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Murphy's Pub Crawl

Murphy's Pub Crawl

Date: March 10, 2016   Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Murphy's Pub Crawl

Thursday, March 10, 6PM-10PM

Participants "crawl" from bar to bar through through the River Walk’s wildest and craziest fun bars. Walk in like ya' own the place with front of the line preferential entry. Special drink prices offered to each person on the crawl.  The group will be led by a bagpiper. Limited to the first 150 people.

Advance tickets sold online and at the door on a space available basis only. Purchase price includes a t-shirt, green St Patty’s hat, reduced drink prices all evening, no cover charges, front of the line entry to bars.

For more information call 210-227-4262.

Your name will be on a Will Call List and you will receive a wristband at the first location.



Event Sponsors

Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.Dick’s Last ResortMaddogsMurphys

St. Patrick's Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

St. Patrick's Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: March 11, 2016 11:00AM - March 13, 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. Participating artisans display 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!



Event Sponsors

Click HERE for vendor application

Murphy's St. Patrick's Day River Parade & Festival

Murphy's St. Patrick's Day River Parade & Festival

Date: March 12, 2016 12:00PM - March 13, 2016 6:00PM

Festival & Entertainment 3/12 & 3/13 - Arneson River Theatre & La Villita Way

Murphy's St. Patrick Day Parade 3/13 ONLY, 4:30-6pm.

Parade can be viewed from anywhere on the two-and-half mile downtown area of the River Walk.



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Yellow Ribbon Project

Yellow Ribbon Project

Date: April 1, 2016

In conjunction with the American’s Armed Forces River Parade, the Yellow Ribbon Project provides the community with the opportunity to show their support for all branches of the military by sponsoring a yellow ribbon in honor or in memory of a loved one who is serving or has served. 

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Event Sponsors

Budweiser

Ford Mariachi Festival

Ford Mariachi Festival

Date: April 19, 2016 7:00PM - April 22, 2016 10:00PM

April 19-22 from 7-10pm each day the River Walk will feature local middle school and high school Mariachi Bands perform on floating barges along the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. Enjoy the music from the banks of the River Walk as the barges float along.  This is a great time to sit outside at a River Walk restaurant, sip on a margarita and enjoy the music. Each set of barges will make one lap around the River Walk. Barges are not guranteed to stop in any particular place. You will see the boats from the patios of any river walk restaurant or Rivercenter Mall. Barges will load and unload at The Chamber of Commerce (river level).This is an official FIESTA event.  Free.



Event Sponsors

Ford

Fiesta Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fiesta Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: April 22, 2016 11:00AM - April 24, 2016 8:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to our vendors who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. Participating vendors display 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!



America's Armed Forces River Parade 2016

America's Armed Forces River Parade 2016

Date: May 21, 2016   Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

America’s Armed Forces River Parade

5pm-6, Tops In Blues Concert / 6-7pm Parade, Arneson Theatre

This parade is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces; past, present and future.

26 patriotically-decorated floats carrying all 5 branches of military personnel ranging from enlisted to a general. Patriotic music is played from the floats and on stage to serenade the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk including the Arneson Theatre. 

This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is televised live locally and syndicated in 26 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel. The 2015 Grand Marshall’s are 3 Medal of Honor recipients General Patrick Brady, Sgt. Santiago Erevia, Sgt. Clarence Sasser.  The primary parade sponsors are Budweiser and Silver Eagle Distributor’s.

For details go to http://www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

View the parade for free from anywhere downtown on the River Walk.  It’s an ideal time to make a reservation at your favorite spot on the River Walk so you can dine and drink outside while enjoying the parade.



Event Sponsors

BudweiserSACVBUIWHEBAFFCULockheed MartinMaddogsThe Original RestaurantWarm SpringsRio San AntonioTAMU-SAUniversal City

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.  Online advance duck adoptions will tentatively start in April.



Event Sponsors

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! 



Event Sponsors

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.



Event Sponsors

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.



Event Sponsors

Bud LightNews 4 WOAIPepsiFox 209CW 35

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 29, 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.



