June 22, 2022

Fiesta San Antonio Events: First Weekend, April 2-3

Every Baby’s Walk for Autism

Any Baby Can turns 40and birthday and World Autism Day at its Saturday Fiesta event. Register to participate in the Texas A&M San Antonio Walk for Autism and support the nonprofit organization by helping families in and around Bexar County. The organization helps families with case management, autism programs, counseling services, funeral assistance, prescription assistance and more. Saturday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1 University Way

Fiesta Special Inclusion 5K & Parade

Head to Windcrest for a 5K and parade in support of Fiesta Especial, which is a disABILITYsa program for people with cognitive, developmental and physical differences. The community will have the chance to cheer on the royal court and enjoy a parade. Learn more about the program here. Saturday, 8 a.m. 5K; 10am Parade, Windcrest Town Hall

Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival

The San Antonio Parks Foundation Presents this music festival as part of the first weekend of Fiesta. Enjoy concerts by Jon Wolfe, Gary P. Nunn, The Last Bandoleros and more. General admission is free and VIP tickets are available and include private seating, a dining experience by Don Strange of Texas, and beer, wine, and cocktails. Saturday, noon-11 p.m. 434 S. Alamo St.

Fiesta Oyster Bake

After a two-year hiatus, Oyster Bake is back. Enjoy live music from Puddle of Mud, Stoney Larue, Reckless Kelly, Bombasta and more. There are also oysters to sample, churros, chicken on a stick, and a Yoda-themed Fiesta Medal. All proceeds from the event support St. Mary’s University scholarships and student programs. Book a ticket here. Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m., 1 Camino Santa Maria St.

St. Mary’s Strip Fiesta Neighborhood Party

Lone Star Beer has teamed up with the San Antonio Street Art Initiative for this free Fiesta block party at Paper Tiger featuring music from Garrett T. Capps, The Texaxes and more. Find more details here. Saturday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 2410 N. St. Mary’s St.

Lottery for Leaders

Support the Girl Scouts of South Texas by participating in Lotería para Líderes’ sixth annual fundraiser. The event will feature local artisans and vendors, lunch, a special visit from Michael Quintanilla (aka Mr. Fiesta) and, of course, lottery games. Guests will also receive a Girl Scout Fiesta medal and a box of cookies. Buy your tickets here. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Estancia del Norte, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough Ave.

Party at Los Patios

If you’re looking for a fun non-alcoholic party, head to the low-key Fiesta de Los Patios. Not only will there be live mariachi music, pony rides, a bouncy house, and face painting, but the event will also feature plenty of Fiesta-themed food like chicken on a stick, corn street food, jalapeño poppers and even Topo Chico-based mocktails. Register in advance here. Saturday, 4-10 p.m. 2015 Loop NE 410

OLLU 5K Confetti Run/Walk

Fill out a 3.1 mile run or walk at Our Lady of the Lake University campus in support of scholarships. There is a fun race for the kids before the official race starts and race day registration is available. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. kids run, 9 a.m. race. 411 SW 24th St.

Fiesta Shoebox float workshop

Join Spare Parts, an arts education nonprofit, for a workshop to make Fiesta shoebox floats. Supplies are available at the store, but families are also encouraged to bring their own. Registration is $15 per shoe box. Saturday, 3:30-5:40 p.m. 13491 Wetmore Road

Coronation of El Rey Fido

Head to Hops & Hounds for the coronation of El Rey Fido, the San Antonio Humane Society’s top yard fundraising dog. Learn more about all things El Rey Feo here. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. 13838 Jones-Maltsberger Road

Chanclas and Cervezas

Test your chancla throwing skills, listen to live music and play other games during this evening of Fiesta Fun at The Greenline. Learn more here. Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2532 Sidney Brooks

Party Arts Fair

A longtime Fiesta tradition, the Southwest School of Arts’ annual art fair features dozens of artists, a garden of young artists for kids and teens to get creative, live music, lots of food and other creative entertainment. Learn more here. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm 300 Augusta

Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta

Reserve a kayak through Mission Kayak and test your skills as you navigate an obstacle course or simply paddle down part of Mission Reach. This event is presented by the San Antonio River Foundation and the San Antonio River Authority. register here. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Padre Park, 6515 Padre Drive

Viva Botany

Stop at the Culinary Garden for gardening tips and educational demonstrations, make your own flower crown, and watch performances by Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones and others. Buy your tickets in advance here. Saturday, 10am-2pm 555 Funston Place

Ninos Festival

Enjoy a Saturday full of STEM and fun activities thanks to Port San Antonio and the San Antonio Science and Technology Museum. Families can participate in demonstrations of video games, virtual reality, cybersecurity, robotics and more. There is also a parade at noon. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 102 Mabry Drive

Fiesta Kings Cup polo night

Polo has been played during Fiesta for over 100 years and locals are invited to attend a game this Saturday at the San Antonio Polo Club. Tickets are available here. Saturday, 12-4 p.m. 490 W. Specht Road

Pow Wow Traditions Celebrations

Watch or participate in the traditional dance and cultural practices of the South American Indians of Texas at this annual Fiesta event. Saturday, 11:04 a.m. Mission County Park, 7675 Padre Circle

Pinatas in the Barrio

The West Side will host live music, dancing and the largest pinata in the Barrio to date. Rey Feo will also be on hand to crown the King and Queen of the Barrio. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Guadalupe Plaza, 1327 Guadalupe St.

Celebration of Kings

Fiesta De Los Reyes is the home of live music. Listen to Tejano and Conjunto music, country western tunes and more on multiple stages. The free event also has plenty of favorite Fiesta dishes for sale, and locals have been known to spot Fiesta royalty while there. Find a program of artists on fiestadelosreyes.com. Friday, 11.30am-11.45pm; Saturday, 11.30am-1am; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m. 514 W. Commerce St.

Viva Fiesta Familia

If you fancy a parade of Fiesta-themed puppies, live music and Fiesta-themed food like chicken on a stick, look no further than the Viva Fiesta Familia event at Bar-B-Cutie. Proceeds will go to San Antonio Pets Alive! and Clark High School. Learn more here. Saturday, 12-4 p.m. 5603 Presidio Pkwy.

A taste of New Orleans

Take a trip to New Orleans without having to book plane tickets with this 35th annual event. Sample a variety of hearty okra, jambalaya, Cajun crawfish, donuts, and other treats. There’s plenty for the kids to do, too, from face painting to playgrounds. For the full schedule and tickets, visit saza.org. Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m. 3875 N. St. Mary’s St.

Party at Verve Pie

Not only the vegetable pizzeria unveils its new pizza made in collaboration with @plantaqueria, but the restaurant is also hosting a Fiesta-themed event with local businesses. Grab a slice of vegan pizza or enjoy a flight of plant-based ice cream and shop from vendors like the veteran-owned one vegetarian dog, More TX Juicethe Vida Mia Shopand more. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 313 Schneider, Ste. 121

Texas Corvette Association Car Show

Entry to this annual event is free, but there is a fee if you want to register your car on site to be part of the show. The event includes the car show itself, a car meet, family activities, a hill country drive and more. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 100 N. Main St, Boerne

Puro Fiesta of Altered Souls

South BBQ cooks chicken on a stick, corn in a cup, and corn on the cob. There will also be paletas, turkey legs and funnel cakes from Funnel Cake Fanatics. Guests can listen to live music, sample margarita-themed beers at a beer outing, and purchase Fiesta Medals. A surprise guest will kick off the event at noon. Get all the details here. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 606 Embassy Oaks, Ste. 500

party carnival

The Alamodome parking lot will host this Fiesta favorite for families. Enjoy dozens of carnival rides, funnel cakes, corn dogs and other fair-style food and more. Thursday, 5-11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 11am-midnight; Sunday, 11am-11pm Find the full program here

Exhibition and sale of cacti and xerophytes of San Antonio

Looking to expand your plant collection? Browse vendors selling cacti, succulents, pottery and more. There will also be a live auction, raffles and Fiesta entertainment. Get more details here. Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.