Events

November 18, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Location: 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Spend a magical time celebrating winter holidays at SeaWorld San Antonio.


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November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving on the River Walk

Enjoy a festive Thanksgiving meal on the San Antonio River Walk this year!


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November 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Don Strange Ranch 103 Waring Welfare Road Boerne, TX 78006

San Antonio Christmas Light Fest

Christmas Light Fest is a magical event, happening nightly starting 23 November all the way to New Year's Eve, that will help you feel the magic of the winter holidays! ...


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November 24, 2017

Location: San Antonio River Walk

Holiday Parties on the River Walk

Looking to book your holiday party on the River Walk? Check out these amazing options. 


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November 24, 2017 | 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: 310 E. Travis Park, San Antonio 78205

Travis Park Lighting Ceremony

There are 250k reasons to join Centro San Antonio downtown this holiday season!

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November 24, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: 2 1/2 mile route, downtown River Walk

Ford Holiday River Parade

Ring in the holidays with this iconic night parade filled with lights, costumed float riders & music.2017 Floats depict holiday movie classics for the theme, Christmas at the...


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Interested in volunteering at this event, click here to sign-up and for more info.

November 24, 2017 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: River Walk

Ford Holiday River Parade - Dinner Packages

Many restaurants located on the parade route offering dinner packages that include parade seating. Please contact the restaurants and hotels directly to make a reservation. 


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November 24, 2017 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Ford Holiday River Parade - With Go Rio

A new way to view the Ford Holiday River Parade with Go Rio!


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Barge Rental Fee: $2,500

November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ford Holiday River Parade-televised syndication

The 36th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is held the day after Thanksgiving and syndicated across America airing over 200 times through January 1, 2018.


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November 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30AM

Holiday Lights on the River Walk

The famous holiday lights on the River Walk are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving and remain on from dusk to dawn daily till just after the first of the New Year. ...


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November 26, 2017 | 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre in La Villita, 418 Villita St. 78205

Downtown Local Sounds

Free concert featuring 3 San Antonio area bands with plenty of food and atmosphere to accompany the music.


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December 1-3, 2017, starts at dusk on December 1

December 8-10, 2017, starts at dusk on December 8

December 15-17, 2017, starts at dusk on December 15

Location: Along 3 miles of the River Walk

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

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 at night.


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December 1- December 22, 2017  from 6:15PM - 9:30PM nightly

Location: Starts at Embassy Suites (River Level). Barges will make 1 lap around the River Walk horseshoe bend.

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Decorated boats carry Christmas carolers throughout downtown River Walk. Stroll the banks to enjoy the joyous music or book a boat for your own group.


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December 1, 2017 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: Southtown 101, 101 Perieda Street

First Friday with West Kings Highway

First Friday in King William is always an artful experience.


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December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: The San Antonio River Walk

Holiday Artisan Show

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...


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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Javier Gonzalez the Vendor Manager at Jgonzalez[email protected]

Please respond with the following information:

1) Your name and company name
2) List and describe the items you intend to sell.
3) Attach pictures of items, including one of you creating the items.
4) Indicate the first show you would like to participate in.

Application Process:

Not all inquiries are guaranteed entry to the show. If you are selected, a vendor application and insurance requirements will be sent to you. Completed applications will then be sent to the City of San Antonio to be vetted for final approval.

The application process takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the time of year. You will be notified by email of the final decision. (This is a onetime application process. upon approval, you application will be good for one year.)

If selected to participate you will receive further instructions to finalize your placement at the show.

Please Note:Consumable products are not permitted to be sold at the show per city regulations. This includes any pre-packaged or cooked products. Any approved vendor caught doing so will be ejected from the show and not allowed to reapply.

December 9, 2017 | 10:00PM - 2:00AM

Location: Frank, 1150 S. Alamo

Second Electric Saturdays

It's your newest night of electronic music in San Antonio!


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December 16, 2017 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM

December 16, 2017 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM

December 17, 2017 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM

December 17, 2017 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: McAllister Auditorium San Antonio, Texas

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker presented by Alamo City Performing Arts Association.


