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The Chamber, Business Community Hosts Downtown Fireworks Show

June 28, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host the first of what will become the annual “Stars & Stripes Over San Antonio” event in downtown San Antonio on July 4. The free event will be held from 6 – 10 p.m., at Hemisfair Park featuring live music, food and beverages and the city’s largest fireworks displays at 9:30.

Confirmed bands are The Klocks and Palacios Brothers. Food will be provided by local food trucks. Confirmed food trucks are Lagniappe Today, Chela’s Tacos, Dona Kikas Tacos & Gorditas, Rickshaw Stop, Wheelie Gourmet, The Smoke Shack, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, Cheesy Jane’s Food Truck and Sabor Colombiano. Parties, Picnics and Promotions will be providing the kid activities such as face painting, balloon animals and a moon bounce.

The fireworks will be the highlight of the event and include the largest and longest display that the city has experienced in many years. For those who want to watch nearby from their cars, local radio station Q101.9 FM will play patriotic music that is coordinated with the fireworks display.

While the event is aimed at bringing the community downtown for a celebration honoring the military, San Antonio’s tourism industry leaders have also expressed their enthusiasm about the event because it creates an even better experience for the thousands who will be visiting from out of town. As this becomes a yearly event, it is expected to provide significant economic impact for all downtown businesses.

The event is underwritten by leaders in the business community, including The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Silver Eagle Distributors, Valero Energy and Corner Stores, USAA, Red McCombs Automotive, KENS 5, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and H-E-B.

Contact: Becky Bridges (210) 557-9290

SOURCE The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Source: PR Newswire