Each February, San Antonio celebrates and honors it's Black heritage in honor of Black History Month. This is a time to recognize the contributions of Black Americans to our city and nation, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement to modern achievements.

San Antonio appreciates and celebrates our Black Heritage year-round, but this month especially we have some great sites to check out - from art exhibitions to film screenings to tours and more. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the city's Black history and culture in the Alamo City.

Here are some great ways to celebrate Black History in San Antonio:


Make Plans to Attend These Upcoming Events

Wardell Picquet and Alethia Jones Gallery Exhibition

When: January 10 - February 16, 2024
Where: Carver Community Cultural Center

On display at the Carver Community Cultural Center through February 16, 2024, explore the artworks of two of the city's talented Black artists. Picquet's work showcases his interpretations of relationships in the human experience, while Jones' pieces explore spirituality, mental illness, and lucid dreams.

Classic Theatre Presents: A Raisin in the Sun

When: February 8-25, 2024
Where: The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Lorraine Hansberry's iconic "A Raisin in the Sun" comes to life in San Antonio beginning February 8, 2024. Watch the story of a Black family living in Chicago in the 1950s and prepare to become immersed in their dreams, struggles, and perseverance. 


Cinema on Will's Plaza: Fences

When: February 9, 2024
Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 

Bring your blankets and chairs and grab a spot on Will's Plaza for a movie screening of Fences. This 2016 film adaptation sees Denzel Washington star as Troy Baxon, a garbage collector frustrated with the journey his life has taken who takes these frustrations out on those he loves the most. 


Black History River Tour

When: February 17, 2024
Where: The San Antonio River Walk

Hosted by the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM), the Black History River Tour is a narrated 100-minute cruise through the heart of San Antonio, where you have the chance to learn about San Antonio's incredible Black History. Known to sell out quickly, be sure to get your tickets for this one ASAP!


Unexplored Greats: A Study of Lesser Known African American Authors

When: February 12 & 19, 2024 
Where: Gemini Ink/Virtual Event

Expand your literary horizons with Arrie Porter as she takes you on a journey to discover non-mainstream African American authors who have made incredible impacts on the literary field despite their lesser-known status. Learn from the greats and then craft inspiring works on your own. 

Lakecia Benjamin

When: February 17, 2024
Where: Carver Community Cultural Center

You haven't heard the saxophone like this before! Lakecia Benjamin pays a visit to the Carver Community Cultural Center to showcase her talents in the Alamo City. Many talented artists have shared the stage with Lakecia and can attest to her talents. Just ask Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and The Roots, to name a few.


Trade Talks: Buffalo Soldiers 

When: February 18, 2024
Where: Briscoe Western Art Museum

Did you know that following the end of the Civil War, the first peacetime all-black regiments in the US Army were established by the United States Congress? Learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers from our very own Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers!


5th Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival

When: February 24, 2024
Where: Second Baptist Community Center

It's time for the Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival! Featuring over 60 authors throughout the United States, this has grown into one of the largest Black and African American Book Festivals in South Texas! 


Black Restaurant Week San Antonio

When: February 25 - March 3, 2024
Where: Participating restaurants all over San Antonio

The "tastiest week in San Antonio" returns February 25th! Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is a celebration of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and culinary professionals all over the Alamo City. Enjoy great food and wine tasting from Jamaican, Nigerian, Soul Food, BBQ, burgers, and more!