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25+ summer events for every San Antonian

Make the most of the warm weather with this list of the best local events and activities happening this summer.

SATXtoday: Tejano Conjunto Festival

The 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival, a showcase of the music genre from South Texas, is one of many events happening this summer in the 210.

Photo by Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Summer’s almost here and San Antonio is so ready. From live music and Memorial Day celebrations to hiking and festivals, summer is when the Alamo City comes alive.

Get ready to get outside with this guide featuring 27 summer events — including ideas for Pride Month — happening between May and August.

Concerts or live music

SATXtoday: Earth Wind and Fire

See this dynamic trio at the Frost Bank Center this summer.

Photo by Jabari Jacobs

42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9186 + Rosedale Park
Date: Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, May 19
Time: Varies
Price: $22-$80
This is the first + longest-running Conjunto festival in the country and is internationally recognized as the most influential event for this Texas musical tradition.

Bidi Bidi Banda, The Rock at La Cantera
Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $35
Come sing, dance, and remember the legacy of the Queen of Tejano Music with this Selena tribute band.

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire, Frost Bank Center
Date: Wednesday, June 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $40.95+
You’ll never have to ask do you remember after watching these musicians on Tuesday, June 4 during their Sing a Song All Night Long Tour.

blink-182 - ONE MORE TIME, Frost Bank Center
Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $150+
Get ready to rock out with this multi-platinum, award-winning pop punk band, with special guest Pierce the Veil, one last time.

Peso Pluma: Exodo Tour, Frost Bank Center
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $79.50+
See this Grammy award-winner perform songs from his album “Genesis.”

Def Leppard and Journey, Alamodome
Date: Friday, August 16
Time: TBA
Price: $49.50+
Plan ahead to see the The Summer Stadium Tour with special guest The Steve Miller Band.

Summer Series Movies

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Bring your blankets, snacks, and chairs to watch a free outdoor movie.

Photo by Mission Marquee Plaza

Santikos Summer Movie Series, all locations
Date: Tuesdays + Wednesdays in June and July
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: Free
Our local theater chain is bringing back its free summer movie series on Tuesdays + Wednesdays during June and July. Each movie starts at 10 a.m., and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. You can only grab tickets in-person on the day of showtime.

Movies in the Park, The RIM
Date: Every Wednesday in May
Time: Varies
Price: Free
Running every Wednesday in May, bring your comfy blankets and chairs to watch free family-friendly movies like “Moana” and “The Parent Trap,” and enjoy snacks + beers from Southerleigh Haute South.

Tuesday Family Movies Series, Collins Garden Branch Library
Date: Every Tuesday from June 4 to July 23
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Price: Free
Bring your own snack and join the San Antonio Public Library this summer to watch rated G + PG movies the entire family will enjoy.

Outdoor Family Film Series, Mission Marquee Plaza
Date: Saturday, May 4 - Nov. 16
Time: 7-10:30 p.m.
Price: Free
The World Heritage Office is hosting its annual family-friendly movie night that includes entertainment, food trucks, and a featured movie (animated, live-action, and throwback films) on the original jumbo screen beginning after sunset. Pro tip: Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy during the movie.

TPR Cinema Tuesdays, Santikos Northwest
Date: Tuesday, May 28 - Tuesday, August 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: TBA
Hosted by Texas Public Radio, catch a weekly movie beginning Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 27. The lineup includes “Lone Star,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Pandora’s Box,” and “What’s Up, Doc?”

Pride San Antonio

SATXtoday: pride mural

See how you can support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ San Antonians.

Photo by SATXtoday team

3rd Annual Bud Light Pride River Parade + Celebration, River Walk
Date: June 1
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: Free
Spend the day with Visit San Antonio at La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre for live on-stage entertainment featuring DJs, bands, impersonators, dancers, and stay for the river parade featuring over 17 floats.

