Calling All Gamers, Bikers, Celestial Enthusiasts for Weekend Activities

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Participants take a break while watching the march from a concrete embankment.

Scott Ball / Rivard Report

Tour de Dream is a 14-mile bike ride through the East Side of San Antonio in anticipation of MLK Day.

This weekend has everything: gaming, bike rides, history lessons, and a full lunar eclipse. If you have a long weekend, take advantage of the extra day and get the family out of the house! Read on for activity inspiration – there’s always something happening in San Antonio.

PAX South 2019

Gamers, rejoice: PAX South 2019 returns to the Henry B. González Convention Center this weekend. This “epic celebration of gaming” features tournaments for players of such games as Super Smash Bros., Magic the Gathering, and Street Fighter V; panels; musical performances; nerdy merchandise; and more. Attendees can also meet people behind their favorite blockbuster games and find some indie developers they may not have heard of before. Three-day passes are sold out, but day passes are available. Find tickets and more information here.
Friday – Sunday
900 E. Market St.
$10 – $85

Tour de Dream Fest

MLK Day is Monday, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has sanctioned this third annual bicycle ride through East San Antonio on Saturday morning. The 14-mile bike route will showcase historical Eastside buildings and landmarks and give participants a chance to see more of San Antonio. There’s also a bike skills course for kids, running from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is donation-based and will support charities around East San Antonio as well as Cherrity Bar’s current designated beneficiary. If you donate more than $20, you will get a free T-shirt. Register for the bike ride here.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
302 Montana St.
Monetary donation

Women’s March 2019

As in other U.S. cities, the Women’s March in San Antonio is not a march this year, but a rally. On Saturday, women will gather at the San Fernando Cathedral downtown to hear community leaders, speakers, poets, and music. Scheduled topics include the transgender experience, criminal justice, violence against women, and health care.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
231 Commerce St.
Free

San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Open House

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is opening the doors of the Sutton Family Homestead on Saturday to help people learn how they can help preserve the city’s black history. This DreamWeek 2019 event is free, but donations will be accepted. Expect to see historic artifacts and enjoy storytelling, with light refreshments served.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
430 N. Cherry St.
Free

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

The first full lunar eclipse totally visible from the United States since 2010 is definitely an excuse for a party. This one is hosted by the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers, and they’ll be set up at McAllister Park starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with telescopes and the strains of Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon album. The actual eclipse starts at 8:36 p.m. Because clear skies are needed to see an eclipse, the event is dependent on the weather. If it’s cloudy and you still want to see the eclipse, find a live-stream of it here. Find more information on the McAllister Park viewing party here.
6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd.
Free

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