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Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest

September 13 - November 2

Prepare yourself for the biggeset, scariest, and more terrifying Fright Fest ever in the 26 years of Six Flags Fiesta Texas. There's no escaping the Frights By Night when the monsters come out to play and you have nowhere to hide. Fright Fest includes themed scare zones bound to make you scream in addition to haunted houses, but that's not all; enjoy your favorite coasters in the dark or see some of the world-class shows exclusively at Six Flags Fiesta…

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Culinaria Wine + Food Festival

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

It’s the place to see San Antonio’s best chefs all in one place and all you pay is the price of admission to rub elbows with some of the brightest stars in our city. Not to mention, taste, taste and taste some more of the culinary creations they’ve designed. Add to the flavors your choice of wine, beer or cocktail and the setting of the Texas Hill Country and your weekend is complete!

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SeaWorld San Antonio’s Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular

September 27 - October 27

Spooktacular: Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween shows and activities, fun for both kids and parents alike! Take an underwater adventure while you trick-or-treat through the park. Then work as a team to make your way through the hay maze. But don’t forget to visit your furry friends at Pet’s Ahoy to see a special Halloween show. Howl-O-Scream: Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming scare zones and lurking…

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Día de los Muertos San Antonio

October 26 - October 27

Día de los Muertos San Antonio, the largest and most unique celebration of Day of the Dead in Texas, expands out of La Villita into Hemisfair. The free, two-day, family-friendly event — popularly known as "Muertos Fest” — blends traditional Day of the Dead art and culture with a curated line-up of alt-Latino music, old-school conjunto legends, and the stylings of local bands that have created the unique San Antonio sound. USA Today hails the event as “one of 10…

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Muertitos Fest: Mestizo

November 1 @ 6:00 am - November 2 @ 4:00 pm

This November 1-2, 2019 SAY Sí presents its FREE Muertitos Fest, a Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio. Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor the continuity of life. Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the…

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Day of the Dead San Antonio

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Day of the Dead San Antonio in La Villita Historic Arts Village! Enjoy hands-on, family-friendly activities in Las Catrinas Plaza. Explore Día de los Muertos altars and see colorful skull sculptures. Experience culinary delights from premier chefs from Mexico and San Antonio in the Barrio Gastronomico. Have your face painted with the traditional and historic calavera design. You have never seen a Day of the Dead celebration like this before.


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Aliento a Tequila

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Photographer Joel Salcido’s Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. The series includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as a series of artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle. The exhibit was curated by Roy L. Flukinger, M.A., Emeritus Senior Curator, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. The series…

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Bangkok and Beyond

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spicy, sweet, and tangy—Thai food is an exciting balance of extremes. This vibrantly flavored cuisine features generous helpings of fresh herbs, spices, and chile peppers with a balance of sweet, salty, and sour characteristics. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the traditional (sometimes unfamiliar) ingredients of the region through classroom discussions, chef demonstrations, and hands-on cooking. You’ll prepare and taste a variety of dishes such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Thai curries, and many other iconic dishes from…

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Artisan Breads at Home

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Homemade bread is at once the most simple and most intimidating challenge home cooks face. It may seem like magic when flour, water, salt, and yeast come together to make everyone’s favorite food, but in this hands-on class, we’ll demystify the art of making bread. Together, we’ll discuss the 12 steps of bread baking, plus cover different types of flours, yeasts, and mixing methods, then get your hands dirty as you gain the confidence to make bread in your own…

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Josh Cellars Wine Dinner

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a unique Josh Cellars Wine Dinner featuring a savory menu from Chef Jose Auces on Tuesday, September 24th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This year, we've teamed up with the San Antonio Food Bank in honor of Hunger Action Month. We are helping turn San Antonio Orange to raise awareness about hunger. So, will be accepting non-perishable canned good donations at the door & encourage all of our guests to wear orange! We will offer a five-course menu perfectly paired…

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Drift & Dine

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm

Experience a night to remember as you slowly Drift & Dine along the River Walk. Discover new restaurants and revisit old favorites. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling of bliss. Go with the flow, savor the flavor! Beautifully decorated dinner boats carrying up to 16 or 20 passengers each will float along the river making six restaurant stops during their journey. The culinary voyage is offered on three…

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An Indian Feast

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Explore the mystique and lore of one of the most colorful and exciting culinary regions of Asia. As a nation of 28 states, India contains a dramatic range of cuisines showcasing seasonal ingredients and unique cooking techniques. During this rich and informative expedition, we will unveil the distinct culinary preferences of India's most influential states and prepare authentic dishes from Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, West Bengal, Tamil, and Punjab. Featured dishes include lamb with vinegar and garlic, cashew nuts with coconut,…

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Italian Cooking at Home

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas and crespelle (sfoglie) to sweets (dolci). We’ll explore traditional favorites like creamy risotto and tiramisu, and also sample a selection of lesser-known—but…

