February Festival listing

Mardi Gras River Parade

On the Saturday before Fat Tuesday at 6pm go to Pat O’Brien’s for the Coronation of the Paseo del Rio King Rex – whosoever eats the slice of cake with a plastic baby hidden inside becomes King & he(she?) and the Court will float down the River on Feb 13, 2010. In between times Feb 12th 13th & 14th, there is an arts & crafts market held on the banks of the River’s new Extension Reach during daylight hours. Check details at www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com. Free to the public.

San Antonio CineFestival

Held mid-feruary annually.  A Chicano/Latino film Festival with dozens of  screenings in multiple locations, most notable at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.  Awards for Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary and Emerging Artist.  Information & tickets available at www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/cinefestival

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Held for 18 days every February www.sarodeo.com The SA Rodeo is one of the finest in the world, combining daily rodeo events, stock shows, a carnival, big-name country concerts, food galore, and shopping for western regalia. To date, their educational contributions exceed $87 million in the form of scholarships, grants, and endowments. Check the website for ticket prices and schedules.

Asian New Year Festival

Held early each February near the date of Chinese New Year, the theme mirrors the coming sign such as Year of the Tiger or Year of the Dragon. Mouthwatering Asian taste treats in a wide variety of delicious foods – including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Filipino and Polynesian – all groups that have settled in Texas. The festival showcases a wide variety of performances, including martial arts and dance demonstrations. Other activities include Ikebana floral arrangement, seminars, Asian games like Go and Mah-jongg and vendors selling Asian crafts, jewelry, clothing and more. This year we celebrate the year of the Tiger. Individuals born in the year of the Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010) are known for their rebellious and exciting nature. Held at the Institute of Texan Cultures in Hemisfair Park. Go to www.texancultures.com or call (210) 458-2330 for more information and tickets.

Sea World Season Opening

10500 Sea World Dr. A splashy season opener takes place each spring at Sea World with animal attractions and more than 25 shows. Call (210) 523-3611 or check www.seaworld.com for more information.

Six Flags FIESTA TEXAS Season Opening

17000 IH10 West. Themed rides, roller coasters, attractions and shows await at the 200-acre Six Flags theme park. Call (210) 697-5050 or check www.sixflags.com for more information.

San Antonio Wine Opener

10500 Seaworld Drive. A Splashy season opener takes place each spring at Sea World with animal attractions and more than 25 shows Check at www.sawinefest.org or call (210) 270-9000.

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