San Antonio values its history! From the Alamo to the Spurs its citizens wear their pride and passion on their sleeves. The SPARK 300 SA initiative will reflect and highlight the city’s commitment to history and education at all levels. In a city where history can be found in all parts of the community, it is little wonder that history and education will play a central role in the city’s Tricentennial celebration. SPARK 300 SA will include featured exhibits, a commemorative book, interactive learning opportunities, thrilling reenactments, and many other learning opportunities.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Our city’s multifaceted fine art, music, festivals and theater are informed by our multicultural roots. These roots create long-held, beloved traditions and an environment where innovative new ideas take flight. SHINE 300 SA highlights creative expression in many forms and will honor San Antonio’s arts and culture through public arts projects, educational opportunities, and performances.
San Antonio thrives on connection, compassion and community. What better way to celebrate 300 years of community than by asking: How can I make my community better? SERVE 300 SA is a community service initiative designed to directly and positively affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Volunteer to participate and contribute toward improving our city.
San Antonio celebrates its birthday on the day the Mission San Antonio de Valero – later known as the Alamo – was established in 1718. Commemorative Week, May 1-6, includes events throughout the city that will recognize and commemorate the founding of this iconic mission. The week-long series will include an interfaith celebration, history and education day, Founder’s Ball, and neighborhood events.