May

GOLIAD: May 6 Ranching in Early Texas Living historians, historic demonstrators and period craftsmen bring to life various aspects of ranching in early Texas. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361/645-3752

GOLIAD: May 13 Market Days Event features more than 200 vendors with products, including antiques, collectibles, jewelry, food, plants, candles and numerous other items. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. goliadcc.org 361/645-3563

SAN ANTONIO: Apr. 21-May 29 Seven Seas Food and Wine Festival Visit 11 countries in one stop while sampling food, wine, craft beers and cocktails from around the world. Colorful chef demonstrations are complemented by live entertainment, music and fabulous shows, making this a favorite event of Texas gourmets. SeaWorld San Antonio, 10500 Sea World Dr. seaworldsanantonio.com 800/700-7786

SAN ANTONIO: May 20 Basil Fest This family-friendly event celebrates the herb of summer’s many varieties with seminars, cooking demonstrations, activities for children, plants to purchase and more. The featured attraction at the eighth annual event is the ”Chef’s Challenge,” a competition between local chefs to create a basil-based recipe. Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, 300 Pearl Pkwy. sanantonioherbmarket.org 866/923-2226

SAN ANTONIO: May 26-28 John Williams and Beyond Guest conductor Troy Peters and the orchestra lead a thrilling journey through memorable favorites from “Jurassic Park,” the Indiana Jones series, “Harry Potter” and more—culminating in Williams’ legendary scores from the Star Wars films, which transformed the landscape of film music. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: May 20. 8th Annual Basil Fest – A family friendly celebration of Basil, the Herb of Summer, with a focus on the many varieties of Basil with seminars, cooking demonstrations, a Chef’s Challenge, activities for children, vendors and artisans offering herbs, herbal products and crafts for purchase and more. Historic Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market, 300 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215. All events are free and open to the public.  Parking is free. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM www.sanantonioherbmarket.org 866 -923-2226

April

BERCLAIR: Apr. 23 Berclair Mansion Tours Tours of the historic space are held from 1–4 p.m. the last Sunday of each month. Berclair Mansion, 14 Moore St. beeville.net/berclairmansion 361/358-3859

CARRIZO SPRINGS: Apr. 29 Bullnanza Dimmit County Fairgrounds and Arena, 201 S. Fourth St. dimmitcountychamber.org 830/876-5205

EAGLE PASS: Mar. 24-Apr. 2 International Friendship Festival Includes a carnival through the festival’s run. Shelby Park. 830/773-3224

GOLIAD: Apr. 8 “A Volunteer in the Texian Army” Get a firsthand look at a Texian volunteer as he would have appeared during the winter and spring of 1835-36. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361/645-3752

GOLIAD: Apr. 8 Market Days Event features more than 200 vendors with products, including antiques, collectibles, jewelry, food, plants, candles and numerous other items. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. goliadcc.org 361/645-3563

POTEET: Apr. 7-9 Strawberry Festival The festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. The event continues to focus on bringing family and friends together with entertainment, delicious food and quality exhibits. Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds, 9199 Texas 16. strawberryfestival.com 830/742-8144

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 The Unfinished Symphony and Mahler No. 4 H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Apr. 20-30 Fiesta San Antonio More than 100 unique events, each produced by a nonprofit organization that gives back to this vibrant city, satisfy diverse tastes and interests. Includes exciting carnivals, spectacular sports, fantastic fireworks, lively entertainment, ethnic feasts, art exhibits and colorful parades that glide down San Antonio’s River Walk and downtown streets. Various locations. fiesta-sa.org 210/227-5191 or 877/723-4378

SAN ANTONIO: Apr. 21-23 Fiesta Pops Join the San Antonio Symphony for this annual concert, featuring the music, dance and culture of Mexico and Latin America through the local talents of San Antonio. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Apr. 21-May 29 Seven Seas Food and Wine Festival Visit 11 countries in one stop while sampling food, wine, craft beers and cocktails from around the world. Authentic menus and colorful chef demonstrations are complemented by live entertainment, music and fabulous shows, making this a favorite event of Texas gourmets. SeaWorld San Antonio, 10500 Sea World Dr. seaworldsanantonio.com 800/700-7786

