Marketing & Events


The Marketing & Events department is responsible for City communications, including social media and websites. This department coordinates 26 City-sponsored events annually. Some of our most popular events include the Helotes MarketPlace, Cornyval Parade, and Independence Day Celebration with fireworks. The events provide entertainment for Helotians and their families, while also promoting economic development by bringing visitors to our wonderful City.

Media & News

The Marketing & Events Coordinator serves as a City spokesperson and media contact. Access our Newsroom for copies of news releases.

Social Media

Marketing & Events maintains eight (8) social media accounts for the City of Helotes. These sites are limited public forums and provided to the public as a community service. Links to some of these pages can be found in the footer below.

Social Media User Policy & Guidelines

No Solicitation Policy

The City maintains a No Solicitation Policy at City-Sponsored events.

Click here to review the No Solicitation Policy.

City-Sponsored Special Events

To find specific information about current events, visit our Events Calendar.

Are you interested in sponsoring a City event? Sponsors help make our events great! Contact Public Relations for more information about partnering with the City of Helotes.

Helotes MarketPlace
First Saturday of the month
14391 Riggs Road

This is an outdoor arts and crafts market takes place in the Old Town Helotes special district. Interested vendors can learn more on the Helotes MarketPlace website.

Cornyval Parade
First Saturday in May
Bandera & Old Bandera Roads

This annual event boasts nearly 100 parade entries. Cornyval is the City’s biggest party of the year!

Helotes Music Nights
Third Friday, May, June,  Sept. & Oct.
12951 Bandera Road

Come and play yard games and enjoy a live concert performed by the Helotes Area Community Band. There will be food vendors on site!

Independence Day
Celebration & Fireworks
Usually on July 3
Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Rd.

All are invited to celebrate with us in Helotes! Enjoy food, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

Lighting of the Lights
First Friday in December
12951 Bandera Road

Families kick off the holiday at City Hall with children choir performances, tree lighting, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Helotes Hill Country Christmas Parade
Second Saturday in December
Old Town Helotes

This night parade brings holiday cheer to eager parade goers with all the entries being illuminated in festive lights.

Marketing & Events

Vanessa Vazquez
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Phone: 210-695-5916
Email Marketing & Events