Fiesta is right around the corner folks! We are here to give you everything you need to know about the Fiesta and much more on the cheap. Make sure to keep checking our website for updates on new events happening around the Alamo City.

This week is filled with pre-Fiesta excitement as Fiesta officially kicks off on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Events such as Fiesta Carnival, Fiesta UTSA, Fiesta De Los Reyes at Market Square, Fiesta De Los Ninos are headlining the Fiesta-filled fun this week. You can also check out a free outdoor movie, eat delicious Creole/Cajun food, and attend the Valero Open. 

See Below for everything you need to know for this week:


MOVIE


Cars 3 Free Outdoor Movie

What: Free outdoor screening of ‘Cars 3’ at Bulverde’s Community Park.

Why: Turn a boring Monday night into a fun one by catching a free movie with the family and friends.

Where: Bulverde’s Community Park

When: April 16 | 8 p.m.

How Much: Free to watch the movie. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs.



FESTIVAL


Taste Of New Orleans

What: Sunken Garden is hosting the Taste of New Orleans event. The event will include classic Creole and Cajun foods for guests to enjoy. The event will also feature performances from New Orleans musicians.

Why: Nowhere else will think you are in New Orleans at this family-friendly event featuring amazing toe tappin’ music from Dixieland to Smooth Jazz and Zydeco, straight from the Crescent City.

Where: Sunken Garden Theatre

When: April 20 | 8 pm – 12 am

How Much: Admission is $12 presale and $15 at the gate; free for children 10 and under. Purchase tickets at HEB locations, or online.


Alamo Heights Night

What: The 32nd annual Alamo Heights Night will host some of San Antonio’s leading restaurant and catering venues. Foods include BBQ, burgers, funnel cakes, tamales, turkey legs, and more. The event will also include live entertainment and fireworks.

Why: This family-friendly atmosphere delivers live entertainment on multiple stages including Hotcakes, Suede (Austin), Finding Friday, a Mariachi Band and others to be added. A live FIREWORKS show will be conducted at 11 pm. The carnival midway will captivate kids of all ages with many activities.

Where: University of Incarnate Word

When: April 20 | 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm

How Much: Multiple free parking and Park and Ride locations. Admission for adults is $12; ages 12-17 is $5; active duty and reserve military and children under 12 are free. Admission Free for UIW students/staff/and faculty with ID cards


Earth Day Presented by City of San Antonio

What: Come learn how to protect and nourish the earth through live demonstrations, activities, and workshops on going off-grid with solar, water conservation, home energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, supporting bee and butterfly pollination, gardening with Texas friendly plants, and more!

Why: Celebrate Earth Day with San Antonio as we try to Fiesta with earth-friendly activities. This Earth Day event will kick off with a 5K run at Woodlawn Lake. The event will feature live music, dancing, vegetarian food and drink options, T-shirt and tree giveaway’s.

Where: Woodlawn Lake | 1103 Cincinnati Ave

When: April 21 | 9 am – 2 pm

How Much: Free admission. Don’t forget to register for the Earth Day blood drive here



CHILDREN


Succeeding Together Kid’s Clinic Presented by Wells Fargo

What: The Succeeding Together Kid’s Clinic presented by Wells Fargo provides an exclusive opportunity for all children in attendance at the Valero Texas Open to hit golf balls at the practice facilities.

Why: Come hit golf balls where the PGA TOUR pros practice, warm up and fine tune their skills. Children can enjoy the free golf clinic hosted by a PGA TOUR pro and other fun activities led by The First Tee of Greater San Antonio. Parents can watch the matches, while the children can practice their swings like the pros!

Where: Practice Facility at TPC San Antonio

When: April 22 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

How Much: Children in attendance can participate for FREE.


Fiesta De Los Ninos

What: This is a party for the “pint-sized folks!” Children can enjoy games and rides in a safe, alcohol-free environment. There is also something for all the parents.

Why: Enjoy music and dance performed by some of San Antonio’s finest entertainers, plenty of food booths and don’t miss the Sombrero Loco parade at Noon-a kids’ parade that winds its way through Port San Antonio’s Town Center.

