Hard to believe we are already a week into fall. For a Native Texan, that could mean we are just a week into Summer part 2. But the inevitable cooler weather will eventually begin to show itself as we welcome changing colors, rainier days and our annual Monarch Migration. There are several outdoor events that go on throughout the Alamo City and our neighboring regions that are perfect for enjoying!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Ready for the quintessential Fall photo? There are numerous pumpkin patches that charge little to nothing to enter. Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch has no admission fee, and a portion of all the proceeds from pumpkin sales goes to the Habitat for Humanity. Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch features over 15,000 pumpkins with hayrides and train rides with Halloween costumes highly encouraged! The Pumpkin Patch San Antonio has varying entrance fees with plenty of festival-style food and beverages with hayrides, pony rides and face painting. So gather the kids or your friends and snap a picture-perfect Fall moment!
During historic Oktoberfest, everyone’s a little German and a friend! What originally started as a celebration between two royal newlyweds in 1810, Oktoberfest has become an important part of Bavarian culture and is celebrated around the world. Fredericksburg and San Antonio honor the celebration and attendees can enjoy festival-style food, funfair activities, games and lots of good beer. Visit the Historic King William neighborhood October 7th – 15th to join in on the fun!
Dia de los Muertos: Remembering the Departed
A colorful, meaningful and unforgettable spectacle, San Antonio’s annual Dia de los Muertos is a tradition in which families remember and honor the departed. There’s a variety of activities including lively processions, traditional dress and altar building. With locations throughout the city, join the celebration October 29th – 30th. It’s beautiful and bright and something you’ll want to experience firsthand.
Art Comes to Life with Luminaria
November 9-13 2016
Join artists from San Antonio and all over the country as they bring life to downtown with dramatic stage performances, magical streetscapes, dazzling light installations and galleries filled with memorable collections of art. Luminaria draws over 300,000 people annually to our city of San Antonio to celebrate the arts together. Explore the city lit up with artistic features from November 9th – 13th.
So, as we sink comfortably into Autumn, grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte, step on a few extra crunchy leaves and always remember your umbrella as San Antonio creatively and eventfully embraces the new season.