San Antonio’s Founding Heritage Presents

San Antonio Founders Day

October 20, 2018

A tribute to all who shaped our heritage


It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the cancellation of this years San Antonio Founders Day Festival, on Saturday 10/20/18 at San Pedro Springs Park.

We have had such a wonderful response to this years festival from our community, the city, all of our dedicated volunteers and performers, and outstanding Exhibitors!

Due to the areas severe weather and with all the recent and continuing rains the park area is now slippery and muddy. The safety of attendees, pets, and crew always comes first.

This has been an extremely difficult decision to make. Our intention is to give everyone the best experience at our festival and knowing the upcoming rain chances and then keeping the public safe, we realize holding the festival may not be the best choice at this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Kathleen Hartman/President
San Antonio’s Founding Heritage

Our Mission

Our Mission: To honor the more than 20 cultural groups and outstanding individuals who shaped our San Antonio heritage and to stimulate interest in reading and learning about our history and heritage in the context of the history of Texas, the nation and the world. 

San Antonio Founders DayTM is also an enduring, broad-based information and awareness effort that aims to expand our community’s knowledge and appreciation of our nearly 300-year history and heritage.  Our mission encompasses a year-round program dedicated to helping raise San Antonio’s national ranking for History, Reading, the Arts, and the multiple Cultures of this city.  The free event is always focused on the children of Texas.
The late San Antonio Historian, Frank W. Jennings, was the Founder of the annual Founders Day.  His organizational efforts drew in the many volunteers and those early efforts resulted in the celebrations you can enjoy each year. Today, non-profit San Antonio’s Founding Heritage lovingly manages the yearly cultural and historical festival. 

San Antonio Founders Day

October 20, 2018

San Pedro Springs Park

2200 N Flores

10:00am – 4:30pm