Friday, May 03, 2013
Timeshare Travel - Cinco de Mayo in Texas
San Antonio grew to become the largest Spanish settlement in Texas, and for most of its history was the capital of the Spanish, later Mexican, province of Tejas. Today it is the second largest city in the state of Texas, and the 7th largest in the entire U.S.
The citizens of San Antonio know how to do Cinco de Mayo up right. Enjoy these Cinco de Mayo festivities which celebrate Mexico's 1862 victory over the French at The Battle of Puebla
1. Traders Village
Join in the celebration here with a day of live music, food and family fun with games and activities for the kids, turkey legs on the grill, margaritas y cerveza, and more, including entertainment by the Guadalupe Cultural Dance Academy and Teresa Champuion Dance Academy.
Traders Village San Antonio is a swap meet, treasure hunt, shopping complex, county fair, and festival attraction all rolled into one.
There are high-flying midway rides, like the towering, all-new Star Dancer where riders soar 80 feet into the air, as well as an Allan Herschell-designed antique carousel and much more.
2. Arneson River Theatre
La Villita presents Cinco de Mayo Rio Party at Arneson River Theater. This theater is on one side of the San Antonio River, its audience is on the other.
May 5th Fiesta Performances at this unique theater will feature live music with mariachis and top Hispanic acts including Elementos, Medianoche, Viet Ruse and Villela.
This Cinco de Mayo party, that also includes artisan booths, and traditional fiesta food and drink, is sponsored by the Department for Culture and Creative Development.
3. Market Square - El Mercado
Downtown San Antonio’s outdoor center of Mexican culture includes El Mercado shops, restaurants such as Mi Tierra and La Margarita, and galleries such as the Museo Alameda. The two day Cinco de Mayo event is filled with local entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and traditional food.
“Discover authentic Mexican dining and music, enriched with a fascinating legacy of public markets, full of bright, bold colors and beautiful treasures.”
4. May 4th - 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo “PODER” 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair
Held on May 4th, this race is an educational and historical journey through downtown San Antonio. The primary focus is an initiative to bring families and communities together to help fight children’s diabetes and obesity.
5. May 4th - Alamo Heritage Interpretation
This interactive living history event is sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It is designed to give visitors a glimpse of life at the time of early Texas with live demonstrations, living history and history talks.
Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years.
Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo vacation with budget-friendly San Antonio timeshare rentals.