San Antonio Parks Foundation and Bud Light Present CELEBRATE SA The City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration

Adam Fleming |

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS-USA – Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Details for Celebrate SA, presented by Bud Light, the City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Downtown Celebration, have officially been released. Known as the largest free New Year’s Eve festival in the state of Texas, Celebrate SA continues to draw approximately 50,000 excited revelers each year. The live music event and fireworks show will take place at Hemisfair Park, and inside La Villita / Maverick Plaza, in downtown San Antonio. Official event hours are from 6:00pm through 12:15am, on Monday, December 31st, 2018. The event is 100% FREE to the public.

Programming on the Hemisfair stage will include DJ Red Mamba, (aka. local Spurs-legend Matt Bonner), local all-star Rolling Stones tribute act, The Satisfactions (featuring Garrett T. Capps and DT Buffkin), San Antonio’s favorite westside-soulsters, Eddie and The Valiants, and classic-country hipsters, The Texases.

Performing in the Bud Light DJ Lounge located in Maverick Plaza will be the San Antonio chapter of the all-female DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club, along with local DJ’s Soulstairs and Adam Madrigal. The Bud Light Lounge in Maverick Plaza will also feature new specialty cocktail offerings from Deep Eddy.*

This year’s event will be co-hosted by the San Antonio Tricentennial Commission (300 San Antonio), which will debut videos featuring highlights of San Antonio’s 300th year. The ‘Celebrate Family’ Zone, presented by H-E-B, will be located on Villita St. with games and activities for all ages from 6pm-9pm. The Arneson River Theater will be hosted by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and will offer more free, family-friendly programming from 6pm-9pm. Also, as part of all the evening festivities, the Yanaguana Garden in Hemisfair Park will be open for all to enjoy. The night will be capped with a communal countdown at midnight, followed by a spectacular Fireworks show at The Tower of Americas.

“We’re excited about wrapping up such a historically important year for The City of San Antonio! But also to celebrate looking forward to where our city is going right now, and in the coming year, and in the years to come. It’s such an honor for us to continue to throw this downtown party year, after year.” says Mary Jane Verette, CEO & President of the San Antonio Parks Foundation.

John Jacks, Director of the Center City Development and Operations Department spoke to the importance of supporting the Parks. “As our downtown area continues to grow and our city landscape thickens, it’s important for us to support our downtown Parks, the San Antonio Parks Foundation, and their mission. We’re proud to be a part of these free, family-friendly and community-focused celebrations.”

Tricentennial Commission Chair DR. Cynthia Teniente-Matson added, “For us, it is a chance for us to say good bye, but it’s also a great opportunity for us to say thank you and to showcase the amazing people who were a part of making all of these wonderful things happen all year long! Our volunteers, our staff, and the people of San Antonio that jumped in and took part. And of course to our generous sponsors. This year was made entirely possible because of them.”

The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank all official sponsors of Celebrate SA:

Bud Light, H-E-B, NBC4, Fox29, CW35, The Hyatt Regency, The Tricentennial, Deep Eddy Vodka, The Aztec Theatre, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, iHeart Radio, The San Antonio Current, Lyft, The City of San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation and Center City Development & Operations departments.

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Adam Fleming - / 210-212-8423

*Please advise, the new cocktail offerings in Maverick Plaza will now restrict that area to attendees 21yrs and older.

About San Antonio Parks Foundation

Organized in 1981, The non-profit, donor-supported San Antonio Parks Foundation is a philanthropic partner of the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department, which stewards the City’s more than 247 parks and 150 miles of trails.  All monies raised support and accelerate impactful and transformative park projects from playgrounds to lighting, beautification, accessibility, shade, recycling, water conservation, resurfacing walking paths, signage, restoration, and more. Funding for parks projects is provided from municipal, foundation, and corporate grants, and individual gifts.