Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31 each year.


Red Ribbon Week reaches over 80 million people each year. This year’s theme is to amplify the campaign’s mission to encourage children, families, and communities to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives.


This year’s theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free. Created by Emily King, Chelsea Abbott, and Celise Wicker, 7th graders at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School in Wayland, New York, the Theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!


Luncheon & Fundraiser * Free Concert * Presentation Requests

Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.

Red Ribbon Week Luncheon Fundraiser

Red Ribbon Luncheon 2022Join us on November 4th as we celebrate our 65th Anniversary of serving our community with prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.


We will be honoring John P. Locke, Vice President & Treasurer for Valero Energy Corporation, with our Allan K. DuBois Community Champion Award. Also being honored will be Marty Lockaby and Bill Rascoe with our Red Ribbon Champions Award. These two men were instrumental in assisting SACADA with beginning our annual Red Ribbon Concert featuring the Air Force Band of the West for school children held each year during National Red Ribbon Week. We are honored to have Dave Rios serve as our emcee once again this year.


A plated lunch will be served. Silent auction and raffle will be held with all proceeds to benefit SACADA’s programs for children and adults in Bexar and surrounding counties.

Red Ribbon Week Concert

USAF Band of the west logoFeaturing: The Air Force Band of the West Top Flight


The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) and the Air Force Band of the West – Top Flight invite you to rock out for Red Ribbon Week!


This FREE concert is open to all schools in and around Bexar County and has been held for 25 years. Registration (below) is required. Seating is limited and fills up quickly. There are five concerts held over three days!




Edgewood Theatre of the Performing Arts
402 Lance Street | San Antonio, TX 78237

Dates & Time


October 25th 9:30 am & 12:15 pm (Edgewood ISD Only)
October 26th 9:30 am & 12:15 pm
October 27th 9:30 am


Download Concert Flyer »

For questions, contact Sarah Fulton at

USAF Band and audience

Request Red Ribbon Presentations

Annually the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) provides FREE presentations to the community. These presentations are age-appropriate and focus on the history of Red Ribbon Week and how to live a healthy and drug-free life.


SACADA receives hundreds of requests annually and will do its best to accommodate your request. ** Submission of a presentation request is not a confirmation**


Once a presentation is confirmed elementary schools will receive 500 ribbons and middle and high schools will receive 500 wristbands (based on availability). The presenter will deliver them on the day of the presentation or before.

We are at capacity and are no longer taking Requests for Presentations in 2022.  Be sure to check back next year!

For more information, contact Charlotte Zayas ( or Andrea Salazar (