Events

SEPTEMBER
Thursday, September 14
Ranch Chic Fashion Show
University of the Incarnate Word (Rosenberg Sky Room), 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The American Cancer Society is excited to announce the 2017 Ranch Chic Fashion Show, presented by Wrangler Jeans. Founded in 2005 by a group of volunteers, the Ranch Chic Fashion Show features fashions donated by Cavender’s and jewelry donated by Kendra Scott, modeled by cancer survivors, celebrities and professional models. The Ranch Chic Fashion Show was developed to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. For ticket information please visit their website at ranchchic.cattlebaronsgala.org

Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17
Old Gruene Market Days
Gruene Historic District in front of Adobe Verde, 10am – 5pm, www.GrueneMarketDays.com
Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment.

Tuesday – Sunday,
September 19 – 24
The Bodyguard
Majestic Theatre, various times, majesticempire.com A breathtakingly romantic thriller, based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical stars Grammy®Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. 

Friday, September 22
Boz Scaggs
Gruene Hall, 8:00 pm, gruenehall.com
Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late ’60s with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976), Middle Man (1980), Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer.

Friday – Sunday,
September 29 – October 1
Balloona Palooza
Helotes Festival Grounds, various times, balloonapaloozatour.com/helotes-texas/
Balloona Palooza is a Balloon Festival that manifests itself into a fantastic show captivating the crowd from beginning to end, creating a unique experience featuring a balloon glow that has been described as “simply amazing” and promising fun for all ages. The festival will also feature food, arts & crafts, inflatables, ascension balloon rides & musical entertainment.

Saturday, September 30
Rock Stars & Stripes
Tobin Center, H-E-B Performance Hall, 8:00 pm, tobincenter.org
Music fans, fasten your seatbelts! The brainchild of former Boston vocalist/guitarist David Victor, “Rock Stars & Stripes” is a unique concert experience that takes audiences on a virtual road trip across the country, performing classic American rock n’ roll hits. During this explosive performance, music lovers will hear songs from the best American rock artists in music history, including Aerosmith, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pat Benatar, Journey, Janis Joplin, BOSTON, Kansas, and many more. Proceeds from an exciting live guitar auction during the show will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio.

OCTOBER

October 1 through October 30
South Texas MAiZE Pumpkin Patch
911 US Hwy. 90 East, Hondo, TX, various times, southtexasmaize.com/plan-visit/
The first Saturday in October is the grand opening for their Pumpkin Patch! It’s an event that everyone looks forward to! Come out to the Maize and wander through the pumpkins until you find the perfect ones for carving, baking pies or muffins or fall decor. Check their website for other fun fall events!

Wednesday, October 4
Rick Springfield & Richard Marx
Tobin Center, H-E-B Performance Hall, 7:30pm, tobincenter.org
80s heartthrobs Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces for a stripped-down storytellers acoustic concert featuring hits like “Jessie’s Girl” (Springfield) and “Right Here Waiting” (Marx).

Wednesday, October 4
Tom Jones
Majestic Theatre, 8:00pm, majesticempire.com
Sir Tom is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides and appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Sir Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.

Wednesday – Thursday, October 4 & 5

Mind Science Foundation (Future of Being Human) – Plugged in Conference
The Pearl Stable, 312 Pearl Parkway, various times
One of the first meetings of its kind, the Mind Science Foundation will convene an international meeting in collaboration with MSF Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. David Eagleman. The foundation made a strategic decision to convene the meeting in San Antonio in order to showcase the city’s burgeoning tech sector, and its deep roots in biomedical research. Only 300 tickets available. To register for this event please visit, pluggedinconference.com for more information.

Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 5 – 8
31st Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest
Gruene Historic District, various times, gruenemusicandwinefest.org
This Americana event benefiting United Way of Comal County, features the best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food, wine and beer. Four days, four distinctive events. Visit their website for ticket information.

Friday & Saturday,
October 6 & 7 /October 13 & 14
Oktoberfest San Antonio
Beethoven Maennerchor, 422 Pereida St., beethovenmaennerchor.com
Head over to the Beethoven Halle und Garten to celebrate the ultimate German festival with music, food and dancing, plus German specialties, like bratwurst, reubens and beer.

Saturday, October 7
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Tobin Center, H-E-B Performance Hall, 7:00pm, tobincenter.org
In Big Band history, Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. The music world lost Tommy at an early age, but his legacy of great music has transcended time. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra still represents explosive and swinging Big Band entertainment at its very best.

Wednesday, October 11
9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble
Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Drive, salighthouse.org/events
Sign-up today or miss out – this event sells out every year!!  Join us for the most unique golfing experience with championship blind golfers who come to San Antonio from all over the USA, Canada, Scotland and England to play in the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament.  It is then followed with the “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers.  Put together a team – or sign up individually – be prepared to be awe-inspired and have the best golfing experience you have ever had!!!!  All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired- blind children’s programs.  Boxed lunch at noon – shotgun at 12:45.  For information, visit their website.

