Today is the first day of spring, and we’re excited for a new season of activities and events around San Antonio. From spring festivals to experiencing the wonderful spring weather, we’ve picked out our top 10 things to do in San Antonio this Spring.
March Festivals and Events
Contemporary Art Month
Where: Art galleries, museums, and studios throughout San Antonio
Price: Varies per exhibit
What: San Antonio Contemporary Art Month is a 30-year tradition in the Alamo City. The event’s mission is to sponsor and promote the national profile of San Antonio artists and show off the city’s talent. For more information, check out our article “How to Celebrate San Antonio Contemporary Art Month.”
When: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 North St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212
Price: $14.25 for adults, $11.25 for children
What: Get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a trip to the zoo. Take the whole family to see big cats, African plains animals, creatures from the Amazon, monkeys, birds, and tons of other amazing living things. Right now the zoo has butterfly and lorikeet exhibits as well as different ways for you to interact with the animals.
When: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Price: $10 for adults, $7 for children
What: See what’s blooming this spring at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. From tulips and hyacinth in the formal gardens to redbuds and Mexican plums on the Texas native trail, you can enjoy a bit of nature in the city.
April Festivals and Events
When: April 7-9
Where: 9199 North State Highway 16, Poteet, Texas 78065
Price: $5 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday
What: You have the difficult task of picking the best strawberries grown in Poteet at this festival. Enjoy all things created with this berry as well as tons of live bands, performances, and a carnival-like atmosphere.
When: April 8
Where: Central Library and the Southwest School of Art
What: If you are a word nerd looking for a great new book (or two or three or ten), this is the April event in San Antonio you’ve been waiting for. As the main program of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the book festival aims to promote and celebrate authors and their contributions to literacy, ideas, and the imagination. You can sit in on panel discussions, get your books signed, and just enjoy being in the presence of thousands of books.
When: April 17-23
Where: 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, Texas
What: If you love golf, stop by this PGA Tour stop. See some of the top players in the game and be part of the almost 100-year-old San Antonio tradition.
When: April 22-23
Where: 300 Augusta, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Price: $15 for adults, $5 for children
What: If you didn’t get enough art during San Antonio Contemporary Art Month, you have another chance in April. Visit the Southwest School of Art to see contemporary art, painting, ceramics, photography, glass, and jewelry from both local and national artists. Plus, you can listen to some great music and enjoy delicious Mexican food while you look at the booths.
May Festivals and Events
When: May 18-21
Where: Various locations throughout San Antonio
What: Who doesn’t love eating delicious food with friends? This year’s 4-day event has something for every taste bud, including food trucks, barbeque, beer, champagne, and Tex-Mex. You may come with an empty stomach, but you certainly won’t leave that way.
When: May 24-28
Where: Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park
What: Join about 5,000 other Conjunto music fans to watch 30 bands perform on the big stage. Eat plenty of tasty food and then dance it all off as you see your favorite performers. Also be sure to check out the Hall of Fame, poster contest, and workshops going on.
When: May 26-28
Where: 200 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
What: If you love all things comic, gaming, TV, and movie related, this is the year for you to check out Alamo City Comic Con. See celebrity guest stars, meet artists, and enjoy watching all the cosplay happening around you. Dress up in your best costume and have a ball.
Did we miss your favorite spring event? Let us know about it in the comments below!