OLLU kicks off Fiesta this week with ‘Best of the West’

2015 OLLU Fiesta MedalOLLU’s fourth annual “Best of the West” Fiesta® event will take place Saturday from 4-11 p.m. The family-friendly event will celebrate the Westside of San Antonio and showcase area restaurants, artists and musicians.

This year’s event will feature entertainment from headline band Grupo Vida, as well as Colao, Ernie Garibay and Cats Don’t Sleep, and Finding Friday.

Restaurants featured during “Best of the West” include: Gallo’s Pizza and Subs; Papa’s Burgers; Clara’s Gorditas, Sausage Wraps and Funnel Cakes; Pure Texan BBQ Co.; and more.

Children will be able to enjoy a specialized area that will offer a safe environment featuring carnival games, face painting, a rock-climbing wall, arts and crafts, a live animal interaction booth and other activities.

Admission is free.

For more information about “Best of the West,” visit www.ollusa.edu/Fiesta.

Parking lot closure and building access for “Best of the West”

To accommodate “Best of the West,” campus parking lots on the east side of campus will begin closing Thursday evening at 5 p.m. The schedule of lot closures is as follows:

  • Lot I (behind the Library) will close Thursday at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Monday.
  • Lot J (next to Jersig Center) will close at the end of business on Thursday and will reopen on Sunday.

The Library will close Saturday at 4 p.m. The 24-hour study lab will remain open all day, and students will need their IDs to access the building.

The majority of the campus will be on lock down on Saturday. Everyone will need their IDs for access to any buildings that day. Weekend College students who do not have an ID with swiping capabilities may use the front entrance to Main Building to get to their classes. All other entrances will be locked.