Friday, October 13
The Charlie Daniels Band
Gruene Hall, 8:00 pm, gruenehall.com
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He’s received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

Friday & Saturday,
October 13 -14
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Majestic Theatre, various times, majesticempire.com
Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

Friday – Sunday,
October 13 – 15
Giselle (Ballet San Antonio)
Tobin Center, H-E-B Performance Hall, various times, tobincenter.org
One of the greatest romantic ballets of the 19th century and in the repertoire of every major ballet company Giselle is the epitome of Romantic ballet. A heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness, Giselle perfectly fuses music, movement, and drama. The role of Giselle requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills, creating a compelling portrait of the innocent, yet ultimately noble, village maiden.

Friday, October 20
Chris Stapleton
AT&T Center, 7:00 pm, attcenter.com
Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards, Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards, Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres. The extensive 2017 tour follows a series of extraordinary years for Stapleton since the release of his breakthrough double Platinum solo debut album Traveller

Saturday, October 21
3rd Annual Latin Cuisine Festival
312 Pearl Pkwy., Bldg. 2, various times, enthusiasts.ciachef.edu/arriba-latin-food-festival/
Discover the Cuisine of the Caribbean! Join us for The Latin Cuisine Festival, Arriba el Caribe! A one-day event that will immerse you in the delicious and unique cuisine of the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The incredible chefs from The Culinary Institute of America are offering a selection of free cooking demos, hands-on cooking classes, and food and wine tastings. Celebrate with us and participate in one or more of the cooking classes, demonstrations, and tastings going on throughout the day. Sign up today!

Saturday, October 21
San Antonio Beer Festival
Dignowity & Lockwood Parks, 701 Nolan, 1:30pm – 6:30pm, sanantoniobeerfestival.com/
The 12th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival is the largest Beer Festival in San Antonio, pouring 400+ premium and craft beers from 125+ breweries from around the world. There’s not just beer at this festival. The festival will also have live music, interactive games, a wine garden, food trucks, food booths, local vendors and more. A portion of the San Antonio Beer Festival proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 4
Steven Tyler
Tobin Center, H-E-B Performance Hall, 8:00pm, tobincenter.org
The Tobin’s 4th Annual Benefit concert, Love is Your Name, together with The Loving Mary Band will feature Steven Tyler will playing all your favorite Aerosmith and solo songs in this unforgettable evening. All proceeds benefit the Tobin Center’s Generation NEXT Education Initiative with the mission to inspire, enrich, and educate by providing world-class arts experiences for all.

Saturday, November 4
9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk
McAllister Park- Pavilion 2, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., 8:00 – 10:30 am, salighthouse.org/events
Sign up today and join twelve-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends in this wonderful annual event.Check-in begins at 7 A.M. race starts promptly at 8 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired, blind children’s programs. The event is chip-timed and managed by iRun, food, drinks, face painting, prizes and medals.  Don’t miss the opportunity to support the San Antonio Lighthouse. Strollers and pets welcome!!!!
For information and registration, visit the website.

Thursday, November 9
Los Lobos
Gruene Hall, 8:00 pm, gruenehall.com
Los Lobos is surviving quite well and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973. A powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music Los Lobos celebrates their fourth decade together.

Saturday, November 11
Festival of Lights
Alamo Quarry Market, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, info@quarrymarket.com
The forecast at Alamo Quarry Market is snow and joy at this year’s Festival of Lights event, benefiting the Family Service Association’s “Adopt-A-Family” outreach program. It’s an evening filled with kids’ activities and holiday fun. But it’s also a party with a purpose. Please bring a book, pajamas, new children’s socks or toys to donate to the program, which provides needed items to local families. Those who attend may even register on the spot to adopt a family. The highlight of the evening is the arrival of Santa at 7 p.m. with snow and the lighting of the historic smokestacks at Alamo Quarry Market.

Tuesday, November 14
Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie
Majestic Theatre, 7:30pm, majesticempire.com
On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer tour, the longtime Fleetwood Mac members have announced their continuing North American tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited.

Saturday & Sunday,
November 18 & 19
Old Gruene Market Days
Gruene Historic District in front of Adobe Verde, 10 am – 5 pm, www.GrueneMarketDays.com
Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment.

Friday, November 24
Ford Holiday River Parade
SA Riverwalk, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
The 36th annual River Parade is a San Antonio tradition drawing over 40,000 people annually. It offers a spectacular parade along the San Antonio River walk featuring 26 illuminated floats decorated for 2017 theme. Parade participants include celebrities, bands, and lavishly- costumed people. 100,000 lights are illuminated to kick-off the parade.