The Official Website of the San Antonio River Walk

The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year and through the publication of Rio Magazine, a monthly visitor magazine. The Association serves as an advocate, facilitator, and moderator among the business, civic, and governmental communities on matters concerning the River Walk. Become a member NOW

 

Paseo del Rio Association Calendar of Events for 2016



Murphy's Pub Crawl

Murphy's Pub Crawl

Date: March 10, 2016   Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Murphy's Pub Crawl

Thursday, March 10, 6PM-10PM

Participants "crawl" from bar to bar through through the River Walk’s wildest and craziest fun bars. Walk in like ya' own the place with front of the line preferential entry. Special drink prices offered to each person on the crawl.  The group will be led by a bagpiper. Limited to the first 150 people.

Advance tickets sold online and at the door on a space available basis only. Purchase price includes a t-shirt, green St Patty’s hat, reduced drink prices all evening, no cover charges, front of the line entry to bars.

For more information call 210-227-4262.

Your name will be on a Will Call List and you will receive a wristband at the first location.



Event Sponsors

Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.Dick’s Last ResortMaddogsMurphys

St. Patrick's Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

St. Patrick's Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: March 11, 2016 11:00AM - March 13, 2016 11:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. Participating artisans display some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



Event Sponsors

Click HERE for vendor application

Murphy's St. Patrick's Day River Parade & Festival

Murphy's St. Patrick's Day River Parade & Festival

Date: March 12, 2016 12:00PM - March 13, 2016 6:00PM

Festival & Entertainment 3/12 & 3/13 - Arneson River Theatre & La Villita Way

Dyeing of the River Walk green, 3/12 & 3/13, at 2pm

Murphy's St. Patrick Day Parade 3/13 ONLY, 4:30-6pm.



Event Sponsors

Murphys

Yellow Ribbon Project

Yellow Ribbon Project

Date: April 1, 2016

In conjunction with the American’s Armed Forces River Parade, the Yellow Ribbon Project provides the community with the opportunity to show their support for all branches of the military by sponsoring a yellow ribbon in honor or in memory of a loved one who is serving or has served. 

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Event Sponsors

Budweiser

Ford Mariachi Festival

Ford Mariachi Festival

Date: April 19, 2016 7:00PM - April 22, 2016 10:00PM

April 19-22 from 7-10pm each day the River Walk will feature local middle school and high school Mariachi Bands perform on floating barges along the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. Enjoy the music from the banks of the River Walk as the barges float along.  This is a great time to sit outside at a River Walk restaurant, sip on a margarita and enjoy the music. Each set of barges will make one lap around the River Walk. Barges are not guranteed to stop in any particular place. You will see the boats from the patios of any river walk restaurant or Rivercenter Mall. Barges will load and unload at The Chamber of Commerce (river level).This is an official FIESTA event.  Free.



Event Sponsors

Ford

Fiesta Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fiesta Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: April 22, 2016 11:00AM - April 24, 2016 8:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to our vendors who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. Participating vendors display some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



America's Armed Forces River Parade 2016

America's Armed Forces River Parade 2016

Date: May 21, 2016   Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

America’s Armed Forces River Parade

5pm-6, Tops In Blues Concert / 6-7pm Parade, Arneson Theatre

This parade is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces; past, present and future.

26 patriotically-decorated floats carrying all 5 branches of military personnel ranging from enlisted to a general. Patriotic music is played from the floats and on stage to serenade the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk including the Arneson Theatre. 

This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is televised live locally and syndicated in 26 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel. The 2015 Grand Marshall’s are 3 Medal of Honor recipients General Patrick Brady, Sgt. Santiago Erevia, Sgt. Clarence Sasser.  The primary parade sponsors are Budweiser and Silver Eagle Distributor’s.

For details go to http://www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

View the parade for free from anywhere downtown on the River Walk.  It’s an ideal time to make a reservation at your favorite spot on the River Walk so you can dine and drink outside while enjoying the parade.



