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
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.
Click HERE /images/uploads/Arts%20%26%20Crafts%20Application(1).pdf for vendor application.
Date: September 8, 2015 6:00PM - September 10, 2015 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 35 participating establishments over a three-day period.
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!
Date: October 31, 2015 Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM
The best FREE party on the river walk featuring a wicked costume contest, enchanting live music, an eerie river parade, and much more!
Bars open at 6pm with costume registration. Music from 7pm to 10:00 and the parade starts at 8:30pm, constume contest at 9pm
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.
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 www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com / 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.
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.