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BE ENTERTAINED Fabulous Festivals by Susan Yerkes

FAMILY FUN Go International with Frozen Treats By Carole Miller

The Sporting District

Dia de los Daddies

10 GREAT FINDS Shop Like a Man by Dawn Robinette

SIP & SAVOR Hotel Bars with Spirit by Edmund Tijerina

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY Multi-Cultural June By Carlie McCorye The Sporting District

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ON THE COVER Summertime is all about slowing down and cooling off. What better way than with a cold treat! Read the story on Page 14 to locate many options. The treats featured on the cover are from Steel City Pops located downtown in the trendy Southtown area on 812 South Alamo Street. Their amazing frozen treats are either fruity, creamy or cookie. Customize your pop with a dip, dredge, drizzle or dust. Vegan and dairy free options offered and all are gluten-free. Photo credit goes to Joe Chidgey who can make something delicious look even yummier!

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Word is downtown San Antonio is filled with plenty of haunted locales and ghostly sightings, but at the city’s most famed and best-known watering holes, the important spirits stay safely in cocktail glasses. Indeed, among downtown hotels, history and legends are just as much a part of the menu as the cocktails themselves.

Rough Riders memorabilia Courtesy of Menger Hotel

WHERE THE ROUGH RIDERS DRANK At the Menger Bar inside the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, the most famed stories center on a young Theodore Roosevelt. He famously recruited new members to join the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the Rough Riders. Although the legend says he recruited inside the bar, the truth is that he set up a recruiting station outside the bar­­—but he and his men did hoist cold ones inside the bar when they weren’t training. One other note: in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, the bar faced Alamo Street, but has since moved to another part of the hotel and now its entrance faces the Alamo itself. As expected, Rough Rider memorabilia adorns the walls. So does the spirit of former president haunt the hotel? And what about all the other restless spirits? Visit the Menger Bar and find out. SOLD HIS SOUL FOR THE BLUES Visit Bar 414 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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named after the room at the hotel where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson made his recordings. Why is Robert Johnson so important? First of all, several of his recordings inspired blues and rock musicians throughout the years, and he rightly receives the credit as one of the early founders of rock ‘n’ roll. But his story also lives because of the legend that he gained his talent one night when he took his guitar to a crossroads in his native Mississippi and sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his musical talent. A record producer caught up with the alwaystraveling bluesman, booked two adjacent rooms (one for the musician and the other for recording equipment) and oversaw the sessions. Johnson died a year later under mysterious circumstances, only 27 years old. The Gunter’s bar pays homage to Johnson’s influence and history with a speakeasy atmosphere and Prohibition era cocktails. Enjoy

a cocktail and make sure you don’t have any hellhounds on your trail. REMEMBER THE BAR Although little remains of the Alamo itself, the original grounds extended far beyond its present footprint. On a portion of the former battlefield sits the Crockett Hotel. Legend has it that the souls of Alamo defenders appear in different locations at the Crockett. The original six-story building went up in 1909, and a seven-story west wing went up in 1927. It was renovated in 1982 and later earned a place on the National Register of Historic Structures. More recently, another renovation in 2007 aimed to bring back the hotel’s original luster. Ernie’s Bar, inside the Crockett, offers a respite from the ghost tales and haunted sightings. WHERE DRINKING ON THE JOB WAS ALLOWED You won’t find stories of haunted sites at Hotel Emma, but there’s plenty of rich history to go RIO Magazine

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Haunt, at the St. Anthony, revels in the legends and creepy stories with cocktail names that refer to them.

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Otto Koehler. After Otto’s wife, Emma, was hurt in a car accident in 1910, he hired a live-in nurse, a young, attractive nurse also named Emma. She went by Emmi. Otto and Emmi began an affair. Emmi had a tall, blonde friend, also a nurse, and also named Emma. Otto began an affair with her, too. He set them up in a little house and was Sternewirth at Hotel Emma. Photo by Nicole Franzen having affairs with both. In 1914, Otto visited the nurses, an argument started and the along with its craft cocktails and tall, blonde Emma killed him elevated munchies. with a revolver. She confessed The bar is named for the to police when they arrived, Sternewirth Privilege, which reportedly saying, “I’m sorry, but allowed employees of 19th I had to kill him.” Once charged Century breweries to free with murder, she skipped town beer during the workday. Alas, and fled to Europe, where she Prohibition killed the tradition, nursed soldiers during World War except at Pearl Brewery, where I. After the war, she came back to it merely took a pause. Once San Antonio, stood trial and was Prohibition ended and the acquitted by an all-male jury. She beer production resumed, the later married one of the jurors. Sternewirth Privilege started Meanwhile, Emmi disappeared right back up and workers from public view. And the original frequented the Pearl taproom Emma recovered, ran the brewery until the 1990s. The bar’s signature cocktail, the Three Emmas, takes its name from the three women in the life— and death—of brewery president

after her husband’s death and guided it to even greater success. HAUNTING IN STYLE Instead of downplaying the spooky spirits, Haunt at the St. Anthony revels in the legends and creepy stories with cocktail names that refer to them. Perhaps the most infamous is the Emerick, named after Walter Emerick, who checked into room 636 at the Gunter Hotel with a blonde companion in February 1965. They reportedly got into an argument and he killed her. Although the body was never found, he left a bloody scene and fled the hotel, checking into room 536 at the St. Anthony. While police were hot on his trail, he killed himself with a single gunshot. Another cocktail is The Lavender Lady, named after a ghost that haunts the St. Anthony’s library, one floor above Haunt. When guests catch a whiff of her lavender scent, they know she’s near. If you visit some of downtown’s hotel bars, will you experience some haunted history? After a few cocktails, it won’t matter anyway.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer, author of “San Antonio’s Best Restaurants,” and food tour operator. Check out his site at SanAntoniosBestRestaurants.com.

