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Don’t miss out on one of the largest festivals in South Texas, the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival. | Photo by @mellowmanwalks
What does a typical April look like in San Antonio? Picture this: The start of Fiesta, the Spurs in the NBA playoffs (in previous seasons), occasionally the NCAA Men’s Final Four graces the halls of the Alamodome, and many others.

Check out these six events + festivals this month in San Antonio.

Valero Texas Open

Date + Time: Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7, times vary
Location: TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Pkwy.
Tickets: $65-$565
It’s par for the course at this major golfing tournament featuring players from around the world, including 11 from Texas.

10th Annual Viva Poesía

SATXtoday: 10th Annual Viva Poesia Festival

Check out live music, food tastings, and poetry readings at the 10th Annual Viva Poesia Festival.


Photo by Mission Marquee Plaza

Date + Time: Saturday, April 6, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Tickets: Free
Kick off National Poetry Month with live cooking demonstrations + tastings, visual art, shopping, and performances by local poets, artists, and San Antonio UNESCO Chef Ambassadors.

San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

Date + Time: Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 7, times vary
Location: Helotes Fairgrounds, 12210 Leslie Rd.
Tickets: $8-$24
Immerse yourself in Celtic culture with activities like Scottish heavy athletics, dancing + musical performances, genealogy information, and the parade of Scottish dogs.

Poteet Strawberry Festival

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What if we held hands… on the strawberry ride?


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Date + Time: Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, times vary
Location: 9199 N. State Hwy. 16, Poteet, TX
Tickets: $0-$20
Spend the weekend with the Poteet Rotary Club and over 100 South Texas groups as they promote Poteet’s premier strawberries with live music, food, and fun.

San Antonio Book Festival

Date + Time: Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Central Library and UTSA Southwest School of Art
Tickets: Free
Celebrate national + local authors with literary entertainment for all readers and writers as they share ideas, books, and literary culture.
Tuesday, April 2
  • Frost Bank Shred It! | Tuesday, April 2 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Frost Bank WW White Financial Center, 1739 S. WW White, San Antonio | Free | Bring up to 10 boxes or bags of documents per visitor to shred and protect your security.
  • The Goddess Triptych I: Preview and Talk with the Guadalupe Dance Company | Tuesday, April 2 | 6-7 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio | Free | Catch a sneak peek of the original dance production “Paisajes del Alma” (Landscapes of the Soul) and learn how a production comes to life.
  • Queen of the Night: A Tribute to Whitney Houston | Tuesday, April 2 | 8 p.m. | The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $34.50-$64.50 | Join Forte Entertainment TX for a night of music featuring tracks by this Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artist.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Betty’s Co x Hemisfair | Wednesday, April 3-Friday, April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | $0-$99 | Visit this traveling women’s health care truck specializing in gynecology, mental health, and wellness needs.
  • Tay Swift Takeover | Wednesday, April 3-Friday, April 19 | 12-5 p.m. | Mission Crafts Chandlery, 1010 South Flores, Ste. 106, San Antonio | $5-$25 | Reserve your candle-making session in advance and craft friendship bracelets, sip on bubbly, listen to tunes, and snap Polaroids with fellow Swifties.
  • Tobin Interesting Book Club | Wednesday, April 3 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Tobin Library, 4134 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio | Free | Join other community members in a public discussion about book titles.
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How the city is shaping a healthier future for San Antonians
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How are you planning on improving your health this week (and beyond)? | Photo via City of San Antonio - Municipal Government Facebook
ICYMI, it’s National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each April, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the country to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.

So, what does that mean for San Antonians? We’re glad you asked. Metro Health is celebrating NPHW by showcasing the achievements from the SA Forward Plan, the community blueprint that addresses issues learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and launched in April 2022.

This year’s NPHW theme is Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We are All Public Health. Metro Health will focus its efforts on the following areas:
  • Access to Care
  • Data and Technology Infrastructure
  • Food Insecurity and Nutrition
  • Health Equity and Social Justice
  • Mental Health and Community Resilience
  • Violence Prevention
Metro Health is hosting a Public Health Fest on Thursday, April 4. Swing by Mission County Park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a pop-up vaccination clinic and to learn more about local resources.
News Notes
  • The City of San Antonio is looking for residents to join its SA Climate Ready Advisory Committees: Technical & Community Advisory Committee and the Equity Advisory Committee. San Antonians who are experts in environmental justice and climate equity fields are encouraged to apply by Friday, April 19.
  • The 2024 Texas Regional Games is coming to the 210 on Thursday, April 25-Sunday, April 28. Part of The Hartford’s Adaptive Sports Competition Series, hundreds of athletes with disabilities will compete in 10 adaptive sports including airguns, cycling, and powerlifting. Learn how to get involved.
  • Yomi’s Ice Cream is now open inside El Camino. The little blue ice cream truck is serving up 12 different flavors — River Walk Mint Chip, Mexican Vanilla, and some adorable cone shapes. Follow its Instagram page for its hours of operation and specials coming soon.
  • President and Executive Director of the Hemisfair Conservancy, Anne Krause, is stepping down. Krause helped with the creation of the conservancy in 2014 and assisted in the transformation of Hemisfair into a mixed-use complex and green space. Krause’s last day is Friday, April 26. (SA Business Journal)
  • Speaking of parks. The Phil Harberger Conservancy is temporarily closing its Land Bridge Trail beginning Tuesday, April 9 through the end of the month. The conservancy plans to conduct repairs on the bridge that towers over Wurzbach Parkway. Learn more about Hardberger Park in our parks guide.
Real Estate
  • The Greater San Antonio Builders Association is hosting its Spring Tour of Home beginning Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14 — weekends only. This gives home buyers the opportunity to tour six communities throughout the city and its surrounding counties while browsing through open houses. Check out the builders and communities.
  • $25,000. That’s how much Victor Wembanyama was fined after throwing the game ball into the stands after a major overtime victory (130-126) against the New York Knicks on Friday, March 29 — Ouch. Catch their next home game at the Frost Bank Center on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
  • Let’s dive into wide receiver Micah Tease, who could potentially work his way into this season’s starting lineup. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Texas A&M Aggies with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
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    🪅 NIOSA 101
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    Grab the local favorite preparada at NIOSA | Photo by @cheleres18
    San Antonio’s largest party of the year, Fiesta, is only a few weeks away. Locals are understandably excited — especially for one of it’s biggest events, Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), running Tuesday, April 23-Friday, April 26.

    You’ve probably heard of NIOSA, but do you know how it got its start? This festival is one of Fiesta’s oldest and most popular events, but it’s also the largest fundraiser for historic preservation in the nation.

    So, what is NIOSA?

    NIOSA is a five night celebration during the second week of Fiesta featuring 14 cultural areas and 165 vendors. The festival is run by the Conservation Society of San Antonio and is its largest annual fundraiser. The goal is to spread awareness of the cultural heritage of San Antonio + Texas, and has raised over $12 million in the last 12 years.
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    For those who aren’t fans of Fiesta, this events + festival article is for you. Here at SATXtoday, we recognize not everyone is as obsessed with Fiesta as we are, and we want to make sure y’all have fun this month as well. Don’t worry, we see you.
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