Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


Villa Finale Presents:

Power of the People

A Special Tricentennial Edition of Our Annual Lecture Series



Villa Finale's celebrated lecture series, now in its third year, has brought local writers, academics, and business people to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.  

This year's series, Power of the People, coincides with San Antonio's 300th anniversary and will showcase some of our city's true innovators, pioneers, and visionaries as they discuss topics spanning 300 years of history in San Antonio.

Power of the People

Lecture #1

First 100 Years

"San Antonio Missions: More Than Just Churches"

The Role of the Missions in 18th Century New Spain


 Presented By

Susan Snow

Archaeologist, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park


Susan Snow has served as the coordinator for the San Antonio Missions' quest for UNESCO World Heritage status since 2006. She is also the archeologist for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

Susan received her B.A. from University of Chicago and did her master's and doctoral studies at University of Calgary and University of California, Los Angeles. She has over 30 years of experience on both historic and prehistoric archaeological sites in the United States and Latin America.

Susan has served on several local, regional, and national groups on cultural resource issues and has authored numerous contract reports, professional papers and articles. In her spare time she is an active volunteer in the community.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gates open: 5:30pm

Lecture: 6:00pm - 7:30pm


$30.00 per lecture or $100.00 for the series

Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. No discounts available.  


Please call (210) 461-5439  to purchase tickets for the remaining lectures in the series. A ticketing link will be added shortly. 

Join us for future lectures in our Power of the People series!


Thursday, June 7, 2018 

Lecture #2 (SOLD OUT)

Second 100 Years  

Lewis Fisher

Celebrated San Antonio historian and author of books on topics ranging from San Antonio's Spanish heritage to urban development, and from the military to sports and architecture

Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Lecture #3

San Antonio Past to Present

 Charlie Gonzalez 

 The Honorable Mr. Gonzalez represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2013.



Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Lecture #4

The Future of San Antonio

 Robert Rivard

Journalist and founder of The Rivard Report, a non-profit blog with a focus on arts, politics, education, business, and culture in San Antonio 


Thursday, February 22nd

Villa Finale After Dark: 

Music for Your Eyes Tour

6:30pm – 8:00 pm

$20 member / $25 non-member

Guests to Villa Finale will see beautiful sights and be treated to unique sounds during our special tour, Music for Your Eyes. This evening experience highlights the music machines in the museum's collection with demonstrations of unique music boxes, antique turntables, and more. The tour ends with a fifteen-minute concert of traditional holiday songs played on Mr. Mathis's automated 1921 Bechstein-Welte reproducing piano, located inside one of the home's lavish parlors. Guests will be treated to a glass of champagne! 
*This event is now sold out* 

Saturday, April 28th

“Villa Finale Members Retreat at the King William Fair”

10:00am – 4:00pm

Free to Villa Finale Members and Friends of Villa Finale

Relax on the grounds of Villa Finale with other members during the King William Fair. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the respite of our grounds while still enjoying the Fair’s activities without the crowds (special wristband allows members to enter/exit Villa Finale’s ground throughout the day). Members will enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and live music. Fair admission sold separately.

More information about the "Members Retreat at the King William Fair" coming soon!