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Alamo Area Hospitality Association Newsletter
May 2012
In This Issue


The Alamo Area Hospitality Association extends a
warm welcome to our
newest members:

Kyle Hayungs with CRS Texas

Maria Williams with Majestic Events by Maria
We welcome back to the association as renewed

Marco Barros with San Antonio Tourism Council

Nancy Resendez-Battram, CMP with NRB Management

Linda Winchester with San Antonio Tourism Council

Greetings from the
Alamo Area Hospitality Association

There have been so many diverse and entertaining activities that have occurred just this past month that we just don't know where to begin. 

We completed a very successful National Tourism Week as well as some first time ever events such as the Inaugural River Walk Military Parade during Armed Forces Day.  There was Luminaria and the continuation of some yummy Culinaria events.

During NTW the Alamo Area Hospitality Association donated a barbeque grill for a lucky winner at the Salute to Firefighters and Paramedics Appreciation Luncheon that was held at Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Our terrific volunteers who served lunches and the lucky winner; Firefighter Mike Mulroney from Fire Station #4 at 1430 N. St. Mary's St. Congratulations Mike and thank you for your service to our community!

Also during NTW AAHA donated a check for $500 to St. Philip's College Department of Tourism.

San Antonio is all a buzz with local sports to include the Spurs, Missions, Rampage, Silver Stars, Talons and Scorpions as well as the various college teams and all they have accomplished this season so far.

On Memorial Day weekend we ask that you take caution when traveling and to be safe with your water activities.

June is chock-full of events and activities and last but not least; don't forget the Dads on Sunday, June 17.



General Manager Dan Decker from SeaWorld speaks to the audience
Thank you to our friends at SeaWorld Texas for hosting the May Park Preview Luncheon. SeaWorld is excited to debut their brand new water park; Aquatica. The South Seas meets South Texas at Aquatica, a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark only SeaWorld could create. Aquatica blends up-close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrills and sandy beaches.     
The look and feel of Aquatica is inspired by the vivid color, stunning flora and the carefree personality of the South Sea Islands. Crystal-blue rivers wind through hidden grottos. Refreshing waterfalls and rich greenery surround stunning sand beaches. The park icons - whimsical animal patterns inspired by the Maori culture of New Zealand - adorn carved totem poles and colorful structures.
Aquatica features three terraced pools, a giant wave pool, meandering rivers and racing rides - including a one-of-a-kind family raft ride that goes underwater through a reef filled with stingrays and tropical fish and another ride that sends family rafts up a zero-gravity wall where riders experience weightlessness.
Pictures courtesy Laurie Rush; Goen South Photography
fun fun
Marco Barros
Witte Museum Boot Scoot and 5K Fun Run
Boot Scoot and 5K Run

Saturday, May 26, 7 - 7:45 a.m. Click here to register. Put on your running shoes and join us for the Witte Museum Boot Scoot and 5K Fun Run! The proceeds from this event will benefit the scholarship fund supporting school group field trips to the Witte Museum. This morning run through Brackenridge Park kicks off the festivities for the opening weekend of the Witte's new Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center.  The Witte Museum Boot Scoot and 5K Fun Run will not be like any other fun run in town, it has a special Witte twist! Everyone is encouraged to change into boots after the run for a boot scoot at 9:15 a.m. in front of the museum.

Event Details:
Registration - 7 a.m.
Fun Run - 8 a.m.
Boot Scoot - 9:15 a.m. 
Race-Day Registration:
7 - 7:45 a.m. at the Witte Museum
Packet Pick Up: 
Fleet Feet Sports San Antonio
Friday May 25, 12 - 7 p.m. 
Witte Museum

Event Location:
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
San Antonio, TX. 78209  

Event Fees:
$25 Adult
$5  Children 10 and younger
$55 Boot Scoot Family 4 pack; 2 adults & 2 children
$25 Race from my pillow; t-shirt included
$20 Per person, Team entry (10 person minimum all registered at once)
$30 Race Day registration
No refunds!

