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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Haunted River

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time on the River Walk celebrating Halloween. Eerie sights and sound shall haunt the river while adults party and families trick or treat at two great separate events: Family event held at the Shops of Rivercenter lagoon from 6-9:30 pm. 2,500 free Trick-or-Treat bags are distributed to kids, while supplies last. Maps to participating restaurants giving away candy are given out with candy bags. Other entertainment includes a kids costume contest, face painting and DJ.…

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Haunted River Jr.

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time on the River Walk celebrating Halloween. Eerie sights and sound shall haunt the river while adults party and families trick or treat at two great separate events: Family event held at the Shops of Rivercenter lagoon from 6-9:30 pm. 2,500 free Trick-or-Treat bags are distributed to kids, while supplies last. Maps to participating restaurants giving away candy are given out with candy bags. Other entertainment includes a kids costume contest, face painting, and DJ.

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Dachtoberfest 2019 by Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Plan out your Halloween costumes and get your dachshunds ready to run!!! Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas and Retama Park are so excited to bring you Dachtoberfest again this year! With dachshund races on the racetrack, costume contests, vendors, food trucks, beer, shopping, trick or treating, and so much more, there is something for the whole family! There will even be a carnival in the parking lot-- come for the races, stay for the carnival! Costume Contests will kick off…

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Outdoor Film Series Double Feature: Elf and Home Alone

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza! Join us for our FREE family friendly event including; entertainment, food trucks, and a showing of the double featured films Elf (PG) and Home Alone (PG) on the original jumbo screen.

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Turkey Trot

November 28 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Turkey Trot is our annual 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. This family and pet friendly event is one of the few races through the King William District and Downtown San Antonio. Every registration provides a turkey dinner to a family in need.

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Ford Holiday River Parade

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 39 annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition that kicks-off the lighting of the River Walk, and the holiday season. The parade features 28 illuminated floats decorated for the theme.100,000 lights (2,250 strands of lights) are illuminated to kick-off the parade. The lights remain on the trees and are turned-on from sundown to sunrise everyday till shortly after New Year’s Day. Seating at Arneson River Theatre & on a 4-mile route on the River WalkSeven free…

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Ford Holiday River Parade

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 39th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is going totally Texan! The 2019 theme for the iconic night event on the River Walk is “Texas Music Christmas.” The one-hour parade will feature a Texas artist performing a classic Christmas song on each of the 29 floats. Famous Houston-born blues-inspired rock guitarist and leader of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons, will serve as grand marshal.

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6th Annual Holiday Fair

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Fair. It's your one-stop shop for unique finds from local artisans. Interested in becoming a vendor? Register online before November 1.

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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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Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

December 5 @ 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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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

December 6 - December 21

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. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only for three weekends in December. Luminarias are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small bag.View the Luminarias and listen to Ford Holiday Boat Caroling from a River Walk restaurant or bar while dining…

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David Archuleta – Christmas Tour 2019

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.” Soon after, the young Utahan had his first single “Crush,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the track sold 166,000 downloads that first week in the U.S. and…

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Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

December 7 - December 8

Take the streets of the Alamo City December 7-8, 2019 to participate in the 12th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of Bringing Fun to the Run™ with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of San Antonio.

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Kristkindlmarkt: A German Christmas Market in San Antonio

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A traditional open-air German Christmas market featuring handcrafted gifts, crafts, pottery, woodworking, fine arts, fabric arts, German clothing and accessories, holiday sweets, and more. Enjoy the German Christmas atmosphere, foods, beverages, music, entertainment, shopping…the “Gemütlichkeit” of the Holiday Season.

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WinterFest & Reindeer Run 2019

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The WinterFest and Reindeer Run is a long-running community Festival where thousands of local residents come out with the family to enjoy a day of fun in the SNOW! A portion of the proceeds from WinterFest will go to help kids with disabilities or delays and their families at Brighton Center including therapy, education, support and childcare. For more information on Brighton Center please visit: www.BrightonSA.org. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019 at North Central…

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Andrea Bocelli

December 11 @ 7:30 pm

As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide.

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Holiday Artisan Show

December 13 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 pm

Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. Friday and Saturday: 11AM-11PM Sunday: 11AM-8PM

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Whose Live Anyway?

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray, and Dave Foley (of Kids in the Hall) will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group today announced its highly-anticipated Christmas Eve and Other Stories." TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances. A product of the vision and imagination of TSO's…

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Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cirque Musica invites you and your family to Wish this holiday season. Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire family. Featuring the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica with your favorite holiday hits all performed LIVE by a full symphony orchestra. Audiences will be amazed by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers…

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Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally on the River

December 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally is one of the most exciting events of bowl week. The head coaches, football players, pep bands and cheerleaders from both teams show their colors as they face off in a spirited pep rally. This is a “must see” event during bowl week that gives fans a chance to see the players and pep bands make their grand entrance on San Antonio’s famous river barges. While fans will be wearing their favorite colors, the bands…

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PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon

December 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Before the Big 12 and Pac-12 teams playing in the Valero Alamo Bowl hit the field, everyone will come together at the PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon. More than 1,500 spirited football fans will come to experience the anticipation and festive atmosphere surrounding the big game. Emceed by ESPN’s broadcast crew, fans will be treated to first-hand insight from the teams’ head coaches and the team captains of each school, as well as revel in the pageantry from the cheerleaders and bands.

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Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone

December 31 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Before the bowl game, fans can participate in pregame festivities in the Historic Sunset Station (one block North of the main Alamodome entrance). The Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone includes a variety of interactive games that encourage fan participation and challenge their football skills and agility. Enjoy some great food and drink while you listen to music and prepare for the big game. Not only are there interactive games but you can also get your face painted as well as…

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