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2023 Fall Activities Near San Antonio, TX You Need to Know

A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Guadalupe River campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Less than 1 hour from our Camp-Resort, San Antonio offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in San Antonio!

Face painting is so much fun at the Halloween Festival and Market.

Halloween Festival and Market: October 14, 2023

The Halloween Festival and Market is one of the best fall activities in San Antonio! With 150+ local vendors on site, the market runs from 9:30AM - 2:30PM and features trick-or-treating at vendor booths, a dog costume contest, food trucks/vendors, holiday shopping, and free kid's activities (face painting, crafts, scavenger hunt, and more). Plus, this fun event offers free admission and parking!

Photo by Day of the Dead San Antonio

Day of the Dead: October 27 - 29, 2023

Join San Antonio in celebrating el Día De Los Muertos! This popular event in San Antonio is filled with family-fun activities and many traditions. A must-attend event during the celebration is the River Parade on Oct 27, at 7PM, which includes adorned barges that sail down the river. Prices vary per day, but make sure to take a look at their schedule of events and get your tickets soon!

Fall festival at UMC brings the whole family together!

La Vernia UMC Annual Fall Festival: October 29, 2023

Fall brings many activities and events to the San Antonio area. Another one on our list is the Vernia UMC Annual Fall Festival! From 1PM - 3PM, bring the whole family and enjoy trunk-or-treat, bounce house, music, arts & crafts, face painting, and more. Plus, this event is free! For more information, visit their website here.

A family at the annual festival at Morgan

Photo by the Morgan's Wonderland

More Delightful Than Frightful Halloween: October 1 - 31, 2023

It's hard to find things to do with kids in San Antonio, but with this blog, we hope to interest you in the best events in the area. Next up, is the More Delightful Than Frightful Halloween event! Families are encouraged to wear their most delightful-not-frightful Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating, and enjoy your favorite Morgan's Wonderland attractions. Admission is $5/person OR bring 5 non-perishable food items/person. Check out more information on this event here.

Runners set up for the turkey trot in San Antonio to raise money for the Food Bank.

Photo by Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank Turkey Trot: November 23, 2023

November is the time for giving, which is why the San Antonio Food Bank Turkey Trot is a must-mention in our things to do in San Antonio list! Join them on November 23 at 8:30 for their 5K run/walk. Every step you take and every registration fee will directly support the Food Bank’s mission to alleviate hunger throughout Southwest Texas this holiday season. Register or donate here.

Flower lights lit up for Lightscape at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.

Photo by San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Lightscape at the Botanical Gardens: Nov 17, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024

One of the most popular annual events for families in San Antonio is the Lightscape at the Botanical Gardens! This holiday oasis features a 1-mile path adorned with over one million lights, featuring brand new installations from around the world. This year, the most breathtaking wonders are the fire garden and the bluebonnets.

The San Antonio River Walk lit up with Luminarias.

Photo by the San Antonio River Walk

Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias: December 1, 2023

Lastly on our list, is the Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias. Experience the serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along more than 2,000 Luminarias (a Mexican Christmas Lantern) at night! This is a centuries old tradition that goes on throughout out the month of December to welcome the new season.


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River, there are always exciting activities and events in San Antonio that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in San Antonio are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Texas camping resort to see all the events San Antonio has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.