Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this week?
From parades at The Alamo and downtown to celebrate to a celebration of Latin American culture at the city zoo, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.
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Battle of Flowers Parade
See displays of colors and arrangements with the 128th Battle of Flowers Parade on Friday at The Alamo. The parade honors the defenders of the Alamo, commemorates the victory of San Jacinto and celebrates the diversity and heritage of Texas and the entire country. This year's theme is "For the Love of Texas!"
When: Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
King William Fair
Enjoy live music, dance performances and arts and crafts items available for purchase from vendors on Saturday at the King William Fair. Held on the streets of the historic district, children can play in the Kids Kingdom and watch a parade. All proceeds from the fair benefit scholarships for inner-city students and art programs for elementary through high school students.
When: Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: King William Historic District, 1032 S. Alamo St.
Fiesta Flambeau Parade
The Fiesta Fleambeau Parade lights up the historic district and streets of downtown along a 2.6 mile path. Expect to see themed floats illuminated by thousands of lights, plus marching bands, dance groups and other attractions in the parade.
When: Saturday, April 27, 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: The Alasmo, 300 Alamo Plaza
Festival de Animales
The San Antonio Zoo is recognizing Latin America culture, food and its native animals on Sunday with the Festival de Animales. There will be up-close animal interactions, Latin American food and merchandise for sale, entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, April 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary's St.
A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada
The Rancho Del Charro is hosting A Day in Old Mexico and Charreada on Sunday that will include dance performances, live Mariachi music, pony rides, food, drinks and more.
When: Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m.
Where: Rancho del Charro, 6126 Padre Drive