Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend
‘Tis the fall festival season in the Alamo City and hot happenings are numerous. Savor the local flavor at Tasting Texas Wine & Food Festival or honor Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair and on the River Walk. 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 27
Tasting Texas Wine & Food Festival
Expand your palate and savor the unique flavors of Texas and San Antonio at Travis Park. This four-day culinary experience will center around a Culinary Market, featuring more than 100 award-winning chefs. Guests can also enjoy a top-shelf tasting on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk and more nightly programming featuring curated collaborations by visiting chefs in San Antonio’s top restaurants. For a list of guest chefs and additional festival information, check out our recent story.
Experience the largest Day of the Dead celebration in the country for four consecutive days of programming on the San Antonio River Walk. This storied, nighttime river parade is best known for its illuminated and colorful handcrafted barges floating on the river. Additional programming like a music festival lineup and community activations are sure to deliver a memorable and moving experience in honor of ancestors and lost loved ones. Check the Spiritlandia website for more information.
Experience a two-hour production chronicling the stardom of iconic musician Buddy Holly this weekend only.
Friday, October 28
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
The story behind music icon Buddy Holly’s rise to fame and his final performance before his untimely death come to life on the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for two nights only. Audiences can expect a thrilling, two-hour production complete with more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits such as “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and "Oh Boy." Select tickets are still available.
Saturday, October 29
Once Upon A Party presents Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Fest
Revel in the magic of fairytales and the spirit of Halloween at the fourth annual Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Fest. Highlights include live music performances, live animal interactions, and photo opportunities with more than 20 beloved fairytale and villain characters on the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden property. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Galaxy Productions presents Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair
Día de los Muertos celebrations continue for the 10th year in family-friendly fashion at Hemisfair. Muertos Fest programming will feature the largest open altar exhibition in the city and a multi-stage lineup of bands, poetry, and dance performances for all ages to enjoy. Additional highlights of the two-day event includes a drum dance and puppet procession, workshops, and an arts market featuring original Day of the Dead crafts and artwork. Admission is free and open to the general public.