Special Events

It's not all work and no play at TRA Marketplace!

Our events give you the opportunity to make
new connections, visit with old friends, and of course, have a great time!





Night of Excellence | Saturday, July 14, 2018


Hemisfair Ballroom
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205


Cocktail Reception - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ticket Information: 

Individual Ticket - $300
Table for 8 Guests - $3,000

This is our industry's night to shine! Texas Restaurant Association leaders and other industry luminaries honor outstanding individuals who have contributed so much to our industry. We will present the Educator Excellence Award and Outstanding Restaurateur Awards; induct industry icons into the Hall of Honor; and thank our outgoing association leaders as we welcome in new leaders for 2018-2019. And of course, there's great food, cocktails, and conversation aplenty!






Lone Star Bash  |  Sunday, July 15, 2018


Sunset Station
1174 Commerce Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205


6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Info:

General Admission - $60

VIP - $100

The VIP experience at the Lone Star Bash gets you priority entry ahead of everyone else, a swag bag, special wristband, Upstairs Access at The Depot with a special Chef guest, and priority access to the bar. Get treated like a star!

Tickets and more details coming soon!

*All proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and the educational and workforce development programming it produces, including the country’s largest culinary arts and restaurant management accredited program – Texas ProStart.


Get Involved

If you would like to sponsor this event, or if you'd like to be part of our amazing restaurant line-up and share your delicious cuisine with attendees, contact Steph Smith, Director of Strategic Partnerships, 800.395.2872.