• The bell towers of the four mission churches

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

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Get Outdoors, It's Yours Event

Get Outdoors is a public event to encourage children to spend more time outside, held on the first Saturday of March.

Events for 2015
Listed below are annual events that occur in the park. All are free of charge except where noted. Please e-mail and confirm time and dates of events before publishing in case changes have been made between the time of this printing and the day of the event.

February 7
Farm Teacher Workshop, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For the first time in decades water from the San Antonio River flows through the San Juan acequia. With that water we have begun to grow crops much as the Spanish missions would have in the 1700s. We are now offering guided student programs that will demonstrate how the river was used to transform our area from hunting and gathering to agriculture. This free workshop will present and discuss our new curriculum offerings and how they can be integrated into your classroom. Reserve a seat today for this exciting classroom opportunity. *4 Hours CPE *

February 21
Basura Bash, 8:00 am - 12 noon
Help keep our historic river clean. Volunteers are needed to collect trash and recyclables from the banks of the San Antonio River and area creeks.Registration to help at the San Antonio Missions is closed. Click here to volunteer at other sites.

February 21
Farm Teacher Workshop, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For the first time in decades water from the San Antonio River flows through the San Juan acequia. With that water we have begun to grow crops much as the Spanish missions would have in the 1700s. We are now offering guided student programs that will demonstrate how the river was used to transform our area from hunting and gathering to agriculture. This free workshop will present and discuss our new curriculum offerings and how they can be integrated into your classroom. Reserve a seat today for this exciting classroom opportunity. *4 Hours CPE *

March 7
Get Outdoors, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
We are moving to a new venue this year! Free family fun at Mission County Park, learning about the many outdoor recreational activities available around San Antonio. The prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors. Email us to help in the planning or to volunteer that day.

March 29
Siclovia

Síclovía is a free event that turns major San Antonio city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 6 hours on Sunday for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. This year roads will be closed south of downtown along South St. Mary's and Roosevelt to Mission Concepción. For more information.

April 9
Make It Your Mission Gala
Missions, moonlight, and mariachis...a perfect way to spend a glorious spring evening at Mission San Juan Capistrano. A beautiful historical setting, a sumptuous Spanish colonial feast, fabulous auction items and toe-tapping entertainment. The reception features guided tours of the mission grounds, educational projects and other preservation works in progress.

April 18-26
National Park Week
Visit your local national park, San Antonio Missions. Then explore the NPS web site and start planning your summer vacation to one of over 390 sites around the nation.
* 18th - International World History Day
* 18th-19th - Art Show (tentative)
* 20th-23rd - Pre-K Storytime
* 24th - Junior Ranger Day
* 25th - History & Geneology Day

April 26
San José Church Festival
Yearly church festival that is part of San Antonio's Fiesta celebration.

May 8
Concert Under the Stars, 7:30 p.m.
Music Under the Stars offers a diverse musical palette. The USAA Concert Band and Jazz Band perform stirring marches, jazz, Latino, Big Band, patriotic and musical highlights from every decade. Exciting vocals add to the program, including the voices of the USAA Chorus. Pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy this wonderful FREE concert in one of San Antonio's most beautiful historic settings, Mission San José.

June 8-12
San Antonio Youth Summit

August 15 ?
Concepción Church Solar Illumination

September 26
National Public Lands Day & Take Pride in America
The day for Americans to spend helping out on public spaces. The San Antonio Missions will be offering landscaping and trash pick-up opportunities. Help will also be needed to prepare crafts for Archaeology Day and Day of the Dead. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

October 3
Espada Church Festival

October 17
Archaeology Day, 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mission San José hosts free hands-on activities, exhibits, and demonstrations for the whole family. Activities will emphasize techniques, information learned from digs/artifacts found at the missions, importance of preservation, and future archeology planned for the park.
Co-sponsors are the UTSA's Institue of Texan Cultures and Legacy Program, Southern Texas Archeological Association, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Office of Historical Preservation, Texas Historical Commision's Casa Navarro, San Antonio River Authority, and Southwest Texas Archeology Society, as part of Texas Archeology month .

October 25 - November 8
Dia de los Muertos Offrenda (Day of the Dead Altar)
Visit the traditional offrenda at the park's Visitor Center that honors those employees and volunteers who have died.

November 14
Farm Day at Mission San Juan

November 27-28 (tentative)
Art Show

December 6 ?
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
at Mission Concepción Church
Solar illumination

December TBD
"Mission to Mission" Bike Ride

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride to the four missions within San Antonio Missions National Historical park. Sponsored by Mission Trail Rotary Club.

December 19
Los Pastores, 7:00 pm
This Hispanic folk play depicts the shepherds' journey to worship the Christ Child and the obstacles the devil puts before them. This traditional play has been presented each year at Mission San José since 1947.

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