San Antonians are already wearing shorts and sandals, enjoyed daytime swims, and downed dozens of frozen treats, but summer doesn't officially begin until the solstice on June 21. To celebrate, we've crafted a sizzling food and drink lineup complete with wine tastings, tapas dinners, and beer bonanzas that are sure to ignite your summer.
Wednesday, June 20
Summer SOLstice at The Rustic
Party on the longest day of the year with live music and seasonal Sol cerveza from 6-11 pm. Memphis soul group Mingo Fishtrap will keep the groove going while you enjoy tasty eats and drinks in the Rustic’s spacious backyard. The event is free with RSVP.
Cabs & Dads at Range
Father’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s always time to treat the special men in your life. Upscale Houston Street chophouse Range is partnering with Jackson Family Wines for this fantastic evening in honor of dear ol’ dad. The spectacular dinner will offer over 10 wine tastings from around the world, paired with delicious dishes from chef Jason Dady's kitchen. Guests will also get to meet master sommelier Nick Hetzel and learn how winemakers conduct their craft. The evening begins at 6 pm, and limited seating is $50 per person. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 21
Dia Mundial de la Tapa at Pearl Stable
Dive into the unique flavors of Spain through its most famous export: tapas. In celebration of World Tapas Day, 10 critically acclaimed Spanish chefs will deliver a remarkable dinner showcasing the country’s diverse culinary traditions. Attendees will be offered plenty of bites, wine tastings, and a cava tasting bar. The event will also mark Spain recognizing San Antonio as an official "Capital of Tapas" — the first American city to receive the honor. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, June 23
Beats & Brews at The Growler Exchange
Join the Growler Exchange for a night of vintage beats and cold beer. This “chill vibes only” event features a live, vinyl-only DJ set by Ark of Timewheel Records and delicious eats from Poke Man Sushi Bowl.
Jungle Boogie Nights at the San Antonio Zoo
When the sun goes down, the party animals really come out at the San Antonio Zoo. From 5-9 pm, the zoo will turn into a wild dance party with live music, food trucks, and happy hour specials all evening long. Admission is $9, and the event returns every Saturday night until August 25.
Sunday, June 24
Summer Nights at The Rose Bush
You can’t beat live music, food trucks, and complimentary sangria. The Rose Bush's annual summer celebration is the perfect place to spend a relaxing Sunday night with family and friends. From 6-9 pm, this free public event will have Philly's Phamous Cheesesteaks and Krab Kingz serving up savory dinner plates and sweet frozen desserts while local favorites Legends kick out the jams.