What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 1-5, 2021

San Antonio — 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND HAPPY 244TH BIRTHDAY AMERICA

- The Fourth of July celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced the political separation of the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain.

Fluffy comedian Gabriel Iglesias @ The Tobin Center June 30th – July 17th

MONSTER JAM SAT/SUN @ THE ALAMODOME

Wimberley’s 75th Annual VFW CPRA Rodeo

Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. Sanctioned Pro/Open Rodeo July 4th weekend, 2021 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A Texas Hill Country tradition, the Annual CPRA Sanctioned/Open VFW Rodeo  has been held for  74 years on the first weekend in July at the VFW’s rodeo grounds, Chester Franklin Arena, north of Wimberley on Jacobs Well Rd., just off Ranch Road 12. Once the largest outdoor rodeo in Texas, the event still ranks near the top.  This is a Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. (CPRA) sanctioned/open event (Ranked “Best CPRA Rodeo of the Year” in the 2006 CPRA Hall of Fame).

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

Monster Jam

It’s the roar of engines as high-octane motorsports event Monster Jam returns to San Antonio on July 3th at 12pm & 7pm, Alamodome

SNOOP DOGG vs DJ SNOLOPADELIC @ SUNKEN GARDEN THEATER 6:00 PM

Snoop Dogg VS DJ Snoopadelic: From tha Streets to tha Suites with special guests, Slim Thug, Baby Bash, and Lil Keke. General Admission Tickets: $55 (No Lawn Chairs Permitted)

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

Monster Jam

It’s the roar of engines as high-octane motorsports event Monster Jam returns to San Antonio on 4th 3pm, Alamodome

San Antonio Missions Baseball

THURS-SAT: FRI: CORPUS CHRISTI HOOKS@ ISSIONS@FRISCO 705PM THURS-SUN.

MORE DETAILS: https://www.milb.com/san-antonio/schedule/2021-05

MONDAY- NORMAL GARBAGE & RECYCELABLE PICKUP

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO FIREWORKS HOTLINE (210)2070202

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in San Antonio and surrounding suburbs

The City of San Antonio

The San Antonio Parks official Fourth of July Celebration for San Antonio will take place this year at Woodlawn Lake Park. The day include host food trucks, a carnival, and activities for children during the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks display will take place at 9 p.m.

Helotes

The City of Helotes and Helotes Festival Association are hosting the 2021 event on Saturday, July 3, at the Helotes Festival Grounds (located at 12210 Leslie Road). All are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live music, vendors, and fireworks. For more information on its schedule, visit the city’s website.

Alamo Heights

In 2020, Alamo Heights canceled its 51st annual Hall and Pat Hammond July 4th Parade due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the parade will return on Saturday, July 3. It begins at 10 a.m. at Estes & Patterson and will end at Cathedral Park. For more information, visit alamoheightstx.gov

SeaWorld San Antonio

In honor of Independence Day, SeaWorld San Antonio is hosting its annual firework show every night from July 2-4. It’s included with the park admission. For more information, visit seaworld.com.

Schertz

City officials continued on with its parade and firework show last year, however, the parade went through residential neighborhoods instead of downtown. The firework display was also launched at different areas in the city to ensure social distancing. This year, the Fourth of July Jubilee will continue as it has in the past with a carnival, live music, downtown parade, and more. For more information on the parade route, visit the city’s website.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is hosting its Coca-Cola July 4th Fest this weekend. You can save up to 50 percent on tickets when you use the promo code COKE at sixflags.com.

Boerne

According to its website, the firework show will go on at the Boerne City Park, located at 106 City Park Road, on the Fourth of July. Leon Valley

While the event was cancelled last year, the parade and firework show are back in 2021. According to the city’s website, the 27th annual Fourth of July event will have food trucks, live music, and a 5K run/walk. For more information, visit the city’s website at leonvalleytexas.gov.

Fredericksburg

The parade and more will return on Main Street for the Fourth of July in 2021. The firework display will be at Lady Bird Johnson as well. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. For more information on the event, go to visitfredericksburgtx.com.

New Braunfels

It will be the largest professional pyrotechnic display ever seen in the skies over New Braunfels thanks to a generous donation from Joy and Rocky Hill, according to the city’s website. The show will start at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit nbtexas.org

Project Cool provides free box fans to San Antonio-area senior citizens

The project works to prevent heat-related illness and deaths during the hot summer months in South Texas.

The project, now in its 25th year, kicked off June 4 at Guadalupe Community Center. It’s going strong with organizations hosting fan drives and volunteers distributing fans to seniors. The coalition supporting Project Cool includes the City of San Antonio Human Services Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities. The average fan costs $22, which some seniors may not be able to afford. Donations of five or more 20″ box fans can be dropped off at St. Stephen’s CARE Center at 2127 S. Zarzamora Street between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Monday-Friday. Donations of fewer than five fans can be dropped off at any San Antonio Fire Department station, except Station 23 at the airport. Anyone interested in receiving a free boxed fan should call the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line to find a convenient site for pickup.

EXTREME CREATURES “LIFE AT THE LMITS” –WITTE MUSEUM MAY 29TH – SEPT 6TH

Imagine holding your breath for up to two hours …Gulping down a snack 10 times your own weight …Living in crushing depths where there is no sunlight to support life. Somewhere on this planet, an organism is using one of these extraordinary talents to go about its daily tasks. Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits opening May 29th at the Witte Museum, offers a fascinating glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the natural world and the power of natural selection to shape exceptional responses to the challenges, and opportunities, of life on Earth.

Featuring life-size and larger-than-life models, videos, and interactive exhibits, Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits highlights an array of living things with surprising ways of thriving in harsh environments, finding a mate or their next meal, leveraging strength, endurance, speed, and more. $5 plus museum admission, details @ https://www.wittemuseum.org/extreme-creatures-life-at-the-limits/

Dollar movies are back for the summer at this San Antonio-area chain

This summer, kid-friendly movies will be $1 for all EVO Entertainment locations guests on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.  The company’s KidFLIX Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion movie list: Shrek, June 30, 2021 - Trolls: World Tour, July 7, 2021 - Dr. Seuss The Grinch (2018),July 14, 2021 - Despicable Me, July 21, 2021 - Secret Life of Pets, July 28, 2021 – SING, August 4, 2021 - Kung Fu Panda, August 11, 2021 - Minions

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

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