Annual Festivals/Fairs in San Antonio, TX
When it comes to festivals in San Antonio, nothing can compare to Fiesta. This world famous spring festival dates back to 1891 and currently attracts more than three million visitors. Fiesta has more than 100 events -- from Brackenridge Park's A Taste of New Orleans to Oyster Bake at St. Mary's University. If you're new to Fiesta, we recommend getting into the spirit by attending the Battle of Flowers Parade. Perfect for families, this popular parade is produced by volunteer women who put on a memorable show each and every year. Another kid-friendly option is Family Fiesta at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church.
Located just outside San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry Festival takes place each year in April. While strawberries are a main theme of this festival -- the dozens of food vendors offer strawberries in every imaginable form -- there is also a lot of other things going on. There's rodeo action, dancing, a fireworks display, an auction and much more, all taking place in the small city of Poteet. Additionally, a 14-stage setup has continuous music, which mostly consists of local bands, Tejano and Country Western. The Poteet Strawberry Festival is a great destination for families, especially since children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Adults pay $15, which is still good bang for your buck.
While it doesn't sound to appealing, the San Antonio River Walk Mud Festival is definitely a one of a kind festival that has become a San Antonio tradition. The River Walk is a beautiful place, however to keep the river clean, it needs to be drained once a year. This draining process is the impetus behind the Mud Festival. It takes place annually in January and includes a parade plus a number of mud-inspired events including the Mud Coronation, the Mud Pie Ball and the Mud Art Show. The week-long San Antonio River Walk Mud Festival is family-friendly, with many of the events having special activities specifically for children.
If you love wine, the San Antonio Wine Festival is a San Antonio festival you can't miss. Each year, more than 400 wines are judged and Best of Show honors are handed out in a number of different categories. The San Antonio Wine Festival benefits KLRN, south central Texas' public TV station. If you take part in this festival, not only will you taste amazing wine from around the world, you'll also be able to enjoy live music and fine cuisine from the best restaurants the city of San Antonio has to offer. We recommend buying tickets early at the official website because the events tend to sell out quickly.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes place at the AT&T Center and has a history that dates back to 1950. This huge event attracts more than a million people to San Antonio and features live music, great food, unique shopping, a Texas wildlife expo and much more. The rodeo, livestock shows and horse shows are considered by many to be the best in the country. For families, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is a wonderful time of year. Children can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, a little buckaroo farm, a carnival, amusement park rides, an interactive zone and a rodeo kids club.