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January 2020

Parade of Lanterns

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Free
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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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February 2020

Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free
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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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March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free
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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, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Free
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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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May 2020

Armed Forces River Parade

May 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
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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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