Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in San Antonio this weekend
Awaken the senses with this crop of happenings that are sure to shake up your agenda for the next few days. Feast on flavors at the Annual Mole Festival, or see art in its many forms at Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Check out the top seven things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 19
Venture out into the 12,000-square-foot maze known as Haunted Oaks and test your mettle at every twist, turn, and corner. The site also features the Kiddie Haunt on select days for a not-so-scary activation that is more suitable for young audiences. The full Haunted Oaks experience is suitable for ages 12 and older. Kids' admission is free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Haunted Oaks is open through November 4. Get more details at thehauntedoaks.com.
Centro Cultural Aztlan presents 15th Annual Mole Festival
Celebrate the cultural impact and culinary history of mole at this special foodie festival hosted by Centro Cultural Aztlan. The event centers around a tasting of more than 20 of the best moles in San Antonio, which are then judged by attendees and special guest judges. In addition to the mole itself, visitors can enjoy specialty drinks by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a packed set list of live music by artists including Andy Bernal & The Artifax, Armando Martinez, and Vincent Garza & Jacob Luna.
Mission Marquee Outdoor Family Film Series: Hocus Pocus
Settle in with the family for a wonderfully spooky screening under the stars at Mission Marquee Plaza. The ongoing outdoor movie series continues with this week's featured film, the 1993 hit Hocus Pocus. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged for the most comfortable viewing experience. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and food truck offerings onsite. Admission is free and open to the public.
AT&T Center presents Chris Stapleton in concert
Country music star Chris Stapleton performs live at AT&T Center as part of his All-American Road Show tour. He’s best known for top hits like “Tennessee Whiskey” and “A Simple Song,” and has released four albums in his career. Stapleton is joined by special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane. Go to Ticketmaster for more details.
Friday, October 20
AT&T Center presents WWE Friday Night SmackDown
Some of the biggest stars in WWE enter the ring as part of Friday Night SmackDown’s return to San Antonio. Fans can expect nonstop action and appearances from fan-favorite superstars like John Cena, WWE women’s champion Asuka, Bianca Belair, Austin Theory, the Street Profits, the Usos, and more at AT&T Center. For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.
Saturday, October 21
San Antonio Beer Festival
Cheers to all things beer at the return of the annual San Antonio Beer Festival. Attendees to the festival at Crockett Park will get access to pourings of more than 400 premium and craft beers sourced from more than 100 breweries around the world. Additional highlights include live music, games, food booths, local vendors, and food truck offerings. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome and encouraged. This event is for adults only. To purchase tickets and for a full schedule of events, check out sanantoniobeerfestival.com.
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival returns for another evening of illuminating and imaginative creations brought to life through a diverse group of artists of various disciplines. This year’s event is hosted at the newly renovated Hemisfair and will feature live music performances on two stages, large-scale art installations in various areas, film, dance, fine art, and spoken poetry. Visit luminariasa.org for more information.