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December 28, 2017 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Location: Alamodome 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

Valero Alamo Bowl

December 29, 2017

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the River Walk

Ring in the New Year on the world famous River Walk with a variety of offers!


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January 10, 2018

Location: River Walk

Cocktail Conference—Hotel Packages

Downtown for the Cocktail Conference? Why not stay at the River Walk!


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January 17, 2018 | 10:30AM - 10:00PM

Confluence Park-unveiling events

Confluence Park is a destination for learning and recreation, inspiring visitors while teaching environmental science and sustainability. A landmark project where art and...


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February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Mardi Gras Artisan Show

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


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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Joshua Reyes the Vendor Manager at [email protected]

Please respond with the following information:

1) Your name and company name
2) List and describe the items you intend to sell.
3) Attach pictures of items, including one of you creating the items.
4) Indicate the first show you would like to participate in.

Application Process:

Not all inquiries are guaranteed entry to the show. If you are selected, a vendor application and insurance requirements will be sent to you. Completed applications will then be sent to the City of San Antonio to be vetted for final approval.

The application process takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the time of year. You will be notified by email of the final decision. (This is a onetime application process. upon approval, you application will be good for one year.)

If selected to participate you will receive further instructions to finalize your placement at the show.

Please Note:Consumable products are not permitted to be sold at the show per city regulations. This includes any pre-packaged or cooked products. Any approved vendor caught doing so will be ejected from the show and not allowed to reapply.

February 10, 2018 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre & 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk

Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade & Festival

A procession of decorated floats transforms the River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style.



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February 10, 2018 - February 13, 2018
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: 2 1/2 mile route, downtown River Walk

Jazz ON the River

Enjoy jazz music as bands float on the river. Grab a spot anywhere downtown on a patio.


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February 17, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: River Walk, Convention Center Lagoon (near Ruth's Chris Steak House)

Confucius Wishing Lanterns On The Water

An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes.


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March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: Extension of the River Walk, near the Chamber of Commerce

St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show

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...


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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Joshua Reyes the Vendor Manager at [email protected]

Please respond with the following information:

1) Your name and company name
2) List and describe the items you intend to sell.
3) Attach pictures of items, including one of you creating the items.
4) Indicate the first show you would like to participate in.

Application Process:

Not all inquiries are guaranteed entry to the show. If you are selected, a vendor application and insurance requirements will be sent to you. Completed applications will then be sent to the City of San Antonio to be vetted for final approval.

The application process takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the time of year. You will be notified by email of the final decision. (This is a onetime application process. Upon approval, you application will be good for one year.)

If selected to participate you will receive further instructions to finalize your placement at the show.

Please Note:Consumable products are not permitted to be sold at the show per city regulations. This includes any pre-packaged or cooked products. Any approved vendor caught doing so will be ejected from the show and not allowed to reapply.

Friday, March 17, 2:00-9:00 PM

Saturday March 18, Noon-9:00 PM

Location: La Villita- 418 Villita Street / Arneson river Theatre

Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival

This event started in 1968 and has been organized as a joint project by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas ever since.


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March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Time: 1:00PM - 1:00PM

Location: 2 1/2 mile route, downtown River Walk

Dyeing of the River Walk Green

Since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon in honor of  St. Patrick's Day. The transformation occurs March 16 AND March 18 at .1pm each day.


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March 17, 2018 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: 2 1/2 miles downtown area of River Walk

St. Patrick’s Day River Parade

14 decorated floats filled with Irish entertainment can be enjoyed from anywhere downtown.


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April 6, 2018

Yellow Ribbon Project

Yellow Ribbon Project is a thoughtful way to honor those who serve! Yellow ribbons are hung on trees along the River Walk as a highlight of the annual Armed Forces River Parade on...


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April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk, downtown area

Ford Mariachi Festival

This FREE, official Fiesta event features Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers.


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April 24, 2018 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Location: TBA

Ford Mariachi Festival Kick-Off & River Walk Coronation

Experience the pageantry of the River Walk Royal Court Coronation! Enjoy live music including Mariachis, dancing, festive food & drink & Fiesta medals.


