Events

Events

ANY Weekend in October or November 2018.

Saturday: 11am - 8pm (grounds close at 10pm)

Sunday: 11am - 5pm (grounds close at 7pm)

Location: 9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242

Traders Village: CORNY MAZE

Introducing the FIRST & ONLY Corn Maze in San Antonio!


Come to Traders Village weekends in October & November for the Traders Village "CORNY MAZE."


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November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
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 21, 2018 | 7:00PM - 2:00AM

Location: Howl at the Moon San Antonio

Thanksgiving Eve Party at Howl at the Moon

When you are not eating turkey and shopping, you should be dancing! Turkey is good, but booze is better! 


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November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving on the River Walk

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


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November 22, 2018 | 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Thanksgiving at Hard Rock Cafe

COME GIVE THANKS WITH US


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November 22, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 Hwy 46 W, Boerne, 78006

Old West Christmas Light Fest

The Lights at Night are Bigger, Better and Brighter than Ever!

Old West Christmas Light Fest Creates Enchanted Holidays


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November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
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 until after the first of the New Year


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November 23, 2018 | 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. Last 2 years sold-out, tickets are on sale now!


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Seeking volunteer support on the following dates and times (see link for more volunteer details) 

Wednesday, November 21st - Help set-up parade seating (chairs) along the river walk/ 11 AM - 5 PM/ sign-up here.

Friday, November 23rd - seeking ushers & ticket takers during the parade/ 3 PM- 9 PM/ sign-up here.

November 23, 2018 | 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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Saturday, November 24, 2018, 4-8PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4-8PM

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4-8PM

Location: River Walk at the Shops at Rivercenter, 849 E. Commerce Street, 78205 (outdoor island)

Photos with Santa

Children of all ages are welcome to be professionally photographed with Santa Claus!


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November 30-December 2, 2018, starts at dusk

December 7-9, 2018, starts at dusk

December 14-16, 2018, starts at dusk

Location: Along 3 miles of the downtown 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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November 30- December 21, 2018, from 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM Tuesday - Sunday

Location: Start/End at Embassy Suites (River Level). Each caroling boat makes 1 lap around downtown (see map)

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

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


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Thursday, December 6th; shotgun at noon 

Location: The Club at Sonterra

Valero Alamo Bowl - Golf Classic

The Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic is one of San Antonio’s most anticipated golf tournaments of the year. Held at The Club at Sonterra, the tournament features a press...


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December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Location: The San Antonio River Walk

Holiday Artisan Show

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk and view unique handmade merchandise. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art, 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 Kat Fisher 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 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.

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve and Day on the River Walk

Spend the Holidays on the San Antonio River Walk.


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Wednesday, December 26th; Pep Rally Begins at 5 PM

Location: Arneson River Theater

Valero alamo bowl -Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally

One of the most exciting events of the bowl week, the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally features both teams and their players, coaches, pep bands, and cheerleaders.


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Thursday, December 27th; Doors open at 11:30 AM Luncheon begins at noon

Location: Marriott Rivercenter

Valero Alamo Bowl- Prime Sport Kickoff Luncheon

Before the teams playing in the Valero Alamo Bowl take the field, fans are invited to experience the atmosphere surrounding the big game.


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Friday, December 28th at 2 PM

Location: Sunset Station

Valero Alamo Bowl -FAN ZONE

Starting at 2PM on game day, fans can participate in pregame activities at the Historic Sunset Station (one block north of the main Alamodome entrance). 


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Friday, December 28th at 8 PM

Valero Alamo Bowl Game

The Valero Alamo Bowl features the number one picks from the Big 12 and Pac 12 conferences outside of the College Football Playoff. 


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December 31, 2018

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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February 9, 2019 | 3:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: River Walk, 600 E. Market Street (river level)

Confucius Wishing Lanterns

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


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February 9, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk, downtown area

Parade of Lanterns

26-foot long floats carrying magically-illuminated enormous lanterns such as a dragon, pandas, and pinatas will float throughout downtown.


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February 28, 2019 | 4:00PM - 1:00AM

Location: VFW Post 76, 10 10th Street, San Antonio, Texas 78215

ZULU Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party

Music, food trucks, BYOB, and prize giveaways combine for one Zulu of a Fat Tuesday party!


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March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
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.

March 1, 2019 | 6:30PM - 10:00PM

Location: River Walk, exact location TBA

Royal Masquerade Gala

Formal attire, masks, and beads will set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, and dine on a sumptuous buffet.


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March 2, 2019 | 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

Enjoy live jazz music on stage and a procession of decorated floats transforms the River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live...


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March 2, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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 to enjoy.


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March 15, 2019 - March 19, 2019
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.

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Time: 12:00PM - 8:00PM

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

Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Enjoy two-days of Irish music, dance, food & loads of free family-friendly fun. River parade on 3/16 starting at 4pm.


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Click here to sign-up as a volunteer at the event. 

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
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 17 at 1pm each day.


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March 17, 2019 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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 1, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Time: 12:00AM - 12:00AM

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.


Sponsor Ribbon

Volunteer opportunity at this event, click here for more info. 

April 23, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Time: 5:30PM - 10:30PM

Location: 227 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205

A Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

NIOSA is a four-night Fiesta festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio attracting 85,000 revelers each year.


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April 23, 2019 - April 25, 2019
Time: 7:30PM - 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 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6PM

Arts San Antonio 37th Annual Floating Feastival

Join ARTS San Antonio for a tasty and fun-filled cruise on the beautiful River walk. You’ll enjoy delicious food from outstanding restaurants and great entertainment.


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You can purchase tickets here.

May 18, 2019 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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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Seeking volunteers to help at this event, click here for more info and to sign-up.

May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Time: 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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July 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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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Interested in participating as an artisan vendor at our next show?

Email Joshua Reyes, 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.

July 4, 2019 - July 6, 2019
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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Click here to sign-up and volunteer at the event.  

August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
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 Joshua Reyes, 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.

August 30, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Time: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

Labor Day Artisan Show

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to the artisans, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden.


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

Email Josh Reyes, 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.

Date: September 24, 2019 - September 26, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Starts & Ends: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, 78205 (River Level near Ruth's Chris Steakhouse)

Drift & Dine

Experience a night to remember as you slowly ‘Drift & Dine’ along the River Walk. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling...


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Volunteers are needed at this event, click here to sign-up for a shift.