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A SNOW CONE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS A RASPA There is absolutely nothing more delicious on a hot, summer day than ice and syrup. That little ball of shaved ice in colors never seen in nature brings out the kid in everyone. The first, official snow cone made its debut in Dallas at the State Fair of Texas in 1919. Those syrupy-sweet spheres of icy goodness were so popular that inventor Samuel “King Sammie” Bert patented his now-iconic ice crusher. By the early 1950s, his State Fair stand was selling about one million snow cones per year, and the rest is snow cone history. Although King Sammie gets all the credit, the infamouslyindulgent Roman Emperor Nero may have invented his own version of the snow cone. He would order his slaves to Big Daddie’s the nearby Eats & treats mountains to retrieve snow and ice which was then crushed and mixed with honey and fruit pulp. He was known to overindulge in his favorite treat and suffered from “indigestion of snow.” (One shudders to think how he would have felt after some hot cheese fries covered with melted cheese.) In Mexico and across South Texas, snow cones are called raspados or raspas from the Spanish word, raspar, which means “to scrape.” The Latino version of the snow cone includes many different flavors and unusual combinations such as chili powder, pickles, fresh fruit and chamoy, a thick, tangy syrup made from pickled fruit that tastes sweet, salty, spicy and sour all at once. . thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Put your craving for something sweet and sour on ice with some of the most popular raspas including the mangonada, fresanada, and the piccadilly. A mangonada (also called a chamango) is made with mango, chamoy, lime, and chili powder and served with a candied, sweet and sour tamarind straw. There are many variations using different fruits. For example, a coconada contains coconut instead of mango. A fresanada is made with strawberries (fresas). The piccadilly combines Kool-Aid, pickles, and chamoy.  Big Daddy’s Eats & Treats is a great place to indulge in a raspa on a hot day. Try the mangohill, a mangonada with cucumbers or a fresabear, a fresanada with gummy bears piled on top then coated with chili powder and chamoy. HOP ON POPS The good, ol’ American popsicle was invented in 1905 when 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a cup filled with powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick on his San Francisco porch overnight. The next morning he awoke to find a frozen piece of delight-on-a-stick he named the “Epsicle.” In 1923, young Frank’s father began selling the “Epsicle” in a local park. Frank and his siblings convinced their father to rename it “Pop’s ‘sicle” and the rest is frozen history. Grab an all-natural, organic, local, vegan, dairy-free pop at Steel City Pops on South Alamo Street. The endless and unique flavors include fruity Arnold Palmer, lavender lemonade, hibiscus, mango RIO Magazine

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habanero, creamy avocado, peanut butter, vanilla bean, cookie amaretto cream and chocolate brownie. A paleta is basically a popsicle. The word “paleta” translates to “little shovel.” According to dessert historians, Ignacio Alcazar and Agustín Andrade invented the paleta in their hometown of Tocumbo in Michoacán, Mexico in the 1940s. They moved to Mexico City to sell their delicious invention and always sent their profits back to relatives in Tocumbo. Thanks to Alcazar and Andrade, Tocumbo is now one of the wealthiest towns in Mexico. And the paleta is celebrated every year during the extravagant 10day “Feria de la Paleta” (“Paleta festival”) in Tocumbo that includes the crowning of a Paleta Queen. The entrance to the town even features a three-story paleta monument with a bite out of it and a spinning globe in the space created by the bite. BIG DADDY’S EATS & TREATS facebook.com/BigDaddysEatsTreats PALATERIA SAN ANTONIO paleteriasanantonio.com STEEL CITY POPS steelcitypops.com JUSTIN’S ICE CREAM COMPANY mercadoritas.com/justin-s-ice-cream RIO DE GELATO riodegelato.com

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There are two kinds of paletas: milk-based (paletas de leche or paletas de la crema) or water-based. Paletas de leche come in classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Water-based, fruity paletas can come in the usual flavors or exotic Mexican flavors. At Palateria San Antonio (located in downtown Hemisfair Park), the paletas are made from scratch every day with hand-picked fresh fruits.

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Try a mango-kiwi, strawberry-kiwi, pecan, strawberry-orange or Fruity Pebbles. Or cool down with a paleta de la crema dipped in chocolate and topped with almonds, coconut, pecans or colorful sprinkles. A LITTLE TASTE OF ITALY Ice cream is great, but why not be adventurous and taste the delectable and flavorful option of Italian gelato or sorbetto? It’s said the Chinese taught Arab traders how to combine syrups and snow. The traders referred to it as scherbet, (meaning “sweet snow”) and introduced the technique in Sicily, Italy, where it eventually became known as sorbet or sorbetto. Traditional sorbetto is made with only four ingredientssugar, water, fruit, lemon juice. The earliest records of gelato date back to the Tang period in China (618-907 A.D.). Similar to Emporer Nero and his early snow cones, King Tang of Shang had “icemen” on his staff create frozen desserts. King Tang, however, preferred his treats made of fermented buffalo and goat milk mixed with rice. Gelato in Italian literally means “frozen,” but it basically used to indicate the Italian type of ice cream. One of the basic differences between gelato and ice cream is that it doesn’t contain as much air, making the flavor more intense. Gelato contains fewer calories and less butterfat but tastes creamier

