Antonio on Saturday, May 27 from 12 – 6 p.m., benefiting the Hemisfair Conservancy.

Why: Enjoy a beautiful day at Hemisfair Park while sampling salsas from the best commercial salsas, restaurants and locals in the state and vote for your favorite! Plus, live music, 3 DJ stages, Salsa dancing and demos, art vendors, interactive games and a children’s zone and splash pad.

Where: HemisFair Park

When: May 26 | 11 am – 10 pm

How Much: General admission is free. VIP is $50. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

Memorial Day Bash

What: You are all invited to The Roundup’s Memorial Day Bash. This holiday weekend is extra special for The Roundup as to it is also their 3-year anniversary party.

Why: The event will have live music, full bar, beer garden, food trucks, free hot dogs for kids from 6-7PM, and the playground will be open so the little ones can burn off some energy.

Where: The Roundup Outdoor Music Venue

When: May 25 | 12 pm – 11 pm

How Much: Admission is Free

Piñatapalooza

What: Piñatapalooza is a free family friendly interactive piñata art show held at beautiful Travis Park.The only art show in town where you can see the art, buy the art, and Smash the art.

Why: This is a free event that will include piñata raffles of all displayed piñatas, live piñata smashing, on-site printmaking, mariachi performances, Folklorico dance performances, food trucks, and so much more. The show will be followed by a free movie screening of favorite luchador ‘Nacho Libre.’

Where: Travis Park

When: May 25 | 6 pm – 8:30 pm

How Much: Admission is Free

Fiesta del Verano

What: Celebrate the Dance Academy’s accomplishments after a year of intense training and classes. There will all sorts of dances for your entertainment.

Why: Students will captivate audiences through the energetic dances and lively music of the Mexican states of Baja California, Colima and Chiapas. Academy Flamenco students will also debut their talents with intricate rhythms and beautiful costumes.

Where: Guadalupe Theater

When: May 25 – 26 | 6:30 pm

How Much: $4 – $8

 

FOOD/DRINK

8th Annual Taco Truck Throwdown

What: The 8th Annual Taco Truck Throwdown will feature over 25 of San Antonio’s favorite food trucks and live music from Finding Friday and Los #3 Dinners. Visit the website for more information.

Why: Adults can enjoy $3 Twisted Tea, from which a portion of the proceeds benefit the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund, providing assistance to veterans in need.

Where: VFW Post 76 | Avenue B, 10th Street

When: May 27 | 12 pm – 8 pm

How Much: Admission is Free

 

MUSIC

Spring Vibes Live 2018

What: Join Brick at Blue Star for their Spring Vibes Live 2018. It will be a fun filled evening with lots of food and music.

Why: The event will have local music, thought-provoking art, and delectable food and drinks for guests to enjoy. The event will also feature some of San Antonio’s finest vendors, artists, and food trucks.

Where: Brick at Blue Star

When: May 25 | 5 pm – 12 am

How Much: Admission is Free

 

OUTDOOR FUN

Native Plant Walk

What: The event will be conducted at the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building. The walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Why: On this walk you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Where: San Antonio Botanical Gardens

When: May 25 | 10 am – 11:30 am

How Much: $9 – $12

Memorial Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt

What: Come to the Science Mill over the holiday weekend, and test your puzzle-solving mettle as you work your way through STEM-themed clues.

Why: This is an exciting event for the kids to put on their thinking hats and become a code-breaking secret agent this Memorial Day.

Where: Science Mill | 101 S. Ladybird Lane

When: May 26 – 28 | 10 am – 4 pm (May 26 and 28), 12 pm – 4 pm (May 28)

How Much: $8 – $10

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Anime Night At La Botanica

What: Anime Night returns to La Botanica May 25th! Movies, music, games, prizes, costume contests and more!

Why: The night will start off with a viewing of Pokémon: The First Movie on the jumbo screen. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled event.

Where: La Botánica

When: May 25 | 8 pm – 2 am

How Much: $2

Free BBQ + Retro Dance ‘Day’ Party

What: This coming Memorial weekend, The Mix will be hosting a retro ‘Dance’ party.

Why: Dj JustAngel & Dj Andres Brujo will be mixing the best dance, new wave, hip-hop tunes from the 80s and 90s. Not to mention, FREE BBQ for attendees.

Where: The Mix | 2423 N St. Mary’s

When: May 27 | 4 pm – 8 pm

How Much: Admission is Free