May Happenings in San Antonio
It’s May in San Antonio, and that means one thing—Cinco de Mayo. San Antonio is a growing city on the move. When this bustling metropolis winds down one spectacular event, such as April’s Fiesta® San Antonio, it ushers in another celebration. The legendary Cinco de Mayo festivities are a perfect way to kick off the hot summer months in the beautiful and busy Alamo City.
Here are some of the best events running this month:
5th Annual Queso Bowl, May 3, 2018
If there’s one thing the Lone Star State is known for, it’s queso. This rich, creamy melted warm cheese is up there with chili and salsa as some of the most iconic food our state has to offer. And what would Texas be without a bit of competition to spice things up? Bring the family and dogs to The 5th Annual Queso Bowl to see who makes the very best queso in all of San Antonio in 2018.
Best of all, it’s for a good cause. The event’s proceeds will benefit worthwhile local charities such as Thrivewell, Camp Discovery, and Anna’s Closet. These lifesaving organizations are on a mission to provide a place of respite for children fighting cancer, providing support for families, and discovering a cure.
Gordon Lightfoot, May 7, 2018
Bob Dylan once said of Gordon Lightfoot, “Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.” His music was covered by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Harry Belafonte. In May you can listen to his handsome voice and gorgeous guitar work at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Gordon Lightfoot is also a man full of exciting stories from the road that he will be sharing throughout the night. Don’t miss out as this legend of Canadian country and folk music celebrates 50 years in recording.
Michael Menchaca: Vignettes from San Antonio, Mar 21 to May 12, 2018
Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas presents the whimsical art of Michael Menchaca from now through May 12. His work primarily consists of brightly-colored mixed-media art and murals displayed on enormous wallpaper. The exhibition, entitled Vignettes from San Antonio, is Menchaca’s love letter to his hometown. This showcase reveals a number of distinct San Antonian sights such as the Battle of Flowers Parade, Brackenridge Park, and San Antonio College.
Tejano Conjunto Festival, May 16 to May 20, 2018
San Antonio is a city proud of its variety of different vibrant cultures. After all, Texas is a state that has been underneath six different flags, each one leaving its recognizably different cultural mark on the city.
The unique music of San Antonio mirrors the cultural diversity. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to present the Tejano Conjunto Festival. Twenty of the hottest musical groups will showcase everything from traditional conjunto to the progressive tejano sounds of today. Delicious food will be available to keep you fueled up for dancing all weekend long.
Culinaria Festival, May 17 to May 20, 2018
The Alamo City is proud of its culinary delights. At the Culinaria Festival, you can meet and greet with some of the top celebrity chefs in the city. Or you can sit around eating the delectable delights on offer. If the mouth-watering cuisine of San Antonio weren’t enough to lure you out, we should also mention that the best beer, wine, and cocktails the city has to offer will also be available.
Armed Forces River Parade, May 19, 2018
The city of San Antonio is delighted to honor the men and women of the military. When Armed Forces Day rolls around on May 19, we always commit to doing it right. The Armed Forces River Parade features a whopping 26 patriotic floats celebrating every branch of the military—past and present.
Perhaps best of all, it takes place on the lush and scenic River Walk, one of the premier outdoor attractions in San Antonio. Every float will play its own patriotic music. Whether you’re a veteran, devoted to supporting the United States military, or want to check out everything the River Walk has to offer, Armed Forces Day is the perfect opportunity to come on down.
Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians, May 25 to May 27, 2018
An Andy Warhol exhibit has come to Texas. Warhol’s work often featured iconic, classic images of American cowboys and cowboy actors such as John Wayne that are just as at home in San Antonio as they are at his famous Factory gallery. This event will be paired with Billy Schenck: Myth of the West, an exhibition of the founder of the Western Pop Art movement. Both will be at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
One of the best things about The Broadway is that you’re right in the center of one of the most exciting, rising cities in the nation. There’s always something to do in San Antonio. When you rest your head at The Broadway, you’ll forever be right near a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Call us today to schedule a tour and see why our residents love calling The Broadway home.