Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Freedom over Texas fireworks
Watch the Freedom Over Texas fireworks and music spectacular from your home. Courtesy photo
SXSW Supermensch Shep Gordon After Party Willie Nelson
Party with Willie Nelson and special guests during his virtual Fourth of July picnic. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights
The River Walk will be decked out in red, white, and blue through July 7. Photo by Megan John
Freedom over Texas fireworks
SXSW Supermensch Shep Gordon After Party Willie Nelson
Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights

Patriotic displays, fireworks, and movie nights are on the docket for Fourth of July fun. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this holiday weekend. 

Thursday, July 2

Take a patriotic stroll down River Walk
The River Walk will be decked out in red, white, and blue throughout the Fourth of July weekend. Take a socially distant stroll to see the patriotic display, courtesy of 
Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights. It runs through July 7.

Settle in for Summer Movie Nights at Woodlawn Theatre
The Woodlawn Theatre summer movie series continues with a screening of the 2007 hit musical Hairspray. Theatre capacity is limited to 50 percent, and all movie tickets must be purchased online in advance. Summer Movie Nights continue through July 17. 

Saturday, July 4

Party virtually at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
Willie Nelson's traditional Fourth of July picnic is going virtual this year. The livestreamed festivities will kick off with a Prime Cuts episode with chef Scott Roberts of Salt Lick BBQ and will be followed by musical performances from Luck, Texas, featuring Asleep at the Wheel and Shakey Graves. The event concludes with film segment boasting performances by Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, and, of course, Willie Nelson. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the event.

Watch the Freedom Over Texas fireworks show
View Houston's Fourth of July extravaganza Freedom Over Texas from home this year. The virtual celebration will be broadcast in its entirety with a statewide simulcast on Saturday, July 4, from 7-10 pm. Highlights include a patriotic tribute by the Houston Symphony and live performances by rappers Bun B and Trae Tha Truth, country star Pat Green, and several others throughout the evening.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at The Rustic
The Rustic restaurant invites locals to its annual Drink the Flag event to celebrate the Fourth of July. With each beer purchase, guests will get the opportunity to donate a desired amount to the PTSD Foundation of America Camp Hope. The party is free, but due to ongoing coronavirus-related guidelines, event details are subject to change.