Two major San Antonio events expected to go on as planned during COVID-19 pandemic

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo will be in 2021; Rock-n-Roll Marathon expected for later this year

SAN ANTONIO – Several significant events have been canceled since the COVID-19 pandemic started earlier this year, but the Rock-n-Roll Marathon and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo are expected to go on as scheduled.

The marathon, scheduled for Dec. 5-6, is expected to have several modifications if organizers are indeed able to hold the event, according to Richard Oliver, with Visit San Antonio.

“They’re not going to require everyone to wear a mask as they run. They’ll separate out in groups as they go through the starting line,” Oliver said regarding the marathon.

The rodeo, too, will make adjustments to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It will now be hosted in the Freeman Coliseum, where it had been held for decades, instead of the AT&T Center, on the week of Feb. 11-28.

“In order for us to adhere to all the current guidelines set forth and social distancing, that was our most viable option,” Rodeo Spokesperson Lauren Sides said Thursday.

Sides said they’re calling “Retro Rodeo” in 2021.

READ MORE: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo announces plans for 2021

About the Authors:

Paul Venema is a courthouse reporter for KSAT with more than 25 years experience in the role.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.