Event Sponsors

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



Event Sponsors

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!



Event Sponsors

Click HERE for Vendor Application.


Past Events

Bud Light Mardi Gras on the River Walk

Bud Light Mardi Gras on the River Walk

Date: February 6, 2016   Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Celebrate Mardi Gras on the River Walk! Listen to a wide-range of New Orleans style music as you stroll along the banks of the river stopping at bars and restaurants while enjoying the festive atmosphere of Mardi Gras decorations. The public is encouraged to come dressed  in masks, costumes and beads. Many restaurants, bars and hotels will be offering traditonal and creative New Orleans style food and drink specials.  Or, take a seat at the Arneson River theatre and enjoy New Orleans styles music from the stage and New Orleans food  from truck vendors located on La Villita Way.  At 3:30pm the River Rat Brass Band will play on a float for one lap around the river ending at the Arneson River Theatre. A one-hour parade runs twice; at 4pm and then again at 5pm along the Arneson, River Walk “Horseshoe” and up to Lukes and Acenar Restaurants. Beads will abound!  This is a free event.



Event Sponsors

Bud LightSilver Eagle Distributors, L.P.CW 35News 4 WOAIFox 209Hard Rock CafeGreystarThe Original RestaurantLaw Offices of Jesus R. Lopez

Mardi Gras Artisan River Walk Show

Mardi Gras Artisan River Walk Show

Date: February 5, 2016 11:00AM - February 7, 2016 11:00PM

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.



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2016 Bud Light River Walk Royalty Coronation & Candidate Donations

2016 Bud Light River Walk Royalty Coronation & Candidate Donations

Date: January 29, 2016   Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Meet YOUR River Walk Royalty!  The 2015 court will be in attendance. The highlight of the evening will be crowning the 2016 River Walk King and Queen and their Royal Court.  The public is welcome to attend this cocktail attire occasion.

ONLINE DONATIONS AND TICKETS SALES CLOSED.  YOU MAY PURCHASE CORONATION TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT! 



Event Sponsors

Bud Light

Bud Light, Battle of the Bands

Bud Light, Battle of the Bands

Date: January 23, 2016   Time: 1:00PM - 7:00PM

Enjoy an afternoon of great music as local bands perform live to vie for the title of  "Official Band of the River Walk" for 2016. Free concert. Music, cold Bud Light and the beautiful River Walk combine to create an unforgettable time.  Four final bands to compete:

  • Flyaway (country)
  • Marcy Grace Band (pop and country)
  • The Anthony Wright Band (blues and rock) 2016 Official Band of the River Walk
  • Riders Against the Storm (hip-hop and world)


Event Sponsors

Bud LightBudweiserSilver Eagle Distributors, L.P.

Winter Artisan River Walk Boutique

Winter Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: January 15, 2016 11:00AM - January 18, 2016 8:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop and talk to the artisan's who are anxious to share information about their work. Take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden.



Draining of the River Walk

Draining of the River Walk

Date: January 4, 2016 12:00AM - January 9, 2016 11:59PM

The river was anticipated to be refilled by Saturday morning, but officials said the river will now be refilled by Friday afternoon.

The San Antonio River Authority performed maintenance on the Brooklyn Street lock and dam facilities during the draining of the river, officials said.

"The crest gate at the lock and dam was repaired as needed," Kristen Hansen, SARA's Watershed Parks and Operations Manager, said. "We are happy that the river will be filled in time for the Army All-American Bowl visitors this weekend to enjoy."

Officials said during the draining, the city also took the opportunity to assess the condition of the river loop, and was able to conduct minor trash and debris removal.

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River Walk Volunteers

River Walk Volunteers

Date: May 2, 2015 7:00AM - May 18, 2015 11:00AM

River Walk Volunteers Needed!

The Paseo del Rio Association was formed in 1968 as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. PDRA  organizes 26+ events each year and we just couldn't do it without wonderful volunteers like you. PDRA creates parades, festivals, concerts, pub crawls, and other special events throughout the year.



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