Fall Fun Breezes into San Antonio

Leslie Komet Ausburn |

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San Antonio, TX (August 23, 2017) – Fall is right around the river bend in San Antonio. As crisp, cool weather makes its debut, the city warms up with culinary events, historical celebrations and cultural festivals—making autumn an ideal time to visit. Throughout the season, visitors will discover seasonal craft beers and delectable fall menus, frightful Halloween attractions, colorful Día de los Muertos observances and live music performances in genres ranging from jazz to hip hop.

Read on for a brisk medley of San Antonio’s fall events and festivals:

(Note: Event details are subject to change.)

Fotoseptiembre – Sept. 1-30

Now in its 22nd year, Fotoseptiembre is an inclusive and eclectic forum for the exhibition and celebration of photography. With more than 30 exhibitions planned throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country during the month of September, this year’s festival reflects the significance of photography as an art form and means of personal expression. Various locations, for more information visit

World Heritage Festival – Sept. 6-10

The World Heritage Festival celebrates San Antonio’s rich history and diverse spirit with five days of events honoring the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This year’s festival includes the unveiling of a new exhibit at the Plaza de Armas Gallery called Entre La Sombra: Life Along the Missions, which showcases the culture of the missions through the lens of contemporary art. Festivities also include a sunset picnic at Mission San Juan farm, walk and bike tours of the missions, the Mission Pachanga featuring local artists and musicians and a celebratory mass at Mission Concepción. Various locations, for more information, visit

Bud Light 5K Tuesdays along the River Walk – Sept. 12, 19 & 25

A FoodK is better than a 5K! From start to finish, participants enjoy a leisurely pace with an appetizer, entrée or dessert at each of 10 participating restaurants. Featured restaurants are located on the River Walk or on street level in downtown. Fun FoodK elements include hydration stations, a 360-degree virtual reality tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, racer swag and a finish-line stand for photos. Racers’ bibs should be proudly worn to gain access to participating restaurants. Starting points vary each night; 6 – 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Jazz’SALive – Sept. 15-16

San Antonio’s iconic jazz festival held annually in historic Travis Park features award-winning national, regional and local talent playing diverse styles of jazz music on two stages. In addition to rousing music, attendees will enjoy food from more than 20 local vendors and a variety of art and handcrafted items from local vendors. Travis Park, Friday, 5:00 – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 11 p.m.    

Brews and Blooms at the San Antonio Botanical Garden – Sept. 16

On this special evening, the San Antonio Botanical Garden moonlights as a gorgeous, flowering beer garden. Enjoy food booths and live music while sampling beers from new and seasoned local craft breweries, including several limited releases. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Weekends, Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

The monsters come out at night at Six Flag Fiesta Texas during the park’s annual Fright Fest. For those brave enough, themed scare zones, haunted houses and roller coaster rides by moonlight await, while spooky shows will have guests screaming in delight. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Evenings

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular – Select days, Sept. 29 – Oct. 29

Halloween fun abounds with trick-or-treating, live shows and fun activities at SeaWorld’s family-friendly Spooktacular celebration. Spooktacular offers Halloween shows and activities that are fun for both kids and parents. At night, Howl-O-Scream transforms the peaceful park into something more sinister. With six scare zones, five haunted houses and roller coaster rides in the cover of darkness, thrills wait for those willing to face their fears. For exact dates and ticket information, visit

Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo – Saturdays & Sundays, October

Adorable Halloween fun awaits at Zoo Boo! Guests will enjoy wild adventure with games, costume contests, pumpkin painting, a hay maze, trick-or-treating and much more. San Antonio Zoo, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October

Fall Artisan River Walk Show – Oct. 13-15

Find unique, handmade pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more as merchants sell their wares along the river. San Antonio River Walk; Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

MUERTOSWEEN Costume Dance Party & Celebration at McNay Art Museum – Oct. 27

The enchanting McNay Art Museum features a mash-up of Día de los Muertos and Halloween traditions to celebrate the lives of those who came before us. Dancing, drinks and a costume contest liven the night. 7 - 11 p.m.

Bud Light Haunted River – Oct. 27

The River Walk and the Shops at Rivercenter come alive from nightfall to midnight with roaming ghouls and zombies, music, dancing, an adult costume contest, mini haunted house and trick or treating to round out a slightly spooky night of fun. Arneson River Theatre in La Villita and Shops at Rivercenter, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Mala Luna Music Festival – Oct. 28-29

Mala Luna is a two-day hip hop and electronic dance music (EDM) festival that combines national headlining music performers with homegrown musicians, artists and merchants for an exciting cultural experience. This year, the festival is relocating to Nelson Wolff Stadium on San Antonio’s west side to accommodate superstar acts including Future, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and Afrojack. Nelson Wolff Stadium, for full lineup, please visit

Morgan’s Wonderland’s More Delightful Than Frightful – Oct. 31

Spend Halloween evening trick or treating with the kids at Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park for people of all abilities. Morgan’s Wonderland, hours to be listed at

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival – Nov. 10-11

San Antonio’s multi-disciplinary weekend arts festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The signature nighttime festival with free admission will be held at Hemisfair on Nov. 10 and offers attendees an immersion in music, dance, film, literary arts, theater and visual arts spread across the park. Throughout the weekend, ticketed events will also be offered including artist brunches, a VIP experience, and a closing party. Hemisfair and additional locations throughout the city, for more information, visit

There’s more to discover. While in town, travelers can stop by the Visitor Information Center across from The Alamo to grab a map, receive itinerary inspiration and have questions answered. Getaway packages, discounts and more information can be found at

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