Check out these five “egg-cellent” events over the next two weekends for some family-friendly Easter-themed fun.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
This Saturday, March 24th at 11 am, the Alley on Bitters welcomes children of all ages to their epic Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of eggs filled with treats will be hidden on their back lawn, just waiting to be gathered in baskets and taken home. Dress the kiddos up in their Sunday best for pics with the Easter Bunny afterwards.
Click here for more information at the Alley on Bitters website.
Also this Saturday, March 24th, Traders Village hosts an egg hunt (and more) from 10 am to 1 pm—rain or shine. There will be four egg hunts, by age groups: 0–3 years, 4–6 years, 7–9 years, and 10–12 years, totaling 30,000 eggs. Plus, there will be door prizes, and pictures with the Easter Bunny at the train depot from 12:00–1:30 P.M. The event is free, although parking is $4.
Click here for more information at the Traders Village website.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Annual spring event with fun activities for kids in and out of the pool, including mini golf and giant Jenga and Connect Four. Egg hunts will take place every 30 minutes for different age groups. $2 per child. Click here for more information on the San Antonio Parks And Rec website.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The City of Boerne hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Boerne City Lake Park, Saturday, March 24 at 10:30 am. Festivities include pictures with the Easter Bunny, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting and kids crafts, along with the egg hunt at 11:15 am SHARP! “Hunters” will be divided into 4 different age groups (ages 3 & under, 4-6, 7-9 and 10+) with over 15,000 stuffed eggs to find! Mobil food vendors will be available at this event, and parking fees at the lake will be waived until noon.
More information by clicking here for the City of Boerne’s website.
Eggfest at University Bowl
Easter Sunday, April 1, from noon until 5 pm, enjoy unlimited bowling, face painting, egg hunts, Easter piñata break, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny at University Bowl! $15.99 per person. Call 210-699-6235 for more information.
Fall is once again upon us, bringing with it the hope of cooler weather and a variety of great events to tempt San Antonians back outdoors. Watch a colorful Day of The Dead puppet procession at La Villita, walk amid hundreds of released Monarch butterflies at the Historic Pearl, or sip a crisp craft lager in Dignowity Park. Take a peek at these and other events on our list of some of the best offerings in the Alamo City in October, then get ready for a ton of fun this season.
Every Saturday in October, the San Antonio Botanical Garden celebrates autumn with a fun fest suitable for even the smallest kiddos. Visitors will be able to trick-or-treat along the scarecrow trail, participate in costume parades, encounter live animals, make crafts and enjoy other thematic activities on the beautiful grounds. Children under 3 are admitted free, tickets for children 3-13 are $7; adults are $10.
When: Saturdays in October, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden; 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209
More Info: (210) 536-1400 or www.sabot.org
The Pumpkin Patch San Antonio
Pick out just the right pumpkin at this festival featuring traditional hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, trampoline bungee jumping, and harvested pumpkins galore. Food and activity tickets are available for purchase at the front gate, and admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children 4-15, and free for wee visitors age 3 and younger. Be sure to hit the ATM first, as tickets are CASH only.
When: In Oct. every Friday 3 pm – 10 pm; Saturday 11 am – 10 pm: Sunday 11 am – Dark
Where: 8731 Texas 151, San Antonio, TX 78245
More Info: Check our The Pumpkin Patch San Antonio on Facebook for discounts/info
Celebrate all things German with Beethoven Maennerchor in San Antonio’s historic King William neighborhood. Eat authentic German fare and hear great music by the Beethoven choirs and bands, plus musical duo Hotz’n Plotz is on hand straight from the Munich Biergarten—doesn’t get more authentic than that.
When: Friday Oct. 7 – Saturday Oct. 15, 5 pm – Midnight
Where: Beethoven Maennerchor; 422 Pereida, San Antonio, TX 78210
More Info: www.beethovenmaennerchor.com
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
Enjoy arts, crafts and learning activities for kids of all ages plus a People’s Pollinator Parade (costumes encouraged) and butterfly bike troupe. Hundreds of tagged Monarch butterflies will be released in waves during the free fest.
