It’s coming. Fall in San Antonio. The season doesn’t officially start until September 22 but the moment September hits stores break out the fall decor and Halloween costumes, Starbucks begins brewing Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we begin to wish for a break in the weather. Because San Antonio offers so many Fall Festivals and Halloween events we’re bringing you our Ultimate Guide to Halloween and Fall Fun in San Antonio 2016.
El Día de los Muertos Festval October 29th & 30th
Saturday, October 29 & 30, 2016
Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city.
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10am - 11pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016, noon - 10 pm
Events are free and open to the public including: live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more!
Voices From The Grave Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 15th 2016
Walk amidst the cemetery’s beautiful tombstones, escorted by acostumed docent. Witness the magnificent final resting place of San Antonio's sons and daughters as they tell their stories during the Voices From the Grave Cemetery Tour.
Engage all of your senses and step back in time as you play audience tofirst-hand re-enactments, narrated by a host of San Antonio's eternal“residents,” which bring to life the city’s past. Be inspired by the cemetery’s nighttime views during this one-of-a-kind event.
What This Tour Includes:
WHEN: Saturday October 15th
Tours Starting from 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Historic City Cemetery #1 San Antonio, TX
Tour last 90 minutes. Please wear comfotable walking shoes and bring water.
Online: $20 per Adult and $15 per Child Ages 5-12
At the Door: $25 per Adult and $20 per Child Ages 5-12 (if available)
Phone: (210) 638-1338
Tickets sell out fast for this event so make sure to book in advance!
Sold online at: www.SistersGrimmGhostTour.com
South Texas Corn Maize
Saturday, Sep 17, - Sunday, Nov 20, 2016
The South Texas Maize in Hondo is a family experience — with food and fun for all!
Open weekends in the Fall.
Just a short country drive from San Antonio in the heart of South Texas.
Get Lost in a 7- acre Maze • Pick a few Pumpkins
Two Jumping Pillows • Matter-Corn Mountain Slide • Farm Hayrides • Twin Cow Train
Campfires • Weekend Entertainment • Lots to Eat
Location: 911 US Highway 90 East
Hondo, TX 78861
BOOtanica at San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Saturday, Oct 1 - Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
Join the San Antonio Botanical Gardens every Saturday in October to have some Halloween FUN! You and your kids cannot miss this opportunity of having some seasonal family fun! Each week we they will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities.
Fee: Free with admission.
October 1- Monarch Madness
October 8 – AgriLife Day – Harvest
October 15 – Let’s Get Batty!
October 22 – Wild About Scarecrows
October 29 – Dia de los Muertos
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Floresville Peanut Festival
Tuesday October 4th- Saturday 8th, 2016
Twenty miles southeast of San Antonio sits Floresville, Texas, the peanut capital of Texas. In celebration of its most viable crop, the city hosts the annual Floresville Peanut Festival on the second weekend of October. This family-friendly festival has a variety of children’s activities such a parade and “Goober Games.” Local talent entertains throughout the weekend on several stages situated around the Wilson County Courthouse.
Phone (832) 721-3874
FLORESVILLE PEANUT FESTIVAL
P.O. BOX 81
FLORESVILLE, TX 78114
All Hallow's Eve Dinner & Ghost Tour
Friday October 21- Monday 31, 2016
Join Sisters Grimm for their annual "All Hallows Eve Dinner & Ghost Tour" Inside the Menger Hotel.
Feast upon the delights of the season as you enjoy a special three course dinner inside the haunted Colonial Room Restaurant. Dine by spooky candlelight at your Halloween inspired dinner table.
After dinner, follow your tour guides as they take you through thehauntingly historic hotel and recount the stories of it's past. Step inside the King Ranch Suite, reported to be the most active and haunted room inside the hotel.
Following the Menger, enjoy a "Ghost Walk" of the downtown area.Make this Halloween One to Remember!
