Alamo Kiwanis Club, chartered in 1947, is the largest Kiwanis Club in Division 5 of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International. The volunteer membership consists of representatives from some of the major firms in San Antonio, from law firms and insurance firms to retail companies.
In keeping with the objectives of Kiwanis International, the Club’s main focus has been to raise money for children’s charities in and around San Antonio through two major fundraisers: the annual Fiesta Noche del Rio and the Alamo Kiwanis Charity Art Show and Sale.
Launched in 1957, Fiesta Noche del Rio, the oldest outdoor dance performance of its kind in the United States, is presented at the historic Arneson River Theater on the San Antonio Riverwalk. These performances may be seen every Friday and Saturday night beginning in mid-May and continuing through mid-August.
The Alamo Kiwanis Charity Art Show (formerly theWestern & Heritage Art Show and Sale) kicked off in 1963 and is held every year in January. This is a fund-raising event for patrons to view and purchase original paintings and sculptures from local and out of state artists.
Learn more by watching this Urban-15 Hidden Histories series video.