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2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PRESS CONFERENCE

Plaza de Armas, 115 Plaza de Armas, 78205

Free and open to the public

Join the official kick-off of the 2019 World Heritage Festival!

U.S. MINT COIN FORUM

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center Auditorium, 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214

Free and open to the public

The U.S. Mint Coin Forum is hosted by the United States Mint and National Park Services, and offers an opportunity for the public to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives, and express their views about future coinage before the launch ceremony on September 5, 2019.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS PROGRAM SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK QUARTER LAUNCH CEREMONY

Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University, 715 Stadium Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212

Free and open to the public

The America the Beautiful Quarter Launch Ceremony is hosted by the National Park Service and the United States Mint. The free event will include an exchange of $10 rolls of newly minted San Antonio Missions quarters after the ceremony. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter is the 49th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year until 2020, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses (tails sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. A final coin will be released in 2021. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

MESA AT THE MISSIONS: A CULINARY CROSSROADS

Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78214

Ticket Price: $75.00

Mission Heritage Partners and the Texas Culinary Alliance will create a unique experience that combines the beauty of the first UNESCO World Heritage site in Texas, the San Antonio Missions, with the city’s unique cultural food traditions and its designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. For more information visit, Mesa at the Mission: a Culinary Crossroads.

MUSIC AND MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78214

Free and open to the public

Guests can enjoy an evening of Music and Movie Under the Stars, featuring live entertainment and the one-hour documentary of “The National Parks of Texas: In Contact with Beauty.” Celebrate our local heritage with food, music, and fun, and connect with our military historians and veterans to learn about our city’s rich military history. This free family-friendly event will be filled with fun interactive activities, pop-up vendors, food trucks, and refreshments. Hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association, Mission Heritage Partners, City of San Antonio Military Affairs Office and the World Heritage Office. 

REHABARAMA

Mission Historic District, San Antonio, Texas 78214

Rehabarama is a single-day service event that brings together local contractors, volunteer groups, and students to perform repairs and maintenance on historic and aging homes spanning two city blocks near the Mission Concepción. 300 volunteers – 20 houses – 1 day! For more information and to register, visit the Rehabarama website.

TOUR DE LAS MISIONES

Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214

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Registration fee varies.

Tour de Las Misiones is a one of a kind opportunity to visit and learn about the historic San Antonio Missions. This Bike Ride Tour, Walk and Run will feature tour guide escorts. All events will begin and end at Mission Park Pavilion #1. Registered participants are guaranteed to receive a commemorative bib, passport and t-shirt.

MISSION PACHANGA

Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214

Free and open to the public.

The fun isn’t over at the finish line! Immediately following Tour de Las Misiones Bike Ride Tour, Walk, and Run, participants and the surrounding community can enjoy music, food, and refreshments. Mission Pachanga celebrates San Antonio’s unique heritage and culture, past and present. This family-friendly event will be filled with fun interactive activities, local bike and pop-up vendors, food trucks, and refreshment will be available to purchase.

EL CAMINO DE SAN ANTONIO: CARING FOR CREATION AT THE MISSIONS

Mission Espada, 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214

Free and open to public

Join Archbishop Gustavo Siller, MSpS, in a celebration of the Season of Creation with a Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada at 8 a.m.

At 9:00 a.m., we will walk in support of God's creation from Mission Espada to Mission San Juan along the beautiful San Antonio river trail. The walk will culminate in the Archbishop's special blessing at Mission San Juan. Bring your water bottles and comfortable shoes.