Top 10 Halloween and Día de los Muertos happenings in San Antonio
Alamo City goes all out for Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Here are 10 of the best celebrations, parties, and festivals in San Antonio this year, for adults and children alike.
Catch RuPaul's Drag Race stars Latrice Royale, Ginger Minj, and Phi Phi O'Hara in this rendition of Rocky Horror at the Josephine Theatre. Call the box office to purchase your $35 ticket.
October 25 through October 29
Muertosween Bash at the McNay Art Museum
The McNay invites you to attend a fabulous Halloween- and Día de los Muertos-themed soiree. Dance to tunes from DJ Jj Lopez while you enjoy treats from Bakery Lorraine and booze from Alamo Beer Company. Tickets are $35 each for ghouls 21 and up.
Bud Light HalloweenFest
There's no parade quite like one that floats down a river. Floats filled with folks in their best costumes will create an amazing Halloween procession on Friday night. Bars and restaurants along the River Walk will be offering food and drink specials so you can keep the party going after the parade ends.
HallowSeum at the DoSeum
The children's museum is hosting a fantasy-inspired, kid-friendly Halloween bash on Saturday. Enjoy a hedge maze, a musical petting zoo, mask-making, face-painting, fairy village-creating, and more. Admission is $5 for members and $17 for non-members.
Día de los Muertos at La Villita
This free, two-day celebration — which includes "the largest open altar exhibition in the city" — is a must-attend. The mini festival includes live music, unique art and altars, a lively procession, and more.
October 29 and October 30
Día de los Muertos at Historic Market Square
Another free option for the kiddos this weekend. The Historic Market Square is also celebrating Day of the Dead with workshops, altars, music from Ruben V and Villela, and a parade.
October 29 and October 30
Día de los Muertos at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Make art, get your face painted, check out colorful altars, and nosh on traditional treats at Guadalupe Galería on Sunday — all for free. The performance lineup includes appearances from Guadalupe Dance Company and Academy, Grupo Animo, Barrio Writers Youth Writing Group, and Mariachi Guadalupe.
Día de los Muertos at the Esparanza Peace & Justice Center
Bring the children out to Rinconcito de Esperanza for poetry readings, community altars, story-telling, face painting, live poetry, a procession, and more. Save room for tamales and pan de muerto.
Día de los Muertos Masquerade Ball
The 2016 edition of Fashion Week San Antonio launches with a glamorous masquerade ball at Paramour. Craft a mask or paint on creative makeup for this funky yet formal cocktail affair with music, drinks, and an altar display. Admission is $25 per person.
SAY Sí presents Muertitos Fest
SAY Sí's 10th annualDía de los Muertos celebration includes three days of folk art, unique performances, food, and traditional altars. The fundraising kick-off party is $35 in advance and $40 at the door; the festival, taking place next Friday and Saturday, is free.
November 3 through November 5