San Antonio area festivals, events you have to check out in 2018

Music, arts and culture you can't miss in San Antonio

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - Alamo City always has something going on, from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon.

**This story has been updated to reflect only upcoming events and not previous festivals and events for 2018.

Whether you call SA your home base or you're just passing through, there’s something here for everybody.

This year is jam-packed with festivals and events as San Antonio celebrates it’s big 3-0-0.

Plan your year:

World Heritage Festival - Sept. 6-9

The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote our San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the website says.

Bier Fest - Sept. 1-16

SeaWorld San Antonio's Bier Fest will feature a lineup of more than 100 beers from around the globe, including a variety of local favorites.

San Antonio Beer Festival - Oct. 20 

Tons of local breweries get together in San Antonio to celebrate all things beer. 

Alamo City Comic Con - Oct. 26-28 

Celebrities ascend on San Antonio every year for Alamo City Comic Con.

Mala Luna Music Festival - Oct. 27 

If you love rap, hip-hop and house music you won’t want to miss Mala Luna.

Wurstfest - Nov. 2-11

Sprechen sie fun? German food, music and beer await you in New Braunfels at Wurstfest.

Diwali Festival of Lights - Nov. 3

Experience the festive tradition of India that symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the Diwali San Antonio website says.

Luminaria - Nov. 9 

Luminary celebrates contemporary art with edgy installations and performances in downtown San Antonio.

Grilled Cheese Festival - Nov. 10

The event is family friendly and will also feature music and activities for patrons of all ages.

Ford Holiday River Parade - Nov. 23

Ring in the holidays with this iconic night parade filled with lights, costumed float riders and music, the website says.

Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias - Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Experience a century’s old tradition as you stroll along the San Antonio River, guided by more than 2,000 luminaries.

Wassailfest - Dec. 6

It's an evening of music, fun food, great shopping, thousands of twinkling holiday lights and free wassail.

San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon - Dec. 3 

The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun for more than 20 years with live bands, cheer teams and more.

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival - Dec. 29

Hot air balloon launch passes for the festival are free.

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