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Fun and Exciting San Antonio Attractions

San Antonio offers year-round excitement, with a full calendar of captivating festivals and exhilarating celebrations. Witness magnificent New Year’s fireworks, watch the San Antonio River turn green for St. Patrick’s Day, or immerse yourself in the culture of the city at the 10-day Fiesta. With the Riverwalk Vista Inn as your home base, you’re perfectly placed to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

  • Ford Holiday River Parade

    This parade is held the Friday after Thanksgiving all along the River. At 7:00 p.m., the switch is thrown, and approximately 122,000 twinkling lights form a magical canopy over San Antonio's Riverwalk.…
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  • Celebrate San Antonio Festival

    Ring in the New Year here on the Riverwalk with a fun-filled evening of events, including live music, food, and a terrific fireworks display at midnight!

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  • Alamo Irish Festival & St Patrick’s Day Parade

    If you have a hankering for corned beef and cabbage, this is your weekend. The Alamo Irish Festival takes over La Villita and the Arneson River Theater with everything Irish - from kilt-wearing musicians…
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  • Fiesta San Antonio

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San…
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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Enjoy festivals, concerts, and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July. Within San Antonio city limits, the celebration starts at Woodlawn Lake Park at 10:00 a.m. with the Red White and Blue Children’s…
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  • Ford Holiday River Parade

    11/24/2016
    This parade is held the Friday after Thanksgiving all along the River. At 7:00 p.m., the switch is thrown,…
  • Celebrate San Antonio Festival

    12/30/2016
    Ring in the New Year here on the Riverwalk with a fun-filled evening of events, including live music,…
  • Alamo Irish Festival & St Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16/2017
    If you have a hankering for corned beef and cabbage, this is your weekend. The Alamo Irish Festival…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/19/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/20/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/21/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/22/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/23/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/24/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/25/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/26/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/27/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/28/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/29/2017
    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range…
  • Independence Day Celebration

    07/03/2017
    Enjoy festivals, concerts, and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July. Within San Antonio city limits,…
  • Ford Holiday River Parade

    11/24/2016

    This parade is held the Friday after Thanksgiving all along the River. At 7:00 p.m., the switch is thrown, and approximately 122,000 twinkling lights form a magical canopy over San Antonio's Riverwalk. The spectacular one-hour barge parade features decorated illuminated floats with celebrities, bands, and lavishly costumed participants. Ticket Prices: $10, $15, $18, $20, or $25 – or you can see it free from the windows of your room at the Riverwalk Vista! 

  • Celebrate San Antonio Festival

    12/30/2016

    Ring in the New Year here on the Riverwalk with a fun-filled evening of events, including live music, food, and a terrific fireworks display at midnight!

  • Alamo Irish Festival & St Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16/2017

    If you have a hankering for corned beef and cabbage, this is your weekend. The Alamo Irish Festival takes over La Villita and the Arneson River Theater with everything Irish - from kilt-wearing musicians to leprechauns. Friday sees the annual Dyeing O' the River Green, followed by the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday combined with all the festival fun happenings.

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/19/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/20/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/21/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/22/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/23/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/24/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/25/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/26/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/27/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/28/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Fiesta San Antonio

    04/29/2017

    Consider yourself lucky if you’re in San Antonio during this 10-day parade, which includes a huge range of events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers Parade. This is truly a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Some events are free; others require tickets. 

  • Independence Day Celebration

    07/03/2017

    Enjoy festivals, concerts, and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July. Within San Antonio city limits, the celebration starts at Woodlawn Lake Park at 10:00 a.m. with the Red White and Blue Children’s Parade, followed by an all-day festival culminating with the traditional fireworks display at nightfall. In the downtown area, Market Square will be hosting an all-day event with streets full of musicians, a Freedom Ride on motorcycles, and much more.