Although Fiesta formally gets underway during the third weekend of April, there are several other unofficial Fiesta programs and other events, such as a film screening, a golf tournament, and acrobatic cat shows, scheduled around San Antonio at the same time. This is not a comprehensive list.

'Resilient and Responsive: Artists and the Environment'

San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture will present "Resilient and Responsive: Artists and the Environment,” an exhibit dedicated to climate, the environment and community response, explores our understanding of science, nature and impact.The Amazing Acro-Cats

The Amazing Acro-Cats—the famed troupe of trained domestic house cats—will perform all sorts of tricks and feats of agility and entertainment. Each show includes a performance by Tuna and the Rock Cats, the all-cat band. San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition will receive a portion of all ticket sales. SAFCC members will also be available on-site to provide information.Poetry open mic night

Write About Now will present a poetry open mic night. There will also be music.Movie screening

San Antonio District 9 City Council member John Courage’s office will present a free screening of the Disney movie “Wish.” Free popcorn will also be offered. Attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
  • April 19, 8 p.m.
  • Free
  • Walker Ranch Park, 12603 West Ave., San Antonio
  • 210-207-5255
Free document shredding in Stone Oak

Stone Oak Property Owners Association will invite Stone Oak-area residents to a free document shredding event. Motorists may pull up in their vehicle with a box or bag of documents and other eligible items to be removed by volunteers for disposal. Each vehicle is limited to four bags or boxes. Only white or colored paper, folders, staples, paper clips and rubber bands will be accepted.
  • April 20, 8 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • North Central Baptist Hospital parking lot, corner of Madison Oak and Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio

Jaguar Pride Association, supporters of Johnson High School student-athletes, will present their 15th annual Jaggyshack golf tournament fundraiser. Individual players and teams are welcome to participate. Registration fee includes green and cart fees, range balls, breakfast, lunch, two drink tickets and a gift.
  • April 20, 8 a.m.
  • Canyon Springs Golf Club, 24405 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio
  • $150 individual, $600 team
Fiesta medal food drive

District 123 State Rep. Diego Bernal, D-San Antonio, will sponsor his annual Fiesta medal food drive. Donations of nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, dried beans, macaroni and cheese, cereal, rice, and canned foods will be forwarded to the San Antonio Food Bank. In return, each donor will receive Bernal's 2024 Fiesta medal while supplies last.
  • April 20, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • 5252 Blanco Road, San Antonio
  • 210-308-9700
Spring cleanup

River City Federal Credit Union will invite community members to get into the spirit of spring cleaning. While RCFCU employees clear out their office, residents may bring certain bulky items and recyclables for proper disposal, and sensitive documents for shredding. Guests may bring plastics, aluminum, metal, glass, cardboard boxes, and unsoiled paper products. Additionally, bulky trash dumpsters will be available for large items, such as appliances and furniture.

RCFCU will open a new sustainable headquarters.Solar car races

Northside ISD students will race the miniature solar-powered cars that they have spent weeks designing and building. More than 270 elementary and middle school teams, with 1,036 students, are expected to compete with three or four students on each team. Approximately 46 elementary schools and 15 middle schools will participate this year. Solar cars is a non-tuition-based after-school science program for fourth through sixth graders.
  • April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Gustafson Stadium, 7001 Culebra St., San Antonio
Butterfly program

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will present a family friendly program about native butterflies, the difference between host and nectar plants, and how residents can support Texas butterflies’ habitat.Chamber music concert

Local chamber music ensemble Agarita will perform with violinist Aimee Lopez and Junior Tuesday Musical Club Young Instrumentalists.
  • April 20, 4 p.m.
  • Free
  • Cathedral Rock Park, 8002 Grissom Road, San Antonio
Freestyle rap competition

Red Bull Batalla, the world’s largest Spanish-language freestyle rap competition, returns to San Antonio, bringing together some of America’s best freestyle rappers to perform in a bracket-style tournament.Fiesta Frolic

Fiesta Frolic, a family friendly nonofficial Fiesta event, will take place in Olmos Park. There will be refreshments, kids activities, and volunteers with Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect San Antonio selling Fiesta medals to raise funds for their pet welfare organization.Earth Day at the Briscoe Museum

Briscoe Western Art Museum will host an Earth Day event where attendees can learn how nature inspires art. Connie Zamorano of San Antonio’s La Chicharra will explore the world of insect artistry and how entomology—the study of bugs—inspires her creature creations. Guests can take home their own native wildflower seed starter pack so they can create their own garden to observe and learn from. Preregistration is recommended for this free program.Single professionals group meetup

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles age 55 and older, meets for conversation, libations, games and food.
  • April 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Fish City Grill, 5311 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio