Black History Month and activities designed to get locals ready for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo are among events slated during the first weekend of February across the San Antonio area. This list is not comprehensive.

Orchid exhibit

The San Antonio Botanical Garden will host its annual orchid exhibit, featuring tours, educational classes and more to provide an immersive experience for both orchid enthusiasts and novices alike.

  • Now through Feb. 29
  • Exhibit admission by regular SABG admission; some classes and tours may incur an additional cost
  • 555 Funston Place, San Antonio

Quilt show

The African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio will present a Black History Month exhibit, “Beautifully Black,” featuring 13 quilters curated by Deborah Harris.

Singles Professional Network gathering

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

  • Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • La Hacienda de los Barrios, 18747 Redland Road, San Antonio

Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive

For this yearly pre-rodeo event, thousands of people will gather in downtown San Antonio for a rodeo wrangler breakfast, a cattle drive, a parade and a vaquero cookoff—all happenings organized to preserve and honor America’s Western heritage and regional culinary traditions.

Dance/theatrical performance

Arte y Pasión will presents “Tablao Entre Los Arboles,” (Tableau Between the Trees), an informal theatrical dance performance blended with contemporary flamenco dance, ballroom dance, music and art set in an intimate setting. Proceeds will support Arte y Pasión’s spring season, which starts in March. A social hour takes place before the show. Viewers may watch in person or via Zoom.

School Discovery Day

San Antonio Charter Moms will have a School Discovery Day, where young families can visit with representatives of more than 20 local charter schools to learn more about their campus. There will also be music, a petting zoo and face painting for attendees.

  • Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St., San Antonio

New pet spay/neuter program

San Antonio Animal Care Services and Spay Neuter Network will begin a new transportation program to help pet parents with limited transportation get their companion animals sterilized. The program allows pet owners and fosters to reserve a ride to the surgery site. Dropoffs and pickups are at the same location. Program partners will celebrate the occasion with a free vaccination and microchip clinic. Pet owners may arrive first come, first served.

  • Feb. 3, 8-11 a.m.
  • Free
  • Spay Neuter Network clinic at Brackenridge Drive, 210 Tuleta Drive, Ste. 3, San Antonio

Chili cookoff

The Hill Country Village Homeowners Association will hold a chili cookoff with prizes going to first-, second- and third-place winners.

  • Feb. 4, 3-6 p.m.
  • Free
  • City Hall, 116 Aspen Lane, Hill Country Village
  • 210-494-3671

Jewish Film Festival

The 23rd San Antonio Jewish Film Festival will have screenings of new feature-length, documentary and short Jewish films from around the world.

  • Feb. 4-18, screening times and dates vary
  • $12 per film, $84 for all movies
  • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy., San Antonio

Business owner information session

San Antonio-based Marquardt Law Firm will offer a free information session for local small-business owners about the newly minted Corporate Transparency Act. Enacted in 2021, the act requires certain businesses to disclose sensitive information about their owners and structure to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , such as legal names, addresses, tax IDs and “doing business as” names. The law also focuses on individuals known as beneficial business owners. The gathering will include refreshments.

  • Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines St., San Antonio
  • 210-530-4278