and smoother. Italian gelato is also served about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than American ice cream, so your mouth is less numb and better able to taste it. And authentic Italian gelato isn’t scooped, it is served up with a spade. Justin’s Ice Cream Company on the River Walk serves up homemade, traditional Italian-style gelato, sorbetto, ice cream, yogurts and sherbets in signature flavors like caramel apple, dipped strawberries, butter pecan, sea salt caramel, Mexican vanilla, tiramisu, chocolate chip, rose, cantaloupe, guava and their famous mango. In addition to gelato and sorbetto, Rio de Gelato, located in the heart of downtown, is a family-owned pizzeria, gelateria, and Italian café. With a gelato recipe that has been in the family for six generations, it’s the perfect place to indulge in your favorite gelato or sorbetto with six generations of your own family. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carole Miller is a local freelance writer and the mother of three of the “coolest” children ever (Sydney, Nick, and Faith). Her favorite icy treat flavor is watermelon. Sydney is fond of fresca flavor while Nick loves anything blue and Faith prefers coconut.

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San Antonio is a city of fabulous festivals, great and small. Folks here are always celebrating something. It’s a fact that this town is prone to party at the

Always a reason to celebrate! What makes San Antonio special and the fun contagious? The local celebrations go beyond a party spirit. It’s the extraordinary confluence of colorful cultures that swirls through the city’s daily life. Here, history remains vibrantly alive. This month downtown San Antonio is party central for the 47th annual Texas Folklife Festival, June 8-10. Modeled after the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., but participants will tell you this one’s even more fun. The Institute of Texan Cultures transforms their sprawling grounds into a worldwide wonderland of cultural celebration. Inside the Institute’s blocky, modernist building you’ll find a treasure trove of information and exhibits featuring the 40plus cultural groups who came from around the globe to make up modern-day Texas. But it’s outside, in the patios and plazas that history becomes vibrant. Up to 10,000 fans from around the world show up each year for the Folklife fun. Romanian arts

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drop of a sombrero, beret, cowboy hat, or yarmulke or whatever the headgear worn by the multitude of cultural groups who live here. and crafts, Ukranian dance, Hawaiian hula troupes, Scottish Pipes and Drums, Ballet Folklorico, Chinese Dragon Dance, traditional Texas cowboys and Spanish vaqueros -- all these and more form a colorful, densely painted canvas of fun. More than 25 food booths dish out hundreds of unusual ethnic delights, from Belgian crepes to Native American fare, Filipino, Greek, Scottish and Wendish specialties, some with simultaneous cooking demos. The music and dance are non-stop, on small, accessible stages inside and out. Watch and learn at the dozens of craft demonstrations, then shop till you drop at the festival’s Texas Crafts Market, where potters and artists, wood carvers, bakers, blacksmiths and costumed re-enactors bring the Institute’s “Back Forty” to life. WANT TO DELVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE PARTY SIDE OF SAN ANTONIO? Just a few blocks from the Folklife Festival’s colorful swirl of action, on Saturday, June 9, the 3rd annual Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest offers the flavors of Mexico in a spicy afternoon of fun. The streets of La Villita,

San Antonio’s historic central village on the River Walk, are home to this popular “people’s party.” Costumed wrestlers perform in colorful Lucha Libre matches, water pong and Corn Hole are among the party games, and mariachi bands roam the streets, while live groups play on various stages, at this one-day festival. But the hottest attractions are right there in the name: tequila, tacos, and beer. You can taste test more than 40 brands and flavors of tequila, from Sauza Blue Silver and Hornitos Spiced Honey to Man in Black Anejo and Tanteo Jalapeno. Dozens of cool local food trucks will be serving up all kinds of tacos. Brisket tacos, Lager Battered Shrimp tacos, chicharrones tacos, chicken tacos, carne asada tacos, tripitas tacos - there’s a taco for every taste bud. Wash ‘em down with ice-cold cervezas, margaritas, Palomas or Micheladas. Or, if you’re the designated driver, your soda of choice. Further afield from downtown, there’s always something festive afoot at San Antonio’s Traders Village, San Antonio’s largest, most fantastic flea market, food fair and

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entertainment venue. Open every Saturday and Sunday, the Village is an outlet mall of the funky, with more than 1,000 vendors hawking everything from truck tires to turkey legs. There’s even a midway complete with carnival rides. Shrimp lovers will delight in the Village’s Shrimp Fest June 2 and 3, with live country music and a shrimp-a-licious menu, from gumbo and etouffee to peel-and-eat shrimp in a weekendlong feast fit for Bubba Gump.

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For Father’s Day weekend, Trader’s Village celebrates America’s Classic Car Culture with the Dia de los Daddys Car Show and Swap Meet. Even young daddies will dig the live bands banging out rockin,’ rollin’ oldies – and especially the cavalcade of vintage autos on display in the covered Expo Center. No matter who your Daddy is, he’s likely to love it. Party on!

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Shop Like A Man By Dawn Robinettee

Men’s stores are designed to help guys find what works for them, what looks good and what fits. Quality men’s stores make shopping a breeze so that even the most avid non-shopper can enjoy the experience and look great without a lot of effort—something easy to do in San Antonio, where you’ll find a buffet of options to help you shop like a man.

