Live music, independent films, and the city’s premier comic con make for a promising few days ahead. Experience A-list star sightings at Celebrity Fan Fest, or head to Fredericksburg for the Hill Country Film Festival. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, July 29
12th Annual Hill Country Film Festival
The 12th Annual Hill Country Film Festival returns to in-person programming for the first time since 2019. The four-day event will include screenings of independent films and documentaries by filmmakers from Texas and across the country, panel discussions, parties, special guests, and more. Visit the festival website to purchase a badge. Individual walk-up tickets are also available at the door for several festival events.
Friday, July 30
Celebrity Fan Fest
San Antonio’s premier comic convention makes its way to Freeman Coliseum for 10 days of fun. Celebrity Fan Fest highlights include special appearances by A-list Hollywood actors, photo ops with pop culture figures, special attractions, and more. Celebrity guests include Owen Wilson from Loki, Freddie Prinze Jr. from Star Wars Rebels, Charlie Cox from Daredevil, and others. For a full schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit the festival website.
Josh Abbott Band in concert
The Backyard Amphitheater welcomes guests for an evening of Texas country music performed by the Josh Abbott Band. Originally from Lubbock, the group is known for hit songs such as “Oh, Tonight” and “Wasn’t That Drunk,” which have topped the charts for more than a decade. They make a stop in Fredericksburg in support of their new album, The Highway Kind. General admission tickets are still available.
Tower of the Americas presents Party on the Tower Plaza
Head to Tower of the Americas for the continuation of a rocking summer music series. This week, the Mark Odom Band comes to the plaza with their signature Texas blues and rock tunes. The event begins at 7 pm and admission is free.
Sunday, August 1
McNay Art Museum presents “Selena Forever/Siempre Selena”
Don’t miss your last chance to experience this stunning tribute to Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez at the McNay Art Museum. The exhibition features photos from Selena’s memorable shoots with San Antonio photographer John Dyer for both Más Magazine in 1992 and Texas Monthly in 1995. For exhibit hours and to purchase tickets, visit the McNay Museum website.