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2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WORLD HERITAGE FESTIVAL PRESS CONFERENCE

The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205


ENTRE LA SOMBRA: LIFE ALONG THE MISSIONS OPENING RECEPTION

Plaza de Armas Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205

The festival will feature an exhibit opening at the Plaza de Armas Gallery from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. This exhibition will showcase the intangible culture of our San Antonio Missions in a “tangible” way, by contemporary artists through original pieces inspired by oral histories, cultural mapping, photographs, and maps. This exhibition is a collaborative effort of the City’s Office of Historic Preservation, Arts & Culture and the World Heritage Office.

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LIVING HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM (MULTI-DAY)

Bexar County Court House, 100 Dolorosa, 2nd Floor, Double-height Courtroom, San Antonio, TX 78205

The International Living Heritage Symposium brings together experts from around the world to advance new ideas in managing heritage with sustainable development. The symposium, open to heritage management professionals, advocates and policy-makers, requires registration through the Office of Historic Preservation at a cost of $95.

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SUNSET PICNIC AT MISSION SAN JUAN FARM

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

Enjoy a picnic-style dinner at sunset, featuring foods grown at the San Juan Farm and honoring the historical and cultural heritage of the farm. Meals can be ordered ahead of time at www.safoodbank.org from a half dozen of San Antonio’s favorite restaurants and available for pick-up at the event. Guests can enjoy hay-ride tours of the farm, mission tours, music from the USAA Jazz Ensemble, appetizers, 2018 signature cocktail provided by the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and more. The event, tours, and music begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinners available for pick up at 7:00 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets, seating will be available by Mission San Juan. Adult meals available for $75 per person and child meals are $15 per person.

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LIVING HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM (MULTI-DAY)

Bexar County Court House, 100 Dolorosa, 2nd Floor, Double-height Courtroom, San Antonio, TX 78205

The International Living Heritage Symposium brings together experts from around the world to advance new ideas in managing heritage with sustainable development. The symposium, open to heritage management professionals, advocates and policy-makers, requires registration through the Office of Historic Preservation at a cost of $95.

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RESTORED BY LIGHT

Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210

The Office of Historic Preservation’s popular event Restored by Light returns to Mission Concepcion with family-friendly activities andentertainment. Bring a picnic or enjoysnacks from the available food truck vendors. At dark, the facade of Mission Concepcion will be restored to itsoriginal frescoed appearance using projection technology illumination. Celebrate our local heritage with food, music, and fun! Free.

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TOUR DE LAS MISIONES BIKE RIDE

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

The World Heritage Tour de las Misiones will kick off with an organized Bike Tour where registered participants will begin their 7, 14 or 22 mile ride beginning and ending at Mission Park Pavilion #1. Participants will tour the Southside of San Antonio and The Alamo stopping at each Mission where educational opportunities and activities will be available.

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TOUR DE LAS MISIONES 5K AND 10K WALK

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

The World Heritage Tour de las Misiones will start with an organized Walking Tour where registered participants will enjoy a 5K or 10K Walk through the scenic River Walk: Mission Reach. The Walk will be begin and end at Mission Park Pavilion #1.

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MISSION PACHANGA

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

The Mission Pachanga will bring together musicians and local artists to highlight the distinct and diverse spirit of our city, rich in history, folk-art, and musical tradition. This family-friendly event will feature local art and activities from vendors, food trucks, and musical performances from three fun, upbeat acts. The fun isn't over at the finish line. Stick around for Mission Pachanga, a free family-friendly event.

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CELEBRATORY MASS

Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210

In partnership with Las Misiones, a celebratory mass will take place in recognition of the World Heritage UNESCO designation as a World Heritage Site. Sunday Mass will be held at Nuestra Señora de la Purísma Concepción.