Don’t be surprised if you start humming ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” as you walk through the doors of Penner’s. After all, ZZ Top’s band member Billy Gibbons buys shoes from the store whenever he’s in town, and one glance around the store leaves little doubt about how easy it is to dress sharp thanks to everything Penner’s offers. Standing proudly just steps from the River Walk, Penner’s has been dressing San Antonians for more than a century, with stylish hats, guayaberas, suits, and its signature Stacy Penners shoes. Lining the store walls are articles detailing its history, but what grabs your eye is rack upon rack of clothing options that cover any and all men’s fashion needs. Paired with the attentive service and the location in the midst of downtown, Penner’s is a men’s shopping icon sure to please.

At 70, Joseph’s is a tad younger than Penner’s but offers men another fantastic option to score terrific fashion in San Antonio. Whether it’s the perfect suit, casual wear or fun party shirt sure to please, Joseph’s has you covered from head to toe. But what makes Joseph’s stand out is its customer service. Every customer is greeted – most by name – a testament to the loyalty shoppers have for this well-stocked oasis of men’s fashion tucked quietly behind North Star Mall. And don’t let the store’s age fool you: you’ll find options for everyone aged nine to 90, as well as all sizes. Joseph’s features a big and tall department and offers tailoring to ensure everything fits like a glove, ensuring your look is custom-fitted for you.

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There must be something fashionable in the water in San Antonio, or at least something that adds longevity to men’s stores because Satel’s has been dressing San Antonio’s men for a half century. Perhaps it’s because quality, service, and fashion never go out of style and Satel’s more than meets the mark on all fronts. Thanks to the attentive staff at Satel’s, shopping like a man is a true pleasure and finding options for everything from suits and ties to socks, shorts, shoes, and guayaberas is exceedingly easy with Satel’s well-stocked racks. Along with a wide array of national brands that cover every need—and a seemingly never-ending array of suit options – Satel’s offers quality casual wear as well as men’s gifts. Satel’s also features guayaberas from Dos Carolinas, the San Antonio-based designer known for its custom fabrics and stitching.

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For everything from casual to dressing to the nines, The Satel’s Sporting District is a store to experience, enjoy and frequent. Another reason to visit San Antonio’s hottest spot, Pearl, the relaxed vibe you feel as you step inside The Sporting District makes you want to enjoy a nice whiskey as you peruse the clothes, accessories and lifestyle goods that fill the store. Whether it’s the zebra rug, exposed brick wall, dark-grained wood floor or the huge electric sign ordering you to “Enjoy the finer life,” no matter where your eyes wander, you’ll find something cool, fashionable and fantastic. From tees with Pearl’s “xXx” logo to bowties and suspenders that exude cool, needlework flasks and belts or a candle whose scent is simply labeled San Antonio, there’s nowhere better to immerse

yourself in men’s fashion with a uniquely San Antonio feel. Speaking of sporting, how about reeling in a big one? Known for its quality outdoor-oriented clothing, travel gear and fly fishing equipment, Orvis is a fisher’s dream. But be warned: the array of fabrics, colors and stylish options available will make you wonder if the gear is meant for a night with friends or a day with fish. If you think that clothes designed to be comfortable outdoors can’t be fashionable, you’re wrong. Alongside a dizzying array of fishing tackle and brightly colored lures that are so pretty that they could easily double as jewelry, you’ll find great clothing options that fit into South Texas’ warm environment. With pants, shirts and more designed for weekdays or weekends, Orvis has you fashionably covered. And if you want to learn fly fishing, Orvis offers free classes. The store also welcomes dogs and features a supply of gear for man’s best friend, too. Another sporting option for men’s attire is Bass Pro Shops. A mecca for anything you can do in the great outdoors, Bass Pro is a one-stop shop for anything and everything you need when it comes to hunting, fishing, camping or boating. But rest assured – fashion is not an afterthought at Bass Pro. You’ll find a wide array of attire meant for more than a day outdoors, as well as all of the gear you need to enjoy the outdoors — hunting gear, boating supplies, guides for birding or terrific binoculars to spot them — you can find it all at Bass Pro Shops. There are also hunting and fishing trophies on display, which means that the eyes of white-tailed deer, swordfish, lions, zebras and more keep watch as you browse everything from tees, jeans, shirts, swimsuits and sunglasses to camping tents, fishing rods and sleeping bags. So enjoy the fashion hunt and reel in some terrific finds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who enjoys discoveries and revisiting old favorites in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog.

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY

Multi-Cultural JUNE By Carlie McCorye

People from around the world call San Antonio home, and with such a diverse population, it’s no wonder. San Antonio has so many multi-cultural celebrations, with one dating back to 1866.

Now in its 47th year, the Texas Folklife Festival is a local multi-cultural melting pot celebration. Held at the Institute of Texan Cultures downtown, June 8th-10th, this exciting festival features over forty different cultural groups from throughout Texas celebrating and sharing their culture and heritage. From Belgium and Lebanon to Romania and Vietnam - and everywhere in between, The festival showcases the diversity of Texas’ citizens. Inspired by the American Folklife Festival in Washington DC, representatives from the Institute of Texan Cultures brought the festival to San Antonio in September of 1972. The festival has evolved over its 47 years but it’s commitment to showcasing the region’s artisans, music, entertainment, and food have persisted.

Korean Dance Group courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Culture

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One of the festival’s biggest draws is the food, with 25 communities and organizations cooking-up authentic food from their ancestral countries. The tempting array of culinary experiences include obvious local ethnic dishes like fajitas, nachos, and Bratwurst but less obvious offerings include Filipino Pancit, American Indian buffalo burgers, Hawaiian Spam musubi, and Lebanese tabouli.

