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Garden Ridge Market Days

March 14 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for Garden Ridge Market Days every Second Saturday monthly at Northeast Bible Church (19185 FM 2252, Garden Ridge, TX 78266) from 9 am - 2 pm. FREE Admission & FREE Kid's Activities! Shop local, support your community & enjoy our Indoor/Outdoor market including: - Over 80 Local Farm, Food & Artisan Vendors - Free Kid's Crafts, Face Painting, and/or Games - Free Live Music, Entertainment and/or Dance Performances - Food Trucks (These Guys & Mia Marco's Pizza) -…

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Sesame Street Party Parade

May 23 - August 9

Sesame Street Bay of Play will be a focal point for summer fun with a colorful, musical, show-stopping award-winning parade featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The parade showcases 10 larger-than-life themed floats, including iconic Sesame Street favorites such as Mr. Hooper’s Store and Count’s Castle. The Sesame Street Party Parade also includes a pair of impressive, the interactive show stops. At the first stop, performers jump rope, hula hoop, and groove with their favorite Sesame Street friends and dancers.…

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Wild Connections LEGO Exhibit

May 29 - December 31

San Antonio Zoo wants you to reconnect with wildlife and nature through our upcoming exhibition of art sculptures made completely with LEGO® bricks by acclaimed artist Sean Kenney. The whole family will marvel at gravity-defying and astoundingly precise structures of some of your favorite animals!

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Fiesta Noche del Rio (64th Season)

June 12 @ 8:30 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 pm

Enjoy Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, and a cool drink or snack as you help support children’s charities through your attendance at the 64th season of Fiesta Noche del Rio, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 pm from June 12-August 8 at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita (418 Villita St.). It’s fun for the whole family. Tickets online (fiestanochesa.com) or HEB (Customer Service).

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Fiesta Couture: Behind the Seams

July 30 - November 15

Glimpse behind the “seams” at the design processes, skilled artisans and trade secrets that together result in the most glamorous night of Fiesta. The coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo is a spectacle like no other, filled with pageantry and tradition. Each coronation is organized around a theme which is selected up to two years in advance. The Mistress of the Robes, the Court Artist and the dressmakers are responsible for translating the theme into coronation…

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King of Beasts Exhibition

July 30 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

Explore extraordinary African lions and majestic mountain lions of Texas this spring at the Witte Museum. Experience the power of lions through artwork by renowned artist John Banovich and see the connection between the big cats of today and their prehistoric ancestors. King of Beasts spans nearly 25 years of research featuring more than 30 artworks by renowned artist John Banovich. The exhibition assembles a collection of Banovich’s work focused on African lions and explores questions about humankind’s deep fear,…

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August Restaurant Month

August 1 - August 31

Dine OUT and Dig IN at your favorite San Antonio restaurants for less during this Bi-Annual extravaganza! SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEKS delivers an entire month of Food Charm with the best eateries in town participating! Experience THREE-COURSE Menus for Lunch ($20) And Dinner ($35 AND $45). To-Go options are strongly encouraged!

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A Taste of Seven Seas at SeaWorld

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm

Set sail on a celebration of flavors, cuisines and cultures with A Taste of Seven Seas. Foodie favorites return for a limited time for you to enjoy. Culinary adventures await from France, Germany, Greece and Italy. Plus, sample a global collection of specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Each weekend perk up your palate with savory eats, scrumptious sweets and distinctive drinks at all four of our Seven Seas locations. Event locations are open Fridays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until…

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Noir Monday: Outdoor Movies at The Good Kind

August 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us at The Good Kind Southtown for a physically distanced outdoor movie night with Slab Cinema. To ensure safe physical distancing, all seating is ticketed. You can reserve 1 seat for $6+tax, two seats for $12+tax, or reserve a 4-top table for $22+tax. Film starts at dusk. This event is pet friendly. Monday, August 3rd: Enjoy the 1945 film Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang. The screenplay follows two criminals who aim to take advantage of a middle-aged painter…

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Live Online Chess: Librarian vs Audience

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

If you are a skilled chess player, please join us online for an opportunity to be a part of the audience to collectively play a live chess game against a San Antonio Public Librarian. Registration is required; you will receive Zoom session information via email after you register; to register, visit the Library's event calendar.

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Summer Nights!

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand! The return of Summer Nights invites you to get outdoors this summer and enjoy extended Thursday night hours at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This 38-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to physically distance, get some fresh air and connect with nature. Beginning July 2, from 6 – 9 p.m., Summer Nights will feature cash bar and picnic baskets prepared by Jason Dady Catering, gourmet shaved ice by Kona Ice, music, and beautiful bloom displays.…

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Saturday Night Rodeo at Tejas Rodeo Company

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Saturday through the end of November

Tejas Rodeo Co. produces a competitive rodeo every Saturday night March through November with live bands, BBQ, and great dancing on rodeo nights. Experience professional rodeo at its finest. The rodeo takes place under our covered arena where spectators are able to witness cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, and more! It’s the greatest show on dirt! Tejas Rodeo is fun for all ages! Hop on our mechanical bull to see if you have what…

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Summer Nights!

