THE FIRST 300 YEARS STARTED WITH A MISSION,
SO WILL THE NEXT

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.

The Tricentennial Commission was founded in 2015

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.

Tricentennial Guiding Principles

Creates a positive and/or lasting impact

Showcases our diversity, inclusiveness, and authenticity

Defines the Tricentennial identity

Identifies financial integrity and viability, timeliness, and transparency

Educates and celebrates our shared history, and furthers our legacy

Commemorative Week

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.

Tricentennial Events

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.

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    Become an environmental steward at Headwaters

    May 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

  • Riverwalk Artisan Shows

    May 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 10, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on February 11, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on March 16, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on March 17, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on March 18, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on April 27, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on April 29, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 25, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 27, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on June 29, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on June 30, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 1, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 2, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 27, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 29, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on August 31, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on September 1, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on September 2, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on September 3, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on October 12, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on December 7, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on December 9, 2018 at 10:00am

  • Women in Aviation Alamo City 5k Fun Run & Fly-in

    May 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Pioneer Ice Cream Social

    May 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Riverwalk Artisan Shows

    May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 10, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on February 11, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on March 16, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on March 17, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on March 18, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on April 27, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on April 29, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 25, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 27, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on June 29, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on June 30, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 1, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 2, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 27, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on July 29, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on August 31, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on September 1, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on September 2, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on September 3, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on October 12, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on December 7, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on December 9, 2018 at 10:00am

Save the date, better yet, save the year.

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.

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