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Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office for the 5th Annual World Heritage Festival, September 8-13, 2020! The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and raise funds to preserve, promote, and connect.

For the safety and well-being of the community during the current pandemic, many World Heritage Festival events will transition to virtual events according to current local and state guidelines based on CDC recommendations. For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook or call us at 210-207-8612.  

Share your photos of participating in this year’s event by tagging us (Facebook @worldheritagefestival or Instagram @worldheritagesa) and using our hashtag #worldheritagesa.

VIRTUAL TOUR DE LAS MISIONES



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This year's Tour de las Misiones celebrates Mission San Jose’s 300th year! The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit and learn about the historic San Antonio Missions. This Virtual Bike Ride, Walk and Run can be completed by registered participants using the designated routes or by using their own routes to tour the Missions.  Registered participants may begin their bike ride, walk, or run on September 8, 2020 and must complete them by September 13, 2020.  

Registration is NOW CLOSED. Thank you to those who signed up for this year's event! 

Participants are asked to observe current health and safety recommendations and social distancing guidelines during their tours.

EXHIBIT OPENING - “BRIDGING CULTURES: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OF THE CLASSICAL GARDENS IN SUZHOU, CHINA”

Mission San Jose, 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Friendship City relationship between San Antonio and Suzhou, China, the two cities partner to present this outdoor photo exhibition on the grounds of Mission San Jose honoring the flourishing connections enjoyed by the citizens of the two cities. The Classical Gardens in Suzhou are, like the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This exhibit will remain on display through fall 2020, and is presented by the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio Museum of Art and the Municipality of Suzhou. For more information about the exhibit, visit worldheritagesa.com

Park Grounds open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Visitors are asked to observe current health and safety recommendations, including wearing face coverings and social distancing guidelines. Visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park website for more info.

Free and open to the public.

HERITAGE CONSERVATION: IT'S NOT JUST FOR BUILDINGS!



Presented by The University of Texas at San Antonio. Professors Dr. Sedef Doganer and Dr. Angela Lombardi will discuss the history and conservation efforts of our amazing San Antonio Missions World Heritage, explaining how their projects go beyond protecting physical structures. People are what make a place truly sustainable, and the Missions are a critical element of our identity. Q&A with speakers will follow their presentation. Join us for this opportunity to learn about the work being done to preserve 300 years of our cultural heritage. 

WATCH LIVE on YouTube.

VIRTUAL SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS TRIVIA NIGHT



Learn more about the San Antonio Missions and their rich and vibrant history with an evening of virtual trivia. The National Parks Conservation Association, Trivia for Us and program partners will lead this this fun and interactive evening event.  Show your knowledge of the parks and challenge your friends and family!

Registration is required. Register HERE.

Watch Live on YouTube

VIRTUAL CLASSICAL CONCERT: CELEBRATING MISSION SAN JOSE



To celebrate the Mission San Jose Tricentennial, the 2020 World Heritage Festival presents a magical virtual experience of classical music by Agarita Chamber Players. The performance, from the inside of the Mission San Jose Church, will open with a prayer by Father Herbert Jones. Join by watching online from your computer or mobile device.

WATCH LIVE on YouTube and Facebook.

EL CAMINO DE SAN ANTONIO: CARING FOR CREATION OUTDOOR MASS

Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214

Join Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSPS, in a celebration of the Season of Creation with an outdoor mass at Mission San Jose in celebration of the Mission's 300th anniversary. The theme of the event is "Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope."

Participants are asked to observe current health and safety recommendations, including wearing face coverings and social distancing guidelines.

Free and open to the public.

FESTIVAL PARTNERS
City of San Antonio World Heritage logo
The State of Texas County of Bexar
San Antonio River Authority: Leaders in Watershed Solutions
The Alamo
Las Misiones: Old Spanish Missions, Inc. - Archdiocese of San Antonio
National Park Service
National Parks Conservation Association
Mission Heritage Partners: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park