San Antonio Missions World Heritage Festival

You’re invited to join NPCA at the World Heritage Festival, a celebration of the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come learn more about the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and support community partners working to preserve these cultural treasures.

From the launch of the park’s America the Beautiful Quarter to a guided bike, run or walking tour, the week offers numerous opportunities to explore the historic missions and engage with the surrounding community.

Event Details

WHAT: San Antonio Missions World Heritage Festival

WHEN: Wednesday, September 4 - Sunday, September 8

NPCA is participating in several events, and we’d love for you to join us!

Friday, September 6, 7 p.m.: Music and Movie under the Stars, featuring live music by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West Jazz Ensemble and a screening of “The National Parks of Texas: In Contact with Beauty.”

Saturday, September 7, 8 a.m.: Tour de Las Misiones Bike Ride, Walk and Run. Sign up to walk, ride or run along the NPCA sponsored veteran cycling team or volunteer with NPCA at a water stop to cheer on all of the participants.

WHERE: Multiple locations around the San Antonio Missions

CONTACT: Have questions or an interest in volunteering? Contact me at or 214.433.0261.

OTHER INFO: The complete schedule of festival activities and more information can be found here.

In 2015, NPCA partnered with the San Antonio community to successfully advocate for the missions’ World Heritage Site designation. Our four dedicated team members in Texas continue to work to preserve and protect our national park sites and educate, empower and engage people in support of parks. We’re working across the state to increase sustainability, advocate for dark sky-friendly policies and ensure adequate funding for our national park sites.

calendary icon Date September 4 - 8, 2019
  • Location:
    Multiple locations around the San Antonio Missions
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