Event Sponsors

BudweiserSACVBUIWHEBAFFCULockheed MartinMaddogsThe Original RestaurantWarm SpringsRio San AntonioTAMU-SAUniversal City

Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: May 27, 2016 11:00AM - May 30, 2016 8:00PM

Some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert

Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert

Date: June 4, 2016   Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

20,000 numbered Rubber Ducks will race down the San Antonio River! Only $5 to adopt a duck! The winner receives a free two-year lease of a new Ford Fiesta. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. Arrive early so you won't miss out on the pre-race activities.  Online advance duck adoptions will tentatively start in April.



Event Sponsors

Bud LightSilver Eagle Distributors, L.P.

Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: July 1, 2016 11:00AM - July 4, 2016 8:00PM

Some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



Ford Canoe Challenge

Ford Canoe Challenge

Date: August 6, 2016   Time: 7:00AM - 11:00AM

Local celebrities, corporate teams, the general public and Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts compete in timed heats through the downtown area of the River Walk. It is the only event that allows people to canoe the downtown River Walk.  This event is fun to watch and even more fun to participate in! 



Event Sponsors

FordNews 4 WOAI

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Labor Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Labor Day Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: September 2, 2016 11:00AM - September 5, 2016 8:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to the artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden.



Event Sponsors

Bud Light, The Taste

Bud Light, The Taste

Date: September 13, 2016 6:00PM - September 15, 2016 8:30PM

Bud Light, The Taste brings the local San Antonio crowd to Houston Street and The River Walk to sample culinary offerings from over 30 participating establishments over a three-day period.



Event Sponsors

Bud LightNews 4 WOAIPepsiFox 209CW 35

Fall Artisan River Walk Boutique

Fall Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: October 7, 2016 11:00AM - October 9, 2016 8:00PM

Some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



Bud Light Halloween Fest

Bud Light Halloween Fest

Date: October 29, 2016   Time: 7:00PM - 10:30PM

The best FREE party on the River Walk featuring a $1,000 wicked costume contest, enchanting music & an eerie river parade!

The party kicks off at 7PM. Costume contest registration 7-7:45PM. Costume contest 8-9PM. Parade 9-10:30PM.



Event Sponsors

Bud LightDick’s Last Resort

Costume contest  is sponsoree by Dick's Last Resort.  Registration begins at 7:00pm at the Arneson River Theater. 

Eligibility: 

The Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  Participants must have a valid Social Security number in order for payment to be processed.  Costumes must be in good taste. Judges will determine eligibility and have sole authority and discretion.  No Risqué or profane images or language incorporated in or on the costume. Couple or group costumes will be considered one entry. Registration for the costume contest is the day of the event,  from 7PM-7:45pm. Costume contest begins at 8pm.

costume contest details

Free to the Public. The parade will make 2 laps around the River Walk, beginning at the International Building traveling through Restaurant Row, the horseshoe bend, the River Walk Extension, Rivercenter Mall and through Arneson River Theatre.

Ford Caroling Nights with Santa

Ford Caroling Nights with Santa

Date: December 2, 2016 6:00PM - December 3, 2016 9:00PM

Bring your camera and take your own photos with the “real” Santa.  This free photo opportunity is early enough in the season to take a family holiday portrait!  Enjoy free holiday music and the famous River Walk Christmas lights shining 100,000 strong.  New this year is letter writing to Santa including a mailbox and “Believe-o-Meter courtesy of Macy’s.  Hot toys of the season will be on display courtesy of Toys R Us.



Event Sponsors

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Date: December 2, 2016 7:00PM - December 4, 2016 10:00PM

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 Luminarias. Warmly glowing lights in sand-filled bags line the walkways to symbolically mark the "lighting of the way" for the Holy Family. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only December 2-18, 2015



Event Sponsors

Ford

Holiday Artisan River Walk Boutique

Holiday Artisan River Walk Boutique

Date: December 9, 2016 11:00AM - December 11, 2016 11:00PM

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden. On display are some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!



Event Sponsors

Click HERE for Vendor Application.

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