When: October 22 from 9 am – 1 pm
Where: The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
More Info: http://texasbutterflyranch.com/events/
La Villita Presents Día de Los Muertos
The two-day event bringing together traditional art and culture with live music and entertainment is free and open to the public. Festivities include a dance, drum and puppet procession, live poetry, the largest open altar exhibition in San Antonio, hands-on crafting, and music at the Arneson River Theater.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 11 pm; Sunday, October 30, Noon – 10 pm
Where: La Villita Historic Arts Village; 418 La Villita St., San Antonio, TX 78205
More Info: Click on www.muertosfest.com
2016 San Antonio Beer Festival
The 11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival is the largest beer fest in San Antonio, pouring 400+ premium and craft beers from 150+ breweries from around the world. Beyond beer, the San Antonio Beer Festival will also feature live music, a wine garden, food trucks and booths, local vendors and more. The adults-only event takes place at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, and blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. General admission tickets are going fast and may be purchased on line for $35. A portion of the festival proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank—cheers to that!
When: Saturday, October 15, 1:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Where: Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, at the corner of N. Hackberry and Burnet Street
More Info: www.sanantoniobeerfestival.com
It’s Time Once Again to Embrace Your Inner Foodie as Restaurant Week Returns to the Alamo City August 13-27, 2016.
For 15 days, participating restaurants will be enticing diners to escape the summer doldrums with special three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city. No tickets or reservations are required to participate, but a quick call to the restaurant in advance wouldn’t hurt. Whether you decide to enjoy your go-to neighborhood spot or branch out to a place you’ve wanted to try, there is something for everyone at a price that won’t put a dent in your pocketbook. Restaurants designated Tier 1 offer a $15 lunch and a $35 dinner, and Tier 2 restaurants offer a $10 lunch and $25 dinner menu. Better yet, when you order from the special Restaurant Week menu, restaurants will donate $1 (for lunch) and $2 (for dinner) to Culinaria and the programs it supports. So you not only eat well, you can feel great doing it!
Not sure where you should start? Try one of these “Best Bets”:
J. Prime Steakhouse turns the standard steakhouse on its head, bringing authentic Brazilian flair and flavor to the traditional steak and potatoes menu. Inspired cuisine, impeccable service and a lovely dining area provide all the reason you need to head there—but $35 for their perfectly finished 6 oz. filet mignon or the decadent herbed lamb chops, plus lobster bisque and a candied-bacon topped wedge among other choices, make it a must do during Restaurant Week! This has been Judy’s favorite restaurant for over a year and the site of our client appreciation party.
J-Prime Steakhouse, 1401 N Loop 1604 West; Phone (210) 764-1604; http://jprimesteakhouse.com/
Looking for something to please the kids, or just the kid in you? Brian West has put together a dinner menu at Smoke that showcases his celeb-chef skills, but with an extra helping of fun. With chicken and apple sausage corny dogs, finger-lickin’ BBQ-glazed ribs, all topped off with a whoopie ice cream sandwich, it’s down-home goodness the whole family can enjoy.
Smoke, 700 E Sonterra Blvd; Phone (210) 474-0175: smoketherestaurant.com/
Did someone say oysters? Silo Terrace Oyster Bar has them on their lunch and dinner menu, along with a pan-roasted barramundi with truffle-oiled fingerling potatoes, and their deep dark chocolate torte with orange hazelnut crust as a finisher, among others. It’s elevated cuisine (quite literally when you take the elevator to the posh upstairs space) at a bargain basement price
Silo (Terrace Oyster Bar), 22211 IH-10 West; Phone (210) 698-2002; www.silosa.com
Haven’t tried NAO: Latin Gastro Bar at the historic Pearl yet? Now is the time, as the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio’s signature restaurant offers a bay scallop ceviche starter and a choice of grilled strip steak with sweet plantains or a glazed heritage pork belly with hominy and tomato, along with a spiced sweet cream tres leche cake to send you off with a smile.
Nao: Latin Gastro Bar; 312 Pearl Parkway; Phone (210) 554-6484; http://www.naorestaurant.com/
For more information about these and the many other participating restaurants offering delectable discounted menus during Restaurant Week, check out Culinaria’s website.