Dieciséis de Septiembre celebrations, a dog-friendly market and a garden concert are among highlighted happenings slated in San Antonio during the third weekend of September.

Single Professionals Network meetup

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles aged 55 years and older, meets for conversation, libations and food.

  • Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Don Adolpho’s, 19151 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio
  • https://spn-sa.org

Dieciséis de Septiembre Parade

Avenida Guadalupe Association’s Dieciséis de Septiembre Parade will involve representation from dozens of local businesses, civic organizations, schools, arts and cultural groups celebrating Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spanish rule.

Viva Dieciséis at Pearl

Pearl will celebrate Dieciséis de Septiembre, or the 16th of September, honoring Mexico’s Independence from Spain. The celebration will include live musical performances, a grito contest, and kids’ activities including Lotería, guitar painting and more. Viva Dieciséis at Pearl kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at Pearl.

Storytime Stampede

Families and caregivers of young children can enjoy Western fun and stories with the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s new Storytime Stampede. These 300-minute programs are designed for young children ages 18 months to 5 years. Storytime Stampede will include stories told and acted out, books read aloud, movement activities, songs, and art fun.

  • Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.
  • Program included with museum admission
  • 210 W. Market St., San Antonio
  • www.briscoemuseum.org

Downtown Dog Market

Dog Guide San Antonio will present the Downtown Dog Market, featuring vendors offering pet-friendly attire, accessories, food, treats, toys and more. There will also music and other activities. Bring your washed, gently used dog clothes, toys and accessories to swap out for some new-to-you goodies. Any remaining items will be donated to local dogs in need.

Gridiron variety show

The San Antonio Society of Professional Journalists will present its annual Gridiron show. Local journalists and press relations professionals perform comedic skits, poking fun at politics, sports, artificial intelligence, pop culture and more. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local student journalists. Free parking is available at the Cattlemen’s Square parking lot across the street.

  • Sept. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $25 (matinee), $25-$75 (evening)
  • Buena Vista Live, 501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio
  • https://tinyurl.com/yu4kwte2

William Beckmann at San Antonio Botanical Garden

Texas musician William Beckmann will perform a blend of vintage country, Americana and Latin music for San Antonio Botanical Garden visitors. Guests may bring lawn chairs and blankets. VIP seating is available. Concessions will be open to all attendees for purchase. Additionally, concert attendees may return with their concert ticket for free one-day SABG admission between Sept. 18-30.

Town hall with Council Member Manny Pelaez

Manny Pelaez, San Antonio City Council member for District 8, will host a town hall about efforts to combat juvenile crime. The forum will include District 7 Council Member Marina Aldrete Gavito, police Chief William McManus and 436th Juvenile District Court Judge William “Cruz” Shaw. Light refreshments will be available.

  • Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • St. Mary’s University Sarita Kennedy East Law Library, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio (Parking available in Lots C and D)
  • 210-207-0943