San Antonio's Pride celebration and several Independence Day events highlight happenings scheduled across the area in June and July.


Shavano Park's Picnic in the Park

The city of Shavano Park will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at the City Hall campus. The family friendly event begins with a mini-parade around the City Hall parking lot, followed by music, food, patriotic baking and bicycle decorating contests, a petting zoo, pony rides, water park activities and more. Residents may bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, bathing suits, towels and water shoes.Collectors’ expo

Dozens of dealers and vendors will buy, sell and trade sports and nonsports cards and memorabilia, comic books, toys and other collectibles.
  • June 29-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $10 one day, $15 both days
  • San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio
Pride festival and parade

San Antonio’s annual Pride celebration will begin with a daytime festival at Crockett Park, featuring food, entertainment, a health fair and more. The celebration will wind up with an evening parade along North Main Avenue in the same neighborhood.
  • June 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (festival), 9 p.m. parade starts
  • Festival: $12-$15 for ages 12 and older; free for ages 11 and under; parade free (admission)
  • Festival at 1300 N. Main Ave.; parade route from West Dewey Place to West Euclid Avenue, San Antonio

Fourth of July in Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park Community Association will present the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration which will start with a parade. Participants may ride a bicycle, tractor trailer, golf cart or walk from City Hall to Voigt Park. Afterwards, residents can enjoy free food and other activities in a picnic at Voigt Park.
  • July 4, 10 a.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • City Hall, 2 Mecca Drive; Voigt Park, 701 El Portal Drive, Hollywood Park
Fourth of July in San Antonio

The city of San Antonio’s Independence Day celebration will include a mini-parade around Woodlawn Lake Park, music, food and more leading up to a fireworks show.Bastille Day French festival

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café will sponsor a Bastille Day festival, celebrating a pivotal event leading up to the French revolution. There will be French beer, French wine, small bites, a French classic car show, French music and teams from around Texas participating in a petanque “bocci” tournament.
  • July 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Free (admission); $50 tournament team fee
  • The Shops at La Cantera - Main Street, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio


Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present the 45th CineFestival San Antonio, the nation’s original and longest-running Latino film festival. In addition to film screenings open to community members, the event will have master classes and panel discussions designed for filmmakers.Support group meeting

Myasthenia Gravis Alamo Area Support Group will gather to provide information and answer questions about living with the rare neurological condition.
  • July 13, 11 a.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Bexar County Pct. 3 Satellite Office, 320 Interpark Blvd., San Antonio
  • Andrea “Andy” Williams, 210-365-7513