SAN ANTONIO: Apr. 25-28 A Night In Old San Antonio This four-night festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy and showcases different ethnic groups that developed the city’s unique heritage. Features food, drink and atmosphere booths; 13 live musical acts; children’s games; decorations; souvenirs; and costumed volunteers. La Villita National Historic District. niosa.org 210/216-5188

SAN ANTONIO: Celebration Day April 25. Children and adults with special needs are invited to join us to ride all types of rides, play games, eat yummy food, and participate in a Shoe box parade during this special celebration for Fiesta.  This inclusive and community-based educational experience attracts special education classes, group homes and day programs from San Antonio and surrounding communities. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM http://www.fiestaespecial.com/events.html 2106566674

SAN ANTONIO: April 01 Family FIESTAval. Join Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. as we introduce the 2017 Fiesta Especial® Royal Court at a family festival of fun at Aggie Park!  Meet the Fiesta Especial® Royal Court, participate in games and activities and enjoy live entertainment.  Open to the public. $2/person or $5/family. Food and merchandise available for purchase. Attire: Outdoor Fiesta Casual. RSVP Appreciated Online at http://www.fiestaespecial.com/family-fiestaval.html Admission is $2/person or $5/Family or Group Home.  Donations are welcome. Food & Beverages will be available at a cost. Fiesta Especial® merchandise and medals will be available for sale. Aggie Park is located at the intersection of Loop 410 and Vance Jackson outside the loop.  (http://www.aggiepark.com/) Handicap parking is available in the Aggie Park parking and all others are invited to park in the Castle Hills Christian Church parking lot (6209 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78213). http://www.fiestaespecial.com/royalty-run.html 210-656-6674

SEGUIN: April 21 and 22 Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta. Raw fiber, yarn, and finished products will be available for purchase. Artisans are able to participate in a wide variety of work-shops and educational sessions including spinning, weaving, felting and knitting.   We are also playing several games. Check out the website for more information. Admission and parking are free. Will be held in the Guadalupe County/ Seguin Coliseum. www.yellowrosefiberproducers.com 8304335078

WESLACO: Apr. 20 Alfresco Weslaco This monthly festival celebrates the talents of local musicians, artists, crafters, classic car enthusiasts and food vendors from the Rio Grande Valley. Historic Downtown, 345 S. Texas Blvd. facebook.com/alfrescoweslaco 956/969-0838

WINDCREST: April 22. Fiesta Especial® Royalty Run 5K & Parade. his is a 5K Competitive Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk followed by a very special street parade featuring the Fiesta Especial Royal Court and a number of disability service organizations serving some great folks in our community. Dress in your most festive Fiesta® wear and help bring the sights, sounds and excitement of Fiesta to the streets of Windcrest. Fiesta Costuming is Encouraged! Dress in your brightest colors and adorn yourself with streamers and flower head pieces for this festive run. The Fiesta Especial 5K Competitive Run and 1 mile Fun Run will lead out with the Fiesta Especial parade following behind. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Parade when you’ve finished your run or walk. http://www.fiestaespecial.com/royalty-run.html 210-656-6674

March

BEEVILLE: Jan. 21–Mar. 4 “In Silence” This art exhibition features luminous paintings and three-dimensional works made of recycled Plexiglas, created by Houston-based artist Margaret Smithers-Crump. Beeville Art Museum. 401 E. Fannin St. bamtexas.org 361/350-8615

BERCLAIR: Mar. 26 Berclair Mansion Tours Tours of the historic space are held from 1–4 p.m. the last Sunday of each month. Berclair Mansion, 14 Moore St. beeville.net/berclairmansion 361/358-3859

