2017 Alamo commemoration schedule released

Events begin Feb. 23 and run until March 6


SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo has released its official schedule of events for the 2017 Commemoration of the Siege and Battle of 1836.

Here's a look of events with dates and times:

Siege Readings: February 23 - March 6 / 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. daily

Alamo staff twice-daily will give historical readings that tell what was happening at the Alamo on each day of the siege. Each demonstration lasts for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

Ride for Texas Independence: Friday, February 24 / 10 a.m.

The Alamo staff will have a reading of the Travis letter, which is then handed to a mounted rider to demonstrate the courier leaving the Alamo on February 24. Following the reenactment there will be history demonstrations, including 19th century letter writing, the printing press, life of a soldier, and more.

An Evening with Heroes: Friday, March 3 / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The staff will present an after-hours theater walking visitors through seven vignettes that recreate scenes at the Alamo during the siege. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Fiddle Fest: Saturday, March 4 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seven performers - including Jason Roberts, Mario Flores, Ron Knuth, and more - provide music on the grounds, with living history demonstrations throughout the day. The event is free to the public.

Dusk at the Alamo: Monday, March 6 / 6 p.m.

Alamo staff closes Commemoration with a reading of the Juan Seguin letter (in English and Spanish) in front of the Church.