Tour de Castroville
April 13, 2024
The Tour de Castroville Walk/Run/Ride is a family event held annually at the Castroville Regional Park located fifteen miles west of San Antonio. The 5K and 10K Walk and Run routes take participants through historical Castroville, founded by Henri Castro in 1844.
Known as “The Little Alsace of Texas”, Castroville has maintained its Alsatian heritage while assimilating the flair of the American rural west. The 30 and 60-mile bicycle routes run throughout picturesque Medina County on low-traffic roads connecting Castroville to neighboring LaCoste.
All events are supported by fully provisioned rest stops and the cycle routes are manned with trained bicycle technicians. Safety is #1 and is enhanced by on-site emergency medical services, police, and HAM radio mobile escorts. Directions for each route are meticulously marked.
All Registrants on Athleteguild.com will receive an event shirt and breakfast. Registrants for the 60-mile and 30-mile cycling will also receive lunch. Additional lunches may be purchased.
50% Discount for wounded veterans.
Alsatian Festival of Texas
Last Saturday in April every year
Bring the whole family to experience the Alsatian culture. Enjoy good Alsatian food, beer & wine, music, dancing, children's games, and Gemutlichkeit!
St. Louis Day Celebration
Sunday closest to August 25th every year
The “granddaddy” of church festivals! A huge plate full of freshly cooked brisket and homemade sausage brings folks from far & wide. With two stages of live music and entertainment, horseshoe and washer tournaments, bingo, a Boardwalk for kids, a homemade quilt raffle, an old-fashioned Biergarten, and a huge silent auction, there’s something for every age here.
Over 135 years ago, a gathering of only a handful of St. Louis parish families and their friends met in Biediger’s river bottom near Castroville, to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, St. Louis IX of France, and the now famous and century-and-a-quarter-old St. Louis Day Celebration was born. That first picnic cost the parishioners just $25, and the entire tab was footed by the St. Louis Men’s Society of the parish. Needless to say, both the cost of putting on the festival and its attendance have swollen tremendously since its humble birth. For more information visit saintlouisday.com
Candlelight Home Tour
Ist Saturday in December every year
Take a step back in time visiting historic homes by candlelight. A guide is provided with a map and a short history of each property on the tour. Docents are on hand at each property to give you the rest of the story. A truly memorable way to start your holiday season!
The Christmas Candlelight Open House funds support the Society, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit in its various historic preservation efforts.
For more information visit the website of The Castroville Conservation Society.
For an invitation, please write The Castroville Conservation Society at P.O. Box 1312, Castroville, TX 78009.
City Wide Yard Sale
1st Saturday of June & November, 8 am - 4 pm
Register in person at City Hall. $5 to get on the map. Set up in Houston Square for $20. The map will be updated daily and also can be found at local businesses. The proceeds from the map will benefit Castroville Nip & Tuck and its programs. Phone: (830) 931-2525