Where: Port San Antonio | 200 Goodrich Drive

When: April 21 | 10 am – 6 pm

How Much: Admission is Free



FIESTA FUN


Fiesta At Hemisfair

What: Join the Hemisfair for their official opening of Fiesta 2018. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, greet Fiesta Royalty and other special guests.

Why: Join the fun as cascarónes are broken and the crowd proclaims “Viva Fiesta!” to kick off the Alamo City’s biggest, best festival. This event kicks off 11 days of “craziness with a purpose” as many different non-profit organizations use this opportunity to celebrate, but also raise funds to give back to the community.

Where: Hemisfair Park

When: April 19 | 4 pm – 9 pm

How Much: Admission is free. Join the Tastes of the Republic, which is an exclusive culinary event, for $75. Visit their website for more information.


19th Hole Fiesta Presented By Kickstart From Mountain Dew

What: After the last putt drops, bar and concession service in The Backyard will continue well into the evening along with backyard games and live music by the popular 80’s cover band, The Spazmatics to keep the party going! The Valero Texas Open’s 19th Hole Fiesta is presented by Kickstart from Mountain Dew.

Why: There is no better way to end an event in San Antonio than having a Fiesta with music, food, drinks, and lots of other fun activities. This event is complimentary to ALL spectators in attendance on Saturday.

Where: The Backyard at TPC San Antonio

When: April 21 | After the last putt drops (5 pm – 9 pm)

How Much: College Students will receive free admission to the tournament after 2 pm with a valid college ID and can attend the complementary event afterwards. Visit the website for more information.


Fiesta Carnival

What: The Fiesta Carnival is a popular Fiesta attraction with rides, carnival eats, and more for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be located in the Alamodome’s parking lot.

Why: Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in the heart of San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of Fiesta® San Antonio.

Where: Alamodome Parking Lot

When: April 19 – 20 | 6 pm – 11 pm (Thursday), 5 pm – 12 am (Friday)

How Much: Free Admission for guests


Fiesta UTSA

What: UTSA is hosting their own Fiesta celebration full of food, music, games, and entertainment. Live music and entertainment will be performed by student organizations.

Why: The UTSA campus comes alive with food, music, games and entertainment. The UTSA student organizations run food and game booths as fundraisers. Enjoy live music and performances by the student organizations. Various costs for food and games.

Where: UTSA Sombrilla Plaza

When: April 20 | 11 am – 3 pm

How Much: Free admission


Fiesta De Los Reyes at Market Square

What: Fiesta De Los Reyes invites guests to enjoy a variety of live music and Fiesta treats. The event will feature the best in Tejano music, Cumbia, Conjunto, and more.

Why: This is one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations and has something in store for the entire family! Experience live music along with 30 food booths delivering Fiesta staples including Funnel Cakes, agua fresca, turkey legs, fajitas and much, much more.

Where: Market Square | 514 W Commerce St

When: April 20 – 21, 25 | 10 am – 12 am

How Much: Admission is Free


Southwest Olympic Fiesta

What: The Southwest Olympic Fiesta is a track and field event for special needs individuals. The event will provide a fun and friendly environment for exceptional students and families to enjoy San Antonio’s Fiesta celebrations.

Why: This event provides an opportunity for exceptional children and their families to enjoy San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration in an accepting environment. Community information booths are located throughout the venue, offering information spotlighting families with children with special needs. There are also many food and carnival booths for our community to enjoy. Proceeds from the booths support participating district clubs and activities.

Where: Southwest High School

When: April 21 | 8 am – 2 pm

How Much: Admission is Free



ENTERTAINMENT


San Antonio Trivia night at Brews Bros.!

What: SanAntonioTrivia and Brews Brothers are bringing guests a weekly free Live Trivia game.

Why: Attendees and teams can have fun competing for a share of house case and points in the San Antonio Trivia City Championships. Spend your Thursdays testing yoru trivial knowledge with some drinks!

Where: Brews Brother Ice House

When: Every Thursdays until June 7 | 8 pm – 10 pm

How Much: Free to participate