Kickoff Summer with Fun Downtown Events

Published on June 05, 2024

City of San Antonio Center City Development and Operations Department 

SAN ANTONIO (June 5, 2024) — The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit downtown, including La Villita Historic Arts Village and Historic Market Square, this June for a wide variety of events. 

While you enjoy La Villita and Market Square events, don’t forget to stop inside their stores to shop for one-of-a-kind treasures.

La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)

Fiesta Noche del Rio

Every Friday and Saturday starting June 7 through August 10; 8:30 p.m.; ticketed event

The Alamo Kiwanis presents its annual Fiesta Noche del Rio featuring a cultural performance of artists at La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit the event website.

A Night of Soul

Monday, June 10, 6-9 p.m., FREE

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) celebrates Juneteenth in La Villita Historic Arts Village and the opening of its new exhibit “The Soul of San Antonio.” The free festival will feature live music, drum circle, kids’ games, food, and fun! For more information, visit the event website.

River Walk LIVE!

Thursday, June 20, 7-9:30 p.m., FREE

River Walk LIVE! is a monthly concert series that happens every third Thursday. Local and national talent make their way to the Arneson River Theatre at La Villita to perform musical acts that fill the River Walk with sweet sounds. For more information and reserved seating, visit the event website.

Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)

Market Square Weekend Programming

Every weekend in June, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

Enjoy music, working artists, and food booths at Market Square every weekend! For more information, visit the Market Square event page.

Lunch Break on Houston Street (in front of the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street)

Thursday, June 6 & 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Make your way to Houston Street every first and third Thursday of the month for food trucks and music in front of the Majestic Theatre! For more information, follow @satxfoodtrucks on Instagram.

Plan Ahead

Downtown can get busy on the weekends – plan ahead! There are numerous street closures in the downtown area as well as the potential for heavy traffic with several large events taking place throughout the month. Take public transportation, ride-share, bike, walk, or consult Google Maps or Waze before you leave. Visit the City’s Know Before You Go Downtown website for helpful resources and parking information.

Visitor Parking

Check out the City's SAPark website for easy, convenient, and affordable parking. A map shows a full list of City-owned garages and lots.

The St. Mary’s Garage (205 E. Travis St.) and the City Tower Garage (60 N. Flores St.) are located just steps from the River Walk, Houston Street and Travis Park, and they generally have a large availability of public parking spaces. Downtown Tuesday offers free parking on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in City-owned parking facilities, and City Tower Sundays offers free parking on Sundays from 7 a.m. to midnight at the City Tower Garage (60 N. Flores St.).