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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:

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


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.


For a quarter of a century, humans have been interacting online through the World Wide Web, and along with the easy access to information have been sea changes in the way we do business, converse, and even fall in love. What influence has the Internet had on the way our minds work? Have we become a nation of “skimmers” that can no longer find time to read a novel? What about the addictive nature of social media, gaming, gambling or even online pornography? How has the Internet changed us?

Cyle Perez / TPR

Those nacho-flavored chips you're eating? They probably taste that way because of micro-flavor particles covering the surface. Engines that burn cleaner fuel? Thank nanotechnology. Sports equipment that lasts longer, flies faster... lighter weight material for aerospace and engineering, even biological machines within the human body... Even a decade ago there were over 800 publicly available products that could be classified as using nanotechnology, which is defined as science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.


Texas Public Radio celebrates the season with holiday programming to get you into the spirit, or simply offer a moment of reflection. Join us on KPAC 88.3 FM, KSTX 89.1 FM, and all of TPR's TexNet stations for a cornucopia of programs, including music, spoken word, and in at least one instance... the inexplicable.

On KPAC 88.3 FM

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Have you been toiling away at your instrument, waiting for your moment to shine? Are you a fan of modern music? Well then, your opportunity is now, as Texas Public Radio and SOLI Chamber Ensemble team up to present the second annual SOLI CONTEMPORARY OPEN MIC NIGHT at Jazz TX, on Monday, November 5!