10 things to do in San Antonio March 31-April 4

Fiesta Castle Hills, an official Fiesta event scheduled for April 2, begins with a neighborhood mini-parade at 10 a.m. (Courtesy Fiesta Castle Hills)
Fiesta Castle Hills, an official Fiesta event scheduled for April 2, begins with a neighborhood mini-parade at 10 a.m. (Courtesy Fiesta Castle Hills)

Fiesta Castle Hills, an official Fiesta event scheduled for April 2, begins with a neighborhood mini-parade at 10 a.m. (Courtesy Fiesta Castle Hills)

Fiesta is fully back, so there are plenty of Fiesta-related activities to enjoy during the first weekend of April.

March 31

The 19th Hole Fiesta involves food, music and backyard games for attendees of the Valero Texas Open as well as nonattendees. The golf tournament, now in its 100th year, raises funds for numerous local charities. 5-9 p.m. Call for admission and other details. The Backyard/TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Parkway. www.valerotexasopen.com

April 1

Dia en la Sombrilla is a Fiesta event that raises money for The University of Texas at San Antonio's student organizations. It includes food, music and a mini-parade. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). UTSA Sombrilla Plaza, 1 UTSA Circle. www.utsa.edu/students/getinvolved/student-orgs/roadrunner-productions



April 2

El Rey Fido Coronation is a family- and pet-friendly spin on formal Fiesta royalty events, with dogs running for the crown of El Rey Fido and Royal Court titles, such as Prince/Princess of the Food Bowl. 10 a.m. Free (admission). Hops N Hounds, 13838 Jones Maltsberger Road. 210-226-7461. sahumane.org

April 2

Fiesta Castle Hills, a Castle Hills Community Organization event, is raising funds for the San Antonio Food Bank with a mini-parade, artisan vendors, live music, children’s activities and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Castle Hills commons, 209 Lemonwood Drive. castlehillscommunityorganization.org/fiesta-castle-hills

April 2

Loteria Para Lideres is a new Fiesta event where vendors will be selling an array of Fiesta merchandise. Proceeds will support Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ programming. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 (per person). Estancia del Norte San Antonio, 37 NE Loop 410. 210-349-2404. www.girlscouts-swtx.org/en/donate/Loteria_2022.html

April 2

Kings’ Cup Polo Party is a Fiesta event involving polo matches, drinks, a luncheon and entertainment—all to support the San Antonio Polo Club’s funding of children’s riding lessons, and its high school and Trinity University polo teams. Noon-4 p.m. $20 (per person). 490 W. Specht Road. 210-310-9866. sanantoniopoloclub.com

April 2

The San Antonio Street Art Initiative presents the inaugural St. Mary’s Strip Fiesta Block Party. The event celebrates SASAI’s creation of 60 murals in three years with the addition of new St. Mary Strip murals honoring neighborhood businesses. Lonesome Rose, Paper Tiger and Hi-Tones are among the bars that will feature live music throughout the afternoon and night, while other bars along North St. Mary’s Street will host live DJ sets. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (admission to block party and most bars, including Paper Tiger); $10 (cover charge at Lonesome Rose and Hi-Tones). Activities along North St. Mary’s Street between 517 E Woodlawn Ave. and 2114 N. St Mary's St. http://sanantoniostreetart.org

April 2

Weathered Souls Brewing Co. hosts a Fiesta-themed party with live music; Fiesta-style foods, such as chicken on a stick, corn in a cup, turkey legs, gorditas and funnel cakes; Fiesta medals; and more. Noon-5 p.m. Free (admission). 606 Embassy Oaks, Ste. 500. 210-274-6824. www.facebook.com/weatheredsoulsbrewing

April 3

Fiesta de la Familia is a family-oriented event for all ages that includes carnival games, rides, food, music and auctions. Noon-7 p.m. Free (admission). St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst Road. 210-342-5271. stgregorys.net

April 4

The town of Hollywood Park and the Hollywood Park Community Association will hold a forum where residents can meet local City Council candidates. 6 p.m. Free. Hollywood Park City Hall, 2 Mecca Drive. 210-494-2023

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.