Indian Dancer courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Culture

If you go for the food, you have to stay for the pioneer crafts. Many of the artisans who make traditional crafts such folk toys, weaving, and corn husk dolls are dying out. Those artisans still around make it a point to share their unique skills with festival visitors. The Texas Folklife Festival is one of a handful of places in Texas where you can still see cultural artisans in action. In addition to three days of food and crafts, the Texas Folklife festival also features cultural music and dance performances from India, Holland, and China. This year’s festival is a salute to San Antonio’s 300 years. Tickets are available at the gate for $15 for individuals over 13, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 5 get in free. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Fiesta Noche del Rio

Another widely beloved, multi-cultural celebration in San Antonio is Fiesta Noche del Rio. The event runs every Friday and Saturday night May 11th through August 11th. For 62 years the Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities Inc. has been producing Fiesta Noche del Rio at the historic Arneson River Theatre. Rosita Fernandez, “San Antonio’s First Lady of Song,” created and performed in the original Fiesta Noche Del Rio in 1957, but these days the show is helmed by San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame member, Elizabeth “Lisa” SanchezLopez, who has been leading the show since 1995.

Greek food, courtesy of UTSA Institute of Texan Culture

The show features seven exciting acts showcasing music and dance from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and of course Texas! This year’s event is extra special as Fiesta Noche del Rio is an official partner of San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration and will feature a special Tricentennial Finale in celebration of San Antonio’s 300th year! Not only is Fiesta Noche del Rio a dazzling display of music and dance, but the proceeds also benefit the San Antonio community. Over the years, Fiesta Noche del Rio ticket sales have raised over 2 million dollars for the less fortunate and disadvantaged kids in the San Antonio area. Tickets are available on Fiesta Noche del Rio’s website and at H-E-B during the show’s season. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $8 for children 6-14 (children under 6 are free). Ask thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Midnight Star Juneteenth Independence Day

Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day is an American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name came from combining “June” and “nineteenth,” the date of its celebration. Juneteenth is a recognized state holiday in fortyfive states. Celebrations take place across the country with music, picnics, and parades. Celebrations for Juneteenth have been happening in San Antonio since 1866. Texas was the first state to recognize the day as a state holiday in 1980. Locally, a Juneteenth Festival takes place on June 1st and 2nd from 11 a.m.- 12 a.m. at Comanche Park. Over the two-days, over 10,000 people attend the free festival. The music-driven event includes local gospel groups and rap-gospel. Two musical highlights of the event local include rhythm, jazz, and blues artist Beverly Houston and her band Breezin. Nationally-famous rhythm, blues and pop musicians, Midnight Star, will also perform.

Other festival activities include a fish fry (trout), kickball and domino tournaments, and an open mike for the spoken word (poetry). Don’t have a kickball team? Show up, and they’ll add you to one. Local Juneteenth observances include three performances on Bverly Houston June 15th and 16th of Juneteenth Independence Day a locally-written play called “The Project,” which focuses on a student doing a Black History project. Charlena Dee wrote, directs, and produces the play. The final Juneteenth celebration event is a golf tournament at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club on June 18th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lastminute entries are welcome based on availability, email ByronEMiller123@SBCglobal.net

click on this: TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL texasfolklifefestival.org FIESTA NOCHE DEL RIO fiestanochesa.com JUNETEENTH juneteenthsanantonio.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carlie McCrory is Midwest transplant who converted to the Texas lifestyle partly because of San Antonio’s amazing food, culture, and entertainment.

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RECREATION

THE HISTORIC PEARL: The Pearl is home to some of San Antonio’s best restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and a fun little splash pad for kids! Parents, this is the perfect place for you to unwind, while your kids have a blast. Conveniently located on The Pearl lawn next to plenty of food options at the Bottling Department, this splash pad offers parents the opportunity to relax with a beer while listening to some amazing music. Not only is the water cool but the vibe is too.

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Stay Cool &Splash On By Drew Henry

Are you looking for creative ways to cool off? You may not be able to dive into the River Walk (up to a $500 fine), but you can make a splash at some of the best splash pads around town. These upward jets of intermittent water are available for all ages and all levels of outdoorsy-ness, from the pre-school set to the athlete and patio drinker. Let’s stay cool and splash on!

Pearl Splash pad Courtesy of Design Dudes

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PEARSALL PARK: Pearsall Park in South San Antonio just expanded to over 500 acres. This fitnessfocused park is also home to two splash pads that are the largest in the city. Spend the entire day getting active with basketball courts, a skatepark, and a fitness challenge zone. Then cool off in the coolest splash pad in the city.

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RECREATION

Yanaguana Gardens Courtesy of Design Dudes

YANAGUANA GARDEN: Head a little further South, and you will find yourself at Hemisfair, home of the Tower of Americas and Yanaguana Garden. Yanaguana Garden is the most recent addition to Hemisfair, and it offers over four acres of play, including climbing structures, giant chess, a sandpit, amazing works of art, and of course a splash pad. Parents can grab an iced coffee from nearby Commonwealth, and sit among the art while their kids enjoy. Tip: Before you splash, warm up with a trip to the top of the Tower of Americas for amazing city views. SPLASHTOWN: Splashtown is home to over 50 water attractions just three minutes north of downtown San Antonio, including water slides, wave pools, and Splash Island. Spend the entire day having some cool summer fun. You might come for the water slides, but the massive splash pad is where you are going to want to stay to cool off. Ticket prices start at $28 for the day.

