Start Your Engines

Formula_oneFormula 1 races attract millions of spectators across the globe. This weekend will be no different. For the second time, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix makes a “pit” stop just up the road on 1-35 at Circuit of the Americas from November 15th until 17th. The Circuit of The Americas complex is one of the few F1 race tracks in the United States, and Texas is proud to be its home. Of course, everything is bigger in Texas. And when we say ‘big’ we mean ‘huge’! To give you and idea of just how big, check out some of last year’s stats: Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Labor officially marks the end of the summer in Americans’ minds. We’re sad, but we are definitely going to go out with a bang this weekend. Since Monday is a holiday, we’ll have a little more time to relax before the fall grind begins.

Need some fun activities to do? San Antonio  has what you’re looking for. Continue reading

42nd Texas Folklife Festival

Photo courtesy of texancultures.com.

Texas is a unique state. No one can deny that fact. In fact, it’s so unique, we are the only state in the U.S. that was actually a country prior to its annexation. Pretty darn cool.

Because of  Texas’ larger-than-life history, San Antonio has to reserve three days of festival fun to fit it all in! Everything is bigger in Texas, even our parties. Continue reading

Rock On San Antonio

Alice in Chains and Guns N’ Roses. Classic rock bands that keep us grooving more than twenty years later.

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Fiesta Events Schedule: April 23-28

Battle of Flowers parade. Photo courtesy of mysanantonio.com

Battle of Flowers parade. Photo courtesy of mysanantonio.com

Four days down, six to go! Don’t wear out on us just yet, folks.

Like all great things, Fiesta must come to an end soon. Luckily, the best events fall at the end of the week, which means you better get your rest now because come Wednesday, it’ll be non-stop Fiesta-ing.

In the line up: Battle of Flowers Parade, NIOSA, and the King William Fair. Continue reading

History of Fiesta San Antonio

The 2013 Fiesta poster.

The 2013 Fiesta poster.

You know what they say, “Everything is bigger in Texas”! From the tortillas to vast plains to the events, Texas knows how to go big, and Fiesta is no exception. April 18 marks the beginning of Fiesta, a 10-day festival held every spring in the city of San Antonio. It’s hard to miss the bright colors, confetti, and flowers adorning every street corner and front door. It’s not just an event that gives San Antonians an excuse to party, but there’s history that lies beneath the fun and fanfare. Continue reading

Splish Splash in San Antonio

SeaWorld Aquatica water park. Photo courtesy of seaworldfan.wordpress.com

SeaWorld Aquatica water park. Photo courtesy of seaworldfan.wordpress.com

Now that the weather is getting warmer, changing into a swimsuit doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea. Water parks are a great way to cool off and spend quality time with friends, family, and fun-loving folks!

San Antonio is lucky to have an abundance of water parks to choose from. Continue reading

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Photo courtesy of vintagetexas.com

Photo courtesy of vintagetexas.com

Spring officially begins this Wednesday, but the recent weather makes us believe that spring arrived a lot earlier. We aren’t complaining!

Outdoor activities have commenced and nothing sounds better than enjoying an ice cold beer or margarita under a shaded patio… except wine tasting at a romantic vineyard.

The Texas Hill Country consists of “hidden gems” that few visitors of San Antonio realize exist. For instance, bluebonnets sprout up along the highways every spring, historic towns nestle themselves among the quiet hills collecting history and age, and a secret Italia grows just an hour away.  Continue reading

Dyeing of the San Antonio River

Courtesy of mysanantonio.com

Courtesy of mysanantonio.com

San Antonio has never been known to have an extremely large Irish-American population, however, this St. Patrick’s Day that will briefly change! Every year the Paseo del Rio Association and the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas bring a taste of the Emerald Isle to Downtown San Antonio by transforming the San Antonio River into the River Shannon and temporarily turning everyone Irish.  Continue reading