Best time to visit San Antonio, TX

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

Bluebonnets Season

Bluebonnets Season

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

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

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

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–early September • food

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

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

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

late February–early May • food

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

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

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

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

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!

Biking

Biking

March–May | September–November • activity

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

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

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

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

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

Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls

all year round | April–mid-September • nature

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

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Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio

April 15–25, 2021 • event

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

Ford Holiday River Parade

Ford Holiday River Parade

November 26, 2021 • event

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

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

October 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

Texas Fall Colors

Texas Fall Colors

mid-October–early November • nature

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

Lavender Trails

Lavender Trails

May–June • nature

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

Natural Pools and Springs​

Natural Pools and Springs​

May–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

Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville Folk Festival

May 27–31, 2021 • 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

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

April 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

River Tubing

River Tubing

June–August • activity

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

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

mid-March 2021 • event

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

San Antonio 4th of July Events and Fireworks

San Antonio 4th of July Events and Fireworks

July 4 • event

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

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

October 1–3, 2021 • event

The largest celebration in the polka capital of Texas

River Walk Christmas Lights

River Walk Christmas Lights

November 12, 2020–January 4, 2021 • event

The most magical time of the year in San Antonio

Poteet Strawberry Festival

Poteet Strawberry Festival

October 30–November 1, 2020 • event

The biggest annual celebration in the strawberry capital of Texas

New Year's Eve in San Antonio

New Year's Eve in San Antonio

December 31 • event

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

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

October • nature

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

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2021 (online) • event

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

Peach Season

Peach Season

May–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

October–December • food

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

Skylight Balloon Fest

Skylight Balloon Fest

October 22–24, 2021 • event

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

Chinese New Year in San Antonio

Chinese New Year in San Antonio

February 12–25, 2021 • event

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

Caves

Caves

May–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

Alamo City Comic Con

Alamo City Comic Con

October 31–November 3, 2019 • event

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

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–late October • event

The biggest seasonal events in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas

Christmas Lights in and near San Antonio, TX

Christmas Lights in and near San Antonio, TX

mid-November–early January • event

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

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