San Antonio Fiesta Events Happening This Weekend
Events Happening April 21st – 24th, 2023
A Taste of New Orleans
Friday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Sunken Garden Theater – 3875 N St. Mary’s St, San Antonio 78212
This year is the 36th year of this family-friendly event hosted by SAZA (San Antonio Zulu Association). Come enjoy authentic New Orleans-style food including gumbos, shrimp creole, etouffee, alligator, and more! New Orleans-style music like zydeco, jazz, brass bands, and more will be playing all evening long!
Proceeds from this event will go towards college scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors as well as to assist those in need in the community.
Learn more here: https://www.saza.org/saza-events/a-taste-of-new-orleans/
Friday 5:00 -11:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 -11:0-0 p.m. | St. Mary’s University – 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
From a small gathering of St. Mary’s University alumni on the San Antonio River downtown in 1916, Oyster Bake has evolved into a prestigious Fiesta San Antonio celebration that attracts over 70,000 attendees and involves more than 7,000 volunteers.
The Oyster Bake is more than just a party – it serves a purpose. All proceeds generated by the event are funneled back to St. Mary’s University to support the education and development of students who will become future community leaders. By attending the Oyster Bake, you can directly contribute to this noble cause. Thanks to the patronage of people like you over the years, the event has raised millions of dollars for student scholarships and university programs. We truly appreciate your support.
By the way, did you know that eventgoers consume a whopping 100,000 oysters and 32,000 chicken-on-a-sticks with jalapeno over the course of the two-day festival?
Learn more here: https://oysterbake.com/
Alamo Heights Night
Friday 5;30 – 11:30 p.m. | University of The Incarnate Word – 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Alamo Heights Night is a safe, family-friendly block party offering great food, drinks, entertainment, as well as games and rides! Alamo Heights Night has raised over $2,400,000 for charity and community service activities!
Learn more: https://alamoheightsnight.org/
Rey Feo Public Crowing
Friday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral – 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Join us for a delightful evening of free Fiesta festivities that the whole family can enjoy. Experience the vibrant sound of mariachis and the colorful performances of Folklorico dancers while learning about the rich history of the Rey Feo tradition. Meet members of the royal court and other Fiesta royalty, who uphold the tradition and support fundraising efforts to advance the educational activities of the Rey Feo Scholarship program. Best of all, admission to this event is entirely free, and we welcome pets as well. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the joy and spirit of Fiesta with us!
Friday 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. | The Espee Pavillion – 1174 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Since its official inclusion in Fiesta® in 2004, the WEBB Party has emerged as the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s premier fundraising event of the year. This high-profile occasion draws around 1,000 attendees and generates a significant $100,000 for the organization.
Prepare to be dazzled by the glamorous ambiance and elevated experiences that befit 30 years of the WEBB Party. Delight in a range of diverse performances, incredible photo opportunities, and stunning fashion that shines like diamonds against the backdrop of San Antonio’s downtown skyline.
Learn More: https://fiestasanantonio.org/events/webb-party/
Walk for Autism
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Palo Alto College – 1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX
Over 30,000 individuals living in Bexar and surrounding counties are affected by autism, which means that either you or someone you know has a personal connection with a child or individual facing the challenges of this condition on a daily basis.
Since its inception in 2003 with 200 participants, the Any Baby Can Walk for Autism has transformed into an official Fiesta® event, attracting over 6,000 participants and community partners from San Antonio, Bexar County, and South Texas. The event provides services and support for families raising individuals on the spectrum, with all proceeds remaining local to fund critical, one-of-a-kind programs at Any Baby Can of San Antonio.
Texas Corvette Association Car Show
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Boerne Main Plaza – 100 N Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
Join us for an exciting day filled with over 400 cars of every make and model. Awards will be presented in more than 30 categories, with special guest Doug Fehan, a Corvette Hall of Famer, adding to the excitement. Don’t miss your chance to take a photo with the Back to the Future car, and indulge in delicious food from a variety of vendors while you browse the silent auction. Boerne, with its excellent shopping and dining options, serves as the perfect backdrop for this event. Best of all, every penny raised from the car show and auction goes to SJRC TX, an organization that provides shelter for local children in crisis and parenting teens. Join us in supporting this worthy cause while enjoying a fun-filled day for the whole family.
