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 2015

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

Date: September 4, 2015 11:00AM - September 7, 2015 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.

Event Sponsors

Bud Light, The Taste

Bud Light, The Taste

Date: September 8, 2015 6:00PM - September 10, 2015 9:00PM

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

$25.00 - 1 Day Pass

$60.00 - 3 Day Pass
$400.00 - Group Pack - 20 Tickets

For the Group option, "Ticket" means "Pack"

Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Date: October 10, 2015 11:00AM - October 12, 2015 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 31, 2015   Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM

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 6PM. Costume contest registration 6-7:30PM. Costume contest 8-9PM. Parade 9-10:30PM.

Event Sponsors

Bud LightDick’s Last Resort

Costume contest registration is from 6pm-8pm at the Arneson River Theater. 

To pre-register, send your name, phone number, e-mail, and a brief description of your costume to [email protected] with the title "Halloween Contest"  


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.

Full details HERE

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 & Lighting Ceremony

Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 27, 2015   Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The 34th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition drawing 1/4 of a million people annually. It offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk featuring 28 illuminated floats decorated for the  2015 theme. Parade participants include celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed people.   The parade goes on RAIN OR SHINE. Children 2 years of age or older will need a ticket. Tickets are non refundable.

FORD Holiday River Parade

November 27, 2015, 7-9PM,   Arneson Theatre & a 4 mile route on the River Walk

5pm, gates open

6pm-7pm, Christmas Music Concert, Youth Orchestra of San Antonio

7pm, Lighting of the River Walk, by the Mayor of San Antonio

7-8pm, Televised Parade, KABB/CW35, Santa on last float

7-9pm, Parade on the River Walk for attendance in person

Ticket go on sale mid-September: sold on-line / PURCHASE & PRINT tickets on your own printer and bring with you to the parade

Arneson $40 floor seats, $30 Grandstand seats, $20 Top level seats
Anywhere else on the River Walk Parade route-Front Row $25, Other seating $20, $15, $10
Free seats on the parade route (bring your own chair)

from North of Martin St. to Lexington St. Bridge and North St. Mary’s St. to Lexington St)  

Majority of restaurants on the River Walk offer packages of seating and meals-check with them directly.



Event Sponsors

Drury Plaza HotelFordFox 209CW 35Bud LightMacysOne Main FinancialRio San AntonioTraders VillageMaddogsSACVBstarbucksNews 4 WOAIHEB

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Date: December 2, 2015 6:00PM - December 20, 2015 8:15PM

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 school, church, company, 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 in a restaurant to enjoy the caroling.

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