In 2018, San Antonio and Bexar County will commemorate its 300th anniversary. History and education, arts and culture, and community service will be at the forefront of initiatives that will reflect on our storied past, celebrate our current achievements, and prepare the community for the next 300 years.
San Antonio’s 300th anniversary is an opportunity to discover our shared cultural heritage, commemorate our storied history, recognize our progress, and collaborate on our bright future.
May 1 – 6, 2018 is designated as Commemorative Week, to celebrate key milestones exactly 300 years later: On May 1, 1718 the Mission San Antonio de Valero – later known as the Alamo – was established. Four days later the Presidio San Antonio de Bejár was formed to protect the new mission. San Antonio’s five area missions are Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage site and will be at the forefront of many activities during the Tricentennial year. Before the missions were built, the area was inhabited by the Payaya people and known by them as Yanaguana. San Antonio’s multicultural history will be honored during the Commemorative Week.
More than 500 Tricentennial Community Partners are joining the celebration by hosting over 700 events sanctioned as official Tricentennial activities. These activities and events represent celebrations of San Antonio’s arts, culture, heritage, and community.
One event on April 19, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on May 17, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on June 21, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on July 19, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on August 16, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on September 20, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on October 18, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on November 15, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on December 20, 2018 at 8:00am
One event on March 10, 2018 at 8:00am
It’s San Antonio’s welcoming spirit, cultural richness, and competitive edge that makes us a progressive, modern city and a reflection of what the country will look like in the future. Whether you have lived in San Antonio all your life, a few years, or are just visiting, please join us and be a part of a moment that you’ll never forget.