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Top 15 Events and Festivals in San Antonio Texas USA

Top Events USA showcases the top 15 San Antonio Texas USA events, festivals and fairs as well as some events in the near locations.

One of the events featured in this list, and recognized as one of the TOP 20 EVENTS in the whole of the USA, the Fiesta San Antonio has been going strong for over 120 years. Similarly, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is hailed as one of the largest and most prestigious single events in San Antonio.

See below for a complete list of the main San Antonio Texas US events






San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
mid February
San Antonio, Texas

Recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious single events in San Antonio, as one of the top 15 events and festivals in San Antonio Texas USA here at TopEventsUSA.com, and attracting more than a million attendees and participants each year, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo began in 1950 and quickly gained respect and popularity including special recognition by the PRCA Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame. This popular event offers a wealth of typical and unusual rodeo events.

For more information about the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo visit : http://www.sarodeo.com/





BorderFest
early March
Hidalgo, Texas

A popular event for over 35 years, BorderFest attracts 100,000 visitors each year. This global event celebrates a different country each year, with appropriate entertainment and exhibits from these countries,with scores of entertainment areas, a grand parade, 3 illuminated parades, puppet shows, magician acts, strolling acts, and much more.

Named by its festival peers as the best in Texas 9 years in a row, BorderFest has also been distinguished by the “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award in 2005, 2006, 2007 and again in 2008, a popular and distinguished award, in existence for over 56 years, that has been awarded to cities and their events that have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.

For more information about BorderFest visit:
http://www.myborderfest.com





Fiesta Primavera at Market Square
mid March
San Antonio, Texas

Held in the heart of downtown San Antonio’s center of Mexican culture, the three-day Fiesta Primavera event takes place in over 2 blocks filled with carnival rides, live entertainment, and dancing, as well as authentic Mexican cuisine and other food booths. The area and the event also features arts and crafts vendors and more than 100 shops of original and authentic artwork, pottery, clothing and crafts.

For more information about the Fiesta Primavera at Market Square visit :
http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/plan/local-info/events-calendar/event-details/index.aspx?id=6510





Fiesta San Antonio
mid to late April
San Antonio, Texas

Going strong for nearly 120 years, and recognized here as one of the Top 15 events and festivals in San Antonio Texas USA, the San Antonio Fiesta began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Since then the fiesta has grown into a celebration of the wide diversity and multicultural history of San Antonio and is today one of the largest festivals in the county attracting more than 3.5-million visitors to more than 100 events at various locations over 11 days. Attractions include a broad spectrum of food, musical genres, the arts, athletic events, parades, parties and more.

The Fiesta San Antonio has also been distinguished by the “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award, a popular and distinguished award, in existence for over 56 years, that has been awarded to cities and their events that have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.

For more information about the Fiesta San Antonio visit:
http://www.fiesta-sa.org/


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Fiesta San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas is one of the TOP 20 EVENTS in the whole of the USA





Texas Sandfest
late April
Port Aransas, Texas

With 24 master sculptors competing, the Texas Sandfest is the largest master sand competition in the USA, drawing over 100,000 visitors each year. The three-day festival includes both a Solo and Duo Master's Contests, over 200 amateur sand sculptors, 5 different sand competitions, free sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, music, games, food and craft booths.

For more information about the Texas Sandfest visit:
http://www.texassandfest.com





Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show
late May
River Walk – San Antonio, Texas

Vendors collect along the picturesque River Walk over the Memorial Day weekend to display their handmade arts and crafts, from jewelry and fine art to pottery, all considered to be some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere in the USA. This display of local talent is a growing and popular event in Texas.

For more information about the Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show visit :
http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/memorial-day-arts-crafts-show1





Texas Folklife Festival
early June
San Antonio, Texas

One of the main San Antonino Texas US events, a popular event for over 42 years, the Texas Folklife Festival is a replication of the world famous Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival started in Washington DC in 1968. The biggest three-day cultural celebration in Texas, this growing event showcases the delicious cuisine, traditional dances, and fine crafts and hand-crafted keepsakes, storytelling and music of Texas.

The Texas Folklife Festival has also been distinguished by the “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award, a popular and distinguished award, in existence for over 56 years, that has been awarded to cities and their events that have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.

For more information about the Texas Folklife Festival visit :
http://www.texancultures.com/festivals_events/texas_folklife_2012/





Cactus Pear Music Festival
early July
San Antonio, Texas

A popular two week event for 16 years, the Cactus Pear Music Festival is a summer chamber music festival taking place at a number of churches in the San Antonio area and featuring a huge variety of performances by noted chamber music artists of national and international renown, as well as new works from both professional and young student composers. A large number of free concerts are geared towards entertaining children of all ages from 4 to 16 years.

For more information about the Cactus Pear Music Festival visit :
http://www.cpmf.us/





National Latino Family Expo
mid July
San Antonio, Texas

The largest free Hispanic cultural festival and consumer show in the USA, the National Latino Family Expo hosts hundreds of exhibitors, programs, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, featuring the themes of community, culture and history, health and fitness, technology and environment and others.

For more information about the National Latino Family Expo visit :
http://downtownsanantonio.org/main/events/u71





Gardens by Moonlight
end September
San Antonio, Texas

Sometimes labelled as “a romantic evening under the stars”, one of San Antonio’s most popular music events, the Gardens by Moonlight event at the San Antonio Botanical Garden offers the best in live music, with both local and nationally popular bands and artists performing a wide variety of music. Culinary treats and gourmet fare, and the moonlit atmosphere add to the reasons why Gardens by Moonlight is a fast growing event.

For more information about the Gardens by Moonlight event visit :
http://events.mysanantonio.com/san_antonio_tx/events/show251848704-gardens-by-moonlight





Wurstfest
early November
New Braunfels – Texas

First called “Sausage Festival” when it began over 50 years ago, then “Wurst Week” for a short time, Wurstfest was originally created to celebrate German sausages and feature sausage dishes. Now attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year, Wurstfest, held in New Braunfels close to San Antonio, has grown to become one of the state’s most popular and light-hearted events, celebrating German culture with ten days of light entertainment and fun, displays and many special events.

For more information about Wurstfest visit : http://www.wurstfest.com/





El Dia De Los Muertos
early November
San Antonio, Texas

Otherwise known (in English) as San Antonio’s “Day of the Dead”, El Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican tradition of welcoming back departed loved ones and sharing good memories of them and has been a popular event in San Antonio for more than 30 years. Creative and respectful altars and events to commemorate loved, departed ones are created all over San Antonio. A favorite part of the day are the calavera processions in which participants dress as skeletons.

For more information about El Dia De Los Muertos visit :
http://www.sacalaveras.com/

 




Celebrate San Antonio

New Year’s Eve
San Antonio, Texas

Top New Years Eve  Events in the USAAttracting more than 250,000 people each year, and still more every year, the free “fiesta” event of Celebrate San Antonio features live music on four stages, family activities, food booths and special entertainment areas for children. One of the main San Antonino Texas US events, Celebrate San Antonio concludes with the exciting, traditional countdown to midnight and the spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza showcasing the Tower of the Americas.

For more information about Celebrate San Antonio visit :
http://www.saparksfoundation.org/celebrate_sa.html




The newly updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.






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