Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival, Holiday Night Market, Chanukah, and more Planned at Pearl for Fall & Winter
From Labor Day to Christmas, Pearl is delighted to announce its campus-wide programming for fall and winter of 2019. Kicking off the fall with Labor Day, Pearl will host numerous family-friendly events including the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, Dia de los Muertos, Holiday Night Markets, Posada, and more.
“Pearl enjoys bringing the San Antonio community together and is excited to keep those experiences going throughout the year,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, chief marketing officer of Pearl. “Our programming this fall will showcase food, culture, and arts from around the city.”
The fall and winter programming this year is as follows:
Labor Day Party
In celebration of Labor Day, Pearl Park will host a relaxing evening filled with food, music, and fun on Monday, September 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bud’s Southern Rotisserie will offer their specialty beignets and wings for purchase during the evening for guests to enjoy while listening to the musical stylings of Big Cedar Fever. The event is free and open to the public with food and drink available for purchase at The Bottling Department and Southerleigh’s oyster bar.
National Voter Registration Day at Pearl
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Pearl will host League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area–a nonpartisan organization dedicated to informed and active participation in government–to encourage voter registration and civic engagement. On Tuesday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area will have a booth at the Bottling Department where visitors can register to vote and learn about civic engagement. There will additionally be food and drink specials by the Bottling Department tenants and a specialty made cake by Bakery Lorraine. The event will be free and open to the public with food and drink available for purchase.
Pop-Ups at Pearl
Pearl is excited to announce three new pop-up experiences coming to Pearl’s Dielmann Building this fall. The Dielmann Building, located in the old Il Sogno space, will host retails shops Miron Crosby, Period Modern and a contemporary design studio by Peter Glassford and Isabel Moncada. Miron Crosby, a bespoke boot brand from Dallas, will take over the space, followed by Period Modern, a brand offering hand-selected vintage and authentic Danish mid-century furniture. The pop up space will close with a contemporary design showcase of vibrant fashion, jewelry, tabletops, leather goods and furniture ranging from practical to extravagant by Peter Glassford and Isabel Moncada. The pop up schedule at Pearl includes:
- Miron Crosby | Sept. 12 – Oct. 12
- Period Modern | Oct. 15 – Nov. 24
- Peter Glassford | Nov. 26 – Jan. 9
Join Pearl for its third annual Mariachi Lab, a showcase of mariachi talent from across San Antonio on Sunday, September 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. The event will kick off at Pearl Farmers Market with performances by the Guadalupe Mariachi Academy and the legendary Mariachi Campanas de America with youth performances and the main showcase to follow. Various activities will take place in the Stable Courtyard for community members to enjoy while experiencing the music of San Antonio. Mariachi Lab will close with headliner and San Antonio-native Stephanie Urbina Jones.The event is free and open to the public with food and drink available for purchase at The Bottling Department and Southerleigh’s oyster bar.
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
Pearl, in partner with The Texas Butterfly Ranch, is proud to host the fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival on Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Promising a weekend of science, education, and fun, the festival will celebrate the Monarch Butterfly’s majestic migration through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter. The event will include a people for pollinators parade, monarch butterfly tagging, educational demonstrations, live music, and the world debut of the Waggle Dance at noon. To view the events taking place around the city, visit the website at https://texasbutterflyranch.com/festival/ .
Dia de los Muertos
Pearl honors the lives of lost loved ones with the third annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos November 1 and 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. Altars will be on display across Pearl property with live music, a procession, art making, and more available for patrons to enjoy. Both days will feature traditional altars created by local and regional artists. The entire event is free and open to the public (costumes and face painting are encouraged).
First Thursday Night Market
First Thursday Night Market continues at Pearl for the fall. Visitors can continue to shop at their favorite local Farmers Market vendors and artisans while enjoying music and food from Pearl restaurants. Various music artists will perform at the night market this summer at Pearl Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m and at Pearl Parkito from 4 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The artist schedule at Pearl includes:
- Thursday, September 5
- Pearl Parktio – Dos Mundos Guitar Duo
- Pearl Park – Aaron Parado
- Please join us in Larder from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to taste our select beers from Revolver Brewing. This will take place during September’s First Thursday Night Market at Pearl Park. This tasting is free and open to the public.
- Thursday, October 3
- Pearl Parkito – Beau Rodriguez
- Pearl Park – Jose Amador & Terra Nova
- Thursday, November 7
- Pearl Parkito – Paula Cortez
- Pearl Park – The Peterson Brothers
Holiday Night Markets
Starting Thursday, December 5 from 4 to 8 p.m., Pearl will bring back its popular Holiday Night Markets featuring Farmers Market and artisan vendors as well as festive live music. The Holiday Night Markets also include traditional culinary favorites like tamales, artisanal chocolates, and sweets. Vendors will vary each week. This event is free and open to the public. The Holiday Night Market schedule at Pearl includes:
- December 5
- December 12
- December 19
Posada at Pearl
Inspired by the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas, Pearl hosts its third annual traditional Posada on Wednesday, December 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Community members are invited to join the posada and become pilgrims traveling by candlelight. Las Posadas is a nine-day Christmas celebration in Mexico and Latin America, centered on the ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s quest to find lodging in Bethlehem. The evening includes live music, children’s crafts, and traditional treats of buñuelos, tamales, and Mexican hot chocolate. This event is free and open to the public.
Pearl welcomes back the fifth annual holiday traditional Chanukah Menorah lighting celebration on Monday, December 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The festivities at Pearl will bring the entire Jewish San Antonio community together in celebration of Chanukah. The Menorah at Pearl will be lit each evening of Chanukah. This event is free and open to the public.