There is a ton of Fiesta shenanigans going on this weekend as San Antonio’s annual weeklong party ends with some big parades and the classic Chili Queens Cook-Off. But if you’ve been Fiesta’d out, we found some things for you to do to avoid the crowds. (And check out our Fiesta guide here!)
Head over to Plaza Guadalupe on Friday night for this community house music festival, benefiting Avenida Guadalupe Association. Local DJs will be providing the sounds, including GQVelasquez and DJ Chacho. There will also be live body paint demonstrations. Come hang out for some West San Antonio fun!
Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.
Decolonizing Art Workshop
This workshop hosted by art collective Xingonas in the Pit strives to help participants examine the frame through which we observe art and art history – specifically, how people of color are used by European artists. Our Lady of the Lake adjunct professor Suzy González leads the workshop. While the workshop organizers will provide some art supplies for the art-making portion, feel free to bring your own. Learn more here.
Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
The Movement Gallery, 1412 E. Commerce St.
Suggested donation of $5
Is there better way to end a 5K or 10K race than with a margarita? The Margarita Run starts bright and early Saturday morning from Mission County Park. Afterward, runners can enjoy live music, refreshments, and margs. There are only a few spots left in the race, so sign up quick! There will also be on-site registration available. The 5K race costs $35, the 10K costs $40, and kid registration costs $25. Register here.
Saturday, 7:30-9 a.m.
Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive
Vote Earth Day!
Nonprofit Gardopia is celebrating Earth Day (which was Monday) on Saturday. Gardopia, which builds community gardens as a way to teach people about health and wellness, starts the event with a bike tour of three community gardens in East San Antonio: at the Ella Austin Community Center, Woodard Park, and North New Braunfels Avenue. Gardopia then will sit down with the podcaster of Go Live with Kinyo to talk about living sustainably. The event is free, but a donation of $10 will get you a reusable cup to support Gardopia.
Saturday, 4-9 p.m.
Burleson Yard Beer Garden, 430 Austin St.
Grand Opening: Force Course
The DoSeum has redesigned its Powerball Hall with two new ball launchers, a machine ball run, and a new musical target. The Force Course allows DoSeum guests to learn about force and motion, with pulleys, wheels, levers, and more. The gallery is open to children up to the age of 10. The Force Course is included with regular museum admissions; purchase tickets here.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Doseum, 2800 Broadway
Alsatian Festival of Texas
If you are looking for a taste of French/German culture, the Alsatian Festival of Texas is celebrating the 175th anniversary of Castroville’s founding. Alsace, the French province on the border the country shares with Germany, is known for its excellent beer and wine. Enjoy dancers, live music, kid-friendly activities and delicious Alsatian food and drink.
Saturday, 4-11 p.m.
Koenig Park, 1700 San Jacinto St., Castroville
Selena Drag Brunch
Celebrate the one and only Selena Quintanilla at Paramour’s Drag Brunch! The Paramour, which regularly hosts drag brunches, is bringing Corpus Christi’s very own Selena impersonator Honey Andrews as a special guest this Sunday. Local drag performer Kristi Waters hosts. Sip on mimosas, nibble on snacks, and get ready for a show. Tickets cost $20, and can be bought here.
Paramour, 102 9th St.
Yoga at the Tea Gardens
San Antonio’s own Japanese Tea Garden continues its outdoor yoga series on Sunday. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared for some sunshine-filled stretching. The class is donation-based, and there are Fiesta medals for sale if you haven’t met your medal minimum yet.
Sunday, 4 p.m.
Japanese Tea Garden, 200-414 Alpine