Festival season has San Antonio aflutter — and we're celebrating with our picks for the best things to do this weekend. Enjoy local blues performers and release butterflies at The Roundup Outdoor Music Festival or see ArcAttack live in concert accompanied by a stellar laser show. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, July 18
Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa presents Moët & Chandon Champagne Dinner
Fancy foodies are invited to indulge in a luxurious four-course meal complete with the finest Champagne at Mokara Hotel eatery Ostra. The evening includes specially prepared dishes by chef Camron Woods and a professionally curated range of Moët & Chandon pairings from brand expert Gina Livingston. A limited number of reservation spots for this splurge-worthy culinary experience are still available.
Friday, July 19
26th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
San Antonio’s hybrid jazz music/history celebration continues with performances at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall. This year’s Balcones Heights Jazz Festival features an all-female lineup for the first time ever. Weekly headlining performers and opening acts include Wednesday Ball, Ragan Whiteside, Kayla Waters, Elizabeth Mis, Lindsey Webster, and many more. Admission is free. For a full lineup and schedule, visit our calendar.
Saturday, July 20
The Roundup Outdoor Music Venue presents Blues & Butterfly Festival
Music and nature combine at this unique festival at The Roundup Outdoor Music Festival. Attendees can fill up on eats from multiple food trucks, get their faces painted, or enjoy a cold craft beer while watching a live music performance. Attendees can also see the release of hundreds of butterflies at the end of the day for a magical festival finale.
ARTS San Antonio presents Lightning and Lasers Live ArcAttack and Laser Spectacles
Music trio ArcAttack performs live and accompanied by an illuminating laser show at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Inspired by the work of scientist Nikola Tesla, the production harnesses the power of light with a sizzling setlist all ages can enjoy. Select tickets are still available.
Sunday, July 21
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Celeste Barber
Actor, comedian, and Instagram superstar Celeste Barber shares stories from her personal life, professional encounters, and career milestones with a live audience at the Tobin Center. Best known for her role on television series All Saints, the entertainer surged to social media stardom after her hilarious Instagram photo series recreating celebrity posts went viral. Select tickets to this unfiltered experience are still available.