41st Annual Texas Folklife Festival
June 8-10 2012
The Texas Folklife Festival was modeled after the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival, which was held in Washington, D.C. in 1968.On behalf of the Institute of Texan Cultures (which was built as part of the Texan Pavilion for the 1968 World's Fair),O.T. Baker attended the first Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Festival founder Baker came home with big plans to replicate the event.
The first Texas Folklife Festival was held from September 7-10, 1972, on the grounds of the Institute in HemisFair Park. O.T. Baker (1910-2006), the Festival's founder and director from 1972-75, was a dedicated and inspirational leader in constructing this phenomenal event that has received countless international, regional and local awards. The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011.
Festival Dates and Hours
Friday, June 8: 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, June 10: 12-7 p.m.

Festival Ticket Pricing
Adult (13 plus) $10 in advance* $12 at the gate
Child (6-12) $5 in advance* $5 at the gate
Children 5 and under are FREE
Group sales 20 adult tickets in advance only for $8 each.

Advance tickets also available at H-E-B Stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB and the ITC museum store. *There may be convenience fees for advance purchase at some locations and online.

Folklife Festival
10th Annual San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival
June 1-3 2012
Crockett Park comes alive with the sound of jazz during this free, three-day, family-friendly event. The United States Army Jazz Combo Band, Austin trumpeter Jeff Lofton and New York tenor saxophonist Stand Killian hold fourth Friday, June 1.  Aaron Prado Jazz Band and Patsy Torres lead off June 2, followed by El Salvador-born Nuevo flamenco guitarist Guillermo Serpas, Houston saxophonist Dean James and The Brew's Latin jazz from Austin.  Sunday, June 3, features the Trinity University Jazz Orchestra, South Texas Jazz Quarter and saxophonist Stephen Richard of Houston with smooth jazz headliners Tom Braxton of Houston and Michael Lingston of California. 

Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave at Cypress St.  Click here for more information.

Folklife Festival
Art in the Dark
June 7 2012

art in the dark

June 7, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 PM
$20 per person.  To purchase tickets click here.

The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind hosts this special auction of local artisans.  Works are draped; which you can touch but no peeking prior to the bidding.  Each artist will discuss their donated piece and show other works they have designed.  Music provided by the Lighthouse's blind employees.

Greater San Antonio Builders Association Event Center
3625 Paesano Pkwy.
San Antonio, TX

June 15-16 2012
June 15 -16, 2012.  Comanche Park, 2600 Rigsby Ave.

Rick James Original Stone City Band and The Mary Jane Girls headline the annual celebration of the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Texas in 1865 at the free, family-friendly, two-day reunion in Comanche Park. Miss Juneteenth Scholarship, fish dinners by the flotilla Fishing and Boating Club, Freedom Dinner for the Kathy Clay-Little scholarship and a golf tournament at Fair Oaks Country Club round out the city-wide festivities.

To read more click here.

Folklife Festival
18th Annual San Antonio Film Festival
June 18-24 2012

San Antoni Film Festival

Now in it's 18th year, the San Antonio Film Festival is held annually in June at Santikos Palladium IMAX, Instituto Cultural De Mexico, Santikos Rialto, Santikos Bijou and Pearl Brewery.

Feature-length, short, college, high school and films made in San Antonio are featured at the seven-day event that culminates with awards in 10 categories, from a grand prize to best animated short. Click SAFILM for more information. 

4th Annual RiverTini Pour-Off
June 19 2012
June 19, 2012 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk

The RiverTini Pour-Off is an annual competition featuring some of the city's top bars and restaurants mixing specialty martinis that reflect the fresh and lively spirit of the San Antonio River. The event raises funds for the San Antonio River Foundation and celebrates the on-going efforts to bring recreation, public art and educational opportunities along the San Antonio River expansions.
Tickets - $50 each includes:
Martini sampling and appetizers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Parking - Free from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m at all downtown city lots, garages and meters. 
All guests must be 21 or older
Tickets are non-refundable
Sponsorships also available.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

Folklife Festival
AT&T Center's Concert Lineup

AT&T Center

June 3:     New Edition
June 15:   Chris Perez Project
June 22:   Van Halen with Kool And The Gang
June 23:   Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil
June 30:   Vans Warped Tour

Purchase online now for these and any other events. 

June Monthly Luncheon
We have a special program in store for the June luncheon which will be held on the 21st of June at the Hardrock Cafe San Antonio.  You won't want to miss it so be sure to RSVP as soon as you receive your invitation; seats are limited.

If you are NOT receiving your invitation via CVent; please contact Ashley Mitchell by clicking here or by calling 210-697-5457.

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