April 8, 2019

Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, HHS Executive Commissioner

John Reynolds, 512-424-6951

AUSTIN – The San Antonio State Supported Living Center will have its 25th Annual Fiesta Festival event Saturday, April 20, bringing the traditional festival experience to residents served at the facility.

This event, which is free and open to the public, raises funds to help residents participate in the Special Olympics and take part in outings around San Antonio as well as to cover celebrations such as holiday and birthday parties for those served at the center. First celebrated in 1994, the Fiesta Festival was the first official Fiesta event to cater to people with disabilities.

The celebrations include live music, including Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio and legendary Tejano musician Joe Posada, food booths, a photo booth, craft vendors, a Fiesta medal sale and a children’s area with games.

WHAT: 25th Annual Fiesta Festival, sponsored by the Volunteer Services Council for the San Antonio State Supported Living Center

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Noon - Fiesta Parade
  • 1 p.m. - Music by Joe Posada

WHERE: San Antonio State Supported Living Center, 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio

Admission and parking are free. The event benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the San Antonio SSLC.

For more information about HHSC’s Health and Specialty Care system, which includes state hospitals and state supported living centers, visit the state supported living centers page on the HHS website.

About the SSLC

The San Antonio State Supported Living Center sits on a 40-acre campus on San Antonio’s Southside and is home to 224 people. Part of the state’s broader statewide SSLC system, the San Antonio SSLC opened in 1978 and serves a 10-county area: Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Wilson and Zavala.