San Antonio Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 TX Events

Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony - San Antonio, TX - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition that offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk, featuring illuminated floats and costumed parade participants.

Boerne’s A Dickens Celebration - Boerne, TX - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2023
Stroll Main Street at Dickens on Main Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy the annual Weihnachts parade the following Saturday. Two more unique weekends of fun follow including A Toast of Olde Town, perfect for a holiday date night, and Kinder Fest, filled with fun surprises for the whole family

Holiday Lights on the River Walk - San Antonio, TX - Nov 24 to Jan 7, 2024
Spectacular display of over 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk. Dusk to dawn

Turkey Trot for the San Antonio Food Bank - San Antonio, TX - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Turkey Trot is the San Antonio Food Bank’s annual 5K Run/Walk that raises funds to help feed families during the holidays. It will start and end in front of the Commander’s House at H-E-B’s Arsenal campus(622 S. Flores St., San Antonio, Texas 78204), with the route going through downtown and the Historic King William Neighborhood.

Light the Way Holiday Festival - San Antonio, TX - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
Enjoy live music, food trucks, Shoppers’ Lane, childrens’ activities, meet and greets with Santa, and of course, a million twinkling lights and a fireworks display to end the night.

Holiday Parade on Broadway - San Antonio, TX - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
The Fun Run start is at 5:30pm, followed immediately by the parade, from the Alamo Heights High School parking lot at the corner of E Castano Ave and Broadway St. The Fun Run and parade will proceed across Broadway St along Castano Ave and then proceed south onto Alamo Heights Blvd; and ends at the intersection of Alamo Heights Blvd and Argo Ave. Everyone is welcome to an after-parade party for kid-friendly fun in the parking lot of the Alamo Heights Pool.

Zoo Lights at the San Antonio Zoo - San Antonio, TX - Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2023
As the animals sleep for the night, the zoo comes alive with lights and other holiday magic. Enjoy two 32-foot LED trees, the Holiday Sing Along Express train, and more.

Travis Park Ice Rink - San Antonio, TX - Nov 17 to Jan 15, 2024
Since 2019, nearly 200,000 people have enjoyed the rink and surrounding festivities. The Rink will open the Friday before Thanksgiving and will operate daily through mid-January 2023

Texas Clay Festival - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2023
Free admission to this event featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists.

Tasting Texas Wine and Food Festival - San Antonio, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 29, 2023
This four-day epicurean experience allows food and wine lovers alike to explore the unique flavors of Texas for themselves. Guests can look forward to enjoying live music, educational panels, and sampling a variety of cocktails, wines and craft beers in one of San Antonio’s popular open-air venues.

Taste Texas - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2023
Held in historic downtown Fredericksburg in the 100 block of West Main Street. It features Texas food, beer, wine, music, food court, and also has a Patron Party.

Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest - San Antonio, TX - Oct 18 to Oct 22, 2023
In line with authentic Oktoberfest tradition, the festivities kick off Friday with a tapping of the keg by Mayor Ron Nirenberg. They’ll have live German music all 3 days, clogging performances, Bavarian food offerings, and a full selection of Alamo beers—including their Oktoberfest Marzenbier—on tap

Cuero Turkeyfest - Cuero, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Features a BBQ Cook-off, foods, arts and crafts, carnival, parade, kids events, live entertainment and more. Held near Cuero Park Municipal Golf Course.

Floresville Peanut Festival - Floresville, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2023
Carnival, games, parade, pageant, live entertainment and more during the second full weekend in October.

Bike MS Valero Ride to the River - San Antonio, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Gruene Music and Wine Fest - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
Four days with four distinct and different type festivals in one, including a craft beer event. Sunday includes a Texas Style Musicfest. Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine Grounds.

Jazz’SAlive - San Antonio, TX - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Food, art, jam sessions, and two stages of live music.

Lone Star Gourd Festival - Fredericksburg, TX - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Come enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship of the Gourd Society at their annual festival – you’ll hardly believe the modest beginnings each piece at as a simple gourd!

Medina Lake Cajun Festival - Lakehills, TX - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
The Medina Lake Cajun Festival started in 1981 as the Great Gumbo Cookoff, which over time became larger, received state and national recognition, and added more activities. Enjoy Cajun food, Cajun bands from all around Louisiana, dancing, and the ever popular gumbo cookoff.

San Japan - San Antonio, TX - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Over 18,000 attendees came in 2018, with non-stop programming for 3 days straight. Located at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel, and the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Since 2008.

Gartenfest - San Antonio, TX - Jun 15 to Sep 15, 2023
An evening in an outdoor Biergarten featuring a German band just wouldn’t feel right without some authentic food and beer to go with it. Beethoven’s food line will offer its usual array of bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, goulash, Leberkäse and potato salad. Beethoven also has a full selection of German and craft beers in our clubroom and back bar, along with wine available by the bottle or by the glass

H-E-B Christmas Tree Lighting San Antonio - San Antonio, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2022
H-E-B’s Christmas gift to the City of San Antonio, a 50-foot Christmas tree with more than 10,000 red, white and blue lights and dozens of handmade ornaments – at Travis Park

Pecan Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2022
Family friendly event across a variety of venues celebrating the pecan heritage of the community, including a pub crawl, 90 vendors, arts and crafts and more.

Alamo City Comic Con - San Antonio, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022

Christmas in Comfort - Comfort, TX - Nov 27 to Nov 27, 2021
Christmas in Comfort, one of the area’s most popular holiday events, will draw visitors to the Texas Hill Country for holiday shopping and family fun at the end of November, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event, which started with a handful of local residents manning a few booths in the historic district, now offers more than 125 art and craft vendors and a full day of holiday activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parade is at 7 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve at Howl at the Moon San Antonio - San Antonio, TX - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021
Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks, with featured drinks, games, dancing and a great night out!