April Festival Listing

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Splashtown Season Openings, check their websites for schedule. www.schlitterbahn.com, www.splashtownsa.com.

Viva Botanica! At the San Antonio Botanical Gardens Held early in April. This outdoor festival celebrates spring with a plant sale, children’s gardening activities and gardens, food and music. Call (210)829-5100 for more information.

United San Antonio Pow Wow, Usually held at, Mission County Park #1 6030 Padre Rd. Starting with a Kiowa Gourd Dance, then later a Grandy Entry, a Tiny Tots, a Fancy Shawl and other traditional dances, all the dancers proudly display their intricate clothing and headdresses.  This festival is held to promote the traditions and culture of the Native American in a positive non-competitive manner.  Family friendly and free admission. For details www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org or call (210)736-3702.

Poteet Strawberry Festival, held on a long weekend in April (Thurs-Sun), www.strawberryfestival.com. This is one of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas as well as one of the most exciting, dynamic festivals in the Greater Southwest. The 100 acre site, located on Hwy16, 20 mins south of San Antonio, offers free parking and includes 14 areas of continuous, family entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country, Western and Tejano stars, dancers, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. These activities are included in the price of a $10.00 admission ticket. Free admission for age 12 & under along with Active, Reserve, & Retired Military with proper ID. Poteet Strawberry Festival Association, Inc. P. O. Box 227 Poteet, TX  78065, (888)742.8144, (830)742.8144, or (830)-276-3323.  For more info: Carol Rivera -  carol-rivera [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

 Fiesta! San Antonio, Apr 19th thru 29th, 2012 www.fiesta-sa.org  In 1891 when a group of ladies decorated horse-drawn carriages, paraded in front of the Alamo, and pelted each other with flower blossoms a tradition was started. That parade was organized to honor the heroes from the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and now The Battle of Flowers Parade is just a part of this city-wide 10-day celebration. Fiesta really is one of America's truly great festivals which has grown into a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events free, others require tickets. Schedule carefully – you can’t do it all!

Bluebonnet Picnic and Fly-In-L-Bird Gathering. Late April. Cannon Field in south San Antonio hosts a fundraiser featuring food and flying contests, with a special invitation to L-Bird pilots who flew the WWII liaison aircraft and their friends. Call (210) 902-0372 for more information.

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