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San Antonio's Tricentennial

A celebration for the history books


San Antonio’s 300-year history began in May 1718 with the founding of the San Antonio de Béxar Presidio and Mission San Antonio de Valero (now the Alamo), whose inhabitants helped lay the foundation for the eclectic art, diverse culture and stunning innovations that have become signatures of life in San Antonio. The following centuries saw the tiny collective grow to become the seventh-largest city in the country and a major contributor to the advancement of Texas arts, tourism, cuisine and technology. Today, San Antonio is a city that revels in performances, parties and its ever-colorful character. We hope you’ll join us for the dynamic events and special exhibitions of our yearlong Tricentennial celebration and help pay tribute to our past as we look excitedly toward our future.


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    The Witte

    Unlock 300 years of secrets. Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at The Witte Museum with Confluence & Culture: 300 years of San Antonio History.


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    SeaWorld® and Aquatica® San Antonio

    It’s bigger, brighter and wetter. There’s more to soak, more to soar, and even more experiences in store this year at SeaWorld® and Aquatica® San Antonio.


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    San Antonio Zoo®

    Your summer is about to get wild. Create one-of-a-kind family memories during a visit to San Antonio Zoo. This summer, come face-to-face with life-sized dinos as the zoo transforms into Zoorassic Park!


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    The DoSeum

    In Dream Tomorrow Today, kids and families are invited to step into a time machine and step out into the future they imagine!


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    Hyatt® Hotels

    Three exceptional properties, offering gracious accommodations, welcome you to San Antonio. 


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    Hilton® Hotels

    Celebrate the Hilton Way. Hilton is joining in the 300th celebration with discounts you can't get anywhere else.



Celebrate All Year Long with More Exciting Events and Festivals >

Commemorate the Tricentennial

Celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event with a special remembrance. James Avery Artisan Jewelry, a family-owned company in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, has created a special collection designed by their skilled artisans to celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Find these sterling silver creations in San Antonio and the Hill Country at James Avery Jewelry stores (including the Shops at Rivercenter), online, and at select San Antonio Dillard’s Department Stores.