Weekend Event Guide
Spooky season is in full swing and San Antonio is packed with events that are certain to be a real treat. This weekend’s top things to do range from the mysterious to the musical. See the iconic musical Cats live at Majestic Theatre or celebrate life, death, and ancestors at the family-friendly Day of the Dead San Antonio Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 31
Broadway in San Antonio: Cats
Andrew Llyod Webber musical Cats comes to life on the Majestic Theatre stage. One of the most breathtaking products of its generation, Cats has captivated audiences in more than 30 countries and 15 languages, proving to be one of the most popular musicals of all time. Audiences both new and old can enjoy fantastic feline-inspired costumes, magical musical numbers, and the live performance of the iconic “Memory.” Select tickets are still available.
Friday, November 1
Day of the Dead San Antonio Festival
The celebration of life, death, and ancestors comes alive at La Villita. Day of the Dead San Antonio Festival invites locals and visitors of all ages to participate in workshops, children’s activities, sugar skull decorating, puppet shows, piñata making, shopping, and more. The family-friendly event will also feature 34 separate live performances and a transformed La Villita Street filled with giant craneos, Mojigangas, and Cartinas will greet guests. Adults can also get into the “spirit” with a craft cervezas, tequila tastings, and mezcal cocktails. Visit the festival website for more details. Admission is free.
Saturday, November 2
Water Lantern Festival
An illuminating event makes its mark at Elmendorf Park during a magical evening of remembrance, reflection, and inspiration. The Water Lantern Festival will feature food, music, and a radiant sight as eco-friendly lanterns float and reflect upon the park’s lake surface. Following the event conclusion, all lanterns will be removed from the water.
King Remo Sound System presents Raggamuffin Garden
The biggest sound system event in the Alamo City plugs into Roszell Gardens for the perfect Saturday outdoor event. Event highlights include camping, yoga, live painting, art showcases, and live music. Headlining performers such as 6blocc and U.K. native MC/DJ King Cokni are set to keep the party vibes going all afternoon. DJ Rubix, J. Spockey Lionway Sound, and Dangerous Sound are also set to perform individual sets to keep the mood going. For tickets and a schedule of events, visit the Raggamuffin Garden website.
Alon Town Centre presents Autumn Fest
Greet the official beginning of fall with the entire family during a fun-packed day at Alon Town Centre. Autumn Fest highlights include live music, face painting, community fitness classes, balloon artistry, giveaways, and more. Visit the festival website for a full list of activities. Admission is free.