TRICENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

New Year's Eve

The Tricentennial Commission and the City of San Antonio will host the 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration. This event will kick off San Antonio’s 300th birthday celebration with a concert at Hesmifair Park’s crown jewel, Civic Park. Projections on buildings, imaginative lighting and festive decorations will line the streets of downtown to ring in this very special New Year. The event will conclude with a fireworks show.

Passport Project

An exploration of sites of historical significance in San Antonio/Bexar County. The project will feature a digital/virtual component and a hard copy booklet to celebrate the historic commemoration of the 300th birthday of San Antonio, leading up to and spanning the Tricentennial year of 2018.

Witte Museum

300-year Timeline Exhibition that showcases San Antonio’s 300 years of History: Confluence and Culture.

Commemorative Book

Commemorative book that celebrates San Antonio’s Tricentennial with a historical compilation of the city: arts and culture, quality of life, economic opportunities, recreation, and traditions. The book will be published on May 2, 2018 – History and Education Day.

 

Institute for Educators

Organized by the Institute of Texan Cultures, this one week, intensive workshop will reintroduce the community’s history and provide resources on San Antonio’s Tricentennial, as well as prepare teachers to integrate these resources into their classroom curricula beginning fall 2017.

300 Tri Art Program

The San Antonio Tricentennial, through the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, will feature community artists and art agencies for pop-up art projects to occur during 2018. The 300 TriArt Program will incite creative passion in the community and create a cultural legacy that commemorates the Tricentennial anniversary. Individual awards will granted to artists through the 300 TriArt Program.

Public Art

In a historically rich and ethnically diverse city, one would expect to find a vivid tapestry of art, both visual and performing – San Antonio during Tricentennial will be no exception. Throughout the year, the Tricentennial will offer unique opportunities to underwrite legacy projects such as permanent art installations, local infrastructure improvement projects and educational opportunities

Community Service

In 2018, the city will be filled with community events large and small to mobilize the passion of volunteerism across the city in the activation of service projects.

Commemorative Week

Tricentennial will harness the joy and pride of the city and cultivate it into a commemorative week, May 1-6, 2018, filled with educational, artistic, and entertaining events that showcase the collective essence of San Antonio.