Monster Jam, Snoop Dogg, and where to see fireworks on July 4th

One, two, three and four, Snoop Doggy Dogg and MC are at the door. (It’s me, sometimes people call me MC instead of Mary Claire 😊.)

OK, so I’m not playing with Snoop, obviously, but I’m back with the third edition of the KSAT Things To Do newsletter. How do you like it so far? Guess you’re in it because we’re getting more registrations which is great news as I think it means people are ready to go out and get moving after a year of COVID quarantine. If you’re not in it and want to drop it like it’s hot, you can adjust your preferences here. (Do not leave me !)

Now that we’ve got past Fiesta and heading into one of the hottest months of the year, you might be wondering what’s going on in our area. Well luckily for you I have a whole list of things including where to see fireworks on July 4th.

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By the way, I have a really impressive list of things to do planned for mid-July, so be on the lookout. Or sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already. It literally sends this article straight to your inbox so you don’t miss it. Plus, you can add it to your favorites and save it for later. It’s as practical as a pocket on a shirt.

Snoop dogg – Snoop Dogg will be performing at the Sunken Garden Theater with special guests Slim Thug, Baby Bash and Lil Keke. Find tickets here.

Celebrity fan party – The Celebrity Fan Fest returns for a 10-day show starting July 30 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The interactive pop culture fan festival will feature celebrity appearances, photo ops, panel discussions, musical performances and more. This year, eminent Texas-born actor Owen Wilson will be in attendance. He is scheduled to be at Celebrity Fan Fest on July 31.

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Monster jam – Do you hear that? It’s the roar of the engines as the Monster Jam high-octane motorsport event returns to San Antonio on July 3-4. Get more details here.

The 75th Annual ACPL VFW Wimberley Rodeo – It’s a Texas Hill Country tradition. Once the largest outdoor rodeo in Texas, this event takes place on the 4th of July weekend in Wimberley. There is everything from sheep slaughter to bull riding. Get more information here.

Mutton Bustin ‘at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Masskrugstemmen – A popular German pastime known as Masskrugstemmen returns to Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten in New Braunfels. It is a beer mug outfit competition where contestants hold a mug full of beer with one arm fully extended to see who can hold it the longest. Get more details here.

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Hold my beer and check it out – Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen perform on July 16 at Floore’s Country Store in Helotes. Garrett T. Capps will also be performing as a special guest. Get more information and find tickets here.

San Antonio Football Club – There are three home games in July for San Antonio FC. Get ready for # Defend210 and support your local football team. See the program of the game here.

Jubilee of july – There will be a rodeo, parade, concert and more at the July Jubilee in Leakey. Also expect fireworks and food from local vendors. Get more information here.

Rooftop Cinema Club – The drive-in of the Rooftop Cinema Club at La Cantera Parkway has finally reopened. Screenings are offered throughout the summer. Get more information here.

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Corazón Cinema – Every Thursday from June 3 to August 26, a film will be screened in the main plaza of San Antonio, located at 115 N. Main Avenue. July 1 will be “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, July 8 will be “The Incredibles”, July 15 will be “Jurassic Park” and July 22 will be “Coco” and July 29 will be “Pretty in Pink” . These films are free and the cinema is open to the public.

Float & Flick – The town of Schertz is organizing a Float & Flick series at Pickrell Park Pool. There will be two film screenings – “Lilo & Stitch” on July 17th and “Shark Tale” on July 24th. Both events will be free and open to the public.

Fluffy – Comedian Fluffy, also known as Gabriel Iglesias, is still in town performing a series of shows at the Tobin Center. The actor and comedian performs in front of socially distant crowds. Tickets are available here.

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It’s almost Independence Day and a host of fireworks are planned for the July 4th celebrations in and around San Antonio. A friend of mine on the digital team, Rebecca Salinas, made a comprehensive list of places where you can see fireworks (see here for full details.) Areas where you can catch burning flowers include:

  • Boerne

  • Fredericksburg

  • Helots

  • Kerrville

  • Leon Valley

  • New Brunswick

  • San Marcos

  • Schertz

  • SeaWorld San Antonio

  • Woodlawn Lake


Movies under the stars: A series of films in the park at the Tower of the Americas presents “Toy Story 4” on July 10. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Get more details here.

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Journey to the depths – Children and families can immerse themselves (in a way) in the “Voyage to the Deep” exhibit at the San Antonio DoSeum. The exhibition is based on the fictional book “20,000 leagues under the seas” written by the French author Jules Verne and offers interactive games in addition to the possibilities of role-playing games. Get more details here.

Extreme Creatures – The exhibition “Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits” is still open at the Witte Museum. It gives visitors a glimpse into the rarely seen natural world and features life-size and larger-than-life animal models. The exhibition will be at the museum until September 6. Get more details here.

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MARINE LIFE – San Antonio’s only submarine ocean tunnel is open! SEA LIFE San Antonio includes an exhibit on the Bay of Stingrays and Seahorse Mangroves in addition to the Ocean Tunnel. Get more details here.

Penguin Camera: Relax with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with this 24/7 live stream!

There is always new content for kids on the KSAT website – from activities to educational stories to science experiments with Kaiti Blake and her loyal sidekick David Sears. Check out the KSAT Kids page here.


As promised, I will also bring you some of the trending headlines on KSAT.com right now in these newsletters.

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July 26 is National Independence Day for People with Disabilities. It marks the 31st anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The legislation was a huge victory for civil rights and protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, transport and public housing. Want to know more? Visit the American Association of Persons with Disabilities website.


Do you know of any upcoming events that might be of interest to people? Send them to me – [email protected]

-Mary Claire Patton, KSAT digital journalist

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