Hey there, travel bugs! Spring has sprung in San Antonio, and that means sunny days, cool nights, and a city bursting with events to fill your itinerary. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or a music lover, May in San Antonio has something for you. 


Reeling in Arts, History, and Culture

  • 15th Annual Paseo por el Westside | May 4, 2024: Dive into San Antonio's rich heritage with the 15th Annual Paseo por el Westside. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the Westside's unique history and culture through walking tours, storytelling, and live music. (May 4th)

  • ARCSA (Asian Resource Center of San Antonio) Asian Festival | May 11, 2024: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in San Antonio with Asian performances, cuisine, and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now, join us at La Villita Historic Arts Village!

  • Pan-African Cultural Festival 2024 | May 11, 2024: Celebrate unity and culture within the African World Community. Enjoy drumming, dancing, a fashion show, Capoeira, storytelling, and more. Join the conversation at the Carver Branch Library and indulge in outdoor festivities with music, food, and local vendors. Free entry for all!

  • 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival | May 15-19, 2024:  Celebrate the lively sounds of Tejano Conjunto music at the 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival. This legendary event features five days of performances, dancing, and workshops, showcasing the best of this beloved Texas tradition.

  • Memorial Day Artisan Show | May 24-27, 2024: Discover works from local San Antonio artists ranging from pottery to woodwork, textiles, jewelry, paintings, and more. Take a piece of true San Antonio home with you. Artisan show is free to attend and is set up along the River Walk near the Shops at Rivercenter. 

  • Around the World Summer Exhibition | May 2-August 4, 2024: At the McNay Art Museum, it's "Around the World in 80 Designs" this summer! From set and costume designs for plays from around the world, art pieces, and more, this exhibit begins May 2nd and runs through August 4, 2024. 


Food & Fun

  • Bubbles, Bagels, and Brunch | May 5, 2024: Hosted by Landrace, take your brunch game to the next level with Bubbles, Bagels, and Brunch on the River Walk! Sip mimosas and enjoy scenic views as you cruise along the iconic waterway. (Available once a month through September)

  • Sunset Cocktail Cruises on the River Walk | Sundays in May: Luxuriate on a Sunset Cocktail Cruise hosted by Zocca Cuisine D'Italia. Savor delicious bites and creative cocktails as you drift along the River Walk, taking in the city's magical twilight ambiance. 

  • Stella Artois Drift & Dine | May 7-9, 2024: Embark on a culinary adventure with Stella Artois Drift & Dine. Glide down the River Walk, stopping at various restaurants to sample their finest dishes. It's a delicious way to explore the city's diverse culinary scene. Check the schedule of participating restaurants here

  • San Antonio Flavor | May 9, 2024: Are you ready to taste the incredible flavors and fusions of San Antonio? Over 30 local restaurants welcome you to the San Antonio Museum of Art to enjoy their unique dishes, live music, craft wine and beer, and more! 


Big Screen Adventures

  • Black History Film Series: Till | May 2, 2024: Catch the moving film, Till, at The Little Carver. Learn about the story of Mamie Till Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till. This event is free to attend, but registration is required!

  • Film on the Green: The Princess Bride | May 3, 2024: Relive the magic of "The Princess Bride" during Film on the Green at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Pack a picnic and cuddle up under the stars for this family-friendly movie night. 

  • Dive-In Movies at the Pool at DoubleTree Hilton San Antonio Downtown | Select days through September: Staying at the DoubleTree Hilton San Antonio Downtown? Guests get to vote on the movie of the day and enjoy a poolside movie with free popcorn! 


Let the Music Move You

  • The Seasoned Woman | May 3, 2024: Celebrate the strength and resilience of women at "The Seasoned Woman," a unique performance combining poetry and opera at The Carver Community Cultural Center. This powerful production is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the beauty of storytelling through music. 

  • Cedric Burnside | May 11, 2024: Get down with the soulful sounds of Cedric Burnside at the Carver Community Cultural Center. This award-winning blues artist will take you on a journey through the rich history of this timeless genre. 

  • Aire - Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral | May 12, 2024: Sway to the enchanting rhythms of Magos Herrera's "Aire" at the San Fernando Cathedral. This renowned Latin jazz singer will leave you spellbound with her powerful vocals and captivating melodies. (Date to be confirmed)

  • River Walk Live! | May 16, 2024: A new concert series arrives at Arneson River Theatre at the San Antonio River Walk! River Walk Live! features talented musicians, both up-and-coming as well as seasoned - and it's FREE! Catch Jack Ingram at Arneson River Theatre on Thursday, May 16th!

  • Stevie Nicks | May 18, 2024: Don't miss your chance to see rock and roll royalty. The legendary Stevie Nicks live in concert! Belt out your favorite hits and experience the power of her iconic voice at Frost Bank Center


A Touch of Whimsy

Rabbit and easter eggs in front of greenhouse

  • Hunt for Art: Explore the whimsical world of Huntopia at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Encounter giant, colorful sculptures inspired by the artist's signature bunnies, birds, and butterflies. It's a perfect spot for snapping Insta-worthy pics! On exhibit select days May 4th - Novevmber 3, 2024.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to San Antonio this May and get ready for a month of unforgettable experiences! From open-air concerts and cultural celebrations to delicious eats and outdoor adventures, San Antonio has something to ignite your curiosity and leave you wanting more. See you soon!