6 San Antonio events + festivals happening in April

Mark your calendars and plan ahead for these Alamo City happenings throughout April


Don’t miss out on one of the largest festivals in South Texas, the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival.

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What does typical a April look like in San Antonio? Picture this: The start of Fiesta, the Spurs in the NBA playoff (in previous seasons), occasionally the NCAA Men’s Final Four graces the halls of the Alamodome, and many others.

Check out these six events + festivals this month in San Antonio.

Valero Texas Open

SATXtoday: Valero Texas Open

Bring your sunscreen and hats to the annual Valero Texas Open.

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Date + Time: Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7, times vary
Location: TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Pkwy.
Tickets: $65-$565

It’s par for the course at this major golfing tournament featuring players from around the world, including 11 from Texas.

10th Annual Viva Poesía

SATXtoday: 10th Annual Viva Poesia Festival

Check out live music, food tastings, and poetry readings at the 10th Annual Viva Poesia Festival.

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Date + Time: Saturday, April 6, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Tickets: Free

Kick off National Poetry Month with live cooking demonstrations + tastings, visual art, shopping, and performances by local poets, artists, and San Antonio UNESCO Chef Ambassadors.

San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

Date + Time: Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, April 7, times vary
Location: Helotes Fairgrounds, 12210 Leslie Rd.
Tickets: $8-$24

Immerse yourself in Celtic culture with activities like Scottish heavy athletics, dancing + musical performances, genealogy information, and the parade of Scottish dogs.

Poteet Strawberry Festival

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What if we held hands… on the strawberry ride?

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Date + Time: Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, times vary
Location: 9199 N. State Hwy. 16, Poteet, TX
Tickets: $0-$20
Spend the weekend with the Poteet Rotary Club and over 100 South Texas groups as they promote Poteet’s premier strawberries with live music, food, and fun.

San Antonio Book Festival


Since its inception, nearly 3,500 people have volunteered at SABF.

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Date + Time: Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Central Library and UTSA Southwest School of Art
Tickets: Free

Celebrate national + local authors with literary entertainment for all readers and writers as they share ideas, books, and literary culture.

2024 Margarita Pour Off

Date + Time: Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Location: The Espee, 174 E. Commerce St.
Tickets: $54 to $101

Join local radio stations 106.7 The Eagle and 99.5 KISS as they search for the best margarita recipe in the Alamo City.