San Antonio is a city with year-round appeal. You don’t have to have balmy summer temperatures to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Check out these five winter events in the coming months and add some exciting options to your calendar.
1. Natural Bridge Caverns 5K Run
Sunday, Feb. 7
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.
Can you imagine beginning a 5K from within a U.S. National Natural Landmark? This is the only 5K in the world that starts in the center of a cave, and the whole course will take you through scenic terrain. From the belly of the cave to “Pluto’s Anteroom,” the one-loop course will then extend to jeep trails before the finish. To register, click on the link above!
2. 2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Feb. 11 – Feb. 28
AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum Grounds
With 11 consecutive awards for the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, there’s little question that this will be an outstanding event. Rodeo fans will enjoy one WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) event and six PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) events. Steer wrestling and team roping are not all you’ll see. Other show stoppers include the Calf Scramble, Grand Entry, and Mutton Bustin’.
3. 20th Annual Fun Fish Event
Sunday, Feb. 28
Camp Huaco Springs, New Braunfels
Children ages 3-16 will have a chance to participate in WORD of Comal County’s free event on the Guadalupe River. All kids receive a free t-shirt after registering, and a loaner fishing pole, and bait and tackle. Event registration and education begins at 10:30 a.m. with fishing from noon to 3 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to children who catch specific marked fish, and trophies are given to children who catch the longest fish in each age bracket. So, mark your calendar and be sure to join the outdoor fun.
4. River City Run – 5K Running Tour of San Antonio
Through March 27
Downtown San Antonio
Are you looking for a new way to explore your hometown? How about a low-key 5K that’s ideal for beginners? The San Antonio River City Run is a downtown 5K that takes place every weekend throughout the winter months. The run features 15 stops where participants can learn more about the history of the city. Runners of all abilities are welcome. The cost is $30 per runner.
5. Spy! The Exhibit
Through May 31
300 E Crockett St.
Spy! The Exhibit is an exciting, one-time San Antonio happening that you won’t want to miss this winter. The exhibit features more than 250 pieces of spy gear, including lethal weaponry, KGB and CIA documents, and field tools. After studying the exhibits, you will be able to try your hand at Spy School, a test of your espionage skill that includes navigating a laser field.
There’s no excuse for staying in this winter. Get out of the apartment and have some fun enjoying all that San Antonio has to offer!