Events

Everything You Absolutely Must Do in San Antonio This Summer

Updated On 06/15/2017 at 05:13PM EST Updated On 06/15/2017 at 05:13PM EST
June
Pearl Brewery
Flickr/Katie Haugland Bowen

June

Friday
Jun 16
Paper Tiger
Formed by members of the Grammy Award-winning band Grupo Fantasma, Brownout is known for their loud, danceable songs and their charming stage presence. You'll get to see them live; lucky you!
Saturday
Jun 17
La Villita
Now you have plans for Father's Day weekend: Take your dad here and bond with him over tequila, beer, tacos, and drinking games. Held at La Villita, the event lasts from 4 to 10pm.
Wednesday
Jun 21
Ranger Creek
Please, for the love of God, don't miss this. These ice-cold slushies have alcohol in them, and are sure to cure you of insufferable-heat-syndrome. No RSVP is required. Food trucks will be there, dogs & children are welcome, and no RSVP is required. No excuses.
Saturday
Jun 24
Ranger Creek
Vero Wood Fired Pizza will be onsite, slinging thin pizzas out of its 750-degree oven imported all the way from Italy.
Friday
Jun 30
The Pearl Brewery
This three-part summer music series will feature South Texas music and is free to the public. It kicks off with a Tex-Mex dance party with Amber Digby, Santiago Jimenez & Jason Saldana on June 30.
July
Little Gretel
Little Gretel

July

Tuesday
Jul 4
The Pearl Brewery
Featuring Jackie Venson, Nakia and the Blues Grifters, and Will Owen Gage, this family-friendly celebration will have prime picnic spots, live music, a water park dance contest (which sounds dangerous, yet enticing), hula-hoopers, and more.
Thursday
Jul 13
Mission Marquee Family Film Series
Remember that substitute teacher who popped in a dusty VHS cassette of The Princess Bride to lull your rambunctious class into submission? Bring a lawn chair and some friends, and relive those old memories! It's free, just like your public school education.
Tuesday - Monday
Jul 18-24
Little Gretel
Created by Restaurant Gwendolyn's chef-owner Michael Sohocki, Charc Week is now in its fifth year and is celebrated Texas-wide. The rules are clear: Participating restaurants must have creative control of their menu, they must make everything on the plate, and each dish must have at least four meat (or meat-like) items. The Esquire Tavern & Max's Wine Dive are just a few participating restaurants this year.
Saturday
Jul 22
Wonderland of the Americas
Face it: Wax sounds better than iTunes, Spotify, or compressed MP3s. Sam Carvajal, owner of CD Sam, is throwing this party to celebrate music the way it should be played. Browse vinyl records, eight tracks, and cassettes. Best of all, it's 100% free to the public.
Saturday
Jul 29
John T. Floore Country Store
You know that song "Wrapped" by George Strait? Bruce Robison wrote it. How about "Travelin' Soldier" by the Dixie Chicks? He wrote that too. He's a country music legend, and he'll play inside at Floore's, which is a pretty intimate setting for a musician as decorated as Robison.
August
San Antonio River Walk
Flickr/Zach Korb

August

Saturday
Aug 5
San Antonio River Walk
A River Walk tradition since 1969, the Ford Canoe Challenge is a great way to get to know the city. Strap on a life vest, grab an oar, and paddle like someone's chasing you through the depths of our beloved river.
September
The San Antonio River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk

September

Friday
Sep 1
San Antonio River Walk
I know this is an outdoor event, and it's the middle of summer, but this is the perfect place to buy gifts for family and friends. Whether you're into jewelry, art, pottery, or clothing, the Labor Day Artisan Show will have something for everyone.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 15-16
Travis Park
This free event showcases award winning jazz artists from across the globe and our beloved city. You can expect two stages, over 20 food vendors, and a bunch of happy San Antonians wondering about the beautifully renovated grounds of Travis Park.