January 24, 2019

25 Food & Drink Events Happening in San Antonio This Season

There are so many opportunities to try different types of foods and drinks outside of restaurants – and what's better than trying all of it? From Asian to Hispanic, from craft beers to cocktails, and from brunch to dessert, there's a food and/or drink event on this list for almost everyone. So take off your belts and put on your bibs, because some are even as soon as next weekend!
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Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks
$25-$45, Jan 21-Feb 2, multiple locations, culinariasa.org
Probably the coolest thing about Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks are that a ton of classic, trendy, new, and exclusive restaurants spread their peacock feathers and pull out all the stops on their menus to bring patrons fairly-priced menus. You can try many of them or just one, but we definitely recommend using this event to try something that you haven’t before.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks
$25-$45, Jan 21-Feb 2, multiple locations, culinariasa.org
Probably the coolest thing about Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks are that a ton of classic, trendy, new, and exclusive restaurants spread their peacock feathers and pull out all the stops on their menus to bring patrons fairly-priced menus. You can try many of them or just one, but we definitely recommend using this event to try something that you haven’t before.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
San Antonio Flavor
$88-$56, March 28, 6-10pm, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave, sacurrentflavor.com
Oh yeah, baby. San Antonio Flavor is back in March, and you better be ready to watch this showdown. This year, it will be between Brooke Smith, Caesar Zepeda, and Teddy Liang. While you’re there, you’ll be able to sample some of San Antonio’s hottest places like Viva La Dough, Dignowity Meats, and Botika.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
San Antonio Flavor
$88-$56, March 28, 6-10pm, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave, sacurrentflavor.com
Oh yeah, baby. San Antonio Flavor is back in March, and you better be ready to watch this showdown. This year, it will be between Brooke Smith, Caesar Zepeda, and Teddy Liang. While you’re there, you’ll be able to sample some of San Antonio’s hottest places like Viva La Dough, Dignowity Meats, and Botika.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
Culinaria Festival Week
$TBD, September 2019, culinariasa.org
While most things are still in the TBD phase of planning (the event won’t be happening til September of this year), you know Culinaria won’t steer you wrong. You can expect this to be well-organized, fun, and, of course, delicious.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Culinaria Festival Week
$TBD, September 2019, culinariasa.org
While most things are still in the TBD phase of planning (the event won’t be happening til September of this year), you know Culinaria won’t steer you wrong. You can expect this to be well-organized, fun, and, of course, delicious.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown
May 2019, facebook.com
Yeah, we know this isn’t official yet - at least according to their Facebook page. But it’s been going on for 8 years! We know that they won’t give up this puro San Antonio tradition now.
Photo via Instagram / theresazavala1
Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown
May 2019, facebook.com
Yeah, we know this isn’t official yet - at least according to their Facebook page. But it’s been going on for 8 years! We know that they won’t give up this puro San Antonio tradition now.
Photo via Instagram / theresazavala1
United We Brunch
$TBD, June 8, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, unitedwebrunchsa.com
Even though the restaurants attending are still a mystery (well, the event isn’t until June), don’t let that keep your mouth from watering. Here’s what we know: this event benefits the Briscoe Western Art Museum, which is where it will be taking place, and everything will be delicious. And honestly, do you need anything else? It’s brunch, you should already be down.
Photo via Instagram / botikapearl
United We Brunch
$TBD, June 8, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, unitedwebrunchsa.com
Even though the restaurants attending are still a mystery (well, the event isn’t until June), don’t let that keep your mouth from watering. Here’s what we know: this event benefits the Briscoe Western Art Museum, which is where it will be taking place, and everything will be delicious. And honestly, do you need anything else? It’s brunch, you should already be down.
Photo via Instagram / botikapearl
Poteet Strawberry Festival
$5-$15, April 5-7, 9199 N State Hwy 16, (830) 742-8144, strawberryfestival.com
In more recent years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has become more like a miniature rodeo than a festival that simply celebrates strawberries. Though the strawberry theme is still strong throughout, you can do so much more while you’re there. One of the headlines of the festival are their sweet jams – music.
Photo via Instagram / strawberryfestx
Poteet Strawberry Festival
$5-$15, April 5-7, 9199 N State Hwy 16, (830) 742-8144, strawberryfestival.com
In more recent years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has become more like a miniature rodeo than a festival that simply celebrates strawberries. Though the strawberry theme is still strong throughout, you can do so much more while you’re there. One of the headlines of the festival are their sweet jams – music.
Photo via Instagram / strawberryfestx
A Night in Old San Antonio
$12-$15, April 23-26, 
Better known as NIOSA (duh). There are fifteen culturally-themed areas to choose from, or you can just explore them all. Each have their own food and their own vendors, not to mention their own attitude, and each is memorable. Obviously we recommend stuffing your face with chicken on a stick, though.
Photo via Instagram / anightinoldsa
A Night in Old San Antonio
$12-$15, April 23-26,
Better known as NIOSA (duh). There are fifteen culturally-themed areas to choose from, or you can just explore them all. Each have their own food and their own vendors, not to mention their own attitude, and each is memorable. Obviously we recommend stuffing your face with chicken on a stick, though.
Photo via Instagram / anightinoldsa
San Antonio Beer Week
TBD dates and location, sabeerweek.org
Bring your beer snobs to San Antonio Beer Week! This event is designed to highlight small breweries and craft brewers of your favorite drink. Of course there will be beer sampling, and plenty of it, but there are also pub crawls and beer dinners to participate in as well as educational seminars if you truly want to geek out.
Photo via Instagram / sabeerweek
San Antonio Beer Week
TBD dates and location, sabeerweek.org
Bring your beer snobs to San Antonio Beer Week! This event is designed to highlight small breweries and craft brewers of your favorite drink. Of course there will be beer sampling, and plenty of it, but there are also pub crawls and beer dinners to participate in as well as educational seminars if you truly want to geek out.
Photo via Instagram / sabeerweek
Honeysuckle Galentine’s Cupcake Workshop
$38, Wed Feb 13, 6-8pm, 6408 North New Braunfels Avenue, facebook.com
Tickets for this event include all supplies and you don’t have to bake anything or clean up. With no experience required, this event is great for you and your galentine, especially since you get to take four cupcakes that you decorate home. You can give them to your lovelies or you can keep them all for you - but there’s no guarantee that yours will come out like the picture. 
Photo via Instagram / honeysuckleteatime
Honeysuckle Galentine’s Cupcake Workshop
$38, Wed Feb 13, 6-8pm, 6408 North New Braunfels Avenue, facebook.com
Tickets for this event include all supplies and you don’t have to bake anything or clean up. With no experience required, this event is great for you and your galentine, especially since you get to take four cupcakes that you decorate home. You can give them to your lovelies or you can keep them all for you - but there’s no guarantee that yours will come out like the picture.
Photo via Instagram / honeysuckleteatime