Boerne Pride Walk, Patrick Heath Library
Date: June 8
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Price: Free
Bring your flag and walk along side in solidarity with the PFLAG Boerne + the Thrive Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Out on the Tobin Pride Brunch, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Date: Sunday, June 23
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $35+
Come for a delicious brunch buffet + bites by The Tobin’s Executive Chef, Armando Lopez — stay for a performance by San Antonio’s own drag queen Kristi Waters, with special guest Ra’Ja O’Hara from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Mehgan Iman Dlux, and Reign La Rue.

2024 Pride “Bigger Than Texas” Festival, Crockett Park
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Price: $12
Enjoy food, entertainment, PRIDE wedding, and health fair in support our local LGBTQ+ and ally small businesses, vendors, entertainers and performers. Tickets are $12.

San Antonio Pride Parade, downtown San Antonio
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 9 p.m
Price: Free
This year’s parade will feature floats, marching units and local dignitaries celebrating our LGBTQ+ community. The parade begins at Crockett Park, travels up along the Main Strip, and ends at North Main Avenue for a block party.

Family-friendly

SATXtoday: BFG Magik Theatre

Go on an adventure with a 24-foot-tall Big Friendly Giant and his young friend Sophie.

Photo by Bobby Fox Photopgraphy

Asian Festival, La Villita Historic Arts Village
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $15
Join the Asian American Resource Center of San Antonio for a full day of performances at the Arneson River Theatre + Maverick Plaza, 14 food vendors serving Asian cuisine, and over 20 merchandise vendors. Tickets are $15.

Huntopia, San Antonio Botanical Garden
Date: Saturday, May 4 - Nov. 3
Time: Varies
Price: $0-$22
See the garden’s newest outdoor art exhibit created by famed artist, Hunt Slonem. Step into a whimsical world filled giant-sized colorful bunnies, birds, and butterflies across 38 acres.

Play Unstoppable Festival, LEGOLAND Discover Center San Antonio
Date: Friday, May 10 - Tuesday, June 4
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Price: $20+
Experience the brand-new LEGO Friends 4D Movie and enjoy a festival of imagination, creativity, and music.

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), Magik Theatre
Date: Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, June 2
Time: Varies
Price: $20-$25
Based off the novel by Roald Dahl, watch a 75-minute story + adventure of the sleepless orphan, Sophie, who is whisked away by a giant that takes her to his home in Giant Country.

32nd Annual Superhero Exhibit & Contest, Centro Cultural Aztlan
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Price: Free
Come celebrate young local artists as they showcase their work based on the theme of “superheroes” — who they consider as positive role models in their school, community, or home. Awards will be presented in each age category and the artwork will remain on view thru Thursday, May 9.

Dog! A Since of Tails, The Doseum
Date: Saturday, June 1 - Sept. 2
Time: Varies
Price: $0-$18
Created and developed by the California Science Center, discover life from a dog’s point of view inside an interactive 9,000-sqft exhibit space for humans. Learn how science is helping people better understand our furry friends and what makes our relationship with them one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time.

Festivals

San Antonio Tacos and Margaritas Crawl, downtown
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Price: $24.99 to $64.99
Get a jump start on Cinco De Mayo with Bar Crawl Nation as you explore the best bars and restaurants with other locals starting at Pat O’Brien’s.

CORNAPALOOZA Block Party, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Calling all corn lovers. Have a corn-ucopia fun-filled day with the Texas Historic Commission filled with corn-themed activities, live music, historic demonstrations, folklorico dancers, and craft vendors.

2024 Texas Eats Food Festival, SMOKE Skybar Downtown
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Price: $100 to $125
Join KSAT12 and Texas Eats for an afternoon of culinary excellence (for people 21+) featuring 20 restaurants and award winning chefs.

Fredericksburg Peach Fest, The Shops at La Cantera
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spend the day with the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau as they bring all things peach to the Alamo City featuring wine, jellies, jams, salsas, soaps, lotions, and more.

SATX Vintage Crawl, Brick at Blue Star
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Join our local vintage community for a full shopping through 20 stores, 18+ pop-up vendors, and nine satellite shops.

Seasonal essentials

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  • Shield yourself from the sun while adding a touch of flair to your outfit with one of our hats.
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