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November 9, 2017
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Tricentennial partner events to provide a glimpse of what to expect in 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX (Nov. 9, 2017) Tricentennial Community Partners are celebrating the upcoming fall season with musical performances, ceremonies and festivals, culminating with the annual holiday river parade. These events in November reflect the Tricentennial Commission’s mission to embrace culture, art, history, and educational opportunities, as San Antonio and Bexar County get ready for the Tricentennial in 2018.

“Community Partners are kicking off the fall season with events and activities that are emblematic of our diverse community and honor the spirit of our 300th anniversary,” said Edward Benavides, CEO of the Tricentennial Commission. “Of our more than 570 local partner organizations, this line up of events is just a prelude of what to expect in 2018,” he added.

Details of the various events can be found on the Tricentennial website and the SA300 official app. Get alerts about upcoming events, purchase official SA300 Gear, sign up to become a volunteer and learn about the rich history of San Antonio directly from your mobile device. To download the iPhone app, click here. To download the Android app, click here.


Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association Inc.: Vet Day Buffalo Soldier’s Commemorative Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
517 Paso Hondo (San Antonio National Vet Cemetery)

A one-hour program ceremony involving Buffalo Soldiers in period uniforms with a guest speaker, usually an active or retired ranking military officer. After completion of the program, the audience is invited to move down the block to the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Peace Park (1602 Wyoming St.) to view period artifacts while served punch and snacks. The event is open to the public.

DisABILTYsa: AccessAbility Fest
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Dr., 78233

AccessAbility fest is an annual program that acts as a gateway to resources, opportunities and independence for individuals with disabilities in the San Antonio and surrounding communities. AccessAbility fest features hours of information booths and demonstrations. Wear your costumes and enjoy family friendly activities and fun. The event is free and open to the public.

San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association: San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
Nov. 9-12, 2017
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street San Antonio Texas 78205

Dubbed “the largest showroom in South Texas,” the new San Antonio Auto and Truck Show (SAAS), produced by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, is the preeminent automotive event, bringing all things automotive to South Texas each fall.
Tickets are: Adult –$12.00; Child (5 yrs. & under) –Free; Child (6-10yrs) –$4.00; Military –$8.00


San Antonio North Central Rotary Club: Turkey Run
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 9 a.m. – noon
Eisenhower Middle School, 8231 Blanco Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78216

San Antonio Wind Symphony: Dionysiaques, A Lecture and Concert
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 6 – 7:00 p.m.
UTSA Department of Music, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

This lecture by Dr. Robert Rustowicz, and accompanying concert will focus on the rarely performed piece by Florent Schmidt, Dionysiaques. The event is free.

The San Antonio River Walk Association: Ford Holiday River Parade
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Arneson River Theatre and a four-mile route on the San Antonio River Walk

The 38th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition that kicks off the holiday season with the lighting of the River Walk. The parade features 28 illuminated floats decorated for the theme.
Tickets are: $15-$40.

About the San Antonio Tricentennial:
In 2018, San Antonio will mark its 300th anniversary: a rare, historic event that will be remembered for generations. The Tricentennial Commission, a public nonprofit, leads the way in celebrating and commemorating our 300 years by developing a year of educational, artistic, and entertaining events. As San Antonio takes the world’s stage, key initiatives include: History & Education, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Commemorative Week. The yearlong commemoration will celebrate our memorable past and propel us into our equally remarkable future. You are invited to join our community and be a part of the next chapter in San Antonio’s legendary story. Visit for more information.

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