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Grand Opening

Now Flowing with Purpose

Stroll the banks of the new, world-class linear park that honors our community’s culture, art and nature, while serving its purpose to revitalize the creek, restore the ecosystem, improve water quality and safely convey floodwaters.

May 5, 2018

715 Camaron Street

The first segment – stretching four blocks from the flood tunnel inlet near Fox Tech High School at N. Santa Rosa Street to Houston Street will be open to the public to enjoy.

Noon - 9 PM

All-day family fun

Food trucks, family-friendly, live entertainment, and historical presentations

All-Day

Family Fun & Food

Kids Activities by Bihl Haus Arts, ArtPace, San Anto Cultural Arts, Southwest School of Art, SAY Sí and Henry Ford Academy.

Food Trucks by American Indians in Texas, Bahama Buck’s, Drake’s Fun Foods, Chela’s Tacos, Gypsy Diner, Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco, SlimeDog, The Pit Stop, Lone Star Food Truck, Just Smash ‘Em Lemonade

Noon

Canary Islands Descendants Association

Learn about the rich history of the city’s beginnings through music and drama. The Canary Islanders provide a gift of storytelling about their ancestors during the Spanish Colonial and the genesis of what is now San Antonio.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Musical Bridges Around the World

Found in 1998 by pianist Dr. Anya Grokhovski, MBAW is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to unite, educate and inspire through culturally diverse performing and visual arts programming.

 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

SAISD Mariachis - Mariachi Estrellas de Oro

Made up of talented students from SAISD’s Burbank High School with a history of live performances, musical arrangements and competitions, Mariachi Estrellas de Oro pride themselves on their heritage and amazing musical talent, breaking boundaries with their proud cultural sound.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Olè Flamenco

Olè Flamenco supports authentic Spanish Flamenco. As a nonprofit organization, they thrive to build up the true Flamenco individual as a unique and highly trained professional. The featured artist will be Guineveve “Genoveva” Guinn from Austin whose artistry and expression of flamenco is both beautiful and powerful.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions – Deer Dance and Birdsingers Performance

This non-profit organization was established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the Spanish colonial missions.

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Classical Music Institute

Classical Music Institute is devoted to cultivating the realm of classical music for new and versed music lovers through education, performances, and festivals that present rarely experienced as well as timeless works.

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Heart of Texas Concert Band

The Heart of Texas Concert Band and will feature music by their guest composer, Mr. Carlos Pellicer from Valencia, Spain. Carlos is recognized all over Europe and South America for his compositions. The band’s performance will include the world premiere of his piece commemorating San Antonio’s 300th.

7:30 PM

Illumination Ceremony, presented by Bexar County

In a stunning moment, Bexar County will officially open the park by lighting up the creek. Public art installations and artistic design features will be illuminated for the delight of the entire community.

8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

URBAN-15

This new work celebrating the dedication of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park is choreographed and designed by Catherine Cisneros with music composed by George Cisneros. Using nature as a thematic thread URBAN-15 dancers and musicians will shape a light and sound environment with live performers placed along the banks of the San Pedro Creek. The piece begins at sunset and lasts 45 minutes.

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For more information on special events planned throughout the rest of the year, view our events.