Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran Celebrates the 6th Anniversary of San Antonio Missions as UNESCO World Heritage Site with Annual Festival September 8-12, 2021
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SAN ANTONIO (September 8, 2021) — Today, the World Heritage Festival returns to in-person events for its 6th Anniversary. Running September 8-12, 2021, the festival will feature all outdoor events and virtual program offerings as the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

"This annual event brings our community together while highlighting the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Texas - our historic missions, "stated Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran.  "I have attended the past 5 festivals and look forward to participating again this year.  Let's continue to honor the history and traditions of San Antonio while celebrating with our entire community."

For the safety of the community during the current pandemic, all events will take place outdoors and attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.  Virtual offerings and programs will also be available.  This year's festival also includes Restored by Light, a tribute to San Antonio's military and first responders with a special September 11 commemoration, a celebration of the city's Sister City relationship with Darmstadt, Germany and more.

This year's schedule of events includes (events are free unless otherwise noted):

Outdoor Events
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Darmstadt: Projection/Projektion

7-9 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
Join us for a media arts exhibit presented by Blue Star Contemporary and Darmstädter Sezession. The evening includes short films by local and Darmstadt artists. Celebrate contemporary art from these two sister cities and enjoy meeting artists, art kits, food trucks, and refreshments. Videos included in the program were selected through competitive open calls held by each organization. From a shortlist of artists, one San Antonio artist will be awarded $6,000 and announced at Thursday's event!

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Darmstadt: Projection/Projektion

7-9 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
Blue Star Contemporary along with Darmstädter Sezession present an evening of short films by local and Darmstadt artists. Celebrate contemporary art from these two sister cities and enjoy meeting artists, art kits, food trucks, and refreshments. Videos included in the program were selected through competitive open calls held by each organization. From a shortlist of artists, one San Antonio artist will be awarded $6,000 and announced at this event!

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Friday, September 10, 2021
Restored by Light

6-10 p.m.
Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Dr., 78214
The Office of Historic Preservation's popular event Restored by Light returns to Mission San Jose with family-friendly activities and entertainment. Bring a picnic or enjoy snacks from the available food truck vendors. At dark, the façade of Mission San Jose will be restored to its original frescoed appearance using projection technology illumination. Celebrate our local heritage with food, music, and fun!

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Tour de las Misiones

7 a.m.-Noon
Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Dr., 78214
Registration is now closed.

Come out and support the registered participants of the SOLD OUT 2021 Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride, Walk and Run beginning and ending at Mission Park Pavilion. The events will include a leisurely ride ranging from 7- to 22-miles with stops at each mission and an enjoyable 5 or 10K walk and run through the scenic River Reach and Mission San Jose. Immediately following the Tour de las Misiones, participants can enjoy music by DJ Steven Moya and local artists to highlight the distinct and diverse spirit of our city. The event will feature local artisans, community organizations, food vendors, music, and more.

The tour is presented by the City of San Antonio's World Heritage Office, Bexar County, the San Antonio River Authority, America's Walking Club, South Texas Off Road Mountain Bikers, SATX Social Ride, and IAAPWEB.

Sunday, September 13, 2019
El Camino de San Antonio:  Caring for Creation Outdoor Mass

8 a.m.
Mission Espada, 10040 Espada Rd., 78214
Join Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSPS to celebrate the "Season of Creation" with a Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada followed by a walk in support of God's creation on the river trail to Mission San Juan. Bring your water bottles and comfortable shoes. Enjoy tacos, paletas, and coffee.

Virtual and Individual Programs
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt Outdoor Exhibit

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
View online at www.worldheritagefestival.org
In celebration of the Sister Cities relationship, signed in 2017, between San Antonio and Darmstadt, City of Science, in Germany, both cities have come together to present this exhibition of photos from the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, a historic ensemble of buildings and parks. Darmstadt's famous Mathildenhöhe was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2021, just like the San Antonio Missions were in 2015.

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World Heritage Mural Trail Tour
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Various locations in the World Heritage Area
View online and download the free brochure at www.worldheritagefestival.org
The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and World Heritage Office collaborated with community partners and other City departments to develop a multi-site public art project throughout the World Heritage Area. The mural trail is a series of functional murals that also provide an aesthetic vision that reflects the rich history and culture of the missions, people and neighborhoods within the area. The project includes installations at Stinson Municipal Airport; Villamain Road at the Loop 410 underpass; Mission Parkway at Southeast Military Road; and US 90 at Roosevelt Avenue, Steves Avenue, Mission Road, and Presa Street.

World Heritage Audio Tours
Listen online and download the free brochure at www.worldheritagefestival.org
Explore The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park online from the comfort of home or use the special audio tours to accompany your in-person visit.

Arbol de la Vida by Margarita Cabrera
View online at www.worldheritagefestival.org
Discover the hidden treasure of Mission Espada with the art installation, Arbol de la Vida, by San Antonio artist Margarita Cabrera. The Arbol was installed as a collaborative effort from local artists to inspire and bring the community together by telling individual stories through sculpture. For this virtual experience as part of the World Heritage Festival, six artists out of the 700 original stories found in the Arbol have been selected to discuss what their individual pieces means to them.

For more information on the 2021 World Heritage Festival and event updates, visit www.worldheritagefestival.org. Information about the historic missions is available at www.worldheritagesa.com.

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