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Splashtown

THE HISTORIC PEARL: atpearl.com

PEARSALL PARK: sanantonio.gov

YANAGUANA GARDEN AT HEMISFAIR: hemisfair.org

SPLASHTOWN: splashtownsa.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Drew Henry is the founder of the Design Dudes blog. During the week he’s blogging about the coolest style, and on the weekends he is getting active! Instagram: design_dudes, Facebook: @heydesigndudes, Twitter: @heydesigndudes thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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24 48 72 HOURS by Crystal Henry

Day one:

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If you’ve got a “fore” father on your hand, San Antonio is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the area. Get dad teed-off (in a good way) with a round at the Hyatt Hill Country. The relatively shady course is a great summer option. With about 200 acres of rolling hills, lakes, meadows and plateaus, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic place to spend the day. Hyatt Hill Country Golf Course

DAY ONE - TEE OFF Breakfast Pro Tip: Before heading out to the front nine, treat dad to Supper (restaurant) for breakfast at the beautiful Hotel Emma. Try the warm griddled cheddar biscuit and house-cured ham. Or a strawberry poppyseed waffle with a side of green chile chorizo. After Supper, head to the 27-hole course at the Hyatt. The course offers discount San Antonio resident rates, and specialty golf club fittings, so it’s the perfect giftable experience. Or take the whole family for a round of family express golf. Express rounds of golf feature shorter tees and with club rental included in the price. The resort also boasts plenty of lunch options including the unofficial 19th hole — the Cactus Oak Tavern.

A round of golf is a great cardio boost that is best polished off with a stroll down the river and a frosty German beer. So we’ll head down to the River Walk for a taste of Oktoberfest at Biergarten. This family-friendly experience is home to weekend singalongs and German music with the famed German musician, Terry Cavanagh. The Oktoberfest platter is the absolute “wurst” and comes with eight sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels, and sauces. The beer and the fun are served by the liter, and on Father’s Day, they’re offering a special package complete with a commemorative stein.

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While the Alamo is a great place to celebrate our San Antonio forefathers, the entire city is ideal to make all the Pops in your life feel like top dog. Officially Dad gets one Sunday in June, but we’ve got three days of dad-tivities planned for the special fellas in your life that will work year-round.

Day two

Fogo de Chao Brazillian Steakhouse

DAY TWO - SPEED UP If Dad has a need for speed, then day two will not disappoint. Put the pedal to the metal at K1 Speed with a day of indoor gokart racing. Breakfast Pro Tip: Fuel up for your day with fire at Torchy’s Tacos. This trendy taco joint has a rotating menu of both meaty and vegetarian tortilla encased treats, but one of the best has to be the green chile pork. Yes. Even for breakfast. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

After your taco stop, peel out and head over to K1. These karts are more than the gassputtering clunkers of the past. The zoomers at K1 are highperformance zero-emission electric speed demons, but they are a great fit for timid grannies and roaring motorcycle maniacs alike. The Arrive and Drive package pits up to 11 drivers in a 14-lap race with speeds approaching 45 miles per hour.

Don’t bother with lunch, because after a day of high stakes racing, it’s time for a high steaks dinner at Fogo de Chao. This Brazilian steakhouse released its new summer menu in May, and in addition to endless spits of savory meats, they’ll be offering some gorgeous ancient grains and salads at the market table. Wash it down with a seasonal watermelon aguas fresca, and set your satisfaction level at top speed.

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DAY THREE - SLOW DOWN

Your final day with Dad should be chill. So we’ll wind it down with some bro knowledge and brews. Breakfast Pro Tip: Breakfast at a brewery is fitting, and nothing says “Dad” quite like donuts. So plan to grab a sweet treat at Maybelle’s at the Pearl to kick off day three. The exotic donuts menu offerings rotate, but in truth, the plain glazed yeast is the unassuming hero. After strolling with your sugar, take Dad downtown to the Buckhorn Museum. The Saloon is full of history and mystery, boasting legendary tales of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, as well as Pancho Villa. The back bar features several locally brewed beers on

tap, but take it easy because our next stop is Freetail Brewing Co. This local brewery got its name from the official flying mammal of Texas — the freetail bat. You should definitely try the special reserve brews, but it wouldn’t be a trip to Freetail without a swig of the Bat Outta Helles. Grab a Meathead pizza at the brewpub, then make your way back down to the river for an evening stroll or a GO RIO boat cruise before dinner at The County Line. This riverside barbecue joint offers The Cadillac — a family-style all-you-can-eat barbecue smorgasbord. Fill up on ribs and brisket, along with homemade bread and ice cream to polish off your night with Pops.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an award-winning author, writer, and columnist. She is fluent in both sarcasm and English, and evidence of those bilingual writing talents can be found at crystalhenrywrites.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @crystalhenrywrites and Twitter @chenrywrites. and Twitter @ chenrywrites.

