One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. This weekend is no exception as there are a variety of different events happening in and around the city. No need to research- we've got you covered! Ten of our top picks for the best things to do in San Antonio this weekend are already described below.
1. Rendezvous at Luminaria Arts Come to Life
Take a ride on the artsy side with Luminaria. The annual outdoor art event exists to showcase various types of local contemporary art. The exhibit includes acts made up of dance, music, film, visual art, and more. The San Antonio Museum of Art serves as the central location but the massive exhibit takes place throughout the grounds and surrounding downtown area. If you’re the kind of person who appreciates art, but has trouble limiting yourself to one medium, Luminaria is the perfect event for you!
When: Friday and Saturday from 7pm to Midnight.
Where: San Antonio Museum of Art (and surrounding area), 200 W. Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
2. See the Symphony with a Twist
There are many reasons to see the symphony, but one reason that keeps people away is lack of familiarity with the music being played. This weekend the San Antonio Symphony attempts to dispel that notion as it plays the music of Queen on Friday night, and the music of Led Zeppelin on Saturday night. The events should be a beautiful way to introduce even the most casual of music fans to the brilliance of the San Antonio Symphony.
When: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm.
Where: Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
3. Encounter Dia De Los Muertos in La Villita
Have you seen the sugar skulls and colorful bread popping up around town lately? Contrary to popular belief these are not just Halloween decorations from Mexico. Rather, they are traditional pieces of an entirely different holiday called “Dia de Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”. The holiday is less scary than it sounds as it originated as a day for families to pray for their deceased family members. It then evolved into a colorful festival full of food, altars, and decorations. This weekend engage the cultural celebration on a small scale in the historic La Villita, located just off of the San Antonio Riverwalk.
When: Saturday from 10am to 11pm, Sunday from noon to 10pm.
Where: La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
4. Welcome Home the Rampage
Many are surprised to hear that a city with the climate of San Antonio has its very own hockey team. The San Antonio Rampage play in the American Hockey League and serve as an affiliate to the Colorado Avalanche. If you aren’t a huge hockey fan you’ll be glad to hear that Rampage games are generally home to great food and drink specials. Further, a cost-efficient Rampage game is a great way to check out the newly renovated AT&T Center. The Rampage return to the Alamo City this weekend for the season opener and take on the Stockton Heat. As an added bonus, the first 2,500 fans receive free mini hockey sticks!
When: Saturday at 7pm.
Where: 1 AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219
5. Hit the Road for Formula 1
You may not have heard, but the Texas Hill Country is now home to the only Formula 1 racetrack in the United States. Located just a short drive from San Antonio, The Circuit of the Americas in Austin hosts the United States Grand Prix this weekend. As with any Austin event the race is paired with a top-shelf musical act as Elton John performs Sunday evening to cap off the race weekend. Head to Austin this weekend to see the only Formula 1 race in U.S.!
When: Events throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Where: Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd, Austin, Texas 78617
6. Trick-or-Treat on the Wild Side at Zoo Boo
Looking for a safe place to take the kids for trick-or-treating? Zoo Boo is the perfect Halloween event for families with young children. The San Antonio Zoo has committed the event to being a contained and non-scary option for young candy hunters. The Zoo encourages guests to wear non-scary costumes and will put on a costume contest, entertainment, and games along with traditional trick-or treating. Last but not least, the Zoo Boo express will be in full operation for young train lovers. Switch up the Halloween routine this year and celebrate with the San Antonio Zoo!
When: Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.
Where: San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, Texas 78212
7. Peruse The Shops at La Cantera Art Festival
If you love to shop and find yourself making up excuses to avoid the mall, this weekend there is no good excuse! What better reason to sneak in another shopping trip than celebrating the arts? The Shops at La Cantera Art Festival provides a peaceful atmosphere to 85 artists in all categories of visual art. With most works available for purchase, the festival makes hard-to-find artistic pieces available to all. Find the perfect piece to complete your collection this weekend at The Shops at La Cantera.
When: Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday noon to 6pm.
Where: The Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
8. Sing Some Country Oldies with Lyle Lovett
Country music seems to have taken a turn towards the mainstream lately, much to the disdain of classic country music lovers. Lyle Lovett however, will never be mistaken as mainstream. Lovett has long made a career of being unique in the country genre by combining elements of country, folk, jazz, and singer/songwriter to create a fascinating musical identity he calls his own. Lovett is known as one of the great classic country artists, and was even close friends with a young Robert Earl Keen in college. This weekend, Lovett takes the stage along with John Hiatt for an all-acoustic performance that should be equal parts humorous and awe-inspiring.
When: Sunday at 7:30.
Where: Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
9. Enjoy Free Fun at Fall Fest 2015
This weekend Texas A&M San Antonio provides free fun for the whole family with Fall Fest 2015. The event will include food, fun, games, and inflatables to celebrate the fall season. Better yet, in case of rain the event has already been moved inside and still includes a pumpkin patch! If you’re hoping to enjoy some family fun and avoid the weather then Fall Fest is a perfect opportunity!
When: Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Where: Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224
10. Explore a San Antonio Classic at Kiddie Park’s Halloween Spooktacular
Kiddie Park has long been regarded as a San Antonio classic. Located just north of downtown, Kiddie Park has a variety of kid-friendly rides that have entertained families for generations. This weekend they offer more than just rides as they welcome children in costume to celebrate Halloween Spooktacular. The event features discounted all ride passes, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating at each rides. Don’t forget your candy bags as you head over to Kiddie Park for unlimited fun!
When: Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Where: Kiddie Park, 3015 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78256