What's New at San Antonio Theme Parks?
Style News Wire | 4/30/2009, 9:17 p.m.
SeaWorld San AntonioSeaWorld is kicking things off with the Bud & BBQ Music Festival during the
month of May. Enjoy savory Texas-style barbeque, cold Anheuser-Busch beer
and live performances by Sara Evans, Jessica Simpson and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Plus, when you buy a SeaWorld Fun Card, you pay for a day at the park and
can come back all year long!
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSing along with Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and other Wiggles
pals in the new Wiggles World children's area! This interactive adventure
invites little wigglers to ride along in the Big Red Car and the Big Red Planes,
have a blast on the Wiggly Trail Ride and The Romp Bomp A Stomp roller
coaster, even climb aboard the S.S. Feathersword Play Ship. Then stop by
the interactive children's show, Get Ready to Wiggle! It's all new at Six Flags
Schlitterbahn WaterparkNew at Schlitterbahn, ranked the nation's best waterpark by the Travel
Channel, join the Congo River Expedition. This multi-sensory jungle adventure
will take you deep into the heart of the rainforest to discover an ancient
river, thundering waterfalls and even a "lava-heated" hot tub.
Splashtown WaterparkLocated just three miles north of downtown, Splashtown is 20 landscaped
acres of cool, clean water excitement with over 50 rides and attractions.
2009 marks Splashtown's 25th anniversary and they are celebrating with
seven new, exhilarating water slides sure to make your summer even cooler.
San Antonio ZooRound out your wild excursion at the San Antonio Zoo where over 3,500
animals are ready to welcome you with chirps, growls and a ton of monkeying
around! The Zoo's new Africa Live exhibit transports you to the land of Africa
to experience the continent's plants and animals.
Sizzling Summer Events
Soul Food Festival - May 15ˆ16Get ready for two days of spicy goodness at the 10th annual Soul Food
Festival. This family favorite held in the historic arts village of La Villita offers
everything from down-home cookin' to arts and crafts and the Third Annual
Gospel on the Plaza Choir Competition. This free event requests the donation
of one canned food item.
Fiesta Noche del Rio - Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - August 15Salsa and samba your way to the River Walk's Arneson River Theatre for the
53rd Annual Fiesta Noche del Rio, a seven-act musical extravaganza that
features the songs and dance of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Fiesta
Noche del Rio is the longest running performance of its kind and a San
Texas Folklife Festival ˆ June 12-14Join the celebration of all things Texan at the annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Hosted at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures (a short walk from the Alamo
and the River Walk), this three-day cultural extravaganza brings together
more than 40 ethnic groups to showcase their authentic food (150 dishes),
great music (65 bands), colorful dance (50 folk dance groups) and authentic
crafts (50 craft demonstrators and 50 craft vendors). Come celebrate your
heritage and share in a Texas tradition.
Contemporary Art Month - JulyJuly is Contemporary Art Month (CAM) in San Antonio˜the nation's only
annual, month-long, citywide celebration of the contemporary arts. CAM
showcases San Antonio's diverse and flourishing art community with more
than 400 exhibitions at over 50 venues throughout the city. From new to
traditional, sculpture to experimental installations and photography to video
art, no genre is left untouched.
San Antonio Art & Jazz Festival - June 5-7 Kick off your shoes and lounge in the grass at downtown's Crockett Park for
the sixth annual San Antonio Art & Jazz Festival. This free, three-day event
features 10 great jazz concerts, two free jazz workshops, an arts and crafts
fair and delicious Texas cuisine.
San Antonio Conjunto Shoot-Out ˆ July 18-19More than 25 local entertainers are paired during this two-day event
featuring food, street dancing and more. Held in historic Market Square, the
nation's largest Mexican market, the annual San Antonio Conjunto Shoot-Out
is free and open to the public.
Begin planning your San Antonio summer getaway by requesting a
complimentary Travel & Leisure Guide at www.visitsantonio.com or by calling