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April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 8:00PM

Location: River Walk- Near Chamber of Commerce and Rivercenter Mall

Fiesta Artisan Show

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...


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Please contact  Joshua Reyes at [email protected] if you are an artist interested in becoming an exhibitor at any of our artisan shows.

May 19, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk & Arneson Theatre

Armed Forces River Parade

Join us for a free patriotic parade dedicated to the men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Twenty-five star spangled floats carrying representatives of all...


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Volunteer info contact:

[email protected] 

May 25, 2018 | 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: River Walk near Shops at Rivercenter and the Chamber of Commerce

Memorial Day Artisan Show

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...


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June 29, 2018 - July 2, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at rivercenter

Fourth of July Artisan Show

Shop along the banks of the beautiful River Walk for unique handmade merchandise such as jewelry, pottery or fine art.


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To register as an artisan please contact Javier Gonzalez at [email protected].

June 29, 2018 - July 4, 2018
Time: 8:30PM - 12:00PM

Location: Downtown River Walk

Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights

Kick-off your 4th of July weekend on the beautiful River Walk surrounded by patriotic luminarias that last through the holiday.


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July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: River Walk extension (close to the Chamber of Commerce building and Shops at Rivercenter)

Summer Artisan Show

Artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk.


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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Javier Gonzalez the Vendor Manager at [email protected]

Please respond with the following information:

1) Your name and company name
2) List and describe the items you intend to sell.
3) Attach pictures of items, including one of you creating the items.

Application Process:

Not all inquiries are guaranteed entry to the show. If you are selected, a vendor application and insurance requirements will be sent to you. Completed applications will then be sent to the City of San Antonio to be vetted for final approval.

The application process takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the time of year. You will be notified by email of the final decision. (This is a one-time application process. upon approval, your application will be good for one year.)

If selected to participate you will receive further instructions to finalize your placement at the show.

Please Note: Consumable products are not permitted to be sold at the show per city regulations. This includes any pre-packaged or cooked products. Any approved vendor caught doing so will be ejected from the show and not allowed to reapply.

September 11, 2018 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

September 18, 2018 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

September 25, 2018 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: starting point varies each night

Bud Light Foodk Tuesdays

"Exercise" your right to "Eat" delicious food


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Interested in volunteering at this event, clink here to sign-up and for more info.

Tickets are non-refundable for any reason including acts of God.

$30.00 - Bud Light FoodK Tuesdays- 1 Day Pass

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Fall Artisan Show

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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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Joshua Reyes the Vendor Manager at [email protected]

Please respond with the following information:

1) Your name and company name
2) List and describe the items you intend to sell.
3) Attach pictures of items, including one of you creating the items.
4) Indicate the first show you would like to participate in.

Application Process:

Not all inquiries are guaranteed entry to the show. If you are selected, a vendor application and insurance requirements will be sent to you. Completed applications will then be sent to the City of San Antonio to be vetted for final approval.

The application process takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the time of year. You will be notified by email of the final decision. (This is a onetime application process. upon approval, you application will be good for one year.)

If selected to participate you will receive further instructions to finalize your placement at the show.

Please Note:Consumable products are not permitted to be sold at the show per city regulations. This includes any pre-packaged or cooked products. Any approved vendor caught doing so will be ejected from the show and not allowed to reapply.

October 26, 2018 | 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre in La Villita (418 Villita St. 78205) & Shops at Rivercenter (849 E. Commerce St. 78205)

Bud Light Haunted River

Roam the River Walk...if you dare. Eerie sounds, roaming ghouls, and zombies, combine with music, dancing, an adult costume contest, haunted river parade, and trick or treating...


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Costume contest  is sponsored by Dick's Last Resort.  Registration begins at 6:00pm 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 are allowed. Couple or group costumes will be considered one entry. Registration for the costume contest is the day of the event,  from 6:00PM-6:45pm. Costume contest begins at 7:00pm.

This event is FREE to attend.