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National Tourism Week

National Tourism Week

Date: May 1, 2016

Each year, the City of San Antonio, along with cities across the nation, celebrates the power of the travel and tourism industry. It is also a chance to learn more about how the travel and tourism industry contributes to San Antonio’s economy, business development, employment and overall quality of life.



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Yellow Ribbon Project

Yellow Ribbon Project

Date: May 21, 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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Budweiser

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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BudweiserSilver Eagle Distributors, L.P.WalmartTAMU-SAWarm SpringsAFFCUUniversal CityMaddogsSACVBRio San AntonioCW 35FordNews 4 WOAI

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

10,000 numbered rubber ducks will race down the San Antonio River! Only $5 to adopt a duck with Quack-packs sold for volume discounts! The grand rize 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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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 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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Past Events

National Tourism Week

National Tourism Week

Date: May 1, 2016

Each year, the City of San Antonio, along with cities across the nation, celebrates the power of the travel and tourism industry. It is also a chance to learn more about how the travel and tourism industry contributes to San Antonio’s economy, business development, employment and overall quality of life.



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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!



Ford Mariachi Festival

Ford Mariachi Festival

Date: April 19, 2016 7:00PM - April 22, 2016 8:30PM

Mariachi Festival for today, April 22 is a GO.  Great weather expected.

This free, official Fiesta event Features Mariachi Bands from local middle and high schools, Folklorico dance groups and adult mariachi groups perform on floating barges along the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. This is the perfect time to sit outside, sip a margarita and enjoy the music as it floats by.  Boats can be seen and heard from the patios of River Walk restaurants and bars or in the Shops at Rivercenter Lagoon. 



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Ford

Iron Cactus Texas Cavaliers Parade Dinner Package

Date: April 18, 2016   Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM



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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 - Noon-6pm

Dyeing of the River Walk green, 3/12 & 3/13, at 2pm

Murphy's St. Patrick Day Parade 3/13, 3:30-5pm

For great Irish food, drink and entertainment visit: Durty Nelly's Irish Pub, Hilton Palacio del Rio, Biergarten, Republic of Texas Restaurant, MadDogs British Pub, Dick's Last Resort,  The Original Mexican Restaurant, Joe's Crab Shack, and many more!  Dick's Last Resort will also host a party on Saturday, March 12 starting at 7:30pm



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Murphys

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!



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Click HERE for vendor application

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 the River Walk’s wildest and craziest fun bars. Walk in like ya' own the place with front of the line preferential entry. The group will be led by a bagpiper. Limited to the first 150 people.Ticket sales are now available at the Pub Crawl starting point, Biergarten, located at 126 Losoya Street. Purchase price includes a t-shirt, green St Patty’s hat, reduced drink prices all evening, no cover charges and light appetizers at the starting point, Biergarten. The unofficial after-party is at Moses Roses Hideout, the last stop of the evening.



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

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.



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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! 



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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)


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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.




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