Are you gearing up for a great Memorial Day weekend with family or friends in Downtown San Antonio? If so, here’s a few activities you might enjoy:
The Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show, at the River Walk –
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. The arts and crafts show will sell jewelry, pottery, fine arts and more. For information, call 210-227-4262.
The Return of the Chili Queens, Market Square –
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Monday. The Return of the Chili Queens will not have any Chili cook-offs but there will be a variety of food vendors, bands and entertainment for the children.
Sarita’s Annual Danzas de Mexico, Arenson River Theater –
8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday at La Villita’s. For tickets, call 210-923-5362.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is celebrating veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Institute of Texas Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. Admission is $8 for adults ages 12-64; $7 for seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for children ages 3-11; and museum members and students from UTSA or the Alamo colleges can enter free with proof of identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300.
San Antonio Botanical Garden welcomes the United States Air Force Band of the West, presenting Gateway Brass, an ensemble of musicians who have years of experience performing throughout the Southwest region, from 1-2 p.m., 555 Funston Place. Walk among the beautiful blooms and then stick around for what promises to be a patriotic show. For more information, call 210-207-3250 or go to http://www.sabot.org/.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will present their Memorial Day program Monday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a musical prelude. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the new assembly area on the cemetery’s east side. For information, call 210-820-3891.