25 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Check Out This Fall

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to take part in. We gathered the best things to do and sights to do right in your backyard this fall.
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Sept. 22-23, San Antonio Burlesque Festival
100 Crossroads Blvd., Balcones Heights, sanantonioburlesquefest.com
Any burlesque fan - just anybody that can appreciate good quality entertainment - will be sad to miss this year’s burlesque showcase. Featuring stars like Jasper St. James, Foxxy Blue Orchid, Ginger Snaps, Lucy Lips and more, the two-night show will let you feast your eyes on plenty of talent.
Photo by James Cano via Instagram, elledujourburlesque
Sept. 22-23, San Antonio Burlesque Festival
100 Crossroads Blvd., Balcones Heights, sanantonioburlesquefest.com
Any burlesque fan - just anybody that can appreciate good quality entertainment - will be sad to miss this year’s burlesque showcase. Featuring stars like Jasper St. James, Foxxy Blue Orchid, Ginger Snaps, Lucy Lips and more, the two-night show will let you feast your eyes on plenty of talent.
Photo by James Cano via Instagram, elledujourburlesque
Sept. 22-24, Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
Multiple locations, Downtown Bryan, texasredsfestival.com
Food and wine fests are great, but even better when that food is steak. You can’t miss this fest full of two of the best delicacies Texas has to offer.
Photo via Facebook, Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
Sept. 22-24, Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
Multiple locations, Downtown Bryan, texasredsfestival.com
Food and wine fests are great, but even better when that food is steak. You can’t miss this fest full of two of the best delicacies Texas has to offer.
Photo via Facebook, Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, BalloonaPalooza Tour
12210 Leslie Rd., Helotes, balloonapaloozatourllc.com
Enjoy the day with food vendors, musical acts and BLANK, all while watching hot air balloons take their place in the Texas sky. You can even go up for a private balloon ride for the low price of $300.
Photo via Instagram, balloonapaloozatour
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, BalloonaPalooza Tour
12210 Leslie Rd., Helotes, balloonapaloozatourllc.com
Enjoy the day with food vendors, musical acts and BLANK, all while watching hot air balloons take their place in the Texas sky. You can even go up for a private balloon ride for the low price of $300.
Photo via Instagram, balloonapaloozatour
Oct. 5-8, Gruene Music and Wine Fest
Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, (830) 629-5077, gruenemusicandwinefest.org
Where else can you sip on wine and dance around to live music in public without judgment? This classy affair is the perfect opportunity to have fun and get a little bit of culture in.
Photo via Instagram, mrsjupe_in3rd
Oct. 5-8, Gruene Music and Wine Fest
Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, (830) 629-5077, gruenemusicandwinefest.org
Where else can you sip on wine and dance around to live music in public without judgment? This classy affair is the perfect opportunity to have fun and get a little bit of culture in.
Photo via Instagram, mrsjupe_in3rd
Oct. 5-14, We Flamenco Fest
Multiple locations, facebook.com
The week-long fest features events for every kind of flamenco lover. Whether you’re infatuated with the fashion, want to learn how to dance, love the sounds of the culture or simply want to be enamored by seasoned dancers, you’ll have plenty of events to choose from.
Photo via Instagram, sun_carlos
Oct. 5-14, We Flamenco Fest
Multiple locations, facebook.com
The week-long fest features events for every kind of flamenco lover. Whether you’re infatuated with the fashion, want to learn how to dance, love the sounds of the culture or simply want to be enamored by seasoned dancers, you’ll have plenty of events to choose from.
Photo via Instagram, sun_carlos
Oct. 6, Howl at the Moon Pink Party
111 W. Crocket St. #201, howlatthemoon.com
Ever wanted to drink pink Miller Lite? Here’s your chance. And you can help the fight against breast cancer, too.
Photo via Instagram, claywalden
Oct. 6, Howl at the Moon Pink Party
111 W. Crocket St. #201, howlatthemoon.com
Ever wanted to drink pink Miller Lite? Here’s your chance. And you can help the fight against breast cancer, too. Photo via Instagram, claywalden
Sept.29-Oct.1, Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest
415 Burnet St., alamobeer.com
The wait is (almost) over, San Antonio! Get a taste of Germany right here in San Antonio, with German fare and Alamo Beer Company. Live music from TubaMeisters,
Ennis Czech Boys and Klein Steins will keep you in the spirit across this three-day fest.
Photo via Instagram, alamobeerco
Sept.29-Oct.1, Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest
415 Burnet St., alamobeer.com
The wait is (almost) over, San Antonio! Get a taste of Germany right here in San Antonio, with German fare and Alamo Beer Company. Live music from TubaMeisters, Ennis Czech Boys and Klein Steins will keep you in the spirit across this three-day fest.
Photo via Instagram, alamobeerco
Oct. 7, Bark in the Park
Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N St. Mary’s St., thomasjhenrylaw.com/event/bark-in-the-park
Calling all pet owners and animal lovers! The pet-friendly event raises awareness about animal issues in the community, while letting you and your family enjoy vendors, music and food. Even if you don’t have a pup of your own, go out just to support the cause. All proceeds will go toward the Animal Defense League and San Antonio Pets Alive.
Photo via Facebook, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Oct. 7, Bark in the Park
Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N St. Mary’s St., thomasjhenrylaw.com/event/bark-in-the-park
Calling all pet owners and animal lovers! The pet-friendly event raises awareness about animal issues in the community, while letting you and your family enjoy vendors, music and food. Even if you don’t have a pup of your own, go out just to support the cause. All proceeds will go toward the Animal Defense League and San Antonio Pets Alive.
Photo via Facebook, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Oct. 7, San Antonio Zine Fest
732 S. Brazos St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org
The city’s first-ever zine fest will provide a space for self-published comics, poetry, non-fiction, photography, art and more. Plus, both kids and adults can take part in workshops throughout the day.
Photo via Instagram, mementomorriss
Oct. 7, San Antonio Zine Fest
732 S. Brazos St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org
The city’s first-ever zine fest will provide a space for self-published comics, poetry, non-fiction, photography, art and more. Plus, both kids and adults can take part in workshops throughout the day.
Photo via Instagram, mementomorriss
Oct. 8, Japan Fall Festival: Discover Japan
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., facebook.com
Infuse yourself in Japanese culture, art and music with performances and activities throughout the day.
Photo via Facebook, Japan-America Society of San Antonio
Oct. 8, Japan Fall Festival: Discover Japan
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., facebook.com
Infuse yourself in Japanese culture, art and music with performances and activities throughout the day.
Photo via Facebook, Japan-America Society of San Antonio