What This Tour Includes:
WHERE: The Haunted Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX
PRICE: $75 PER Adult
Tickets sell out weeks in advance so make sure to purchase well in advance!
Phone: (210) 638-1338
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 - Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.
To purchase tickets visit www.woodlawntheatre.org/tickets or call 210-267-8388.
Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM – 5 PM and an hour before each show.
San Antonio ZOO BOO
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 - Sunday, Oct 30, 2016
Every weekend in October, little ghouls and goblins can trick-or-treat inside the zoo in a safe and non-scary Halloween habitat. This event is included with Zoo admission, and Zoo members get in for FREE!
Zoo Boo! is an exciting, safe, and non-scary Halloween event for families with children 12 years of age or younger, held on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo. Guests are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes. Adults over the age of 12 are kindly asked to refrain from wearing masks.
Activities include trick-or-treating, entertainment, and games and costume contests.
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio , TX 78212
Riverwalk Halloween Float Fest
Friday, October 28 2016
Music, costume contest, parade and adult beverages combine for a ghoulish good time and a family-friendly Halloween Party. Professionally decorated floats with costumed participants travel along the 2 1/2 mile Downtown River Walk area. This is a popular event so come early. Ninety people participated in the costume contest in 2015. Bring your A-game to win! Please wear a family-friendly costume.
The parade will make 2 laps around the River Walk, beginning at the International Building traveling through Restaurant Row, the horseshoe bend, the River Walk Extension, Rivercenter Mall and through Arneson River Theatre.
FRIDAY, October 28, 2016, 7-9:30PM, Arneson Theatre
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 & Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
If you are searching for a family friendly Halloween Show in San Antonio that isn't too scary for the little ones and won't break the bank, look no further than "Halloween Spook-track-ula" at the Texas Transportation Museum. It is designed for younger children so it's a little scary but not too frightening. Our huge site is dressed up for the show and so are most of our volunteers. You can ride on the "Transylvania Express," walk through the "Ghost Train," take a haunted train ride, plus see the whole museum in an entirely new, spooky, way. It's fun, it's affordable and it's not too far to travel. Parking is free.
11731 Wetmore Road
San Antonio, Texas 78247
Monarch Butterfly And Pollinator Festival
Saturday October 22, 2016
San Antonio’s Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival at Pearl will take place October 21 – 22 this fall during peak Monarch butterfly migration week. Enjoy arts, crafts and learning activities for kids of all ages plus a People’s Pollinator Parade and butterfly bike troupe. Hundreds of tagged Monarch butterflies will be released in waves during the Festival.
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78215
Saturday October 29, 2016
Join the Masquerade party for an elegant three course dinner paired with Messina Hof wines followed by some spooky Halloween music to dance the night away to. Don't forget to visit the candy bar! The guest with the best Masquerade Mask wins a prize, so choose your disguise wisely...
$80 (plus tax and gratuity)
Includes general admission, three-course dinner, and two glasses of wine.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
7:30PM-10:30PM For tickets or more information on how to sign up call: (830) 990-4653
or email: email@example.com
Hoot & Harvest Festival
Saturday October 29, 2016
Pumpkin decorating, live owls, crafts for kids, native plant sale, and various nature walks are just a few of the activities you will encounter throughout the day. Vendors and partners, local art, and food trucks available, so bring your allowance. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume!
The event is FREE, donations appreciated.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00am - 2:00pm
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
10750 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio, 78210
Texas Clay Festival
Saturday October 22-Sunday October 23, 2016
The 24th annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 22 & 23 2016. Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potters wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone.
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
San Antonio Light Festival
Saturday October 22, 2016
The Lights Festival is a evening like no other. Imagine entering a place of peace, tranquility, and acceptance while enjoying laughs, smiles, and a little bit of dancing with the ones you love most. Never has there been an experience that allows you to throw your inhibitions to the side, and let your dreams fly. Join this one night experience of music, food and memories.
Saturday October 22nd 4:30 pm