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K1 SPEED k1speed.com/san-antoniolocation.html FOGO DE CHAO fogodechao.com/location/ san-antonio MAYBELLE’S bottlingdept.com/vendor/ maybelles-donuts

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SAN ANTONIO FOOD & DRINK AMERICAN

CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce St. boudros.com p44, 16 BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street biga.com DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 6 EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com

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LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us MARGARITAVILLE 849 E. Commerce St. margaritavillesanantonio.com LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett rainforestcafe.com p44, 17 RUTH CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 600 E. Market St. ruthschris.com THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 526 Riverwalk therepublicoftexasrestaurant. com THE RIVER’S EDGE CAFÉ AND PATIO BAR 200 S. Alamo St. riversedgecafesa.com

TEX’S RIVER WALK AND SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo texssportsbar.com p44, 8080

BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St. alamobiergarten.com p44, 36

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MAD DOGS 123 Losoya St. maddogs.net p44, 11 ON THE BEND 123 Losoya St. maddogs.net p44, 11

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JUSTIN’S ICE CREAM 245 E Commerce St. mercadoritas.com STEEL CITY POPS 812 S. Alamo, Suite 101 steelcitypops.com

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DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo St. durtynellyspub.com p44, 27

ITALIAN

FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com GUILLERMO’S 618 McCullough St. guillermosdowntown.com LITTLE RHEIN STEAKHOUSE 231 S. Alamo St. dine.littlerheinsteakhouse.com

MICHELINO’S 521 Riverwalk michelinos.us. PAESANOS 111 W. Crockett #100 www.paesanosriverwalk.com p44, 91 PIZZARITAS 245 E. Commerce pizzaritas.com ZOCCA 420 W. Market zoccariverwalk.com

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ACENAR 146 E. Houston acenar.com p44, 63

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CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas, 739 East Cesar E. Chavez toweroftheamericas.com JOE’S CRAB SHACK 212 College Street Ste 10 joescrabshack.com LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa landrysseafood.com

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 6/2 Celebrate! Summer Night Spectacular This amazing night time show features pyrotechnics, digital mapping as well as fire and water features that are sure to dazzle you and your entire family. Celebrate is presented nightly throughout the summer. Six Flags Fiesta Texas

COMEDY

6/8 @ 8:30 p.m. ¿Celesa Yo? Jamas! Majestic Theatre 6/8 Kris Shaw Improv Comedy Club 6/10 @ 8:30 p.m. Latino Comedy Jam Improv Comedy Club 6/11-14 Slade Ham Improv Comedy Club

6/17 @ 8:30 p.m. Jay LaFarr and Friends Jay LaFarr is a workingclass hero. He loves America, his momma and cats.  Doing 300 acts a year, it’s no wonder that he is a comedy club favorite all over America.  Nothing is off limits and the smile on your face will be as great as the pain in your stomach muscles. Improv Comedy Club

6/8 @ 8 p.m. Flatbush Zombies Aztec Theatre 6/9 @ 7 p.m. Ugly God Aztec Theatre 6/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Maroon 5 AT&T Center 6/15-16 @ 7:30 p.m. Love, Transcending Three Centuries Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 6/16 @ 6 p.m. The Six--A Celebration of the Power Within Aztec Theatre 6/17 @ 7 p.m. Ledisi Aztec Theatre

6/5 LifeArt Festival Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

6/20 @ 8 p.m. Yanni 25--Live at the Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour Majestic Theatre

Celebrate film, music and art when LifeArt Festival 2018 kicks off its global edition with a three-day event in San Antonio, before traveling to Athens, Greece, and ending its journey at the magical island of Santorini for a spectacular closing ceremony.

6/21 @ 8 p.m. Diana Krall Turn Up the Quiet Majestic Theatre

All these destinations mentioned above are the perfect backdrop for the Festival and fit its mission of bringing together and celebrating different cultures and backgrounds perfectly. A compelling combination of the international art scene and a journey of film discovery and cultural exchange for film lovers awaits you.

6/11 @ 9:30 p.m. A Conversation with President Clinton Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/29-7/4 Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights River Walk 6/29-7/2 Fourth of July Artisan Show River Walk

6/15 @ 7 p.m. Dan Cummins Improv Comedy Club 6/18-22 Matt Golightly Improv Comedy Club 6/23 @ 8 p.m. Felipe Esparza Bad Decisions Tour Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/25-29 Fiesta Showcase Improv Comedy Club

FAMILY FUN

6/6 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Magical Mandalas San Antonio Museum of Art

Through 8/26 Zoorasic Park San Antonio Zoo

6/14 @ 10:45 a.m. Art Crawl: Exploring the Five Senses San Antonio Museum of Art

MUSIC

6/20 @ 9:30 a.m. Playdates: Color Dance San Antonio Museum of Art 6/22 -7/1 Madagascar: A Musical Adventure EmpireTtheatre

Through 8/11 @ 8:30 p.m. Fiesta Noche Del Rio During this annual iconic cultural performance, experience an artistry of colorful costumed dancers and rich, lush sounds that bring to life the deep roots that make San Antonio a special place for love and life. Arneson Theatre

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6/22 @ 7 p.m. Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

6/1-3 The San Antonio Symphony presents Tchaikovsky, Mozart & More! Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/2 @ 7:30 p.m. Freestyle Explosion with Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Taylor Dayne, Debbie Deb, Trinere, Connie, TKA/K7 and Timmy T. Alamodome 6/2 @ 7 p.m. Nacho—La Criatura Tour Aztec Theatre 6/3 @ 7 p.m. Una Noche con Jose Madero Aztec Theatre

6/23 @ 7 p.m. Third Eye: A Tribute to Tool Aztec Theatre 6/24 @ 8 p.m. Snow Tha Product: Vibe Higher Tour Aztec Theatre 6/26 @ 8 p.m. Brit Floyd Majestic Theatre 6/29 @ 7 p.m. Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime Aztec Theatre

PERFORMING ARTS

6/1 @ 7 p.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show with RLE Showgirls Aztec Theatre 6/7 @ 7:30 p.m. Dita Von Teese & the Copper Coupe Burlesque Aztec Theatre

