25 Things to Do in San Antonio in March

One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. Each month, we will handpick 25 fun things to do in San Antonio...just to make planning your next Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little easier. Take time to read and explore the many options for the month of March!

1. Watch an Array of Latin Films

The San Antonio Cine Festival is the country’s longest-running Latino film festival. The event features guest appearances by celebrities, screenings of the films, Q&A sessions, and even a script-writing workshop presented by the Sundance Institute. You can purchase a multiple-pass for $60, as well as individual screening passes. The festival will feature over sixty unique films!

When: March 1-4 (Times can be found  here.)

Where: Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe Street)

2. Remember the Alamo!

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The Alamo is celebrating 181 years since its historical siege and battle! In celebration, the iconic monument is offering the public special chances to interact with its rich history through specific events like “An Evening With Heroes” and a fiddle fest! These free events allow you to learn more about both San Antonio and the history of the Alamo. Some events will be in both English and Spanish, giving you the perfect opportunity to embrace the culture of our great city.

When: Varying times and dates (Click here for more information)

Where: The Alamo

3. Experience Elvis Live

" Elvis Live" is a phenomenal tribute to the unforgettable legend of Elvis himself. Complete with a live band, this production takes you on a live musical rendition of Elvis’s memorable journey to fame. This event could make for the perfect date night at the Majestic Theatre for you and someone special!

When: March 1st, 7:30 PM

Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)

4. Get Some Fresh Air

Looking for a unique event? Fresh Air Friday is a public outreach event that promises to give you information on air quality and sustainability in San Antonio. There will be several exhibits, pamphlets, and promotional items to help you understand more about this subject. Green businesses and nonprofit organizations will highlight ways that you can save money and contribute to a healthier city with unpolluted air. Food trucks will be on-site to provide you with delicious snacks as you learn more about sustainability!

When: March 3rd, 11:30-1:00 PM

Where: 115 Main Plaza

5. Discover the Local Wildlife

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The Botanical Gardens will host their monthly bird walk on March 18th. Attendees can watch for birds, learn more about the different native species found in the city, walk around the garden trails, and identify the plants and animals. A guide will be present to help you identify different species! As the weather is starting to bloom into Spring, it’s the perfect time to get outside and observe nature as much as you can.

When: March 18th, 9:00 AM

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (555 Funston Place)

6. Experience Monarch Fest

It’s Monarch butterfly season! In celebration, the San Antonio Zoo is launching a two-day event that celebrates all things monarch butterflies. This family event allows you to participate in games and crafts to learn more about the beautiful species. Receive free milkweed seeds and nectar seeds to assist in raising the monarch population and find out how you can help to keep these beautiful creatures on earth!

When: March 4-5, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where: The San Antonio Zoo (3903 N. St. Mary’s St.)

7. Go to the Grand Opening

Did you know the beloved Witte Museum has recently undergone a transformation? The new renovated Witte will open its doors to visitors on March 4th, offering an exclusive look at the expansion, new exhibits, and fresh architecture. This 90-year old museum is an emblem of San Antonio...and now it’s better than ever! Just in time for warmer weather, the Witte Museum will start the season off with a fantastic exhibit on dinosaurs. Take your entire family for this “New Witte.”

When: March 4th

Where: The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway)

8. Sing Along to Rent

It’s been twenty years since the Broadway musical Rent first made its sensational debut. Years later, the show is still going strong, continuing to deliver a powerful message to audiences everywhere. Recognizable music and talented vocals will have you singing along in your seat during the show. The musical has won many Tony Awards and is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. See for yourself and get a ticket!

When: March 3-5 (Times can be found here.)

Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)

9. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…San Antonio style! On March 17, the River Walk will be transformed via green dye in honor of the Irish holiday. The weekend event will feature booths and shops along the River Walk, and Murphy’s River Parade will take place on March 18th. The fanfare will include drummers, Irish dancers, singers, and bagpipes! You won’t want to miss out on the spirited festivities on this lucky day.

When: March 17 & 18 (Times can be found here.)

Where: La Villita (418 Villita St.)

10. Sip a Mimosa and Find Your Venue

Are you in the market for your perfect wedding venue or dream wedding dress? Bubbles, Brides, and Bouquets is the free bridal show that introduces you to local florists, caterers, bakeries, seamstresses, and shows you the ideal place for your wedding: Messina Hof Hill Country. Enjoy a mimosa as you find vendors for your special day. This is a great opportunity to start planning or learn more about the wedding industry in the San Antonio area. Even if you aren’t engaged, you are welcome to attend!

When: March 19th, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

Where: Messina Hof Hill Country (9996 US 290)

11. Taste New Flavors

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Foodies, get ready! San Antonio Flavor is the ultimate local dining event, showcasing the many flavors and foods of San Antonio. This year, the event will offer wine and cocktail samples, bites from 35 local restaurants, and live entertainment. With your ticket, you’ll get to taste and experience food from so many different restaurants, each one unique in their style.

When: March 23rd, 7:00 PM

Where: San Antonio Museum of Art

12. See an Award-Winning Musical

The Carole King Musical (Beautiful) is in town for mid-March! This phenomenal Grammy and Tony-award-winning musical tells the incredible story of Carole King and her rise to fame, as well as the life events, friends, and relationships that formed as a result. Filled with the beautiful music of King, the musical boasts an unforgettable soundtrack that you’ll be singing for days after the show. As one of the greatest solo acts in pop music, King holds a story that evokes a variety of emotions and promises to wow audiences everywhere.

When: March 14-19 (Times can be found here.)

Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)

13. Taste Chocolate & Wine

Weekends are the perfect time to venture outside of your usual bubble and experience something new. A prime example: The Messina Hof Hill Country is offering a fantastic wine and chocolate pairing! The event offers a taste of fine chocolates and their perfect wine complements. You’ll be touring the Hill Country area while you’re at it for a cheap price of just twenty dollars! Reservations are recommended for this one.

When: March 5, 12:00 PM

Where: Messina Hof Hill Country (9996 US 290)

14. Enjoy a Day with Your Dog

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It’s a pet-friendly weekend at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! Dog days (sponsored by PetSmart) treat you and your furry friend to a walk in the garden with other furry friends. Treats and doggie bags will be provided, and there will be bowls of water set up throughout the garden so that you can make sure your pup stays hydrated. The best part? Proceeds will go towards a local animal charity to ensure proper treatment and love goes to other dogs. Just make sure your dog is on a leash the entire time!

When: March 18-19

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (555 Funston Place)

15. Rock Out with Led Zeppelin

Guess who’s back on their “Led Zeppelin 2” tour? This iconic band will be coming to the Aztec Theatre this month, and you won’t want to miss the memorable show that they are sure to give! Known for classic songs like “Stairway to Heaven” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” this band has made a name for themselves since the 70’s. Don’t miss the amazing chance to see them perform live onstage! Tickets are available for purchase here.

When: March 11th

Where: Aztec Theatre (104 N. St. Mary’s St.)

16. Taste the Best Eats & Drinks

Experience the top restaurants and cocktail locations with SA Express News and their taste team as they celebrate the Top 100 Dining & Drinks winners! This upscale event provides amazing samples from San Antonio’s top chefs, handcrafted cocktails, and an accompanying commemorative glass. This event spotlights the best of the best fine foods and drinks. Reserve your spot now!

When: March 21, 6:30 PM

Where: Aztec Theatre (104 N. St. Mary’s St.)

17. Enjoy a Night on Broadway

Get ready for an amazing night of classic Broadway music at the Tobin Center! You’ll hear live versions of current and classic musicals like Hamilton and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Performed by the acclaimed orchestra at the Tobin, this event is sure to get you tapping your feet and snapping your fingers.

When: March 30, 7:00 PM & March 31, 7:00 PM

Where: Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater (100 Auditorium Circle)

18. Gear Up for March Madness

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With the arrival of March comes the arrival of March Madness! The New York Knicks will play the San Antonio Spurs at home this year. This ongoing rival promises to give an exciting game at the AT&T Center. Don’t miss out on all of the fun that comes with a ticket to a Spurs game. Purchase tickets here.

When: March 25, 7:30 PM

Where: AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway)

19. Hone Your Writing Skills

The writing process can be gruesome if you’re stuck in a rut. Energize yourself as a writer by working with the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize Winner, Timothy Donnelly. During the writing workshop, you’ll explore multiple strategies for composition and revision. He’ll give you tips on writing poetry and help you gain new inspiration and ideas for subject matter. Your writing process will change forever after time with this influential poet.

When: March 11, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Where: Gemini Ink (1111 Navarro)

20. Sing Along With a Country Star

Country singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes is coming to San Antonio this month! The young star can play over thirty instruments, and he has won praise from audiences across the world with popular songs like “Wanted,” and “I Want Crazy.” Hurry and secure your seat at the Aztec Theatre and sing along to this young superstar’s famous hits!

When: March 31, 8:00 PM

Where: Aztec Theatre (104 N. St. Mary’s St.)

21. Spend the Evening on the River

Rivertini is the premier cocktail event in San Antonio that offers you samples of cocktails from some of the city’s top bartenders. Spend the evening by the river with appetizers (provided by Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen) and some of the most delicious cocktails! At the end of the evening, you can even cast your vote for the People’s Choice cocktail. It’s a dynamic competition that promises to keep you entertained all night long.

When: March 23, 6:00 PM

Where: Wyndham Garden Riverwalk (103 9th St.)

22. Walk the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the Majestic Theatre for a Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz! Developed from the Oscar award-winning movie, the musical includes all of the classic songs (and even some new ones from famous songwriter and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber). You’ll love rediscovering the story of Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion as they journey to find the wizard. You won’t want to miss this incredible production of a classic tale!

When: Showtimes can be found here.

Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)

23. Try Your Hand at Aviation

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You can finally experience what it would be like to fly with the Witte’s new event “Above and Beyond.” Fly a supersonic jet, navigate through a hurricane, and experience a space elevator with this amazing exhibition that allows you to interact, learn, and see aerospace innovation. The exhibit is filled with amazing facts and artifacts that bring the experience to life, allowing you to feel like you’re interacting as a pilot. Luckily, this is an event that won’t be leaving town until May, so you have plenty of time to make your way to the Witte.

When: March-May 7, 10AM-5PM

Where: The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St.)

24. See the Collection of French Moderns

The new exhibit at the McNay gives you art from the French Moderns: From Monet to Matisse. There will be a showcase of more than sixty-five works of art from the Brooklyn Museum. The focus is on France from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. While the subject matter may vary, the technique and focus of the works are extraordinary. Many of the pieces helped to define the expectation for this particular genre of art. If you don’t have time to make it over there this month, it will continue until June 4.

When: March 1-June 4

Where: The McNay Art Museum (6000 N New Braunfels Ave)

25. Experience Classic Ballet Music

Composed by Prokofiev, the classic ballet of Cinderella offers a dynamic arrangement of music that has inspired multiple adaptations of the classic story. The Tobin Center hopes to bring this production to life with a unique interpretation of selections from Cinderella. Get a ticket, and you’ll reminisce on the beloved classic story as they perform the memorable pieces of music in harmony.

When: March 24 & 25 (8:00 PM), March 26 (2:00 PM)

Where: The Tobin Center (100 Auditorium Circle)

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