Concerts, festivals and fairs are part and parcel of life in San Antonio. You will find here some of the most awesome entertainment that blends the folksy with the classic. The city can get you grooving to its music, dancing and performing mariachis. From symphonies to festive music and to a whole lot of other seasonal recreation, the place simply rocks with all sorts of amusements. Something is always on in San Antonio. So whether you are here with family or just a twosome or even an entire group – the events here in the coming season will have you floored.
The Fall Arts & Crafts Show around the the River Walk Extension has on display some of the most unique handmade merchandise you can find anywhere. Goods including jewelry, pottery or fine art might interest you. You could probably get some holiday shopping done here. Strolling along while chatting with the vendors you learn about the wares that you may be tempted to buy. Also on during the first week would be San Antonio’s culinary diversity put together at La Villilta Assembly Hall where more than 80 restaurants and clubs are participating in the event. The foodie in you might be interested in the Taste of San Antonio that would be laying out numerous spreads found South of the border.
Families can enjoy Pumpkin Patches and other fall festivals that are bound to make the most of your visit to San Antonio. Its the time to get involved in the spirit of the season. The kids of course are going to love it all. Let them pick pumpkins, see farm animals, play outdoor games and enjoy a day out in the open. St. Thomas Pumpkin Patch is located on the grounds of St. Thomas Episcopal School, where the pumpkins are already gathered from the fields. Snacks and other refreshments are just waiting to replenish your energies. Let the kids revel in storytelling, games and other activities. The fun begins in early October to run all through the month.
If you are looking for some unique diversion from regular sight seeing then just don’t miss the German Fröhlichkeit or merrymaking. Oktoberfest San Antonio offers family entertainment accompanied with authentic German music, food, drink and dance. Wurstfest too would have you enjoying seasoned cold cuts and sausages made famous by typically German cuisine and matching the Texas fun bite for bit. The festival is a great combo of the two cultures! Or perchance you would like to experience Kristkindlmarket thats San Antonio’s authentic German outdoor holiday market with its seasonal music, food, drink, craft and entertainment at the Beethoven Halle and Garten.
San Antonio is rich in Hispanic Culture and many cultural events take place here. From music to theater, there is something for everyone. These include Altares, ofrendas, calaveras, flores, pan de muerto, chocolate, visual arts, poetry, and music. The Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated until October 15th commemorating the culture with exhibits and events during this whole time. The Dia de los Muertos celebrations has altars created by artists and children in the community on display at Market Square every day. It is San Antonio’s Day of the Dead reflecting Mexican cultural traditions where families welcome back departed loved ones. Creative altars are set up around town.
Cemeteries hold poetry readings over marigold decorated tombstones along with pan de muerto – dead bread and sugar skulls. Its a colorful flurry of traditional and contemporary festivities that celebrate ancestral remembrance and harvest season rituals from Central Mexico’s indigenous cultures. This mainstay of San Antonio’s folklore is a vivid expression of its cultural heritage. Despite the name, El Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead is not a somber event. It is actually a celebration of life demonstrating the richness of Mexican culture and traditions.
Texas Wine & Herb Festival is to be held at Cibolo Ranch and the event includes herb seminars, hay rides and river barge rides, longhorn feeding, a Kiddie Corral playground and a grape stomp so participants can leave their imprint on festival t-shirts. You shouldn’t miss it for anything in the world. Also for another truly enchanting time go to the Gardens by Moonlight, and enjoy an evening under the stars at the San Antonio Botanical Garden for live music and gourmet fare.Devine Fall Festival, just about thirty miles out of San Antonio would be showcasing the Devine avocados. On show is to be a parade, car show, bazaar, carnival, two entertainment stages, and plenty of home grown fun. But best of all is to be the Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony that will have decorated, illuminated floats circling in the River offering spectacular sights for the holiday makers.
October events are highlighted by many Halloween related and Hispanic cultural events. Bazar Sabado Mexico’s finest folk art is displayed for pleasure and purchase at the San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio celebrates Halloween through a variety of events, including Fright Fest at Fiesta Texas, BOOtanica at the Botanical Garden, San Antonio Zoo Boo and of course, Nightmare on Grayson. Come out to one of these fantastic Halloween Events. San Antonio entertainment scene throbs with life and fun for everyone. Watch out for the dates and you could find that much of the entertainment is free or very affordable. If you are on the lookout for a mix and match of some traditional and modern day entertainment the San Antonio is where you should be heading for. Just check out Sanantonio Hotels for cozy after hours where you will relive the days happenings!