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Things to Do in San Antonio Right Now

Where to find the season's best events in the Alamo City, from festivals and live entertainment to family activities.

From art to live entertainment, San Antonio has you covered with a diverse calendar of family-friendly attractions, cultural events and seasonal activities.


Laura Wilson 'That Day' Briscoe Western Art Museum
"Trick Rider, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo" by Laura Wilson (Courtesy Briscoe Western Art Museum)

Sept. 15-Dec. 10

‘That Day: Pictures in the American West’ at Briscoe Western Art MuseumThis exhibition features six dozen works by legendary photographer Laura Wilson, whose subjects range from cattle ranches to Indian reservations to border-town cotillions. Free with museum admission. 210 W. Market St. (Jack Guenther Pavilion), www.briscoemuseum.org

Sept. 16

Brews and Blooms at San Antonio Botanical GardenLocal craft-brew sampling, food booths and live music will bring sounds to the flora in these spacious gardens, which also sponsor nature and bird walks throughout the year. 6:30-9:30 pm. 555 Funston Place, www.sabot.org

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Batman the Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Courtesy VisitSanAntonio.com)

Sept. 16-Oct. 29

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest: Scream your lungs out in themed zones and haunted houses, ride coasters in the dark and gasp at spookily presented shows during the theme park’s Halloween celebration. Included with park admission. 17000 IH-10 W, www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas

Sept. 19-Jan. 16

Free Family Nights at The DoSeumEach first and third Tuesday night of the month at 6:30 pm, H-E-B underwrites free admission to this kids museum for ages 10 and under. Exhibits include an interactive puppet parade, a musical staircase, a children’s river and an outdoor area with water features, shade and a handicapped-accessible treehouse. 2800 Broadway St., www.thedoseum.org

Sept. 29

Nas in Concert: The multiplatinum-selling hip-hopper performs at 8 pm at the H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with guests Wale and Nick Grant. Tickets from $42.50. 100 Auditorium Circle, www.tobincenter.org

Sept. 30-Oct. 29

Zoo Boo! at San Antonio ZooEvery Saturday and Sunday throughout the month, delight in costume contests, a hay maze, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, a monster mash and more. (Adults may wear family-friendly costumes, but are discouraged from wearing masks.) 9 am-6 pm daily. 3903 N. St. Mary's St., www.sazoo.org


Wilco (Courtesy Wilco)

Oct. 2

Wilco in Concert: The Chicago alternative rockers perform at 7:30 pm at H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets from $36.50. 100 Auditorium Circle, www.tobincenter.org

Oct. 5

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Concert: The couple who have dominated the music charts since the early ’90s bring their Soul2Soul: The World Tour to the AT&T Center. 7:30 pm; tickets from $42. 1 AT&T Center Parkway, www.attcenter.com

Oct. 5-8

31st Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest: This popular Americana event at historic Gruene Hall and the Grapevine features the best in Texas live music, food and wines. All four days will be filled with vintner and music events, wine and food samplings, a gospel brunch and more. Performers include Asleep at the Wheel. 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, www.gruenehall.com

Oct. 6-Dec. 31

‘The Latino List’ at San Antonio Museum of ArtAward-winning photographer-director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presents 31 portraits of influential Latinos, including pro golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, rapper Pitbull and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 200 W. Jones Ave., www.samuseum.org

San Antonio Spurs
A San Antonio Spurs victory at the AT&T Center (©albedo20/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Oct. 6-Jan. 15

San Antonio Spurs Home Games: Watch the San Antonio Spurs fight their way toward yet another Western Conference title as the 2017-2018 NBA season begins with preseason home games Oct. 6, 8 and 10 against Sacramento, Denver and Orlando, respectively, at the AT&T Center. 1 AT&T Center Parkway, www.nba.com/spurs

Oct. 8 & Nov. 12

Sunday Jazz at the Witte MuseumFrom 3-5 pm, listen to the sounds of Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz (Oct. 8) and the Adrian Ruiz Quartet (Nov. 12) at the Witte's pecan-tree-shaded Will Smith Amphitheater. Make a day of it and visit the all-new Witte, which features special exhibitions and galleries devoted to dinosaurs, the people of the Pecos and the Texas wild. Included with museum admission. 3801 Broadway St., www.wittemuseum.org

Oct. 12-15

Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo: The fairgrounds in Seguin will be filled with livestock shows, a PCRA rodeo, a number of contests such as hot-dog eating and pumpkin-decorating, a wine garden and country-music concerts Thursday-Saturday nights by acts including local bands Brandon Michael and True Country and Gordon Rockett and The Cavaliers. 728 Midway, Seguin, www.gcfair.org

Oct. 13-14

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’: The San Antonio Symphony provides the sound while the Chris Columbus-directed movie is projected on a 40-by-40-foot HD screen at the Majestic Theatre. F-Sa 8 pm; also 2 pm Sa. Tickets from $27. 226 E. Houston St., www.sasymphony.org

Oct. 21

San Antonio Beer Festival: Sample 400-plus beers from 150-plus breweries at this 12th annual affair from 1:30-6:30 pm. Advance tickets $35 ($45 day of fest); includes live music, interactive games, a wine garden, food trucks, food booths and local vendors. (Note: Samples are limited by state law, but additional sample cards for $2 and full-sized beers for $5 will be available.) Ages 21-plus. Dignowity and Lockwood parks, 701 Nolan St., www.sanantoniobeerfestival.com

Oct. 25

Bruno Mars in Concert: The good-times, throwback pop star hits the AT&T Center's spotlight with his 24K Magic World Tour. 8 pm; tickets from $238. 1 AT&T Center Parkway, www.attcenter.com

Oct. 27-29

Alamo City Comic Con: Celebrity guests and signings, cosplay contests for all ages and such interactive events as Interview With a Vampire, Thriller Showcase and Rocky Horror Picture Show await all ghouls and goblins who come out to play for this year's Halloween edition of Comic Con at the Alamodome. F 5-9 pm; Sa 11 am-9 pm; Su 10 am-6 pm. One-day passes from $20; three-day passes $50 ($5 for kids ages 6-12; under 6 free). 100 Montana St., www.alamocitycomiccon.com

Day of the Dead
Sugar skulls from the city's Dia de los Muertos celebration (Courtesy VisitSanAntonio.com)

Oct. 28-29

El Dia de los Muertos in La VillitaThe annual Day of the Dead celebration in the city's historic arts village features the largest open-altar exhibition in the city, plus live music at Arneson River Theatre; original Day of the Dead art; a living altar; live poetry and dance; and drum and puppet processions—all free. 10 am-10 pm both days. 418 Villita St., www.visitsanantonio.com

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa performs at the Mala Luna Music Festival at the end of October. (Courtesy Mala Luna Music Festival)

Oct. 28-29

Mala Luna Music Festival: This two-day, second-annual event on Halloween weekend at Nelson Wolff Stadium will feature 20-plus acts on two stages, including headliners Migos, Lil Wayne, Future, Wiz Khalifa and Khalid. Tickets for both days from $149. 5757 U.S. Highway 90 W, www.malalunamusicfestival.com