EAGLE PASS: Mar. 24-Apr. 2 International Friendship Festival Includes the Abrazo Ceremony on March 17, parade on March 25, Noches Mexicanas on March 23-25, and a carnival through the festival’s run. Shelby Park. 830/773-3224

GOLIAD: Mar. 10 Market Days Event features more than 200 vendors with products, including antiques, collectibles, jewelry, food, plants, candles and numerous other items. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. goliadcc.org 361/645-3563

GOLIAD: Mar. 25-26 Goliad Massacre and Living History This two-day event brings the last days of Colonel Fannin’s command in the fight for Texas independence to life through exciting battle re-enactments, re-created camps and touching candlelit scenes. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361/645-3752

MCALLEN: Mar. 30 Taste McAllen More than 25 of the best restaurants in town come together in a beautiful outdoor setting to offer a variety of delicacies from their menus. Soft drinks, beer and wine will be served. The event will also feature live music and a chef’s cooking pit with live cooking demonstrations for sampling. McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, 700 Convention Center Blvd. facebook.com/tastemcallen 956/682-2871

SAN ANTONIO: Feb. 10-Mar. 12 “The Secret Garden” Enjoy this live performance of the play by Marsha Norman. The Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers Theater, 800 W. Ashby Place. theplayhousesa.org 210/733-7258 or 210/733-7258

SAN ANTONIO: Feb. 17-Mar. 12 “The Tempest” Enjoy this Shakespearean drama. Prospero, the duke of Milan and a sorcerer, is cast away on a remote island with his daughter Miranda through the deceptions of Prospero’s envious brother Antonio and co-conspirators. The Classic Theatre of San Antonio, 1924 Fredericksburg Road. classictheatre.org 210/589-8450

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 4 Spring Gala: An Evening with Gil Shaham Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 11-12 Fiesta of Gems Show features gems, jewelery, fossils and more. San Antonio Event Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. swgemandmineral.org 830/387-1766

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 17-18 Masks Violinist Eric Gratz joins the San Antonio Symphony for this performance, conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 24-25 From Piano Duo to “Cinderella” The ballet “Cinderella” is one of Prokofiev’s most popular and melodious compositions, and has inspired a great many choreographers. Also featured is the most famous concerto for two pianos by the French composer Poulenc, performed by a dynamic twin-sister duo. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 28 Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series The club present Roman Rabinovich, a pianist who is praised for his unscommon sensitivity and feeling. Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Ave. satmc.org 210/364-1992

SAN ANTONIO: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 The Unfinished Symphony and Mahler No. 4 H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: March 11-12 56TH ANNUAL FIESTA OF GEMS SAN ANTONIO EVENT CENTER, 8111 MEADOW LEAF DR[CORNER MARBACH AND I-410 WEST] SAT 10-6, SUN10-4; ADULTS $5, SENIOR/MILITARY $3, CHILDREN $1[UNDER 6 FREE]
MINERALS, GEMS, JEWELRY.FOSSILS, LAPIDARY DEMONSTRATIONS, GOLD PANNING, SILENT AUCTION, FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. SUN 10-6 SAT 10-4 swgemandmineral.org 830-387-1766

WESLACO: Mar. 16 Alfresco Weslaco This monthly festival celebrates the talents of local musicians, artists, crafters, classic car enthusiasts and food vendors from the Rio Grande Valley. Historic Downtown, 345 S. Texas Blvd. facebook.com/alfrescoweslaco 956/969-0838

WESLACO: Mar. 25 Texas Onion Fest This festival celebrates the world-famous Texas 1015 Sweet Onion, developed in Weslaco. Includes live entertainment on two stages, a dancing horse show, cooking demonstrations, children’s rides, a car show and the famous onion-eating contest. Mayor Pablo G. Peña City Park, 300 N. Airport Dr. weslaco.com/onionfest 956/968-2102

 

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