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Hemisfair is excited to announce the first-ever Mockingbird Fest, a new celebration in their spring calendar that showcases the food, culture and fun of Texas.

Local musicians, chefs, brewers and cultural institutions will fill Yanaguana Garden with the sounds, flavors and traditions of the Lone Star State. Musical performances, sponsored by Dom’s Chop Salsa, feature sets from Ranch House and local Tejano legend Eva Ybarra, among others. A dozen food vendors will be in the park, including future Hemisfair restaurant Con Safos returning with their popular Pan Dulce Burger, and Palateria San Antonio serving up new and favorite flavors all day long. The event will also feature Texas brews from Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling as well as Goliad, Independence and Pedernales Brewing Companies. Mockingbird Fest will be an all-day celebration about Texas for Texans.

The event isn’t just about food and dance: cultural institutions including the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Witte and the Institute of Texan Cultures will have kid-centric activities that playfully teach the history and cultural traditions of the State. To help exhibit the natural wonders of Texas, Sea World will also be on-site with real live native species including a Screech Owl and Alligator with which visitors can interact. Visitors can also enjoy Texas stories including readings by local author Jennifer Mendiola of her children’s book I Only Just Love You A Lot.

Mockingbird Fest will be held March 5th from 10-6pm. The event is free and open to the public. Yanaguana Garden, including play features such as the splash pad and climbing structures, will be open to the public as usual.