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



Fall Artisan River Walk Show

Fall Artisan River Walk Show

Date: October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 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 HalloweenFest

Bud Light HalloweenFest

Date: October 28, 2016   Time: 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Join us for an awesome, family-friendly, free party with Live live Music - Food, Drink, Trick-or-Treating, Adult Costume Contest & River Parade!

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6-7pm, Trick-or-Treating on the River Walk at participating businesses (start at Briscoe Western Art Museum)

6:30pm, Live Music by the Anthony Wright Band begins

6:30-7:15pm, Adult Costume Contest Registration (in La Villita)

7:30-8:15pm, Adult Costume Contest sponsored by Dick's Last Resort (Arneson River Theatre)

8-9:30pm, River Parade (2 laps in downtown River Walk & Arneson Theatre)



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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.

costume contest details

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 Holiday River Parade - Dinner Packages

Ford Holiday River Parade - Dinner Packages

Date: November 25, 2016   Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

There are many restaurants offering dinner packages and parade tickets. Please contact the restaurants and hotels directly to make a reservation. 



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Ford Holiday River Parade

Ford Holiday River Parade

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 one-hour parade on the San Antonio River Walk. The parade features 31 lavishly decorated floats including lights, costumed float riders and holiday 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.



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Drury Plaza HotelFordFox 209CW 35Salvation ArmyConfucius Institute at UTSARio San AntonioTraders VillageUIWSACVBNews 4 WOAI

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Date: November 30, 2016 - December 18, 2016
Time: 6:15PM - 9:30PM

Date: November 30 - December 18, 2016 from 6:15PM - 9:30PM nightly

Throughout the 2 1/2 miles in the downtown area of the River Walk, barges float each night carrying different groups singing live Christmas Carols. Holiday barge caroling make a wonderful staff Christmas party! More than 185 schools, churches, companies, and civic choral groups participate in this festive event. Joyous caroling fills the evening air along the San Antonio River Walk. Stroll on the banks of the river, or sit outdoors on a restaurant patio, and enjoy the caroling.



Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Date: December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 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 2,000 Luminarias each night. 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.



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Ford

Holiday Artisan River Walk Show

Holiday Artisan River Walk Show

Date: December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 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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Valero Alamo Bowl

Valero Alamo Bowl

Date: December 29, 2016   Time: 8:00PM - 11:00PM

The 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl will kick off on Thursday, December 29th at 8 p.m. CST in a nationally televised game on ESPN unopposed from any other college or NFL football games on network television. The game showcases two of the premier conferences in the country, featuring the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections. The partcipating teams will be announced December 4th. For tickets click here: https://alamobowl.com/tickets/



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