San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Stampede 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m., registration required
Milam Park, 201 W. Commerce St.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Stampede 5K Run/Walk takes place on the streets of historic downtown San Antonio, starting and ending at Milam Park. After participating in the Stampede 5K, stick around to watch the Western Heritage Cattle Drive & Parade and enjoy great entertainment at the Vaquero Cook-Off at Historic Market Square! To register, visit the event website.
Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:50 a.m., FREE
Step back in time to celebrate our historic Texas roots and kick-off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! The parade route runs through historic Houston Street and features a cattle drive of Texas longhorns, mounted infantry groups, authentic wagons, and heritage organizations that come together to participate in a display of the western heritage and local culture of San Antonio and Texas. For more information, please visit the event website.
Historic Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)
Western Heritage Vaquero Cook-Off
Friday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Head to Market Square to enjoy some of the traditional staples of the vaqueros from the 1800s. Enjoy culinary offerings such as chili, menudo, and arroz con pollo as cook-off teams compete for the honor of grand champion. For more information, visit the Market Square website.
Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE Stop by Market Square to continue your Rodeo celebration with live bands, working artists, pop-up vendors, and a petting zoo! For more information, please visit the Market Square website.
Market Square Weekend Entertainment
Every weekend in February, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Enjoy music, working artists, and food booths at Market Square every weekend! For more information, please visit the Market Square website.
Travis Park Events (301 E. Travis St.)
San Antonio 11th Annual Coffee Festival
Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (8 a.m. VIP early entrance), ticketed event
Now in its 11th year, the San Antonio Coffee Festival is the city’s original celebration of coffee open to all coffee-lovers – offering the perfect grounds to share time together! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website. The St. Mary’s Garage is located just one block away from Travis Park at 205 E. Travis St. and offers affordable parking options. View parking map.
La Villita Historic Arts Village Events (418 Villita Street)
Mardi Gras Festival & Mardi Gras River Parade
Festival: Saturday, Feb. 10; 1-6 p.m., Arneson River Theatre, FREE
Parade: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.: Museum Reach, Downtown: 5 p.m., FREE
Watch as the River Walk transforms into a floating Mardi Gras celebration! Live entertainment will be on stage at the Arneson River Theatre. Join us along the San Antonio River Walk to view a procession of 10-themed floats carrying costumed performers parade down the River. Celebrate Mardi Gras – San Antonio style! For more information, please visit the event website.
Fitness in the Plaza
Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. & 10 a.m., FREE Unwind and reset with a free one-hour yoga class in La Villita’s Plaza Juarez. Join us for a relaxing session to find your inner calm, led by Marti Ewing Yoga Therapy. No cost; just bliss. Classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit the Facebook event page.
Painting in the Plaza
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m., FREE Enjoy a free two-hour painting class in La Villita’s Plaza Juarez led by local artist Tia Bailey (@artandamp). All supplies are provided. Registration is required and will be posted on the La Villita Facebook page.
Galentine’s Day Celebration
Sunday, Feb. 11, 12-4 p.m., FREE Join us at La Villita Historic Arts Village for our Galentine's Celebration! Bring your bestie for a free event at Capistrano Soap Company and enjoy DIY spa facials, artful love letters, champagne and nibbles, and a spa day gift drawing. For more information, please visit the La Villita website.
Craft Tuesday: Valentine’s Day DIY
Tuesday, February 13, 5-7 p.m., FREE You’re invited to a free, family-friendly DIY event. All supplies provided – just bring yourself, your friends, and family. Come early to grab dinner in the Village, or you can purchase light bites and beverages from Prost Haus. Seating is limited. Downtown Tuesday free parking begins at 5 p.m. in City-owned lots and garages. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.
Dancing in the Dark
Tuesday, February 27, 6-8 p.m., FREE Looking for a fun, free date night? Join us for La Villita’s Dancing in the Dark series with line dancing lessons taught by professional dance instructor! Come a little early with your partner, friends, or by yourself to grab dinner in the Village, or you can purchase light bites and beverages from Prost Haus. Downtown Tuesday free parking begins at 5 p.m. in City-owned lots and garages. For more information, please visit the La Villita website.
Lunch Break on Houston Street (In front of the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street)
Thursday, Feb. 1 & 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch Break on Houston Street is back! Join us on the 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.
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 street closure website for more information, and sign up for downtown street closure notices by subscribing to our street closure updates email.
Check out the City's SAPark website for easy, convenient, and affordable parking! View a full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters. 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 located at 117 W. Commerce.