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The 6th Annual World Heritage Festival will take place September 8-12, 2021 with a vast array of exciting events! This Festival encourages everyone to celebrate and explore firsthand, the interweaving of the Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures that contribute to our World Heritage status. The events not only promote our culture, heritage and traditions but also preserve them for future generations.

Achieving World Heritage status for our San Antonio Missions was almost a decade in the making. On July 5, 2015, San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions – San José, San Juan, Concepción, Espada and the world-renowned Alamo – were declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Missions now represent the only World Heritage site in Texas and one of just 24 in the United States.

It was a collaborative effort of Bexar County, the National Park Service, The General Land Office, San Antonio River Authority, the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Los Compadres (now Mission Heritage Partners), the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Conservation Society and the National Parks Conservation Association. The effort to maximize and celebrate the benefits of designation continues to be a collaborative partnership.

We invite you to be a part of the World Heritage Festival, an annual community event to celebrate the World Heritage inscription, while also promoting and creating awareness for the San Antonio Missions. This five-day celebration provides residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate our unique history, heritage and culture, while at the same time supporting projects that preserve, maintain and connect. We invite you to be a part of this international celebration.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Blanche Mendoza at