9 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 nine of our favorite activities, from parks to parades.
#9 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!
#8 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.
#7 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.
#6 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.
#5 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.
#4 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.
#3 Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld is already beloved by the kids, but the Seven Seas Food Festival will even give couples reason to swing through the park. Enjoy the entertainment SeaWorld is known for, plus culinary experiences that invite you to "taste and toast your way around the world." Celebrate food with live music, performances, and more.
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 event features ten days of evens and attractions that celebrate San Antonio's unique history and ever-evolving culture. Attend the Fiesta Carnival, the Fiesta Flower Show, the Fiesta Oyster Bake, and more.