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

 

Paseo del Rio Association Calendar of Events for 2016



Yellow Ribbon Project

Yellow Ribbon Project

Date: May 1, 2016

Yellow Ribbon Project is a thoughtful way to honor friends and loved ones who have served, or are currently serving, in any branch of the service. The yellow ribbons are hung on trees along the River Walk as a highlight of the annual Armed Forces River Parade on May 21. 

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Armed Forces River Parade

Armed Forces River Parade

Date: May 21, 2016   Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Featuring Dr. Patsy Torres as this year's Armed Forces River Parade Grand Marshal. This parade is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Twenty-six patriotically-decorated floats carrying all 5 branches of military personnel ranks ranging from Active Duty to General. Patriotic music is played from the floats and on the Arneson River stage to serenade the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. We are proud to dedicate this year’s parade to the USO whom have supported the troops for 75 years!  Seven of the floats will depict their seven decades of service through décor, costumes and music. All participants are invited to attend the Camp Show at La Villita immediately following the river parade for music, food, drinks and fun! Entertainment will be provided by Patsy Torres, Cleto Rodriguez, and the USO Show Troupe. This is one event you don't want to miss!!



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Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: May 27, 2016 11:00AM - May 30, 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!



Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert

Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert

Date: June 4, 2016   Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

20,000 numbered rubber ducks will race down the San Antonio River! Only $5 to adopt a duck! The winner receives a free two-year lease of a new Ford Fiesta. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. Arrive early so you won't miss out on the pre-race activities.  Duck adoptions available online now.



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Bud LightSilver Eagle Distributors, L.P.

Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: July 1, 2016 11:00AM - July 4, 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!



Ford Canoe Challenge

Ford Canoe Challenge

Date: August 6, 2016   Time: 7:00AM - 11:00AM

Local celebrities, corporate teams, the general public and Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts compete in timed heats through the downtown area of the River Walk. It is the only event that allows people to canoe the downtown River Walk.  This event is fun to watch and even more fun to participate in! 



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FordNews 4 WOAI

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Labor Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Labor Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

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.



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Bud Light, The Taste

Bud Light, The Taste

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 offerings from over 30 participating establishments over a three-day period.



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Fall Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fall Artisan River Walk Boutique

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!



Bud Light Halloween Fest

Bud Light Halloween Fest

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.



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Bud LightDick’s Last Resort

Costume contest  is sponsoree by Dick's Last Resort.  Registration begins at 7:00pm at the Arneson River Theater. 

Eligibility: 

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.

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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.

Ford Caroling Nights with Santa

Ford Caroling Nights with Santa

Date: December 2, 2016 6:00PM - December 3, 2016 9:00PM

Bring your camera and take your own photos with the “real” Santa.  This free photo opportunity is early enough in the season to take a family holiday portrait!  Enjoy free holiday music and the famous River Walk Christmas lights shining 100,000 strong.  New this year is letter writing to Santa including a mailbox and “Believe-o-Meter courtesy of Macy’s.  Hot toys of the season will be on display courtesy of Toys R Us.



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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

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, 2015



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Ford

Holiday Artisan River Walk Boutique

Holiday Artisan River Walk Boutique

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!



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