Fall in San Antonio brings cooler weather and fall festivals that are fun for the whole family.
From foodie festivals, to arts, culture and music, experience al that San Antonio has to offer this September and October. What are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and get ready for some fun in San Antonio. These are The Best Fall Festivals in San Antonio 2015
San Antonio Food and Wine Festival
When: September 11 – September 27, 2015
Where: Events will be happening around the city; check website for details
What: For more than 30 years, the San Antonio Food & Wine Festival has been the Autumn destination for wine lovers throughout The South. Set on the last weekend of September, the multi-event annual Festival offers fun and education for everyone from the wine connoisseur to the vino novice. Friday night’s Wine Opener, a multi-decade tradition, kicks off the festival with a black-tie event with the finest food and wine of San Antonio’s culinary delights. Enjoy samplings from the champions of the San Antonio Wine Competition and relish in some live music and dancing.
When: September 19-20, 2015
Where: Travis Park (301 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205)
What: Some of the nation’s top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, take over Travis Park and dazzle the crowd with their smooth sounds.
Oktoberfest San Antonio
When: October 9-10, 2015
Where: Beethoven Maennerchor Halle (422 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX 78210)
What: Head over to the Beethoven Halle und Garten to celebrate the ultimate German festival with music, food and dancing, plus German specialties, like bratwurst, reubens and beer.
Floresville Peanut Festival
When: October 6-10, 2015
Where: Floresville, TX
What: Twenty miles southeast of San Antonio sits Floresville, Texas, the peanut capital of Texas. In celebration of its most viable crop, the city hosts the annual Floresville Peanut Festival on the second weekend of October. This family-friendly festival has a variety of children’s activities such a parade and “Goober Games.” Local talent entertains throughout the weekend on several stages situated around the Wilson County Courthouse.
River Walk Fall Arts & Crafts Show
When: October 10-12, 2015
Where: San Antonio River Walk
What: A festival along the San Antonio River Walk, the Fall Arts & Crafts Show is a great way to take a scenic tour of this historical hotspot while getting in some shopping. Booths feature handmade, unique art and jewelry. Artists and vendors will be present at their kiosks for questions, comments or compliments.
When: October 16-18, 2015
Where: St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church (2504 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212)
What: Going strong since 1960, the Greek FUNstival of the St. Sophia Orthodox Church in San Antonio, Texas, has a rich history of cultural festivities that unify the community and form lasting friendships. Suitable for all ages, this Greek cultural celebration offers a tour of the historical St. Sophia Orthodox Church and live folk dancing performances featuring dancers in festive Greek garb. Ethnic delicacies are provided, and children under age 12 receive free admission.
San Antonio Beer Festival
When: October 7, 2015
Where: Maverick Park (1000 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215)
What: The San Antonio Beer Festival is a Texas-sized celebration of craft beer and the microbreweries that perfect them. The one-day suds-soaked affair features 50+ acclaimed breweries showcasing samples of over 250 microbrews including one-off collaborations, rare sours, signature sessionable ales, seasonal stouts and hopped-up IPAs. Other attractions include live musical performances from emerging regional noisemakers as well as established acts, art exhibitions, interactive beer-themed games, food from popular food trucks and premium wine tasting tents.
Luminaria – Arts Come To Light
When: October 23-24, 2015
Where: River North Neighborhood (1001 Broadway Street # 235, San Antonio, TX 78215)
What: All manner of creative endeavors — art, music, poetry, performance, light shows — explode across San Antonio. Luminaria is San Antonio’s annual celebration of art and artists. Overseen by San Antonio’s creative leaders, it is free of charge and showcases all art forms in an outdoor setting and inside various venues downtown.
San Antonio Día de los Muertos
When: October 24-25, 2015
Where: Downtown San Antonio
What: The Día de los Muertos Celebration in San Antonio is a free two-day outdoor festival centered on the Mexican Holiday as well as art and culture. The holiday serves to bring friends and family together to remember loved ones who have passed. The event’s special features include live cultural music and performances, live poetry, original Day of the Dead art and a living altar. There’s also a colorful dance, drum and puppet procession through downtown San Antonio.