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Here are the 6 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 6 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

The Pearl Maybelle's donuts
SoundCream Sunset Sessions returns to the Pearl this summer. Photo by Jessica Giesey/The Historic Pearl

After 12 days of nonstop celebration, Fiesta finally comes to a halt on Sunday — but, the party’s not over just yet. Close out Fiesta 2018 with a bang at this week’s best food and drink events. 

Saturday, April 28

King William Fair
The historic King William Neighborhood — known for its blend of lavish Victorian mansions and indie art galleries — brings back its fun-filled fair for another year. The all-day event kicks off at 9 am with a delightfully peculiar parade complete with a marching band, political parodies, and belly dancers. The event also features 200 local arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment on six stages, and a “Kids Kingdom” with fair-style rides and games. Fairgoers can also sample from over 50 food and beverage booths. Make sure to stop for foodie favorites like sizzling fajitas, snow cones, and Kettle Korn. Admission is $15 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free. 

10th Street River Festival
This unique Fiesta fest, located on the beautiful historic grounds of the “Oldest Veterans Post” in Texas, showcases cultural diversity of San Antonio with music from local Tejano, blues, and country artists, as well as family-friendly fun, food, and drinks. Proceeds from the event will support maintenance of historic buildings, veterans' programs, and scholarships for local high school students. 

Sunday, April 29

The Block SA Crawfish Boil
The Block SA is serving up more than a thousand pounds of crawfish in celebration of its fourth annual crawfish boil. With the purchase of a $17 ticket, lovers of the bayou classic can enjoy live music, food trucks, and tasty brews all day from 1-7 pm. 

Tuesday, May 1

McNay Art Museum presents ArtFULL Wednesday: Food for Thought — Campfire Cooking
In correlation with its exhibition, "Captain Seth Eastman's Journey with a Sketchbook," the McNay will explore traditional "Texas trail" cuisine. Sample donuts, mesquite bean coffee, and homemade biscuits cooked over the campfire and served from a real chuckwagon. Free admission for museum members and children under 19. $20 for non-members; and $15 for students, seniors, and military.

Wednesday, May 2 

SoundCream Sunset Sessions
The Historic Pearl kicks off its summer event series, offering a place to cool off during those hot Texas summer nights. Every Wednesday in May, Sound Cream Airstream, a funky traveling bar and DJ booth, will transform Pearl Park into a spontaneous dance party with “humble vibration” DJ sets from 5:30-9 pm. The event is free and family/pet friendly.   

Viva Market Square! Celebrating 300 
Fiesta’s almost over, but the city isn’t slowing down. Join the Historic Market Square as they celebrate 300 years of San Antonio history, running May 2-6. The celebration includes food booths, local artists, and live entertainment. Enjoy special activities in celebration of Commemorative Week, Cinco de Mayo, and Military Appreciation Day to close out.