For those ready to flock outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather and clear skies, this week's food and drink events will not disappoint. Ditch your AC, put on some shades, and head to these six shindigs full of carefree summer fun.
Tuesday, May 29
Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner
Whiskey Cake and Woodford Reserve are teaming up to create a delicious farm-to-table five course dinner. From 7-10 pm, their talented chefs are rolling out tasty dishes like roasted beet salad and potato and leek vichyssoise, all made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Thursday, May 31
Cocktails & Culture: Unlock 300 Years of San Antonio Secrets
Explore 300 years of San Antonio history with a cocktail in hand at the Witte Museum. The self-guided tour through the new Confluence and Culture exhibition will include a variety of activities for those over 21 and feature brews and cocktails by The Box Street Social. Tickets are $15, which also includes admission to the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery for ancient history buffs.
Friday, June 1
Skip Day at The Rustic
Friday is National Leave Work Early Day, a holiday we are more than happy to celebrate. Duck out of the office to hear rousing sets by Lonely Horse, Garrett T. Capps, and The Holy Knives. The free event begins at 4 pm, and music starts at 5:30 pm, but the Rustic is open all day for those playing hooky.
Saturday, June 2
EcoFest at the Pearl
Watch the Pearl turn green during this fest celebrating all things sustainable. From 9 am-6 pm, the Pearl Stable will host live music, top notch food trucks, and eco-minded vendors. The event also features workshops on sustainable living and energy efficiency, along with fun activities for kids and a raffle and silent auction to benefit community outreach center Eco Centro.
Harvest Festival at The Jackston Ranch
Harvest time comes early to San Antonio during this bountiful fest at the historic Jackson Ranch. On the four-acre estate, green thumbs and local farmers can peruse a fresh harvest market or enjoy classic farm games and activities, a petting zoo, food booths, and local craft vendors. The event begins at 11 am, with all-day live music and performers, including a special performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Crystal Sea Drama Company.
Sunday, June 3
Brunch Fest at the Block SA
Celebrate the most important meal of the week during this special event. Seven food trucks will be whipping up a diverse assortment of brunch classics. The event is free for all ages, but for $15, you can sample from all trucks and recieve two mimosas. Bands will be playing throughout the event, and for those more spirited brunches, they’ll have $12 bottles of Champagne.