What to do this Memorial Day weekend around the San Antonio area

Concerts, events, art shows all taking place this weekend

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

Image courtesy: thesanantonioriverwalk.com

SAN ANTONIO - There are several fun events taking place this Memorial Day weekend across the San Antonio area. Here’s a list of some ways to enjoy the holiday.

Friday only: 

The Eli Young Band will perform Friday night at 9 p.m. John T. Floore Country Store. Shane Smith & The Saints and John Baumann open. Click here for more information. 

Friday and Saturday only: 

Fiesta Del Noche Rio is held Friday and Saturday nights at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita. The summer outdoor performance on the River Walk features songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Click here for more information. 

Through holiday weekend: 

The Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Show will take place Friday through Monday along the San Antonio River Walk. Vendors display and sell handmade merchandise. Click here for more information. 

Historic Market Square will host a three day party for Memorial Day weekend. The weekend will feature live music, food booths and kids activities. There’s never a cover charge at Market Square.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas is open for Memorial Day weekend. The park features new rides this year that include the Fireball and Hurricane Force 5. Click here for more information. 

SeaWorld San Antonio recently debuted its newly renovated Discovery Point attraction. Discovery Point is the only place in Texas where you can swim with dolphins. Guests can also choose to swim alongside sea lions or beluga whales. Click here for more information. 

Splashtown is offering Free Admission to all Military & First Responders during Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30). All spouses and dependent children are eligible for 1/2 price general admission before 4 p.m.. Appropriate Military or Government ID's must be presented. Click here for more information. 

Morgan’s Wonderland will be open throughout the weekend, but have special entertainment on Monday in the park including Elisabeth Giminiani singing the Star Spangled Banner, Andrea's Flying Canines, Hartman's House puppet show and more. Click here for more information. 

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort is open throughout the weekend, but will begin American Heroes Week on Memorial Day. Members of the military, police, firefighters and EMTs are admitted free during this special week (May 30-June 5). Tickets for spouses and dependents are available for 50 percent off the gate price. Must show military or government ID. Click here for more information. 

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The Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit is on display at the Witte Museum throughout the Memorial Day weekend. It is the largest traveling exhibition about the Maya ever to be toured in the United States.

Mapping Texas: From Frontier To The Lone Star State is another collection on display at the Witte. It features rare Texas maps from the collections of the Texas General Land Office, the Witte Museum and the private collection of Carol and Frank Holcomb. Click here for more information. 

The Rodin: The Human Experience exhibit will be on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art until Sunday (May 29). Some of the artist's best-known works, such as Saint John the Baptist Preaching, Monumental Torso of the Walking Man and works from The Gates of Hell and many others are on display. Click here for more information. 

Charlotte's Web, the classic play about friendship between a pig and a spider, is playing at the Magik Theatre this Memorial Day weekend. Click here for more information. 

The Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” is playing at The Playhouse San Antonio this weekend. Click here for more information.

Saturday only: 

Legendary rock band Chicago returns to the Majestic Theatre for a show Saturday at 8 p.m at the Majestic Theatre. Call 210-226-3333 or go to ticketmaster.com to see if tickets are still available. 

Popular Comedian Steve Trevino returns to Sam’s Burger Joint on E. Grayson Street for multiple shows Saturday night. Click here for more information. 

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The Plant Exchange: Festival of Flowers will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium. Trade plants at one of the state's largest plant exchanges. Parking is free. Carts and wagons are welcome. Click here for more information.

Saturday and Sunday only:

The Whitewater amphitheater in New Braunfels will host a pair of popular country acts this weekend. The Josh Abbott Band will perform Saturday (May 28) and Cody Johnson & Roger Creager will take the stage on Sunday (May 29). Click here for more information. 

The Kerrville Festival of the Arts will be held May 28-29 in downtown Kerrville. The event features dozens of artisans and crafts people from across the United States. Click here for more information.

Sunday only:

The annual River City Rockfest will be held Sunday at the AT&T Center. This year’s headliners include Disturbed, The Scorpions and Megadeth. Click here for more information.

The San Antonio Symphony Plays Baroque: Handel’s Music For The Royal Fireworks on Sunday at San Fernando Cathedral. Click here for more information. 

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Country artist Wade Bowen will perform at Wolff Stadium on Sunday after the Missions game against the Arkansas Travelers. A Fireworks show will be held after Bowen’s performance. Click here for more information. 

Monday only:  

Echale Latino Music Estyles will return to the Pearl on Memorial Day from noon to 6 p.m. The event will showcase music and entertainment, a beer bar, food featuring Pearl chefs, as well as artisan vendors. Click here for more information. 

Fort Sam Houston’s National Cemetery Memorial Day program will be held Monday. A music prelude will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a ceremony at 9:30 a.m.  

Edgewood ISD will host the Annual Compadres for Scholarship Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edgewood Veterans Stadium. The memorial service is held every year by the Compadres for Scholarships to honor all the men and women who served in the Armed Forces.

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