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8 Best Fall Things to Do in San Antonio

Where you find trees, you’ll also find a spectacular fall experience. San Antonio has both in spades. The Riverwalk itself is lined with trees, the leaves of which slowly change to yellows, oranges, and reds before falling into the river they grow beside. But that’s only the beginning of what makes fall in San Antonio so captivating. 

As the temperatures slowly but surely fall, the city comes back to life. The (sometimes unbearably) hot summer fades, and in its place remains a slightly cooler, more fun-filled fall. From Oktoberfest to frightening Halloween spectacles, San Antonio really knows how to celebrate a season. 

You haven’t truly celebrated fall until you’ve celebrated it walking along the Riverwalk beneath a colorful canopy of trees. Immerse yourself in the Alamo City during one of its most enchanting seasons. Start by discovering these eight fall things to do in San Antonio. 

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Fright Fest

In San Antonio, Halloween comes to town early. On select dates from September 13 to November 2, see Six Flags transform into a haunted park.

Fall Artisan Show

Shop along the banks of the San Antonio River. This seasonal market is back for its fall installation, featuring crafts perfect for the home, wardrobe, or garden. 

Drift & Dine 

Savor the flavors of San Antonio during this enchanting fall event. Drift down the San Antonio river as you dig into dishes from top San Antonio restaurants. 

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Wine + Food Festival

Sample the best of San Antonio’s wine and food, all in one place. The city’s best chefs prepare their signature dishes paired with local wines, beers, or cocktails. 


Take part in this iconic German celebration, Texas-style. From craft brewery specials to authentic bier gartens, San Antonio will transport you to Munich. 

San Antonio Botanical Garden

There’s no better place to observe the changing of the seasons than a botanical garden. Take a peek at native plants or attend events like Brews and Blooms

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Día de los Muertos

Traditional art and culture collides with exciting live music at this two-day celebration of Day of the Dead. Attend a variety of activities in addition to seeing the largest open altar in the city. 

Bravo! Mi Cultura - Diez y Seis

This free, family-friendly event celebrates San Antonio’s heritage through song and dance. Learn about the city’s Hispanic heritage from Fandango Dance Troupe. 


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