Spring activities in San Antonio offer an abundance of exciting things to see and do for those who live on the Southside, anywhere else in the area, or are visiting this dynamic city. Whether you’re looking for fun, entertainment, culture, or some of each, you’ll find it in these 9 can’t-miss events.
1. Head to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens for Storybook Houses, going on through July 10. This family-friendly exhibit showcases kid-sized houses inspired by the fairytales, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty and children’s books Oh, The Places You’ll Go,Diary of a Worm, andThe Little House.
2. Ever wanted to be a spy? Check out Spy! The Exhibit, now through May 31 at Rivercenter Mall. This unique event “features more than 250 pieces of authentic spy gear, lethal stealth weaponry and documents of the CIA, KGB and Stasi, many never seen before outside highly classified circles. Come face to face with the secret weapons, tools and techniques used by real-life spies.”
3. The Maverick Music Festival is being held for the fourth time, this year offering a range of great music in styles from alternative to hip hop. The festival is held in La Villita on April 8–9.
4. Looking for a more family-friendly event in San Antonio on April 8–10? You’ll want to make sure you attend the Poteet Strawberry Festival. The festivities include live music, stage acts including Old West Gunslingers, dancing, rodeo performances, a carnival, and lots and lots of strawberries.
5. People who live in San Antonio—and a whole bunch from out of the area—wait all year for Fiesta San Antonio, and this year will be better than ever as they celebrate the 125th anniversary from April 14–24. More than 100 unique events including parades, food, music, parties, and Fiesta Carnival will keep everyone entertained.
6. On May 5, San Antonio comes alive in a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Head to historic Market Square to be part of the festivities, which include a festival with live music and food.
7. More festive celebrations await May 11–15 during Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio. The 35th annual festival will be held at the Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park. The event features live music “by more than 20 of the best musical groups from traditional Conjunto to progressive Tejano.””
8. Show your support for the military on May 21 at America's Armed Forces River Parade, with decorated floats meadnering down the River Walk.9. If you’re at the River Walk on a Friday or Saturday night between May 13 and August, head for the historic Arneson River Theatre for Fiesta Noche del Rio, with music and dancing from Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. “Since 1957, the show has been seen by more than one million visitors from around the world and raised more than $2.75 million for local children’s charities.”