Free Fall Fun
We can confidently say that we're ready for fall and all it has to offer. We're set on making the most of the next several months as the cool weather breezes into San Antonio. Here are five free Alamo City events we're looking forward to this season:
The Yanaguana Indian Arts Market showcases the Native American culture through art, music, food, and dance at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. More than 40 Native American Artists will display and sell their handmade art — from baskets and jewelry to carvings and pottery. There will also be live music, storytelling, and Native American fare. To learn more visit briscoemuseum.org.
The Hoot and Harvest Festival and Native Plant Sale at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center offers fun for the whole family. Entertainment includes pumpkin decorating, live owls, kiddie crafts, and nature walks. There will be local artists selling their work and food trucks on the premises. Costumes welcome.
San Antonio's Dia de los Muertos celebration in the La Villita Historic Arts Village in downtown is one of our favorite events of the year. Entertainment includes a dance, drum and puppet procession, live music, original day of the dead artwork for sale, poetry readings, an altar building contest, and more. To learn more visit muertosfest.com.
Solar Fest is all about sustaining and celebrating Alamo City. Hosted by Build San Antonio Green, an organization dedicated to protecting San Antonio through green initiatives, Solar Fest promises to be a whole lot of fun. Held at Roosevelt Park, there will be local bands, "green" vendors, food trucks, and opportunities to sign up for energy efficiency programs.
Luminaria is San Antonio's contemporary arts festival, celebrating artists of all kinds — poets, musicians, painters, dancers, and actors — with events located in several spots in downtown, including the Carver Community Cultural Center, Hays Street Bridge, and Dignowity Park. To learn more visit luminariasa.org.