We’re excited to announce our spring events calendar for 2016! Stay tuned for more details on these and other events coming soon to Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair. Be sure to stop by regularly for our weekly and monthly activities like Story Time in our Book Garden and Yoga in the Park!

Interested in having your child’s birthday party at Hemisfair? Please fill out this form and a staff member will reach out to walk you through the next steps.

Are you a vendor, food truck or artist interested in taking part in our celebrations this year? Please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Every Week

Monday 10am-12pm: Imagination Playground with Big Blue Blocks (Starts January 18th)

Thursday 10am-12pm: Story Time and Take-a-Book, Leave-a-Book Library (Starts January 21st)

Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am: KLRN Play & Learn (April-June)

KLRN presents Play & Learn, a free mobile child/caregiver education program, reaching families with children- birth to age five- from across San Antonio. KLRN promotes learning as a lifelong adventure. Each Play & Learn series is 11 weeks. Each week, families receive free books and take-home activities. Pre-registration required. To learn more, call 210.208.8405. Funding is provided by the City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services.

Every Month

Family Friendly First Fridays 7pm-10pm (March-December)

First Saturdays 10:30-1:00pm Gardopia Gardening Classes: learn to grow your own plants for fun and food!

Second Saturdays 10:30-2:30 Pinot’s Palette: Painting lessons in the park, plus Fitness in the Park with Rio Fit

Third Saturdays 10am-12:00pm Weekend Imagination Playground with Big Blue Blocks

Fourth Sundays 11:30-12:30 Fitness in the Park hosted by Rio Fit

Spring 2016 Events


March 5 – Mockingbird Fest (10am-6pm)

Mockingbird Fest at Hemisfair is an all-day celebration of tasting, moving and discovering all the things that make Texas great! It’s a new celebration that showcases the food, culture and fun of Texas. Dozens of local musicians, chefs, and brewers will be on site. Cultural institutions will lead interactive activities that teach the state’s history and heritage. Mockingbird Fest runs from 10am-6pm March 5th, and is free and open to the public. You can see the full program of events here [PDF]. 

March 6 – Outdoor Photography with Green Space Alliance (1pm-4:30pm)

March 15 – KLRN Kids Explorer Event (10am-1pm)

Spend your Spring Break with KLRN and Peg + Cat. Free events and fun educational activities for families with live character appearances!

Learn more about the event (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

March 26 – The Madhatter’s Tea Party (10am-12pm)

Madhatter Tea Party- Join us on Saturday, March 26 from 10 am to noon for a journey down the rabbit-hole in Yanaguana Garden.  Characters from the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland, will guide you along an all-ages scavenger hunt.   Created by the award-winning performance artists at Archetype Theatrical Consultants, this will be a truly magical day and a perfect opportunity for some great springtime photos. The scavenger hunt is free, but you’ll need to reserve your tickets for the tea party. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

April 2 – Gardopia Gardens (4pm-7pm)

Start your own garden and learn how to tend it all season long! 

April 10 – RoTenGo Tournament (1pm-3pm)

RoTenGo is fun, fast-paced paddle game for all ages! Come watch (or participate!) in this growing sport! All are welcome to participate in this tournament, simply register at info@rotengo.org.

April 30 – Fit Fest (9am-1pm)

Brought to you by the Hemisfair Coalition and the American Heart Association, Fit Fest is morning of fun fitness meant to get you and your family moving! Educational information, summer activities sign-ups, fitness classes and group activities are happening all morning long.

May 31 – PechaKucha (7:30-11:30pm)

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) has expanded to more than 800 cities around the world since its founding in 2003. PechaKucha presenters get exactly 20 PowerPoint slides, and each slide advances automatically every 20 seconds. San Antonio’s first quarterly PechaKucha Night was held in February 2011 and now attracts hundreds of attendees to venues throughout San Antonio. It showcases a broad range of individuals, including artists, craftsmen, academics, STEM professionals, community leaders and more. Presenters include  Kristal Cuevas, Armand Fermin, Peter French, Omar Gonzalez, Sam Lerma, Elaine Kearney, Rebel Mariposa, and Jeff Moore.

 Learn more at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/san-antonio