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand! The return of Summer Nights invites you to get outdoors this summer and enjoy extended Thursday night hours at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This 38-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to physically distance, get some fresh air and connect with nature. Beginning July 2, from 6 – 9 p.m., Summer Nights will feature cash bar and picnic baskets prepared by Jason Dady Catering, gourmet shaved ice by Kona Ice, music, and beautiful bloom displays.…

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An Evening with Mark Twain – Dinner Theatre Event!

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing!" --Mark Twain After numerous SOLD OUT performances, The Company Theatre presents an encore of it latest hit show! The Dinnerbox Series continues - presenting live theatre in your favorite local restaurants. AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN! - Is now on tour. Americas most celebrated humorist, Mark Twain continues to be one of Americas greatest authors brought to life on stage by the amazing talents of award-winning actor J Damian Gillen. The Company Theatre is celebrating…

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Wishing Lanterns

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free. Lanterns are $5 and can be purchased online in advance or at the event. Lanterns include one LED candle. Pens will be available at the event to personalize your lanterns. Entertainment includes festival dancing to thematic music. Lantern launch at 8:00 PM Viewing, until 10:30 PM

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Summer Nights!

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand! The return of Summer Nights invites you to get outdoors this summer and enjoy extended Thursday night hours at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This 38-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to physically distance, get some fresh air and connect with nature. Beginning July 2, from 6 – 9 p.m., Summer Nights will feature cash bar and picnic baskets prepared by Jason Dady Catering, gourmet shaved ice by Kona Ice, music, and beautiful bloom displays.…

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Labor Day Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

September 4 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Labor Day Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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36th “Animal” Zoo Run Relay & Kids Run

September 11 - September 12

Lace-up your running shoes and help the San Antonio Zoo secure a future for wildlife! This annual run includes an 8-mile relay on Friday night followed by a kids’ run on Saturday. Please ensure to register to the run or relay prior to the event at the links below.

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Halloween Spooktacular

September 18 - November 1

During this family-friendly daytime seasonal event, kids are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween-themed costumes and enjoy Halloween-themed attractions and shows, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, then interact with colorfully costumed characters as they trick-or-treat throughout SeaWorld’s Bay of Play area.

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Howl-O-Scream

September 18 - November 1

SeaWorld’s “Howl-O-Scream” transforms the theme park into a scream park, with sinister haunted houses, thrilling live shows, themed bars and scare zones – or Terror-tories. Replenish your thirst for terror at one of our signature Halloween bars. Find ultimate thrills, as you ride coasters at night. Close the night with live entertainment by some of your favorite creepy creatures and monsters. Thrills and chills await you this October at Howl-O-Scream.

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Zoo Boo!

September 19 - October 31

The San Antonio Zoo once again hosts this family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration held every weekend day September-October. The zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, a hay maze, a hay slide and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume for a chance to be in a costume contest. Children of all…

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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 11 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Fall Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Wounded Warrior Project – Carry Forward 5K

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Put the Wounded Warrior Project® Mission in Motion at the VIRTUAL Carry Forward® 5K in San Antonio. Join Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Saturday, October 10 as you run/walk your very own Carry Forward 5K in support of America’s injured veterans. This new virtual experience allows you the flexibility to complete your 5K in your neighborhood or on your treadmill at home. You could even just count 7,000 steps on your phone! Most importantly, know you’re participating virtually alongside others…

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Haunted River Jr.

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Families will have a ghoulishly good time on the River Walk celebrating Halloween. Eerie sights and sound shall haunt the river while families trick or treat. 2,500 free Trick-or-Treat bags are distributed to kids, while supplies last. Maps to participating restaurants are posted online and at the event. Other entertainment includes face painting, moon bounce, and family appropriate Halloween music.

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San Antonio Congenital Heart Walk

October 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

The Congenital Heart Walk series directly supports the mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation: to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs). Our Congenital Heart Walks include family-friendly activities, games, music, refreshments, community, peace and remembrance, research remarks, acknowledgments, and our Walk! Venue Opens: 7:30 a.m. Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m. Pre-Event Activities Open: 7:30 a.m. Announcements and Remarks: 830 a.m. Walk Starts: 9:00 a.m. Entry - There is a $15…

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CANCELLED: 34th Annual Alamo Heights Night

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

It’s Party Time in ’09! Alamo Heights Night 2020 will feature entertainment for the entire family. Savor food from some of San Antonio’s best restaurants. Mouthwatering choices will include chicken-on-a-stick, fajitas, Texas-style BBQ, chalupas, and hot dogs just to name a few. Satisfy your sweet tooth with funnel cakes and cupcakes. Adults can enjoy a great selection of beer and wine. Live entertainment all night including Finding Friday, Hotcakes, Skyrocket, a Mariachi band, and more. The carnival midway will feature…

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CANCELLED: Fiesta San Antonio

November 5 - November 15

Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals, featuring over 100 events with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide…

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CANCELLED: Fiesta Carnival

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Glittering lights, exciting rides, and a wide assortment of foods in the heart of San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta®-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of Fiesta® San Antonio. Admission is free. Please note that this event has been cancelled for 2020.