Fiesta Arts Fair
Saturday 10:oo a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | UTSA SW Campus – 300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Fiesta Arts Fair is a two-day event that provides art enthusiasts with an intimate setting to admire and purchase contemporary and traditional art and crafts. The fair showcases a carefully curated selection of approximately 110-115 high-caliber national artists, earning it a place in the top 50 Fine Craft & Art Festivals, as ranked by the Art Fair SourceBook. In addition to the outstanding artwork, attendees can enjoy live national and regional music, food and beverage vendors, and an interactive youth art area for younger visitors to explore their creativity.
Learn More: https://www.swschool.org/fiestaartsfair
Chanclas y Cervezas
Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. | The Greenline – 2532
Chanclas y Cervezas, as an official Fiesta event, invites you to showcase your chancla-throwing skills through a range of exciting games and competitions. Compete against others and stand a chance to be crowned as the Rey or Reina of Chanclas y Cervezas 2023.
Families can enjoy a day of entertainment with live performances, craft stations, and photo opportunities while browsing through the variety of merchants selling food, drinks, and cervezas for purchase. Come and be a part of this festive occasion!
Learn More: https://livebrooks.com/chanclas/
All American Canteen
Saturday 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. | Aggie Park – 6205 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78213
Join us for an unforgettable evening of dancing and celebration as we pay tribute to our military heroes past and present who have kept our nation safe. Step back in time to the big band era with your favorite tunes from the 1940s and indulge in a delicious dinner fit for a soldier.
Whether you choose to wear your “String of Pearls” or don that Eisenhower jacket, come ready to have a great time while showing your appreciation for our brave service members. This Fiesta first weekend event is dedicated to the preservation of military history and our local military buildings in San Antonio.
So, come one, come all! Uncle Sam wants YOU to be a part of this fun-filled evening of music, dance, and patriotism.
Fiesta de los Ninos
Sunday 6:00 p.m. | Boeing Center at Tech Port – 3331 General Hudnell Dr., San Antonio, TX 78226
Experience all the Fiesta favorites, including rides, music, and food, spread across the venue’s grounds.
Moreover, the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) and a variety of other organizations will provide kid-friendly, hands-on activities focused on the thriving technologies in our community, such as cybersecurity, aviation, space exploration, robotics, and much more.
For gamers and spectators, don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in friendly gaming and esports competitions at our Tech Port LAN Gaming Center!
And for music enthusiasts, the arena and outdoor stage will feature talent from throughout our community, providing a fantastic entertainment experience.
Fiesta de La Familia
Sunday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Boeing Center at Tech Port – 3331 General Hudnell Dr., San Antonio, TX 78226
Get ready for a fun-filled family event with our free admission Fiesta! This family-oriented festival has something for everyone! Live entertainment featuring Ballet Folklore and Mariachis to exciting rides and games for all ages. You can also enjoy a variety of delicious foods from various food booths while taking part in silent and live auctions. Additionally, we welcome your furry friends to join in on the festivities, as our Fiesta is pet-friendly. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a blast with your loved ones at this unforgettable event!
Learn More: https://stgregorys.net/
A Day in Old Mexico
Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. | San Antonio Charro Association – 6126 Padre Drive
Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/sacharros/
The Chili Queens Chili Cookoff
Sunday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 411 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205
May the best chili win!
In this unconventional interpretation of a historical event, competitors from all over put their chili recipes to the test.
From secret family recipes to award-winning techniques, competitors lay it on the line to prove their chili is the best.
The first-place winner of this competition will be taking home a BELT to show everyone who the champ really is!
Each chili must be represented by a queen . . . Being glamorous won’t win you this competition!
We are looking for outfits that redefine the word tacky . . . The man or woman who can get the crowd to say “Wow that’s tacky!” will be given the official Whoochie award.
Come enjoy refreshing cocktails and the intoxicating energy of the legendary Bonham Exchange dance floor at this one-of-a-kind event!
This event is for ADULTS 18 years-of-age and older.