Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Asian Festival
Asian Festival

(210) 458-2224

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

The Texas Institute of Cultures invites you to join the annual Asian Festival.

Check out the cooking demonstrations, and taste the authentic cuisine from Japan, Korea, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, and more. Have your palms read and shop the wide assortment of crafts and gifts.

Culinaria Festivals & Events | San Antonio
Culinaria Festivals & Events | San Antonio

(210) 822-9555

999 E. Basse Rd Ste 180
San Antonio, TX
Website

Join the many festivals and events that Culinaria hosts that showcase the Texas experience that has been cultivated for centuries and interwoven into the rich cultural heritage of San Antonio.

Culinaria promotes locally sourced food and wine experiences in the region through community events and culinary education opportunities, including Restaurant Weeks, a 5K run, a festival, and many others.

Día de Los Muertos Celebration | Day of the Dead
Día de Los Muertos Celebration | Day of the Dead

(210) 709-4750

630 Nueva St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Experience, enjoy, and remember your loved ones on Dia de Los Muertos, where family and friends gather to pay their respects and remember those who have passed on with dancing, music, art, and good food.

Remembrances include family visits to the local cemetery, processions through town squares, and inventive homemade altars honoring departed family members with photos, sweet bread, and flowers.

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA | International Photography Festival
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA | International Photography Festival

(210) 207-6000

333 W Olmos Dr Ste 103
San Antonio, TX 78212   Directions Website

For experienced and novice photographers alike, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE celebrates photography and photographic art every September.

Started in San Antonio, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE showcases photography and photographic artwork from around the world. Exhibits are located not only in San Antonio but in cities around the country.

Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta San Antonio

(210) 227-5191

110 Broadway Ste 350
San Antonio, TX
Website

Fiesta San Antonio is a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.

This historic commemoration has taken place for more than a century and has grown into a celebration where San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures are known as the nation's premier festival.

Floresville Peanut Festival
Floresville Peanut Festival

(210) 570-0603

Floresvillle, TX 78114
Website

Mark your calendar for the second weekend in October to attend the annual Floresville Peanut Festival, where you are guaranteed an exciting weekend filled with fun for the whole family.

Watch the parade, play games, visit the beer garden, listen to live music, and enjoy good food.

Gruene Music & Wine Festival
Gruene Music & Wine Festival

(830) 629-5077

New Braunfels, TX 78130
Website

The Gruene Music & Wine Festival has become a multi-day celebration, not only of Texas and Americana music but also a celebration of wine made right here in the Lone Star State.

Enjoy the music, food, and crafts with German and New World Wines in the quaint little town of Gruene. Remember to taste the specialty beers on tap.

Jazz'SALive
Jazz'SALive

(210) 212-8423

301 E Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Bring your dancing shoes to Travis Park this September and enjoy local and national jazz artists.

Hosted by the San Antonio Parks Foundation. Jazz'SALive is a free jazz concert for all to enjoy.

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

(210) 721-1670

San Antonio, TX
Website

Seize this opportunity to present your passion to an audience or witness art for the first time at Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival.

Conceived to stimulate artistic and economic development, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival brings artists from multiple mediums to showcase their work throughout San Antonio.

The arts festival covers three days of free and ticketed events for patrons to see new and innovative art in person.

Old West Christmas Light Fest
Old West Christmas Light Fest

(210) 570-7669

242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C
Boerne, TX 78006   Directions Website

Travel back in time and enjoy a glimpse of the Old West Christmas Light Fest that surrounds the inside of an authentic western town where more than 40 buildings are brought to life. This rustic Old West town and beautiful scenery are the perfect backdrops for memory-making holiday fun.

Your favorite holiday event brings the Christmas season to life with dazzling lights paired with food and family activities under the beautiful star-filled sky at Enchanted Springs Ranch.

Make sure you sit by the campfires and roast smores, play laser tag in the lights, ride the mechanical bull, join a scavenger hunt, get lost in the children's Light Hay Maze, shop at the indoor Shopping Market Place, enjoy the live music, food trucks, snack stands, and of course walk through the magical Light Tunnel.

Poteet Strawberry Festival
Poteet Strawberry Festival
9199 N State Hwy 16
Poteet, TX 78065   Directions Website
Local

(830) 742-8144

The annual Poteet Festival gives Poteet strawberry growers plenty of locations on the festival grounds to sell their crops.

Along with selling delicious berries, the festival features non-stop live music from nationally known Country and Tejano performers and local bands.

There are gunslingers, a carnival midway, and live rodeo performances that include Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, and Junior Events that offer cash prizes.

San Antonio Beer Festival
San Antonio Beer Festival

(210) 227-0044

San Antonio, TX 78202
Website

Experience the San Antonio Beer Festival that guests have loved for almost two decades, where they showcase 400+ premium and craft beers from 100+ breweries.

This festival is jam-packed with unique casks, one-of-a-kind collaborations, and your favorite porters, stouts, pilsners, ales, wheat, sours, Belgians, ciders, and lagers, to name a few.

Beyond beer, the San Antonio Beer Festival features music, games, wines, ciders, food trucks, food booths, local vendors, and more.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

(210) 225-5851

723 AT&T Center Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78219   Directions Website

It's Showtime at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the most prestigious single events in San Antonio where everyone can enjoy live rodeo concerts, the rodeo, livestock, and a fun-filled fair.

Join in on the many fundraising events, such as the Tee 'R Up! Golf Tour, where you can enjoy a golf outing with thirty-six teams of five players vying for Tournament Champion. The Go Rodeo Roundup, where guests enjoy gourmet catering, a full assortment of beverages, live music, door prizes, and silent & live auctions. The Flight, a Craft Beer Committee event that features a dove hunt, dinner, drinks, and live music.

Tejano Conjunto Festival
Tejano Conjunto Festival

(210) 271-3151

1301 Guadalupe St
San Antonio, TX 78207   Directions Website

Experience a music festival that draws over 10,000 music lovers from across Texas, the U.S., Mexico, and international visitors at the Tejano Conjunto Festival.

The Tejano Conjunto Festival features over 30 of the most popular bands in Conjunto music complemented by plenty of dancing, food, and beverage booths in a family-friendly environment.

The festivities include special events such as the presentation of new inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame, a free Seniors Conjunto dance, an Accordion Tuning workshop, the Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest, and the opportunity to win top-of-the-line Hohner accordions.

Texas Cavaliers River Parade
Texas Cavaliers River Parade

(210) 227-4837

909 NE Loop 410 Ste 903
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions Website

Festive music fills the air as vibrant floats of the Texas Cavaliers River Parade flow through the San Antonio river in a one-of-a-kind celebration that brings a unique experience to the city.

Texas Cavaliers and the parade sponsors decorated every float with bright flowers and vibrant colors, and the tradition of the River Parade began. The first parade included several boats for schools, local businesses, civic organizations, and the army.

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade has found its way into the hearts of over 250,000 spectators each year, and the money raised supports local children’s charities through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation.

Texas Folklife Festival
Texas Folklife Festival

(210) 458-2300

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Celebrated on the grounds of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, the Texas Folklife Festival celebrates diversity through authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts, and crafts from many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.

WURSTFEST
WURSTFEST

(830) 625-9167

120 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX 78130   Directions Website

Join in on the unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun at WURSTFEST.

Enjoy authentic Alpine and Bavarian-style entertainment while you feast on good food, dance to great music, ride on exciting carnival rides, and play fun-filled games, all while enjoying local craft brew and German domestic beers.

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