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San Antonio’s World Heritage Festival Set to Focus on Missions & History

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The second annual World Heritage Festival in San Antonio, here in the Texas Hill Country, is a collaborative event designed to celebrate and promote the San Antonio Missions, which were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. The festival helps to raise awareness, as well as funding to preserve, promote, and maintain these important parts of our heritage.

San Antonio’s World Heritage Festival Set to Focus on Missions & History

Photo: Facebook/World Heritage Festival

Scheduled for September 6-10 this year, this year’s World Heritage Festival will feature “The San Antonio Story,” a new exhibit addition highlighting the development of the city. The festival looks to promote history and heritage awareness, recognizing the importance of the UNESCO designation, being the first of its kind in the state of Texas. It’s also designed to bring attention to the private nonprofits that work to support the park, the four mission churches, and the active parishes pertaining to each.

San Antonio’s World Heritage Festival Set to Focus on Missions & History

Photo: Facebook/Randy Beamer

Visitors to the festival are welcomed to see the San Antonio UNESCO World Heritage Site Missions by bike or on foot, enjoy a beautiful sunset picnic at one of the missions featuring food which is locally sourced, and explore San Antonio de Bejar’s illuminated past while visiting Mission Concepcion! There’s also the Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride and Walk event which coincides with the festival, scheduled for September 9. The organized tour allows participants to take a seven, 14, or 22-mile tour of the missions, beginning and ending at Mission Park Pavilion #1. For event and festival details visit their website at www.worldheritagefestival.org, and for event updates and posts, like or follow their Facebook page!

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