Weekend Event Guide
Culinary celebrations, a bison-inspired birthday bash, and more family-friendly activities are ways to explore all the Alamo City has to offer. Feast on the best mole dishes in the city at Centro Cultural Aztlan, or enjoy an evening honoring loved ones at the Water Lantern Festival. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, October 20
Turnpike Troubadours in concert
The Turnpike Troubadours reunite on the Whitewater Amphitheater stage for three nights only in New Braunfels. Since their founding in 2005, the country music group has amassed a discography of five albums, including 2017’s A Long Way From Your Heart. Tickets are still available.
Saturday, October 22
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents 9th Birthday Celebration
Party in honor of the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s ninth anniversary with a packed day of bison-inspired fun. Birthday bash activities includes bison crafts, special guest conversations, and cupcakes for attendees while supplies last. For tickets and a schedule of events, visit the museum website.
Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse presents Howl-O-Ween
Four-legged friends and their humans are invited to a not-so-scary party complete with lots of treats and dog-inspired tricks at Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. Highlights include pumpkin decorating, a dogs-only costume contest, a bounce house, and tons of goodies from local vendors. Two-legged guests are also welcome and encouraged to don their most festive costumers. Admission is free and open to the public.
Water Lantern Festival
The Water Lantern Festival returns to Elmendorf Park for another year of family-friendly activities in the spirit of connections. Guests will be able to decorate floating lanterns with their own personal messages of hope and love for an illuminated evening of reflection. Festival highlights also include food, vendors, live music, games, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Centro Cultural Aztlan presents 14th Annual Mole Festival
Savor and celebrate the unique and rich flavor of mole at Centro Cultural Aztlan. Guests will feast on more than 20 of the best moles prepared by San Antonio’s finest chefs, local restaurants, and community cooks before casting their vote for the best rendition of them all. Live music from Juan and Armando Tejeda, Gelina, Cheyenne, and Eric Sebastian will be provided during this gastro-cultura experience. For a full list of participants and to buy tickets, click here.