San Antonio area festivals, events to look forward to in 2021

From Fiesta to Snoop Dogg, there’s a lot going on in San Antonio in 2021

Top Left: Snoop Dogg attends HBO Game of Thrones Presents: Snoop Dogg Catch The Throne Event At SXSW on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for HBO Game of Thrones)
Bottom Right: Alex Meixner at Wurstfest in New Braunfels. (Photo by Mikie Farias)
Top Left: Snoop Dogg attends HBO Game of Thrones Presents: Snoop Dogg Catch The Throne Event At SXSW on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for HBO Game of Thrones) Bottom Right: Alex Meixner at Wurstfest in New Braunfels. (Photo by Mikie Farias) (KSAT 12)

SAN ANTONIO – After a whirlwind year of cancellations and postponements of some of San Antonio’s most beloved events and concerts, many people are eager to get out of the house as events and festivals start getting put back on the calendar.

From Fiesta to Wurstfest, there is almost always a celebration to be found in San Antonio or its surrounding areas. And whether you call San Antonio home or you’re just passing through, there’s something here for everybody.

Here are some events you can check out this year:

  • June - You can experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in San Antonio this summer as part of a new, trendy art exhibit but exact dates and details have not yet been released. Join the waitlist for tickets here.
  • June 17-27 - Fiesta San Antonio is looking a little different this year but the party-with-a-purpose will still go on. This San Antonio tradition may have been pushed back from its original dates but the food-filled event schedule is still packed. Get more information here.
  • June 23-July 11 - Comedian Fluffy will perform a string of shows at the Tobin Center. The actor and comedian is performing in front of socially distanced crowds. “I’m out of toilet paper and fully vaccinated. Time to hit the road,” Iglesias told the Tobin Center. Tickets are available here.
  • June 26 - Grub down on some Mexican fare at the San Antonio Enchilada festival, organized by Robert Reyes. When more information becomes available, it will be posted here.
  • July 2 - Snoop Dogg will be performing at Sunken Garden Theater with special guests Slim Thug, Baby Bash, and Lil Keke. Find tickets here.
  • August 20 - Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing at the Alamodome. Tickets are on sale here.
  • August 20-22 - Miranda Lambert will be at Whitewater for a full weekend in August. Mike Ryan will be opening up for the country music star. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • August 20-September 6 - Fiesta Del Mar at SeaWorld San Antonio celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of South Texas with food and fun. More details will be released on the amusement park’s website when they become available.
  • August 27 - Marc Anthony will perform at the AT&T Center as part of his U.S. tour. Tickets for the show go on sale April 28 and will be available at ATTCenter.com, Ticketmaster.com.
  • September 8 - The Deftones will be performing at the AT&T Center. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
  • September 10 - Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin will be performing at the AT&T Center. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • September 25 - Flautas Fest is another foodie event. Festival organizer Robert Reyes told MySA he expects there to be live music and he “hopes to add more activities for the kids, like balloon artists and carnival games at the Flauta festival.”
  • October 8-9 - Willie Nelson and Pat Green will be performing at Whitewater Amphitheater. The country musicians have been Texas favorites for years and tickets are expected to sell out.
  • October 12 - Judas Priest is heading to the Freeman Coliseum as part of the 50 Heavy Metal Years tour. Tickets are available here.
  • November 5-14 - Wurstfest is a New Braunfels tradition that celebrates the city’s German heritage and started in 1961. The 10-day annual festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. This will be the first Wurstfest celebration since a fire destroyed the Marktplatz building in November 2019. Get more details here.
  • December 4 - Tamale Fest is the third festival for 2021 being organized by Reyes. He anticipates all his festivals to be free and will use a ticketing system for food. Reyes is planning to have holiday vendors for tamal-lovers to shop while they eat.

Grammy award-winning artist Leon Bridges also plans on stopping by San Antonio to perform but a date has not yet been announced.

This list will be updated as more events are announced.


About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.