Events

May 12, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Time: 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre

Fiesta Noche del Rio

Join us every Friday and Saturday night from May 12th – August 12th at 8:30 p.m. at the historic Arneson River Theatre in La Villita.


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Get your tickets HERE!

Tickets are also available at the San Antonio Visitor Information Center, 203 S. St. Mary's Street, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78205

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
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 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.

August 1, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Rita's on the River  245 E. Commerce, Suite 100  San Antonio, TX 78205

Rita’s on the River 80’s Yappy Hour

Go back in time at Rita's on The River with their 80's themed, "Yappy Hour", a dog friendly happy hour for you and your four legged best friend!


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August 5, 2017 | 7:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: check-in at Margaritaville at Shops at Rivercenter

Ford River Race

COMPETE-LAUGH-GET WET-HAVE FUN at the Ford River Race!  This event is a River Walk tradition since 1969. The registration deadline is July 26th.


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September 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Labor 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 your...


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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 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.

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Time: 8:00PM - 11:59PM

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center/San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel/Marriott Riverwalk Hotel

San Japan X

Immerse yourself with 3-days of Japanese anime, culture, costume, gaming events and other fan-run events in downtown San Antonio!


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Get your tickets HERE

September 12, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

September 19, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

September 26, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: TBA

Bud Light Foodk Tuesdays

 A FoodK is better than a 5K.  From start to finish, appetizer to dessert, this is one great food event with no sweating or athletic ability required. Everyone's a winner!...


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

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
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 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.
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 27, 2017 | 7:00PM - 12:00AM

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

Bud Light Haunted River

From nightfall to midnight, roam the River Walk...if you dare. Eerie sounds, roaming ghouls and zombies, combine with music, dancing, an adult costume contest, haunted house, and...


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Costume contest  is sponsored by Dick's Last Resort.  Registration begins at 6:30pm 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 6:30PM-7:15pm. Costume contest begins at 7:30pm.

costume contest details

The parade will make 2 laps around the River Walk, beginning at the International Building, traveling through downtown and ending at the Arneson River Theatre.

November 11, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Alamo Quarry Market- 255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

Let it Snow at Alamo Quarry Market

Snow and joy at this year's Festival of Lights event, benefiting the Family Service Association’s “Adopt-A-Family” outreach program.


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

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

Ford Holiday River Parade

Tickets to the 2017 Ford Holiday River Parade go on sale July 13 at 10 am.   Last year was a sell-out.  Buy early for ticket discounts.


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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 - 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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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 each night. Warmly glowing...


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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

Date: December 1 - December 22, 2016 from 6:15PM - 9:30PM nightly

Throughout the 2 1/2 miles in the downtown area of the River Walk, barges float each night carrying different...


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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 [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 28, 2017 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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

Valero Alamo Bowl

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 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.
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 10, 2018 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: La Villita in Juarez Plaza

Bourbon St. ThrowDown

The official Mardi Gras after-party where operators compete for the best New Orleans-style drink. Music, food and sample size drinks are included with ticket purchase.


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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 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.
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 St. and all along the downtown River Walk

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

This event started in 1968 and has been organized as a joint project by the Paseo del Rio Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas ever since.


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March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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 17 at 1pm and March 18 at 2pm.


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