Fiesta time is days away! And though most of us head to the downtown area or other parts of town to engage in the festivities, some of us like to stay in our Southside neighborhood. Here is a list of Southside and Southtown San Antonio Fiesta 2023 events you can enjoy with the family:
Experience San Antonio’s vibrant South Side culture, food, art, and music while benefiting the students and campus of Por Vida Academy at Taste of the Southside, Saturday, April 15th, and Sunday, April 16th, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 1135 Mission Road.., FREE ADMISSION. There will be rides, games & activities for children at our KIDZONE! FREE for Children 2 to 10 – All You Can Ride! Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food, Beverages & MUSIC – Fun for the entire Family. Be The Judge at SA’s 3rd Annual MICHELADA MATCH. Live Performances By LOS PALOMINOS & ERICK Y SU GRUPO MASORE, plus great SA Talent. https://tasteofthesouthside.org.
The San Antonio River Foundation, and the San Antonio River Authority, invite you to participate in the Official Kayaking Event of Fiesta San Antonio, the Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta, on Saturday, April 22nd, at Padre Park from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
With equipment supplied by Mission Kayak, attendees can choose between two kayaking routes this year, the 1-hr Piñata Paddle starting at 9 am and the 20-min Pollinator Paddle Obstacle Course! For more info, visit https://www.sariverfoundation.org/sarf-events/mission-reach-flotilla-fiesta.
Image Courtesy of San Antonio River Foundation
VIVA FIESTA! Join Chanclas y Cervezas for a family-friendly evening full of food, games, live music, and your favorite cervezas at The Greenline. The event occurs on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 5 – 11 pm at The Greenline at 2532 Sidney Brooks Drive, San Antonio, TX 78235. Purchase tickets at https://bit.ly/3nCsS5V.
Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow – Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow is an official Fiesta event that provides all who attend, individuals and families, the opportunity to view and participate in the American Indian culture and dance traditions and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The pow-wow promotes tribal practices, culture and the opportunity for Native people to celebrate their rich heritage with one another. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, from 11 am to 4 pm at Texas A&M University-San Antonio Pavilion, One University Way. The event is free and pet-friendly. For more information, visit http://unitedsanantoniopowwow.org.
A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada is perfect for those who want to explore the deep-rooted customs of a Charrera. (Charrera originated in the 19th century as a way for the landed gentry to prepare horses and riders for war; it later evolved into an equestrian competition featuring horse reining, bull riding, and artistic roping skills. Today’s charros wear traditional clothes and use horse equipment as required by the Federation of Charros in Mexico.) The family-friendly event is on Sunday, April 23rd & April 30th, 2023, from 12 pm – 6 pm (doors open at 11 am) at Rancho del Charro on 6126 Padre Dr. San Antonio, TX 78214. Enjoy food, drinks, pony rides, Ballet Folklorico performers, and Mariachi music. Admission to the event is $20 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Cash only. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/sacharros.
Boeing Center at Tech Port hosts the most technologically advanced and out-of-this-world Fiesta for the first time on Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Fiesta favorites, including music, rides, and food, will be offered throughout the venue. Meanwhile, our friends at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology SAMSAT) and an array of partners will host kid-friendly, hands-on activities centered around the community’s thriving technologies: cybersecurity, aviation, space exploration, robotics, and a whole lot more. If you are a gamer or spectator, participate in social gaming and esports competitions in our Tech Port LAN Gaming Center! For more information, visit https://fiestadelosninos.com.
PACfest- April 27th, 11:30 am- midnight at Palo Alto College 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. The family-friendly event features food, games, social media alley, and musical entertainment, and is home to Fiesta Grill down, a carne asada contest. Tickets are available on-site and online at https://www.alamo.edu/pac/pacfest.
Festival de Cascarones Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Where: Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Cost: Free! (Parking is $10, card only. Join us for the annual Festival de Cascarones, the official finale of Fiesta San Antonio! Free and open to the public, this event will feature live music, food, games, and fun for the whole family – all day! There will be a Kid’s Zone for the young ones. The event is pet-friendly (dogs must be leashed). Contact information: https://www.tamusa.edu/festival-de-cascarones.King William Fair – April 29th – 9 am-6 pm – King William Historic District, 122 Madison St. The King William Fair is the primary fundraising event for the King William Association. This non-profit organization works to preserve and protect the oldest residential historic district in Texas and promote the unique cultural heritage of San Antonio. Beginning with a delightfully funky parade, the day-long event offers a variety of art and craft vendors, lively music, dance, a Kids Kingdom play area, and delicious food and beverages. But what sets this event apart is the sparkling beauty of its historic setting near the heart of downtown San Antonio, where the King William neighborhood entices Fairgoers to relax and unwind along shady, tree-lined streets adorned with stately Victorian homes, cozy cottages, and gracious gardens.
Sport our “Southside Snack” shirt at Fiesta 2023! Order at https://bit.ly/3JVAtW2. Available in other colors.