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Paseo por El Westside 2024 at Rinconcito

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

| Free

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We invite you to our 15th Annual Paseo por El Westside, a cultural and historic preservation community gathering on the Westside of San Antonio. The Paseo por El Westside will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Rinconcito de Esperanza (816 S. Colorado St.) from 9am to 3pm.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

Celebrate San Antonio’s Westside history, culture and people with the Paseo or El Westside.

As part of National Historic Preservation Month, Paseo por El Westside offers Westside and San Antonio residents and visitors alike, walking tours of the historic westside, a neighborhood that has always been portrayed as the “bad side of town,” and shares the history through its architecture, culture, sacred spaces, and political struggles such as the struggle against the destruction of our casitas and the displacement of our gente.

Join us at Paseo to celebrate, preserve and honor the places, history and the tangible and intangible cultura of San Antonio’s historic Westside. Paseo promises to be a fun-filled educational community-led event for all ages. Recover cultural memory, see the beauty and surviving architecture, and help us preserve what remains in the historic Westside by joining us in play, storytelling, and practice of traditions at the 15th Annual Paseo por El Westside.

Admission is free and the event is family friendly and open to the public. The whole family is invited whether they were born and raised in the Westside or simply enjoy cultural festivities honoring San Antonio’s heritage.

Schedule of Events

Workshops 9am-3pm
Games, Live Music Y Mucho Más!

Arte, Juegos Y Tradiciones
Interactive Workshops

9am-12pm – ¡Juegos Y Más! Gloria Hinojosa, John Petit

9am-12pm – Clay Demos MujerArtes

9am-12pm – Washboard Demo with Imelda Deleon

9am-2pm – Piñata Making with Rosalía Vargas

9am-3pm – Folded Creations Paper Hat with Xavier Reyes and Blanca Rivera

10am-2pm – Flower Making Guadalupe Segura

12pm-2pm – Papalotl Dreaming Kite Making with Manuel Cruz Ramírez

1pm-2pm – Abuelita’s Square Crochet with Rachel Martínez

1pm-3pm – Ojos De Dios Elizabeth Gerónimo

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Preparación De Comida
Food Demonstrations

10am & 11:30am – “Spice Of Life”: A Culinary History Of Enchiladas Blanca Rivera
Learn About The Different Types Of Enchiladas And Sample Different Tastes!

12pm – Pan Dulce with Rachel Martínez
Learn The Names Of The Pan Dulce At Your Local Panadería And Get A Taste!

11am-3pm – Raspa Making  with Jaime Rivera
Free Raspas All Day, While Supplies Last!

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Salud Y Curación
Health & Healing

11am – Natural Soap Workshop with Araceli Herrera
Learn To Make Natural Soaps!

10am-3pm – Rebozo Healing The Teaching Of Cenzontlinmati
Workshop Starts Every Hour. Weaving Community Together Through Breathing, Stretching & Pláticas.

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Museo Del Westside

Mapping Memorias
Take A Photo For Our Map Collage, And Tell Us The Stories Of The Westside That Feel Like Home.

En Nuestra Imagen/ In Our Image:
Retratos De Nuestra Comunidad
Sign Up For A Family Portrait With Antonia Padilla, Owner Of Studiolight Photography.

M&E Grocery/Ruben’s Icehouse
Explore The Photos And Stories Of The Historic M&E Grocery And Ruben’s Icehouse, As We Prepare For The Opening Of The Museo Del Westside.

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Live Performances

11am – Conjunto Heritage Taller

12pm – Blanca Rosa/Henry Gomez y Mariachi Esperanza

1pm- Panfilo’s Güera

2pm – Santiago Jimenez Jr. y Su Conjunto

Plus Dj Despeinada, Teatro Esperanza, Rito Pena Y Hunter Chavez!

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Neighborhood Walking Tours
History, Culture, Architecture & Politics
9:30am & 11am
Tours Start At The Rinconcito, 816 S. Colorado St.
Meet At The Entrance Gate On South Colorado St.

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Recordando Y Conservando
History & Preservation Workshops

10am – Mexican American Genealogy Sylvia Reyna (San Antonio Public Library)
11am – Preserving Your Family Documents Sylvia Reyna 
1pm – Dichos Y Adivinanzas Blanca Rivera
All Day – Historic Window Restoration Office Of Historic Preservation

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Community Partners

MujerArtes Clay Cooperative, Araceli’s Natural Herbs, Soaps & Lotions, San Antonio Public Library, SAWS, Circle In Da Hood, Panocha Zine, Alamo Community Colleges, Conjunto Heritage Taller, Domesticas Unidas, Radical Registrars, San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM), Uplift Sa, CoSA Office Of Historic Preservation, Soilnature Herban Farmacy, Say Sí, CoSA District 5, CoSA Parks & Recreation, Coalition For Dignified Housing, Historic Westside Residents Association, Xelena González, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.


Saturday, May 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Esperanza Peace and Justice Center


Rinconcito de Esperanza
816 S Colorado (@ Guadalupe St)
San Antonio, TX 78207
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