The remainder of 2021 includes a variety of festivities on the San Antonio River Walk. All can be found on (includes other events such as Kayaking – for hotel guests): 

Parade of Lanterns – Aug. 27-29, Sept. 3-5: Ten floats with large lanterns will navigate on the River Walk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights this coming weekend and Labor Day weekend from 8-10 p.m. It’s free – and it’s beautiful! 

Labor Day Artisan Show - September 3-6: Artisans sell their handmade art, wearables, and collectibles. 

Oktoberfest (Karbachtoberfest) – Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2: River Walk restaurants and bars will have patio events, happy hours, pub crawl and floating entertainment.  

Day of the Dead Parade – Friday, Oct. 29: This will be a ticketed and televised parade. 

Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony - Friday, Nov. 26: This popular parade is televised live. Tickets are on sale now for the event, which includes this year’s theme, “40 Years of Magic,” and Willy Wonka as Grand Marshal! 

If anyone is interested in float sponsorship, please email