July Festival Listing

July

Independence Day Celebration, 4-5 days near 4th of July weekend. Enjoy festivals, concerts, and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July. Within San Antonio city limits the celebration starts at Woodlawn Lake Park at 10am with the Red White and Blue Children’s Parade, followed by an all day festival culminating with the traditional fireworks display at nightfall. Or in the downtown area, Market Square will be hosting an all-day event with streets full of musicians, a Freedom Ride on motorcycles, and much more. See www.marketsquaresa.com or www.saparksfoundation.org for details.

July 4th Arts & Crafts Show, usually July 3rd – 6th annually. A perfect setting for unique shopping - the banks of the San Antonio River, near the Chamber of Commerce. Local & regional artists, craftsmen & jewelers offer various gift items for that special someone. Free to all, but bring spending money. More info at www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com.

Cactus Pear Music Festival, 10 days in July. Cactus Pear with now more than 16 years under its belt, is a classical music extravaganza with great chamber music, world-class musicians and four memorably diverse programs. For locals it fills the summer void of classical music in south Texas, as the SA Symphony goes on its 3-month hiatus and symphony musicians leave for music festivals far and wide, while visitors can simply enjoy. www.cpmf.us.

San Antonio Conjunto Shootout, mid-month each July. This two-decade old extravaganza revitalizes the old custom of mano-a-mano – competition between two groups to determine supremacy. More than 25 local entertainers are paired during the two-day event featuring food, street dancing and more. Call (210)207-8600 for more information.

Encanto Flamenco Festival. At the end of July and beginning of August, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) hosts workshops, panels, lectures on Flamenco culture and performances of Flamenco dance. Go to www.guadalupeculturalarts.org or call (210)271-3151 for more information.

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