Delight in a season of unforgettable events, history and culture in San Antonio. Our beautiful fall weather sparks an atmosphere that’s equal parts excitement and relaxation. Explore amazing history at our Spanish colonial missions, designated as the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas, and enjoy pulse-pounding rides at our world-class theme parks. With the amazing cultural festivals, fun events and world-class exhibits happening this season, you’re sure to find something to celebrate.
Major Festivals & Events
Seeing Art San Antonio
Schedule varies, see website
Experience our dynamic arts scene with special events from Seeing Art San Antonio.
Art in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
Discover the work of artist Alyson Shotz while taking in all the natural beauty.
Weekends in October
Get your costumes on for family friendly daytime trick-or-treating and games at the San Antonio Zoo.
Yanaguana Indian Art Market
Get a glimpse into tribal tradition and contemporary native culture with handmade works of art, dancing, food and more.
Celebrate Halloween at this family festival with a plant sale and seasonal events perfect for costumed kids.
Celebrate the region’s German heritage with music, food and dancing. And plenty of beer.
Second Sunday Jazz at the Witte
Relax to smooth jazz under the pecan trees of the Will Smith Amphitheater every second Sunday.
Wine Down at the Garden
Savor delicious cuisine complemented by South American wine at the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Annual Witte Game Dinner
Enjoy a delicious array of wild game and a rousing concert by The Bellamy Brothers at this fundraiser for the Witte Museum.
Monarch Butterfly And Pollinator Festival at Pearl
Enjoy two days of arts, crafts, learning activities, a parade and bike troupe while hundreds of tagged Monarch butterflies are released for their migration.
Chipotle Sustainable Film Series at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
introduces a design method that utilizes the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.
Alamo City Comic Con
Geek out for a weekend of top comic book creators, cosplay, vendors and celebrities, including favorites from Gotham, The Walking Dead, Star Wars
and Doctor Who
Dia de los Muertos
October 29-30, 2016
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with creative altars, poetry readings and calavera processions throughout the city.
Mala Luna Music Festival at Lone Star Brewery
Move your feet at this new two-day festival featuring a DJ set by Kaskade and performances from Travis Scott, G-Eazy, Steve Aoki and more.
Experience the Festival of Lights at this free Indian cultural event for the whole family, with authentic food, dance, crafts and more.
See San Antonio in a whole new light at this free downtown celebration of the arts.
Theme Park & Attraction Halloween Celebrations
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest
Experience fun by day and fright by night, with haunted houses and frightening Scare Zones sure to elicit screams and shows that will have you at the edge of your seat.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Brave the #1 haunted house in San Antonio, featuring live actors and amazing special effects that take this multimillion-dollar attraction the next level of terror.
SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream
Make your way through a night of terror with six scare zones, five haunted houses, creepy live entertainment and nighttime roller coaster rides that bring your nightmares to life.
Morgan’s Wonderland More Delightful Than Frightful
The perfect Halloween celebration for kids and people with special needs, More Delightful Than Frightful includes costumed trick-or-treating, face painting and fully accessible fun rides.
Free Museum Admissions and Museum Highlights
Our incredible galleries and museums make it easy to add some culture to your trip with free admission offers.
Featured Trip Ideas
Turn your getaway into a one-of-a-kind unforgettable experience with trip suggestions tailored to your interests. From the state’s most haunted hotel to famous battlegrounds, San Antonio’s dynamic past provides tons of unforgettable sites and attractions.
Visit our scariest sites and get a glimpse of our ghostly history.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site missions and learn about our exciting past.
Get a taste of San Antonio at our best restaurants, food trucks and more.
Unforgettable Fall Experiences
Enjoy some of our best attractions and most fascinating culture with tours and trip packages designed to enlighten and entertain. You’ll find experiences centered around the arts, World Heritage and the Texas Hill Country.
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Be transported to landmarks, museums, shopping and entertainment in the heart of San Antonio with VIVA’s three distinct routes that connect riders to some of our most unforgettable attractions.