San Antonio is one of the most popular tourist hot spots in Texas. It’s got a great mix of history, dining, and just plain fun going on that keeps people coming back for more. Beyond the River Walk area and the Alamo, there are a lot of festivals and events that bring people to San Antonio every year.
In this post, we’re going to highlight just some festivals and events in San Antonio. So, if you’ve been looking for a reason to visit San Antonio, look no further than this list!
This is one of the premier food and wine events in the country. It’s held every May in San Antonio. Culinaria showcases food, beer, spirits, and wine with a real focus on cuisine from Texas and Mexico.
Attending this event means you’re going to get your fix of everything that’s great about Texas: burgers, beer, and bar-b-que.
Dia de los Muertos
The ‘Day of the Dead’ tradition is one that’s paramount in Mexican culture. It is a way to remember those important people that have been lost over the years.
So being able to attend an event that highlights traditional processions, garb, and food makes this very unique.
Texas Folklife Festival
There are few better ways to celebrate the arts and culture of Texas than to be in San Antonio for the Texas Folklife Festival. It’s held every year in early June.
This festival brings almost fifty different cultural groups together and features local food, music, and drinks as well.
Interested in Oktoberfest? Well, you might end up falling in love with Wurstfest instead. Located just outside San Antonio, this yearly event is a ten-day “salute to sausage.’
In addition to all the wursts you might need, this event features all sorts of German beers, games, and entertainment.
Six Flags Fiesta Holiday in the Park
The Six Flags adventure park is one of the big attractions in the San Antonio area. But if you really want to take it up a notch, head there during the Six Flags Fiesta Holiday in the Park event that runs from November to January.
During the two-month event, you’ll be able to see millions of lights as well as attend holiday themed events as well.
Fiesta De Las Luminarias
The River Walk is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. But things get taken up a notch or two when you go during the Fiesta De Las Luminarias.
Each December, you can wander along the River Walk with your path lit by over 2,000 glowing lanterns.
Enjoy San Antonio!
As you can see, there are a lot of great festivals and events in San Antonio for you to enjoy every year. Whether you love Texas style beer and barbecue or you want to learn a little bit more of the influence of Mexican culture, these are the places to go.
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favorite San Antonio events and festivals, let us know what you’d recommend.