Natives of Chicagoland are well aware that we come from one amazing city. Chicago is bursting with beauty, great food, and enough sights and sounds to keep you exploring for a lifetime. But there are plenty of other cities in the US of A that have charm and character that’s all their own. One historical city that comes packed with a lot of pizazz is San Antonio, Texas.
I was delighted to work with members of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau
(also known as Visit San Antonio) to help them showcase some of the great things that come from the home of the Alamo. Our client's vision for the day involoved an afternoon where familes could engage in fun activities while also learning about what San Antonio has to offer as a vacation destination.
The day of the event was pleasantly warm and bright. As visitors made their way in, they were greeted by an impressive 20-foot-tall façade of the Alamo. Inside were several stations offering different activities with cookie-decorating, tissue flower creations, shadow puppets, and cascarone-making. It was a blast watching families craft and create together, not to mention take funny portraits at the photo booth manned by Studio I Do’s own Essence Entertainment.
If that weren’t enough, we also had a few cool guests! Chicago radio station 103.5 Kiss FM stopped by to cover some of the event and Sea World San Antonio wowed families with their live broadcasts straight from the park. Finally, we had dancers from the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago dazzle and delight the crowd with their graceful moves and colorful costumes. They put on a fantastic show!
Visitors went home with complimentary Visit San Antonio gift bags filled with goodies for the kids and information packages for the grown ups. The adults also got to enter a special giveaway contest hosted by Visit San Antonio and Southwest Airlines, with one winner getting a free, all-expenses-paid trip to the southern city. All in all, the event had a great turnout and was definitely what I'd call a success. It was a joy to put it together, and I look forward to doing more events like it in the future.