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2010 Cattle Drive and Houston Street Two-Step

Join us as we celebrate our proud Texas heritage, downtown San Antonio, and help kick off the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo at the “Houston Street Two-Step” on January 30, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Houston Street Two-Step features the Cattle Drive parade as the first-step and a Houston Street Stroll as the second step. Just like the drovers years ago, cowboys will guide an impressive herd of Texas Longhorns down Houston Street, where only a trail existed 150 years ago.

 After the fun-filled parade, the festivities continue with the first-ever “Houston Street Stroll.” Parade guests will be invited to pick up a passport and participate in a “stroll” along Houston Street, between the RiverWalk and Alamo Street, where local restaurants and shops will open their doors with special offers.

Upon visiting a participating establishment, the traveler will receive a stamp on their passport. Once travelers fill their passport with stamps, they can use it as an entry to win fabulous door-prizes from the participating businesses.

 The first 100 completed passports to be returned will receive free rodeo grounds tickets to the 2010 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

Fun and games for kids of all ages will also be offered at over ten different locations along Houston Street, including authentic cowboys cooking from their chuck wagon over an open fire, barrel racing, musical entertainment and more.

Participating businesses include:
  • Acenar Passport offer: $5 shrimp nachos, Door prize: Lunch for two
  • Hotel Valencia* Door prize: Dinner for two at Citrus
  • Druthers Cafe Passport Offer: $4.99 special "16oz Chicken Chili and Cornbread". You can "Cowboy Up" (add sour cream, cheese and green onions for an additional $1.00)
  • SIP Passport Offer: $5 gourmet lunch box. Door prize: Gift certificates
  •  Sheraton Gunter Hotel P Passport offer: $5 Texas Chili Bowl, $3 Cowboy Cappuccino Coffee, Door prize: Pasta Buffet Lunch for 2
  •  The Pink Giraffe Passport Offer: 10% off with passport
  •  Walgreens Passport offer: Special on cowboy hats; Door prize: Digital camera
  •  Le Midi Passport Offer: $5 Truffle Frites
  • The Children's Museum Passport Offer: $1 off Admission for up to 4 people (Reg. admission $7 ea.) Offer expires on 1/30/10 at 6:00pm. Not valid in conjunction with other offers.   Door prize: Free family membership for a year
  •  Delivery Market Passport Offer: $2 Chili Dogs, Door prize: Gourmet Gift basket
  •  The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum Passport Offer: Buckhorn Cafe 10% off in the Buckhorn Cafe Not to be combined with other offers. 10% off for food and non-alcoholic beverages only. The Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum $2.00 OFF each person at the regular admission price. Not to be combined with other offers.
  •  Tienda La Garza Passport Offer: 10% purchases of $50 or more, Door prize: Designer silk "cowboy" scarf by Pineda Covalin
  •  Gallery Vetro
    Passport offer: 10% store wide, except for jewelry, Door prize: Glass item from store
  •  IHOP Cafe* Door prize: Coffee Gift bag
*Participating by donating door prize only, will not offer stamps

  • Special thanks to Downtown Alliance, Federal Realty, Reata, The City of San Antonio Downtown Operation's Department, Bromley Communications, Zurich Properties International and the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum for serving on the planning committee, and to Bromley Communications for the design.

  • If you are a business interested in participating or in sponsorship (estimated 15,000+ crowd), please visit our business participation page, or call (210)225-3862 x109 or email info@downtownsa.org.