April 06, 2018

The Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening in San Antonio This Spring

What can we say? We like to eat and drink, and know you do too. Hit up these local food and booze fests for all the good grub and drink you could ever want.
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Brews and Blooms
$15-$65, May 19, 7pm, 555 Funston Pl, eventbrite.com
This totally changes the concept of a beer garden (ba dum tss). Head on over to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for an evening of food booths, live music and, best of all, craft beer sampling.
Photo via Instagram / theheadlessstylist
Brews and Blooms
$15-$65, May 19, 7pm, 555 Funston Pl, eventbrite.com
This totally changes the concept of a beer garden (ba dum tss). Head on over to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for an evening of food booths, live music and, best of all, craft beer sampling.
Photo via Instagram / theheadlessstylist
Culinaria Festival Week
Prices vary, May 17-20, multiple locations, culinariasa.org
If a single day festival isn’t enough for you, hit up Culinaria. The annual fest brings you four days of food events – from food trucks to haute cuisine and beer to champagne. 
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Culinaria Festival Week
Prices vary, May 17-20, multiple locations, culinariasa.org
If a single day festival isn’t enough for you, hit up Culinaria. The annual fest brings you four days of food events – from food trucks to haute cuisine and beer to champagne.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Taco Fest: Music y Mas
$20, April 14, noon, 418 Villita St, localculturetickets.com
Slated to be one of the most SA festivals ever, the inaugural Tacofest will satisfy our hunger for tacos and love of music. Enjoy all kinds of tacos (we ain’t got no type) while jamming to tunes from the likes of La Santa Cecilia, Girl in a Coma, Femina-X, and Piñata Protest.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Taco Fest: Music y Mas
$20, April 14, noon, 418 Villita St, localculturetickets.com
Slated to be one of the most SA festivals ever, the inaugural Tacofest will satisfy our hunger for tacos and love of music. Enjoy all kinds of tacos (we ain’t got no type) while jamming to tunes from the likes of La Santa Cecilia, Girl in a Coma, Femina-X, and Piñata Protest.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Poteet Strawberry Festival
Free admission, April 13-15, 9199 N State Hwy 16, Poteet, strawberryfestival.com
Head south to our neighboring Poteet – aka the strawberry capital of Texas. Now in its 71st year, the 3-day fest brings all things strawberry – shortcake, cheesecake, nut bread, lemonade, dipped in chocolate, ice cream, paired with cream, brownies, and plenty of regular fair food too. Plus, enjoy tunes from David Lee Garza, Ramon Ayala and more.
Photo via Instagram / liveitupsa
Poteet Strawberry Festival
Free admission, April 13-15, 9199 N State Hwy 16, Poteet, strawberryfestival.com
Head south to our neighboring Poteet – aka the strawberry capital of Texas. Now in its 71st year, the 3-day fest brings all things strawberry – shortcake, cheesecake, nut bread, lemonade, dipped in chocolate, ice cream, paired with cream, brownies, and plenty of regular fair food too. Plus, enjoy tunes from David Lee Garza, Ramon Ayala and more.
Photo via Instagram / liveitupsa
Barbacoa & Big Red Festival
$5-$10, May 20, 10am, 18086 Pleasanton Rd, purplepass.com
Can you name a more puro San Anto combo? Nope. Head to the Southside for our favorite meal (Sunday or any day of the week) and enjoy the Barbacoa & Big Red Festival, now in its eighth year.
Photo via Instagram / mandastar
Barbacoa & Big Red Festival
$5-$10, May 20, 10am, 18086 Pleasanton Rd, purplepass.com
Can you name a more puro San Anto combo? Nope. Head to the Southside for our favorite meal (Sunday or any day of the week) and enjoy the Barbacoa & Big Red Festival, now in its eighth year.
Photo via Instagram / mandastar
San Antonio Beer Week
Prices vary, April 7-14, multiple locations, sabeerweek.org
Craft brew snobs, this one’s for you. Take in all the booze you can (responsibly, of course) and enjoy tastings, parties, beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars and special releases – even of a collaboration brew!
Photo via Instagram / sabeerweek
San Antonio Beer Week
Prices vary, April 7-14, multiple locations, sabeerweek.org
Craft brew snobs, this one’s for you. Take in all the booze you can (responsibly, of course) and enjoy tastings, parties, beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars and special releases – even of a collaboration brew!
Photo via Instagram / sabeerweek
Festival de Animales
$18-$21 (admission price), April 28-29, 9am-6pm, 3903 N Saint Marys St, sazoo.org
Celebrate the animals and culture of Latin America, oh and the food too! The culinary tour of sorts will let you eat as you explore the grounds, from select zoo restaurants to pop-ups.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniozoo
Festival de Animales
$18-$21 (admission price), April 28-29, 9am-6pm, 3903 N Saint Marys St, sazoo.org
Celebrate the animals and culture of Latin America, oh and the food too! The culinary tour of sorts will let you eat as you explore the grounds, from select zoo restaurants to pop-ups.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniozoo
A Night In Old San Antonio
$12-$15, April 24-27, 5:30pm, 227 S Presa St, niosa.org
This four-night fest is known for all sorts of shenanigans, but be sure to show up for plenty of food booth fare. Do it for the chicken-on-a-stick.
Photo via Instagram / anightinoldsa
A Night In Old San Antonio
$12-$15, April 24-27, 5:30pm, 227 S Presa St, niosa.org
This four-night fest is known for all sorts of shenanigans, but be sure to show up for plenty of food booth fare. Do it for the chicken-on-a-stick.
Photo via Instagram / anightinoldsa
VFW Post 76’s Taco Truck Throwdown
Free admission, May 27, noon, 10 10th Street, facebook.com
Hit up this riverfront VFW/bar for its 8th annual taco truck throwdown. Get in free and enjoy $1 al pastor tacos, live music from Los #3 Dinners and tacos from more than 25 food trucks.
Photo via Instagram / ereijerse
VFW Post 76’s Taco Truck Throwdown
Free admission, May 27, noon, 10 10th Street, facebook.com
Hit up this riverfront VFW/bar for its 8th annual taco truck throwdown. Get in free and enjoy $1 al pastor tacos, live music from Los #3 Dinners and tacos from more than 25 food trucks.
Photo via Instagram / ereijerse
Taste of the Northside
$85-$100, April 25, 5:30pm, 901 Club at Sonterra, eventbrite.com
Considered the most exclusive (translation: bougie) events of Fiesta, Taste of the Northside offers tastings from more than 60 Northside eateries as well as tasting from more than 40 beer and wine vendors.
Photo via Instagram / luci.alma
Taste of the Northside
$85-$100, April 25, 5:30pm, 901 Club at Sonterra, eventbrite.com
Considered the most exclusive (translation: bougie) events of Fiesta, Taste of the Northside offers tastings from more than 60 Northside eateries as well as tasting from more than 40 beer and wine vendors.
Photo via Instagram / luci.alma