The Day of Reflection is an opportunity for San Antonio to recognize its historic roots in sacred lands of native people, the Spanish missions which gave rise to our modern community, and the rich variety of people who came to call it home. The day will invite all of San Antonio and faith-based communities to celebrate our unity and our diversity and reflect on the direction we will set for the next 300 years.
MAIN PLAZA, IN FRONT OF SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL
San Antonio schools will come together to celebrate the city’s 300 years of history. Educational materials will be provided to schools that will engage students through historical stories and inspire civic engagement and pride in San Antonio. All San Antonio Public Library branches will invite local schools to showcase readings, historical plays, and interacting educational events for the community. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics related activities will be occurring in the libraries as well.
San Antonio will celebrate its founding through programs occurring simultaneously in all sectors of the city. Texas A&M University San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Phillip’s College and Morgan’s Wonderland will extend the celebration throughout the city by hosting fairs, speakers, and community events for people to take part in.
San Antonio’s vibrant art community will be on full display on May 4. Arts for All day will celebrate the unique culture and heritage of our region through artistic presentations and exhibitions. Tours of public art will be available free of charge at multiple locations across the city and curated explorations of neighborhood art will take place in several communities. Several museums will be opened to the public, with free concerts and performances happening throughout the city. The day will also include dedications for several art pieces.
Bexar County will dedicate the first phase of the San Pedro Creek’s transformation into a linear park that will reflect its importance to San Antonio history, improve the Creek’s function in flood control, revitalize the natural Creek habitat and water quality, and catalyze economic development in the surrounding area. This dedication will include family activities, Creek mural unveilings, and entertainment and music for the whole family to enjoy.
The Tricentennial will showcase active duty military and the past and current missions of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, and Camp Bullis. The military’s rich history will be highlighted and the day will raise awareness of the strategic importance of JBSA’s current missions. Fort Sam Houston will open to the public for the first time since September 11.
Siclovia will bring their family-friendly fitness event to the Southside with a special Tricentennial edition of the celebration. Come enjoy this special, free Síclovía event on May 6th, from 11:00AM till 3:00 PM.