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8 Spring Things to Do in San Antonio

The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers. But what does March bring? In San Antonio, March is the month when spring arrives in full force, ushering in longer days and average temps that hover in the blissful high 60’s to low 80’s. Most Texans can agree that if there’s an ideal season to explore the Lone Star State, it’s spring. 

Spring in San Antonio brings with it not only picturesque weather, but also cultural celebrations and inspiring festivals. From now through summer, you can explore all the beloved San Antonio attractions plus events you can only experience during the spring. Celebrate San Antonio’s beginnings, immerse yourself in the spring harvest, and even watch floral floats parade through downtown. 

Curious about the top spring things to do in San Antonio? Start with eight of our favorite activities, from parks to parades.

#8 Japanese Tea Gardens

For over 90 years, the Japanese Tea Garden has brought calm and culture to visitors. There's no better time to visit the garden than during spring, when flowers are in bloom and the lawns are lush and green. Peruse the pavilion. Adventure to the waterfall on the lower level of the pavilion. Or even stop for lunch at the Jingu House Cafe. Plus, admission is free! 

#7 Spring Harvest Night

Though the San Antonio Botanical Gardens are a no-brainer visit during spring, their events might not be. The Gardens host events for people of all ages, from family nights to garden tours. Don't miss their Spring Harvest Night, where you'll harvest fresh produce then enjoy a delicious seasonal meal. 

#6 Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe

On Tuesday nights, The Briscoe Western Art Museum extends their hours, offering extra time to explore their exhibits–all for free! See artifacts like Pancho Villa's saddle alongside Western creations like a sculpture garden. 

#5 San Antonio River Tour

It wouldn't be spring in San Antonio without a tour of the river. There are few city tours more enchanting than that along the river. Watch the cobblestoned sidewalks pass by from the river as you learn about the city's rich history from an expert guide. 

#4 Poteet Strawberry Festival

Though not technically in San Antonio, this spring event is a must while visiting the Alamo City. Now in its 73rd year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival welcomes country and Tejano stars from around the world, along with rodeo contests, gunslingers, and a complete carnival. 

#3 Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

What once was the Cibolo Creek now stands as the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, a preserve dedicated to bringing its guests close to nature. What better way to spend spring than walking trails and splashing in the creek? The center also features replica dinosaur tracks and endless bird watching. 

#2 Siempre Selena at the McKay

Siempre Selena/Selena Forever features photographs of the beloved singer and 90's icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. The photographs come from the collection of award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer, taken during his 1992 shoot for Más Magazine and his 1995 shoot for Texas Monthly. Don't miss it! The show ends in July. 

#1 Fiesta! San Antonio

It doesn't get more San Antonio than Fiesta! This annual party with a purpose in April features ten days of events and attractions that celebrate San Antonio's unique history and ever-evolving culture.