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Exciting Events in 2024 to Attend Near San Antonio, TX
2024 is here, which means it's time to embark on some new adventures! Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River is located just one hour away from San Antonio and all the events this city has to offer! While there are plenty of things to do around San Antonio, Texas year round, we found a few of the top events in the area so you can start planning out your entire trip ahead of time! Keep reading for a list of exciting events in San Antonio, Texas. 

Child cooking on a cutting board and making a pastry.

Homeschool Day: January 24

This one is for the homeschooling families! If you are looking for an educational activity in San Antonio, look no further! The San Antonio Botanical Garden has a very special opportunity for kids to sign up for a cooking class! The kids will be able to prepare and enjoy three recipes and gain culinary and nutrition knowledge. Tickers are $12 per student and $11 for chaperones. Learn how to get your tickets here

Flyer for the kids night out at the San Antonio Zoo.

Photo by San Antonio Zoo

Kids Wild Night Out: January 20 and February 17

The list of things to do in San Antonio would not be complete without a trip to the San Antonio Zoo! Drop the kids off at Kids Wild Night Out on January 20 and February 17, an event that includes unique programs, pizza, snacks, zoo tours, animal meet and greets, engaging activities, and more - all while the parents have a night out! This is great for kids aged between 3-12 and admission is $55/child. Check out all the details and how to purchase here

Photo by Briscoe Western Art Museum Facebook Page

Wild West Wildlife Festival: January 21

Amongst the many things there are to do in San Antonio, this is one you won't want to miss! Join the Briscoe Western Art Museum for their Wild West Wildlife Festival on January 21 from 10AM - 3PM. This event will include activities for adults and children such as arts & crafts, interactions with native wildilife, and hands-on demonstrations. Plus, admission is FREE for the whole family. Get more details here

St. Patrick

Photo by River Walk Facebook Page

St. Patrick's Festival and River Parades: March 16 - 17

If you are joining us for our Shamrock Shenanigans Weekend, make some time to also attend the River Walk's St. Patrick's Parade and Dyeing! On March 16 and 17, join them for activities such as the dyeing of the River Walk, Artisan Show, live entertainment, parades, and so much more. Many of the events are free, but make sure to check out more information here.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse at Jellystone Park™: April 8

Our bookings are open for THE event of the year! On April 8, 2024 a solar eclipse will pass through 13 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces–and we’ll be right in the path of totality! Our Camp-Resort will have prime views of the eclipse and the sun will be completely blocked out for a small period of time. There won’t be another total eclipse until 2045, so be sure to visit us to check off this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Secure your spot here!

Two girls at the Fiesta San Antonio!

Photo by Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio: April 18 - 24

The annual Fiesta San Antonio is back, from April 18-24, families will be able to enjoy a packed schedule of events that include parades, delicious food and drinks, live music and so much more! Check out their full calendar of events and how to attend here.  

Adults running in a race

5K Freedom Walk/Run: May 18

Run for a cause! At the 5K Freedom Walk/Run you will be supporting individuals and families overcoming life-struggling issues! This is a family friendly event and registration price varies, check out all the information you need here

Country guitar on stage.

Zach Bryan Concert: July 30

One of the biggest events in San Antonio is the Zach Bryan concert on July 30. If you are a country music lover and are camping at our Guadalupe River campground, head on over to AT&T center to see Zach Bryan live! Check out how to get your tickets here

River Walk in San Antonio lit up at night.

Ford Parade of Lights: Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 & Sept 6 - 8

Head over to downtown San Antonio and enjoy 10-12 magically illuminated boats that will float through the River Walk for the Ford Parade of Lights. Every float lights up with a different theme and will have illuminated props. From Aug. 30 - Sept 1, you will be able to see these from 6PM - 8PM and Sept 6 - 8, from 8PM - 10PM. Plus, this is a free event!

Dia de los muertos fest in San Antonio.

Photo by Muerto Fest Facebook Page

Muerto Fest: October - November

Celebrate the Day of the Dead at this annual San Antonio event! With live music, processions, workshops, altars, and vendors - both kids and parents will enjoy all the festivities. The dates have yet to be announced but in the mean time check out the information here so you know what to expect! 

A display of a lion at the San Antonio Zoo lights.

Photo by San Antonio Zoo Facebook Page

Zoo Lights: November 16-31

Step into the magic of the San Antonio Zoo during the holidays! Experience the winter wonderland with miles of dazzling lights, festive music, and whimsical displays. This is a great thing to do in San Anontio with kids - plus the display is included with standard admission and is FREE to Zoo members. Santa will also be there to take pictures! Get all the information here


Whether you plan your trip to Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River in the spring, summer, or fall, there's always many things to do in San Antonio, TX! In addition to these local events, we also have exciting themes and events happening at our Texas campground for even more fun! If you're ready to book your camping getaway, you can browse dates and availability here. When you're ready to book your stay, make sure you check out these San Antonio, Texas events so you can plan around these fun happenings!