City of San Antonio announces 2021 World Heritage Festival events

6th annual festival will take place virtually and in-person from Sept. 8–12

Mission Concepción closes its doors beginning Sunday, January 5 for a restoration project. (Alicia Barrera, KSAT 12)

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio and its partners on Friday announced events for the 2021 World Heritage Festival.

Between Sept. 8-12, the sixth annual festival will consist of both virtual and in-person events.

Activities include a mural tour, audio tour, mass by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, and other events.

“Restored by light” at Mission San Jose will illuminate the mission and host food trucks, entertainment and other activities on Sept. 10.

“Music and movie under the stars” will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Mission Marquee Plaza.

For more information on the events, click here.

The San Antonio missions have been a designated World Heritage Site under UNESCO since 2015, and were the first in Texas to earn the label. World Heritage Festivals at the Missions began the following year.


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