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Sebastián 50+ Years 100+

October 17, 2019 - May 1, 2020

The Department of Arts & Culture hosts the latest city-wide exhibit “Sebastián in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works”. The exhibit includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist, on display through May 2020 in more than 20 locations accessible to residents and visitors alike. The featured works span the artist’s more than 50-year career. Sebastián also created the nearly two decades-old “Torch of Friendship” which stands at the intersection of Alamo…

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Rotary Ice Rink

November 29, 2019 - January 31, 2020

The Rotary Club of San Antonio presents the 2019 Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink located in Travis Park adjacent to the annual Christmas tree. The Rink will open the weekend after Thanksgiving and continue daily through January 2020. Destined to become a winter tradition in the Alamo City, more than 25,000 skaters are anticipated to enjoy the rink and the beautiful winter surroundings. For dates and times, please visit our website.

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Mardi Gras Parade at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - March 2 @ 10:00 pm

Our New Orleans style celebration brings ornate parade floats, Mardi Gras-themed décor, festive street entertainment and classic Cajun cuisine to Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Our Mardi Gras parade Presented By North Park Volkswagen rolls through the streets nightly at 6 P.M. Featuring authentic parade floats skillfully created by one of the world-renowned New Orleans float designers, Kern Studios. The intricately designed 16-foot tall floats will represent a variety of themes, including the addition of an ALL-NEW double-decker float. The parade…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. March

January 20

On January 19, 1987, the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders. The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020. The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the MLK Academy located at 3501 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101…

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Ford Parade of Lanterns

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - February 8 @ 9:00 pm

Ten 26-ft. long boats carrying enormous illuminated lanterns will float throughout the downtown section of the River Walk. Enjoy the spectacular lantern show for free each night- new lanterns added annually. Check out the parade route map on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events

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Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive

February 1

Join us for this free event as we step back in time to celebrate our historic Texas roots and kick-off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The parade route runs through the streets of downtown San Antonio and features participants who represent the heritage of our Lone Star State and the Old West. Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Sam Houston Caisson, Texas Heritage Riders and of course, a herd of Texas Longhorns are just some of the snapshots…

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Alamo Round Up

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for a special First Saturday at the Alamo as we kick off the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo with a cowboy-themed day.

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Super Bowl Watch Party

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Watch the biggest game of the year with us in our beautiful Southtown garden! We will have eats like Chips & Queso, Asian/Buffalo Wings, and more! Plus enjoy drink specials all night long! -$5 16oz Frozen Bourbon & Coke -$10 Lone Star Buckets -$10 Bud Light Buckets -$5 Beer + Shot Combo Cheer on your favorite team or just laugh at the commercials while sipping on a cocktail at The Good Kind!

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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

February 6 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 10:00 pm

Buckle up for the best ride in February with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! You can’t beat the unrivaled rodeo action, top notch entertainment and champion livestock events starting at $20. Better yet, enjoy family friendly attractions like pony rides, petting zoo, shopping and live music for all!

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Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A procession of decorated river floats transforms the San Antonio River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and food trucks. The public is encouraged to come dressed in masks, costumes, and beads. Free admission.

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Saturday Night Rodeo at Tejas Rodeo Company

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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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St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - March 15 @ 8:00 pm

St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated on the River Walk since 1968 as a joint project of the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. This tradition continues today. Green Bud Light will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity called Passport to Ireland. Other festival activities include face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale plus…

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Dyeing of the River Walk Green

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - March 15 @ 3:00 pm

Each year since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon with eco-friendly green dye. This year it is brought to you by Maddogs. This is a very exciting time to visit the River Walk and watch the amazing transformation. A bagpiper plays on the barge as the river is transformed. Free viewing available along the entire 2 1/2 mile downtown portion of the River Walk. The color is instantly apparent and intensifies with water movement by…

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Annual Brackenridge Park Gala at the Historic Low Water Crossing

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate visionaries, Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff and his wife Tracy, Founder and President of Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is proud to present the Annual Brackenridge Park Gala at the 1917 Low Water Crossing on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Brackenridge Park Train Depot with train rides and sunset cocktail reception. The seated dinner from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. will be served under…

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Noche del Sol

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Noche del Sol Dámas y caballeros, put on your best Fiesta attire and join us for our live and silent auctions and come ready to enjoy tacos, fajitas, and margaritas in an evening filled with Sunshine. We are excited to announce that on March 26, 2020, we will host the second annual Noche del Sol event at the San Antonio Country Club. Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children is holding this event to raise the funds necessary to expand our…

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Valero Texas Open

March 30 - April 5

144 of the world's top professionals will take on the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio and compete for their share of the $7.7 Million purse. Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, and Adam Scott have all been crowned Texas Open champ. Who will be the next to put on the Champion's boots?

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Viva Botanica

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Viva Botanica is a family Fiesta event celebrating the world of plants. See the beautiful Botanical Garden at the height of spring, with fun Fiesta-themed activities for the kids. Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants at the plant sale. The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society Inc. supports the San Antonio Botanical Garden in inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children (3-13 years…

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Ford Mariachi Festival

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 9:30 pm

This official Fiesta event features Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers from local schools and colleges. This is the perfect time to sit outside, sip a margarita (as if you needed an excuse), and enjoy the music as it floats past you. Boats also randomly stop and play music for guests sitting outdoors. Each group wears traditional mariachi and Folklorico costumes. Free to enjoy.

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Fiesta Artisan Show presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

April 24 @ 11:00 am - April 26 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Fiesta 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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Yellow Ribbon Project

May 5 - May 26

Yellow Ribbon Project is a thoughtful way to honor those who serve! Yellow ribbons are hung on trees along the River Walk and displayed until May 26 as a highlight of the annual Armed Forces River Parade on May 16. Honorees names will instantly appear on the River Walk website through parade day. Proceeds from ribbon sales are used to underwrite the Armed Forces River Parade, which is free and open to the public. Ribbons purchased online at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events for…

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Armed Forces River Parade

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This free parade is dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces and features 26 patriotically-decorated and musical floats carrying all branches of military personnel and numerous businesses and nonprofits who honor and support active and retired soldiers. View the parade for free from throughout the downtown section of the River Walk. On-stage entertainment will serenade floats through the Arneson River Theatre. Break out your red-white-and-blue and let’s show ‘em we appreciate our…

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Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights

June 30 - July 7

The River Walk will be decked out with patriotic decor this long and amusing 4th of July weekend! It's fun as usual on the River Walk with downtown bridges and trees sporting a red, white & blue motif. The perfect backdrop for photos! Don't forget to post your images on social media using #SAriverwalk.

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Summer Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

July 31 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Summer 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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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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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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Drift & Dine

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 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 16-20 passengers each will float along the river making six restaurant stops during their journey. The culinary voyage is offered on three individual nights Tickets are…

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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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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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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

December 4 - December 20

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the river guided by more than 2,000 Luminarias. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday for three weekends in December. Luminarias are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern to light the way for the holy family. View the Luminarias under the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights overhead and listen to Ford Holiday Boat Caroling from a River Walk restaurant or bar…

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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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