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14 THINGS TO DO IN SAN ANTONIO, TX (APRIL 02 - APRIL 11)

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

late February–April (best in early-to-mid April) • nature

Don't miss the blooming of the state flower of Texas

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

March–May | August–October (best in mid-September) • nature

Track the world's tiniest bird passing over the Lone Star State

Rodeo

Rodeo

mid-January–August • activity

An undeniable part of Texas culture. Don't miss the Rodeo season and enjoy some original shows

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

Check out the opening​ ceremony of a shrimp festival and enjoy the traditions and delicious seafood

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

Every spring, Texas countryside gets transformed with yellow, blue, purple, and red blooms

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–early September • food

There is nothing better than a cool slice of watermelon during hot summer Texas days

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

late February–early May • food

There is no such thing as too many strawberries, especially during the Strawberry Festival

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

January–August • activity

Take a day trip on a kayak or canoe and enjoy the sound of the water and peaceful paddling on one of the thousands of scenic trails

Hiking

Hiking

March–May | September–November • activity

The stunning beauty and natural diversity of this state are amazing. Just choose the best trail for you!

Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls

all year round | April–mid-September • nature

A wide, misty waterfall will make you feel like you are somwhere tropical

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

These curious small creatures can quietly accompany you during an evening camping trip

Biking

Biking

March–May | September–November • activity

The diverse terrains of the Lone Star State offer some of the best cycling vacations

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

Snakes have been an object of fascination, fear, and suspicion since ancient times

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (best May–August) • nature

Dark clear skies at Hill Country parks and preserves

26 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio

out of rangeApril 20–30, 2023 • event

A huge Fiesta, lasting for​ 10 days, is a celebration of the rich and diverse cultures of San Antonio

Skylight Balloon Fest

Skylight Balloon Fest

out of rangeOctober 21–23, 2022 • event

Relish these three days full of activities, vendors, and, of course, the balloons!

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

out of rangeOctober 31–November 1 • event

This colourful celebration is prepared especially for the immortal souls that come down to earth to join the living on this spec​ial day

Ford Holiday River Parade

Ford Holiday River Parade

out of rangeNovember 25, 2022 • event

A picturesque river walk in San Antonio is a must-see during the holidays

San Antonio 4th of July Events & Fireworks

San Antonio 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 1–July 4 • event

Woodlawn Lake Park hosts the largest Independence Day event in San Antonio, but the city offers lots of other entertainment

Poteet Strawberry Festival

Poteet Strawberry Festival

out of rangeApril 14–16, 2023 • event

The biggest annual celebration in the strawberry capital of Texas

Texas Fall Colors

Texas Fall Colors

out of rangemid-October–early November • nature

Celebrate the change of seasons by visiting the most scenic spots in The Lone Star State

Lavender Trails

Lavender Trails

out of rangeMay–June • nature

Smell the healing aroma while walking in the fields of lavender in the Texas Hill Country

River Walk Christmas Lights

River Walk Christmas Lights

out of rangeNovember 25, 2022–January 9, 2023 • event

The most magical time of the year in San Antonio

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

out of rangeSeptember 30–October 2, 2022 • event

The largest celebration in the polka capital of Texas

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

unconfirmedmid-March 2023 • event

Become Irish for a day during the celebrations of St.Patrick's Day all over Texas

Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville Folk Festival

out of rangeOctober 7–16, 2022 (Welcome Home Fest) • event

Become a part of the 18 days summer music camp full of concerts, activities, and wo​rkshops, together with thousands of others who can't imagine their life without music

Natural Pools and Springs​

Natural Pools and Springs​

out of rangeMay–September • nature

Spend hot summer days in a natural water reservoir—some of them are beautiful natural creations, others are thrilling mysterious places, but all of them will bring you fresh and cool delight

Alamo City Comic Con

Alamo City Comic Con

out of rangeSeptember 17–18, 2022 • event

One of the largest events of this kind in the United States

River Tubing

River Tubing

out of rangeJune–August • activity

When there is too much sun, cool down with a pleasant ride down the river

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

out of rangeApril 8, 2024 • event

Some spots on Earth wait for the moment of solar totality for hundreds or even thousands of years. To capture a spectacle, you have to be truly lucky

New Year's Eve in San Antonio

New Year's Eve in San Antonio

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

San Antonio welcomes the New Year with parties, fireworks, and plenty of entertainment

San Antonio Christmas Lights

San Antonio Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

See the River Walk, SeaWorld, the zoo, and the city's other attractions aglow

Big Texas Comicon in San Antonio

Big Texas Comicon in San Antonio

out of rangeOctober 28–30, 2022 • event

A perfect occasion to dress up, get close to your fav celebs, and shop at the best vendors in South Texas

Chinese New Year in San Antonio

Chinese New Year in San Antonio

unconfirmedlate January–early February 2023 • event

Large floats with lanterns on the River Walk and lots of cultural activities across the city

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

out of rangeOctober–December • food

Try the best pie you have ever eaten on your trip to Texas

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

out of rangeOctober • nature

For just a few weeks, San Antonio becomes "the monarch motel"

Caves

Caves

out of rangeMay–September • activity

Escape the summer heat in one of these stunning caves. Beware of the bats and be ready to explore something new with every step

Halloween Events

Halloween Events

unconfirmedmid-September–October • event

Join the spooktacular fun on the iconic San Antonio River Walk

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

out of rangeMarch 2 • event

The best time to feel the atmosphere of the Lone Star State, witness legendary Texan patriotism, and enjoy celebrations all over the state

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