News, Issues & Events from  
Center City Development & Operations Department  
February 2016
 Stop by the shops at La Villita for handmade products that your Valentine is sure to love!
Visit Market Square and O'liva Restaurant for special Valentine's Day events also!
February in Downtown San Antonio
We welcome the Rodeo to town and celebrate Valentine's Day this month, and there are plenty of activities to choose from Downtown in February!
Join us as we celebrate our proud Texas heritage and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle drive will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6. Click here for more information. 
Tempt your taste buds with confectionaries from premier local and regional chocolatiers at the Chocolate Affair at Market Square on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7. Purchase and enjoy free samples throughout Market Square, while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
Treat your special someone to a special prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13 at O'liva Restaurant, located downtown next to the Spanish Governor's Palace. Guests can also enjoy 15% off select champagne (glass or bottle), and all ladies will receive a complimentary flower. Additionally, on Sunday, Feb. 14, between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., guests can enjoy a romantic, health-conscious and scrumptious Valentine's Day brunch at O'liva. For more information, please visit the O'liva website or call (210) 229-2638.

Declare your love publicly and renew your wedding vows in a group ceremony at the Market Square Valentine's Day Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
Come by Travis Park for the American Red Cross Centennial Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with festivities for the whole family!
Enjoy Downtown Tuesday with An Evening in Travis Park on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., 301 E. Travis St. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras fun and flavor with live entertainment, food trucks, family-friendly activities and much more. Downtown Tuesday has free parking available after 5 p.m. at City operated garages, lots and meters. For more information, call (210) 207-3677 or click here.

Join in the Rodeo festivities and celebration at Market Square on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28!  Enjoy live entertainment, food, shopping and horse rides for the kids from noon until 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information. 

Stop by La Villita Historic Arts Village and check out the OPEN Pop Up Shops! Don't miss the chance to visit four unique retail shops during the month of February, including Capistrano Soap Company, Blue Labels Boutique, NIOSA and Scarlette Dove. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information click here.

Artist Kelsey Montague visited San Antonio to complete three downtown interactive murals (Travis Park, 217 Houston Street and Houston Street Garage) commissioned by the City of San Antonio. Montague is traveling the world completing these murals as part of the "What Lifts You" campaign. The public is encouraged to post pictures with the murals on social media under the hashtag #whatliftsyou. The murals will be up for a limited time, so don't miss them! 

From all of us at CCDO, thank you for your support of downtown San Antonio!

Budget Travel, January
7, 2016.

"Stand-alone public restrooms coming to downtown SA", KSAT TV Channel 12, January 18, 2016.     
"San Antonio Jumps into Top 20 List of Real Estate Markets to Watch", Rivard Report, January 21, 2016.     
Time Warner Cable News San Antonio, January 27, 2016.
Center City Development & Operations Department 

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