Events

February 17, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico

Ever wonder who once lived in the Missions, what they saw, valued, and thought? You can find out for yourself in San Antonio 1718 exhibit! (Official Tricentennial event)


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March 21st - April 29th, 2018

Fiesta Medal Parties

Fun events where you can purchase your 2018 River Walk Fiesta Medal!  


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April 1, 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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Volunteer opportunity at this event, click here for more info. 

Friday, April 20th 5:00-11:00 PM

Saturday, April 21st 12:00- 11:00 PM

Sunday, April 22nd 12:00- 10:00 PM 

Taste of New Orleans

Enjoy New Orleans-style food and music. The “Taste” menu includes assorted gumbos, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, etouffee, shrimp kabob, jambalaya, cajun catfish, soft...


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April 20, 2018 | 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Location: The Doseum

Redo: Piñata Party at the Doseum

Take a swing at reminiscing about your favorite childhood memories, while sampling delicious bites and sipping on specialty cocktails. 


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April 23, 2018 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Texas Cavalier’s River Parade Dining Packages

Many River Walk restaurants offer dinner packages for this popular Fiesta river parade.


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April 23, 2018 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

The 77th annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade theme for 2018 will be Magnificent Missions.

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade is a one-of-a-kind parade started in 1941 and is now a...


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https://www.texascavaliers.org/river-parade/tickets

April 24, 2018 - April 27, 2018
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 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: Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

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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$75.00 - Coronation - Crown Crown ticket purchase includes reserved indoor table seating at the event, a buffet meal, two drink tickets, and a boat ride on one of the Mariachi floats following the coronation ceremony.

$50.00 - Coronation - Pinata Piñata ticket purchase includes reserved indoor table seating at the event, a buffet meal, and two drink tickets.

$30.00 - Coronation - Cascarones Cascarones ticket purchase includes non-reserved general admission outdoor seating at the event and a buffet meal.

April 27, 2018

Six Flags Mardi Gras Celebration

Returning in April 2018! Our Mardi Gras Festival is back and this year we are introducing an all-new nighttime parade. Plus, more entertainment more food more fun and of course...


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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 1, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Time: 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Tricentennial San Antonio Commemorative Week

The joy and pride of San Antonio will vividly come to life during our Tricentennial Commemorative Week, May 1-6, 2018. 


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May 5, 2018 | 11:30AM - 7:30PM

Location: Loop 410 and I-10 on Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX

Mini-Mini Con 2018

Mini-Mini Con is a free event hosted by San Japan and Nine-Tails.


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http://miniminicon.com/

May 6, 2018 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: The Event Center at Plaza Lecea 5441 Babcock Road, San Antonio, Texas 78240

Princess, Mommy and Me Tea Party

Be our guest at this formal affair! Moms put on a fancy hat, dress your little girl in her favorite princess dress, and join Teacups and Tiaras for our second annual Afternoon Tea...


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Click here to purchase tickets.

May 8, 2018 - May 9, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Arts San Antonio 36th 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. (Please note: There are a limited number of individual tickets available for May 8th)

May 11, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Time: 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Location: Arneson Theatre

Fiesta Noche Del Rio

The Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities proudly presents the 62nd Annual Fiesta Noche del Rio featuring a cultural cavalcade of artists. 


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Buy tickets:  www.fiestanochesa.com

Ticket information is as follows:

• Adults: $20.00

• Seniors: $15.00

• Children ages 6-14: $8.00

• (Children under 6 are free!)

• Groups of 10 to 25 people: $15.00/person

• Groups of 26 or more: $12.00/person

• Active & Retired Military: $15.00

May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Events around town

May 19, 2018 | 12:00AM - 12:00AM

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

May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
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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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.

August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00AM

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Japan XI: Magical Universe

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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August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018
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.

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. 

November 23, 2018 - January 4, 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 till just 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. 2016 and 2017 were a sell-out so get your tickets early, tickets go on sale...


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