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Historic Events


Martin Luther King March and Rally

Honoring the Civil Rights leader, this is one of the largest people's march in the country. Other events throughout the city include a rally, art exhibits, workshops and candlelight vigils. 


storypicb_rodeo.jpgSan Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

The stock show and rodeo features great entertainment with star-studded country, rock 'n' roll and Latin artists during all PRCA rodeo performances. This spectacular of fun also includes shopping, a carnival and livestock centers.

Asian Festival

The Institute of Texan Cultures celebrates Asian cultures with this annual event showcasing Asian food, music, culture and traditions.


Alamo Commemorations

Tributes to key moments of the Alamo story occur year round but the most cherished occur in March. Living historians dramatize key events in the final two days (March 5 and 6, 1836) of the 13 day Alamo siege by General Santa Anna's Army of Operations, played out in Alamo Plaza.



Fiesta is an annual favorite, held for 11 days in April, featuring a flurry of parades, art festivals, concerts and cuisine from San Antonio’s many cultures. The first Fiesta took place in 1891 to honor the memory of our Texas heroes. Fiesta has expanded the initial commemoration to include the recognition and celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures.



Fiesta Noche del Rio

Performances featuring songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas occur Friday and Saturday evenings through August at the River Walk’s historic Arneson River Theatre. 


storypicb_folklife-festival.jpgTexas Folklife Festival 

An annual three-day cultural celebration with more than 40 ethnic groups together showcasing authentic food, music, dance, and crafts.

San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival

This free, three-day festival is a great opportunity to hear jazz concerts, attend an arts and craft fair and sample tasty Texas cuisine. Various venues host the different events each year.



Some of the nation's top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, take over Travis Park and dazzle the crowd with their smooth sounds.


Día de los Muertos

Part ancient ritual, part family feast, Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) celebration starts around Halloween and peaks during the wee hours of Nov. 2 – All Souls’ Day in Catholicism – when tradition says the souls of departed loved ones return to partake of the offerings set out for them in homes and cemeteries.




November & December

Holiday Festivities

The holiday season traditionally kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, and that’s no different in San Antonio, where the River Walk bursts into its brightest display of the year, ushering in a month’s worth of festive special events.