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TPR Events & Initiatives

Find Texas Public Radio upcoming events here or go to our community calendar to find community family events, San Antonio events, area events near you, kid-friendly events and more. We also invite you to promote your community event on our  calendar.

If you are a young professional looking to network with like-minded indivduals, visit our Generation Listen page. There you'll find events centered on connecting young professionals to people, places and things that make San Antonio an exciting place to live! 

Upcoming events:

Think Science and Discovery Day on Saturday, August 10, at the Tobin Center Rotunda

Science Friday Live with Ira Flatow on Saturday, August 10, at The Tobin Center

Dare to Listen: The Migrant Journey on Tuesday, August 13, at the San Antonio Museum of Art 

Ask Me Another LIVE in San Antonio on Thursday, September 5,  at the Aztec Theatre

TPR Family Event, 'When I Grow Up'

Jul 25, 2019

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question full of possibility, hope, and wonder. It was also the inspiration for this summer’s TPR family event, When I Grow Up, featuring a host of mentors sharing their stories, tools, and experience with children and young teens at the San Antonio Garden Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


It’s no secret that the U.S. population is aging rapidly. No one is immune. And with aging comes frailty, disease, disabilities, memory loss and more. But what if life could be lived with vigor and vitality throughout your lifespan? What if you could grow older in a healthy and wholesome manner? That’s the goal of UT Health’s Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the subject of this Think Science presentation, held on August 16, 2019. Dr.

Worth Repeating— Texas Public Radio's live storytelling event series—returns this fall for its fifth year bringing you the city's stories. From last chances to first tries, from far flung adventures, to hometown cautionary tales—storytellers have seven minutes to tell a great story from our stage, often to sell-out crowds.

Silver Solutions 2019 Senior Resource Fair

Jul 5, 2019

Texas Public Radio is proud to partner with Jewish Family Service of San Antonio for this year's Silver Solutions, a free community event spotlighting programs and services provided by institutions that support San Antonio seniors and their caregivers. This year's event will be at the Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Drive, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Cyle Perez / TPR

Ah-choo! If there’s one thing we can all get behind in South Texas, it’s our hatred of allergies. For many, the sneezing and wheezing that comes with “cedar fever” is an annoyance, but for some people, allergies are a serious health issue. Allergies can be triggered by food, pollen, dander… all manner of substance that come into contact with our bodies.

A simple, light afternoon snack with friends and family, "la merienda" is observed in Spain, Italy and other European and Latin American countries. Now a TPR tradition, we host three Meriendas each year, with recent events at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, the Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard in Elmendorf and San Antonio's Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. There's no program or pressure--the Merienda is simply our opportunity to bring the TPR family of supporters together to enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and each other's company.

'Wait Wait' Comes To San Antonio

Apr 15, 2019
Cindy Kelleher Photography

Public radio’s oddly informative news quiz, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” finally made it to San Antonio this month, with Peter Sagal, Bill Kurtis, and special guest, veteran journalist Dan Rather, who appeared in a special segment based on his infamous “Ratherisms.”

Also asked by Peter Sagal if when watching television he ever misses being the one asking hard-hitting questions, Rather replied to laughter, “Like every second.”

The Moth Mainstage Lands At San Antonio Book Festival April 5

Mar 13, 2019

Texas Public Radio and the San Antonio Book Festival present The Moth Mainstage at the Majestic Theatre April 5th as part of the San Antonio Book Festival

Join TPR At Fest Of Tails

Mar 1, 2019

Fest of Tails, now in its 13th year, is a free family-friendly kite festival and dog fair! This ever popular event is set for Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9 am - 4 pm at McAllister Park.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with family fun in the park! This event welcomes kite and dog enthusiasts from near and far. Dogs of all sizes and breeds, along with a sky full of kites, fill this day of fun! All guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair to watch the spectacular sky views and to enjoy meeting new furry friends.

It’s no secret that our nation feels more divided than ever. As the political discourse is strained, it’s easy to forget we’re all part of the same human family. This year, TPR is joining with StoryCorps to open the lines of communication with “One Small Step.” We’re bringing together folks on opposite sides of the aisle to have a conversation to learn more about each other, and our hopes for the future.