More than 300 people participated in the Ford Canoe Challenge in the San Antonio River. The Canoe Challenge has been held on the San Antonio River for 44 years, which makes it the longest running event on the Riverwalk.
More than 20,000 Rubber Ducks raced down the San Antonio River. People adopted a duck for $5, and the proceeds benefit the homeless, Haven for Hope, and the Paseo del Rio Association. Live music, food and beverages were available at the annual event.
The Pride Bigger than Texas Festival and Parade celebrates gay pride and diversity in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The all-day event features live music, vendors and a parade which began with high-heel shoe race.
A bomb scare in downtown San Antonio, Texas caused the police to evacuate the Gunter Hotel and surrounding streets. Authorities believe the threat was from the same person that called in a similar threat last week at the San Antonio Airport.
People came to Alamo Plaza to see San Antonio's official Christmas tree light up to start the holiday season. The white fir tree is 55 feet tall and decorated with more than 10,000 lights and ornaments, representing Texas cities and universities.
Floating altars illuminate Woodlawn Lake in San Antonio for Noche de Recuerdos (Night of Memories or Night of Remembrance). People created floating altars to honor beloved family, friends and a family dog that have died.
More than 40 adventurous and fearless souls helped raise money to support the Texas Special Olympics athletes by rappelling 22 stories down the outside of the historical Milam building in San Antonio. Participants donated $1,000 each for the thrill.
More than 20,000 people attended the annual artpace Chalk It Up event. Artists created murals and people created art with chalk on the streets and sidewalks of E. Houston street in downtown San Antonio.
Pride San Antonio's Pride Bigger Than Texas festival and parade has grown from a 15-minute walk down Main Ave to an all day festival followed by a 2 hour parade to celebrate and bring awareness to gay rights.
San Antonio, Texas, activists hold their 2nd annual March for Immigrant Rights to bring attention to the proposed Dream Act, the overhaul of U.S. Immigration laws and the Viva El Pueblo Latino procession to the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 15.
More than 200 people attended the Illuminate Designer Showcase at Fashion Week San Antonio. The showcase is an opportunity for 10 rising fashion designers in San Antonio to exhibit an artistic array of unique fashion.
A wreath laying ceremony at the Alamo in San Antonio to honor U.S. Military veterans on Veterans Day, which is traditionally held on November 11th. Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans.
Hundreds of people participated in the Alamo City Beer Challenge 5 K / 10 K runs in San Antonio. The race is the first of four races this summer. At the end of the race runners were provided with beer, water, and other refreshments.
The Caravan for Peace arrived in San Antonio calling for an end to the drug war. The group is on it's way to Washington D.C. With a message about the impact of U.S. Policy on the violence in Mexico and what both countries can do to stop the killings.
We Are Change holds a protest to End the Fed (Federal Reserve) in Alamo Plaza. The End the Fed protests occur nationwide and are based on a 2009 book by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas by the same title.
San Antonians celebrate the annual LULAC Diez y Seis celebration at the Plaza Guadalupe. Food, drinks and activities were available as well as performances by Grupo Folklorico Mexicapan, Charro Jerry Diaz and Mariachi Internacional.
More than 200 people participated in a Día de los Muertos parade through La Villita. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.
The 30th annual Holiday River Parade began the holiday season in San Antonio along the River Walk. This year's parade had twenty-seven Christmas themed floats. The parade began at the Arneson River Theater with a River Walk lighting ceremony.
On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, San Antonio held a memorial service for the victims and their families. Prayers, a minute of silence, bag pipes and the tolling of the "We Will Never Forget" firehouse bell were part of the service.
As Courtney Washer, a wheel chair competitor in the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon, fellow marathoners and spectators cheer her on as she approaches the finish line. She came in 2nd place, but the emotional support she received was remarkable.
Fashion designers, Dani Andrews, Samantha Plasencia, LaToya Chenelle Hudson and Joey Ramirez kicked off Fashion Week San Antonio with the Emerging Designer Fashion Show. The four designers each presented six unique new creations.
The 65th Annual Feista Flambeau parade drew crowds in excess of 500,000 as part of Fiesta events in San Antonio, Texas. The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is one of the largest illuminated parades in the US with an estimated 700,000 spectators.
Firefighters and volunteers climb 950 steps to the top of the Tower of the Americas to observe 9/11 and honor the 343 firefighters who died in the twin towers. Participants carry a photo of a fallen hero as they climb the steps they climbed on 9/11.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in San Antonio is a 5k-walk/run event honoring the courage and dedication of first responders, U.S. Military men and women and their families as well as memorializing the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The 5th Plug-In 2012 Conference & Expo in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center opened its doors to the public to allow the public to view the newest plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the market.
The 'Gladiator Rock'n Run' is a 5K obstacle-course race with 17 challenges, which consist of mud, barbed wire, ropes, water, fire and other obstacles guaranteed to challenge any competitor. Proceeds from the race go to help children with autism.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Atitlan, San Antonio Palopo is a small village inhabited by mostly ethnic indigenous people belonging to Quiche, Cakchiquel and Tzutujil. Solola, Guatemala. 6th November 2011.
San Antonio fashion designers presented 52 designs at the annual Avant-Garde Eco-Couture fashion event, which forms part of Fashion Week San Antonio. All designs were created by local high school students and made from recycled materials.
In the inaugural "Here's to our Heroes" river parade, San Antonio honored the men and women of the Armed Service. 25 floats, representing the US military services and support groups celebrated Armed Forces Day with a river parade.
More than 6,000 Luminarias (candles in sand filled bags) lit the banks of the San Antonio River. The Fiesta de las Luminarias is a centuries old tradition that is symbolic of 'lighting the way' for the Holy Family and pilgrims to Bethlehem.
Santa and Mrs. Claus posed for free photos with young and old alike on San Antonio's River Walk. People used their own cameras and camera phones, with those waiting in line helping take photos for those in front of them.
Protesters and supporters converge on the Convention Center in San Antonio where Pres. Barack Obama held a fundraiser luncheon. He entered through an underground garage out of the public view. People waited patiently, but he did not appear outside.
Mariachi Las Coronelas, an all female mariachi band from San Antonio, Texas, performs in HemisFair Park. Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments.
Día de los Muertos Folklorico Dancers,perform in San Antonio's La Villita. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures,.