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September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy's 9th annual Parktoberfest will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3-6PM at the Koehler Pavilion in Brackenridge Park! We are teaming up with the YMCA’s Siclovia, a city-wide event in which the city closes down Broadway St. to regular traffic and allows cyclists to safely ride their bikes through town. This is a free event, with free beer tastings (21+) from Alamo, St. Arnold, Ranger Creek and more! There will be live music with a tribute…

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First Friday Pig Roast

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Take a break from the usual First Friday events in Southtown for a neighborhood pig roast on the patio at Eastside Kitchenette. Watch Chef Jeff White roast the pig on a caja china on the patio & then enjoy $2 tacos (while they last), dressed up with all the fixin's you could want from our condiments table. We'll also have half dozen oysters on special for $9 bucks + Happy Hour running from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy the sounds of DJ KUNG…

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Octoberfest at Tower of the Americas

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab your stein and lederhosen! Experience 24 breweries from Germany, Scotland, Belgium and more. Join us for beer samples, live entertainment, costume contest, giveaways and complimentary food item. Must be 21 years of age to participate and present valid I.D. at check-in. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.

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Fashion Brunch

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us Oct 6th from 11am-3pm for a Fashion Show while enjoying our delectable brunch. We will have designs straight from the runaways of New York Fashion week by designers Official Kimora Lee Simmons & CZAR by Cesar Galindo. Thank you so much to SLOAN/HALL and Lisa Astorga for supporting this wonderful brunch.

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MasterChef Jr. Live!

October 13 @ 2:00 pm

MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to The Tobin Center! This all-new production brings the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to you LIVE! Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Bring the whole family to see MasterChef Junior Live! It’s a recipe

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San Antonio Beer Festival

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The San Antonio Beer Festival, founded in 2005, is San Antonio’s original beer fest, pouring 400+ premium and craft beers from 125+ breweries from around the world. Beyond beer, the San Antonio Beer Festival features music,  games, wines, ciders, food trucks, food booths, local vendors and more. Experience the beer festival that San Antonio has loved for more than a decade. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a beautiful fall day at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks.…

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Margaritaville Taco & Tequila Dinner

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our Tequila & Taco Dinner on Thursday October 24th, at 7PM. We will be serving five delicious courses, each paired with a different tequila.

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Hallowine Run

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Hallowine Run is your chance to Halloween – Culinaria style. A four-mile fun run gets the heart racing – but, walkers are welcome too! Greeting you at the Finish Line is an assortment of indulgent treats from some of San Antonio’s best chefs and tasty adult beverages to complete the reception. Cheer on the Little Monsters as we have a race specifically for those 11 years of age and younger.

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Murder Mystery at Ranger Creek

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you have a clue? Join Ranger Creek's first Murder Mystery Dinner this 2019 Halloween season! This is an interactive show, where you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! $75 ticket cover dinner, a complimentary whiskey, cocktail, or beer, and memories that will "haunt" you for a…

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First Friday Pig Roast

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Take a break from the usual First Friday events in Southtown for a neighborhood pig roast on the patio at Eastside Kitchenette. Watch Chef Jeff White roast the pig on a caja china on the patio & then enjoy $2 tacos (while they last), dressed up with all the fixin's you could want from our condiments table. We'll also have half dozen oysters on special for $9 bucks + Happy Hour running from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy the sounds of DJ KUNG…

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November 2

The mission of the Diwali San Antonio “Festival of Lights” is to celebrate Indian culture and traditions by featuring traditional Indian dance, entertainment, food and booths selling goods from various parts of India. In India, the Diwali celebration is akin to New Year’s Eve and it represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. Currently a single-night festival, co-hosted by the City of San Antonio, it has become a popular annual event and is the…

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La Gran Tamalada

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us at La Gran Tamalada on Sunday, December 1, 2019, for a cultural culinary tradition! La Familia Cortez has partnered with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center once again to move the event from its original home at the Guadalupe Theater to Historic Market Square for an expanded cultural experience. Learn how to make tamales and take a few of your own home with hands-on workshops or purchase your dozens of tamales for the holiday season at one of many…

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December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Feast on delights from San Antonio's best panaderias, chocolatiers and bakeries. Satisfy your sweet tooth from favorites like macaroons, cupcakes, churros, cookies, cakes, paletas, milkshakes, ice cream (rolled Thai, traditional and everything in between), and more! Sample seasonal drinks including ciders, stouts, porters, Cafe de Olla, champurrados, spiked hot cocoa, hot toddys, teas, candy rimmed cocktails and coffee. Savory foods, interactive art, local vendors, and DJs round out the evening.

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First Friday Pig Roast

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Take a break from the usual First Friday events in Southtown for a neighborhood pig roast on the patio at Eastside Kitchenette. Watch Chef Jeff White roast the pig on a caja china on the patio & then enjoy $2 tacos (while they last), dressed up with all the fixin's you could want from our condiments table. We'll also have half dozen oysters on special for $9 bucks + Happy Hour running from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy the sounds of DJ KUNG…

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