The Official Website of the San Antonio River Walk
The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year and through the publication of Rio Magazine, a monthly visitor magazine. The Association serves as an advocate, facilitator, and moderator among the business, civic, and governmental communities on matters concerning the River Walk. Become a member NOW
Date: August 6, 2016 Time: 7:00AM - 11:00AM
COMPETE-LAUGH-GET WET-HAVE FUN at the Ford Canoe Challenge! This event is a River Walk tradition since 1969. Enter the race or come out and watch!
This is the only time canoeing is allowed on the downtown portion of the River Walk. Check that off your bucket list.
Date: September 2, 2016 11:00AM - September 5, 2016 8:00PM
Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to the artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden.
Click HERE /images/uploads/Arts%20%26%20Crafts%20Application(1).pdf for vendor application.
Date: September 13, 2016 6:00PM - September 15, 2016 8:30PM
Bud Light, The Taste brings the local San Antonio crowd to Houston Street and The River Walk to sample culinary delights from over 30 participating establishments over a three-day period. Tickets go on sale August 1st.
Date: October 7, 2016 11:00AM - October 9, 2016 8:00PM
Some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!
Date: October 28, 2016 Time: 7:00PM - 10:30PM
The best FREE party on the River Walk featuring a $1,000 wicked costume contest, enchanting music & an eerie river parade!
The party kicks off at 7PM. Costume contest registration 7-7:45PM. Costume contest 8-9PM. Parade 9-10:30PM.
Costume contest is sponsoree by Dick's Last Resort. Registration begins at 7:00pm at the Arneson River Theater.
The Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Participants must have a valid Social Security number in order for payment to be processed. Costumes must be in good taste. Judges will determine eligibility and have sole authority and discretion. No Risqué or profane images or language incorporated in or on the costume. Couple or group costumes will be considered one entry. Registration for the costume contest is the day of the event, from 7PM-7:45pm. Costume contest begins at 8pm.
Free to the Public. The parade will make 2 laps around the River Walk, beginning at the International Building traveling through Restaurant Row, the horseshoe bend, the River Walk Extension, Rivercenter Mall and through Arneson River Theatre.
Date: November 25, 2016 Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Tickets are on sale NOW for the 35th annual Ford Holiday River Parade, the San Antonio way to usher in the holiday season! People come from throughout Texas and the U.S. to watch this spectacular 1-hour parade on the San Antonio River Walk. The parade features 31 lavishly decorated floats including lights, costumed float riders and music. The 2016 Grand Marshal is Silver & Black Give Back, the nonprofit partner of the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams. The parade theme, Tinsel & Merriment captures the fun of our floats and the essence of the parade.
Date: November 30, 2016 6:15PM - December 18, 2016 9:30PM
Throughout the 2 1/2 miles in the downtown area of the River Walk four or five boats float on the river each night carrying a different group each hour performing live Christmas Carols. More than 185 schools, churches, companies, and civic choral groups participate each year. Joyous caroling fills the evening air along the San Antonio River Walk. The public is invited to stroll on the banks of the river or sit outdoors on a restaurant patio to enjoy the caroling.
Date: December 2, 2016 7:00PM - December 4, 2016 10:00PM
Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 Luminarias. Warmly glowing lights in sand-filled bags line the walkways to symbolically mark the "lighting of the way" for the Holy Family. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only December 2-18, 2016.
Date: December 9, 2016 11:00AM - December 11, 2016 11:00PM
Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. On display are some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!
Click HERE for Vendor Application.