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Inside Look

November 7 - November 8

Guests can go behind the scenes and visit our animal care facilities that are not open to the public. SeaWorld’s renowned veterinarians and animal experts will offer an intimate look at the day-to-day care they provide for animals large and small. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet animal experts and animal rescuers and learn about their fascinating work. These visits will take place during normal park operating hours and are included with park admission and FREE to annual…

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CANCELLED: 5th Annual Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta is the only Official Fiesta event open to the public on the San Antonio River. Attendees can expect beer, food trucks, music, and best of all an opportunity to play on the river with free kayaking and additional outdoor activities. This free event is designed to bring awareness to the beautiful Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation project of the San Antonio River. Please note that this event has been cancelled for 2020.

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CANCELLED: Festival De Animalés

November 7 @ 10:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

Finish off Fiesta strong! We’re celebrating the animals, culture, and food of Latin America in this two-day event. This event highlights the animals native to South and Central America, as well as our conservation efforts in these areas. Also, take a culinary tour of the tastes of Latin America at select zoo restaurants and pop-up booths. Festival de Animales is included with zoo standard admission and pass holders are free. Please note that this event has been cancelled for 2020.

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CANCELLED: 47th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair

November 8 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Fiesta Arts Fair is an annual, art-focused fundraising event that provides general operating support for Southwest School of Art; the only independent college of art in Texas. What began as a small art fair in 1973, has since grown into one of the highlights of the Fiesta San Antonio®, with an annual attendance of approximately 12,000 people. The 2-day event takes place early in the Fiesta San Antonio season on the campus of Southwest School of Art and generates funds…

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CANCELLED: Texas Cavaliers River Parade

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

There’s nothing quite like the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Festive music fills the air and vibrant floats pass by as thousands watch from the banks of the San Antonio River. This one-of-a-kind parade started in 1941 after a group of Texas Cavaliers witnessed boats and barges decorated with flowers in the “floating gardens” of Mexico City. This coincided with the San Antonio River bend restoration, and the Texas Cavaliers decided to bring this unique experience to our city. The first…

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CANCELLED: Battle of Flowers Parade

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Battle of Flowers® Parade is the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio, attracting crowds of more than 550,000. It is the only parade in the United States produced entirely by women, all of whom are volunteers. The city of San Antonio owes its annual Fiesta to a small group of passionate, dedicated women who started it all with the first Battle of Flowers® Parade in 1891. What began as a patriotic celebration to honor the heroes of the Alamo, Goliad and the…

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Whataburger Zoo Lights

November 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Merry & Bright and a wild night! When the animals tuck in for the evening, San Antonio Zoo decks the halls with jaw-dropping light displays and fills the park with Christmastime activities and cheer. Plus, kids can visit Santa.

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CANCELLED: Fiesta Flambeau Parade

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - November 15 @ 12:00 am

Time to start planning for the 72nd Annual Fiesta Flambeau® Parade! This marks the second year in a row our parade has been named “best” in our budget category. Last year Best in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association and in August 2019, Best in Texas at the Texas Festivals and Events Association. Two great awards that make us proud to be Flambeau® members and Fiesta® family. The theme for the 2020 Flambeau® Parade is “Celebrating Classic…

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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

November 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration returns featuring the largest holiday light display in Texas with over 9 million shimmering lights, the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, Santa, and much more. Guests can grab delicious food and seasonal treats, enjoy delightful holiday shopping, meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ and friends, and experience sensational shows, rides, and attractions.

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Ford Holiday River Parade

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the Ford Holiday River Parade! Ticket prices range from $15-$43 and are sold on-line beginning July 7th, 2020, at www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com. Seven free seating areas are on the parade route (bring your chair) from North of Martin St. to Lexington St. Bridge and North St. Mary’s St. to Lexington St. The majority of restaurants on the River Walk offer dinner packages for your convenience. The Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition…

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Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - December 22 @ 9:30 pm

Sing in the holidays by caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist. Charter an affordable private caroling boat and bask in the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights. Boats float on the river each night, carrying a different group each hour performing live Christmas Carols. More than 185 groups participate; school, church, office, nonprofit, and civic groups. Joyous caroling fills the evening air along…

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Latest Discoveries in the Universe

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003. Join us before the show, when the Scobee Education Center presents STEAM…

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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

December 11 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Holiday Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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