Entertainment Options in San Antonio
San Antonio Festivals
San Antonio is Texas' most popular tourist destination by far. However, beyond all the exciting attractions available in the Alamo City are a number of great festivals that call San Antonio home on an annual basis.
San Antonio's Riverwalk Mud Festival
The San Antonio River, home to the famous Riverwalk, is drained each January. But, even without water in the river, San Antonio still manages to find a way to throw a party. The annual Riverwalk Mud Festival celebrates the draining of the river and includes such crowd favorites as the Mud Pie Ball, King and Queen Coronation, Mud Art Contest and...
Celebrate San Antonio
San Antonio is Texas' most festive city. Never is that more evident than on New Year's Eve when the Alamo City stages its annual Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Eve celebration and fireworks display.
San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show
Founded in 1950, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. A huge stock show, live professional rodeo and great entertainment combine to make this one of the best entertainment bargains around.
Beethoven Halle Oktoberfest
Held at San Antonio's Beethoven Halle und Garten, Oktoberfest is a traditional German celebration with a full compliment of food, music, drink, dance and entertainment.
Held in San Antonio, this annual event features mariachi competitions, workshops and a grand finale concert.
Texas Folklife Festival
Sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio's Texas Folklife Festival is an annual celebration of the diverse cultures that combine to make Texas unique. The festival features live music, costume, arts & crafts, and more.
Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta San Antonio is a massive festival featuring over 100 different events. Some of the most popular are the 10k and kids' runs, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Mariachi Mass, Roundball Ruckus, arts fair, carnival and A Night in Old San Antonio.
San Antonio Charreada
Staged by the San Antonio Charro Association, Charreada is a Mexican rodeo competition featuring traditional dress, events and music.
Shopping San Antonio style! Located on the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall has a full compliment of department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, clubs, an IMAX theater and even lodging at the Rivercenter Marriott for visitors who just can't get enough shopping.
Designated as both a Texas and national historic site, San Antonio's Majestic Theatre is still in operation and is home to the San Antonio Symphony and the Majestic Broadway Series.
Rivercenter Comedy Club
Looking for a laugh while visiting San Antonio? Look no further than the Rivercenter Comedy Club located in the Rivercenter Mall on San Antonio's historic Riverwalk.
San Antonio New World Wine and Food Festival
This three-day annual festival features cooking classes, lunch at local wineries, music and more.
Located inside the Rivercenter Mall on the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter IMAX has a daily screening of "Alamo: The Price of Freedom." Additionally, a variety of contemporary action, adventure and documentary films play at various times throughout the week.
Zinc - Wine, Champagne and Spirits
Located just off the Riverwalk in historica downtown San Atonio, Zinc offers an extensive menu complimented by a selection of quality cigars and fine wines. Zinc, which is housed in a building which originally was home to a turn of the century German newspaper press, also hosts regular art exhibits and has facilities for private events.
Big Tyme Entertainment
Every Saturday night, Big Tyme Entertainment stages a karaoke show at the Schertz VFW Hall that is open to the public. Those in attendance can expect to hear as many as 40 singers on a given night.
Held in Bulverde, just outside of San Antonio, the Tejas Rodeo features high-caliber competitive rodeo competition, Texas-style BBQ, a mechanical bull, live music and more.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Catch a movie and a meal all at one place - the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a unique setting which allows for both a movie and a meal. Each row of seats within the theatre has a table in front of it and patrons can order drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, all while enjoying their favorite movie on the big screen.
San Antonio Wine Festival
This three-day event offers wine tasting, a champagne brunch, and the annual San Antonio Wine Competition.