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6/16 -8/25 @5 p.m. Jungle Boogie Nights The San Antonio Zoo gets even wilder at night during Jungle Boogie Nights. When the sun goes down, the zoo will transform into a roaring good time every Saturday night where you can enjoy the cooler evening temperatures along with live music and happy hour specials on beverages, food trucks and fun family games. San Antonio Zoo

6/12 6/17 An American in Paris Majestic Theatre

6/15 @ 7 p.m. Ring of Honor Wrestling Aztec Theatre

6/22 @ 7:30 p.m. William Shatner Live on Stage following a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

6/23 @ 8 a.m. Beginner Bird Walk Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

SPORTS & FITNESS 6/8 @ 8 p.m. Sunset Yoga Artpace

6/9 @ 9 a.m. Yoga on the Plaza Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

6/23 @ 9 a.m. Fitness on the Plaza JOYFlow (a workout combining cycling and yoga) Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Every Tuesday @ 5:30 p.m. Fitness in the Park Boot Camp Travis Park

VISUAL ARTS

6/7-9/2 Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations McNay Art Museum 6/8 @ 6 p.m. Art Party: Cats, Crocodile & Raptors San Antonio Museum of Art 6/14 @ 6:30 p.m. Briscoe Book Club “True Grit” Briscoe Western Art Museum

6/22-9/16 Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Sorolla and Picasso are just some of the Spanish masters whose paintings are included in Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid. This Tricentennial exhibition will feature more than forty masterpieces of Spanish painting drawn from major collections in Madrid complemented by a select group of works from American museums. The exhibition will only be seen in San Antonio, and many of the works of art have never been on view in the United States. San Antonio Museum of Art

6/21 @ 6:30 p.m. Briscoe Film Series: True Grit Briscoe Western Art Museum 6/23 @ 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Cardboard Construction McNay Art Museum Through 10/18 Brewing Up Texas Institute of Texan Cultures Through 7/1 Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion San Antonio Museum of Art Through 6/10 Spain to San Antonio: Hispanic Culture on Stage McNay Art Museum Through 12/31 Viva! Institute of Texan Cultures

6/14 @ 7:30 p.m. A Conversation with John Cusack Hollywood icon John Cusack makes his way to The Tobin Center for a live conversation and audience Q&A! With four decades’ worth of roles in over 70 films, John Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into his breakout role as Lloyd Dobler, following a screening of the iconic 1989 film “Say Anything.” Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com ANGELITA’S Building 2, 418 Villita St. angelitaboutique.webs.com ART PACE 445 N Main Ave artpace.org BATTLE FOR TEXAS 849 E. Commerce battlefortexas.com B&C LEATHER ACCESSORIES & UNIQUE FINDS 418 Villita St #24 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 464-1126 BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM 210 W. Market Street briscoemuseum.org BUCKHORN MUSEUM 318 E Houston St. buckhornmuseum.com CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com DOSEUM 2800 Broadway St. thedoseum.org EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare 42 RIO Magazine

FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass COWBOY’S ALAMO CITY HARLEYDAVIDSON RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE 111 West Crockett St. Suite 209 cowboysalamocityharley.com

NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road naturalbridgecaverns.com NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 301 Alamo Plaza ripleys.com/sanantonio SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org

HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com

SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com

KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com

SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com

KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com

SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E. Commerce shoprivercenter.com

LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432

77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133

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LA VILLITA LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry p44 38 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 p44 38 BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift p44 38

COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38

POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205

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VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38

EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery p44 38

RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38

VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38

LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38 MUSTANG GREY’S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38 PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38

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The park brings the magic of watching a movie to the coolness of hanging out in the Wavepool with Friday night Dive-In Movies. Movies are familyfriendly with showings that begin at sundown. Wave Pool Wednesdays will have you splashing and dancing with DJ DR CRUZ held Wednesdays from 12-4 p.m. with lots of swag giveaways.

Safety is of the utmost priority at Splashtown, so A variety of group packages designed for groups there are professionally trained lifeguards and free of 15 or more are available. Whether you are a life jackets available. corporation looking for a turn-key location for a company outing, a youth group looking for a day of Amenities: Splashtown even has a restaurant, fellowship, or just a big ol’ family looking for fun in concessions, and a covered picnic area. Shower the sun, Splashtown has a package for you! facilities include locker rentals. Private cabanas, conveniently located next to the Wave Pool and With 20-acres and 50 attractions at Splashtown, Kid’s Kove, feature covered shade, lounge chairs, the free map provided upon arrival will come table with chairs, storage chest for personal items in handy. If you’re a planner, you can download and a food server. Pool toys such as inner tubes are it before you get there. Visit Splashtown for a provided free of charge. And parking is always free memorable day of fun in the sun. Make memories at Splashtown! worth repeating!

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1 The Rim

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2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

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12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

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6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

21 The Alamo

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

23 Mission San José

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

25 Mission Espada

11 San Antonio Zoo

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

DINING/RESTAURANTS

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499

Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400

Barriba Cantina www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

Culinaria Wine & Food Festival www.culinariasa.org

Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484

Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842

The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453

Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300

San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924

Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140

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The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060 Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600

SHOPPING

MUSEUM

ATTRACTIONS

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368 Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220

GO RIO River Cruises www.goriocruises.com 210-227-4746

Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126

Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828

La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614

NIGHTLIFE

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461

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Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362

Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

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HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

CASINO

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino www.luckyeagletexas.com

Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 River Walk Artisan Show June 29 - July 2

Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000 Villa Tesoros 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126

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