What's New at San Antonio Theme Parks?

Style News Wire | 4/30/2009, 9:17 p.m.
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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

Fiesta Texas.

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

Antonio favorite!

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