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Visiting San Antonio & Southern Plains

San Antonio’s River Walk is lit for the holidays. Take a stroll along the San Antonio River among festive holiday lights and displays. On weekends through December 16th, let more than 6,000 luminarias light your way at the Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias, celebrating the tradition of the luminarias and lighting the way for the Holy Family. All to soon, the holidays are over, however San Antonio festivities continue into 2013. January brings the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, followed by February’s San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Visit San Antonio year-round for world-class events and festivities.

SeaWorld San Antonio opens for shows the holiday weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, with the 2013 opening later in the year. Likewise, Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio opens weekends during December and New Year's week – look for the 2013 opening in March. Winter in San Antonio certainly doesn’t stop the fun.

Arguably San Antonio’s premier annual event, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo returns February 7th through the 24th. Rodeo, livestock shows, horse shows, a fair and a carnival – SASSAR has it all - Darius Rucker performs with the PRCA finals, Justin Moore performs with Xtreme Bulls, and Clay Walker kicks off the concerts on February 7th. See the best of Rodeo, livestock and entertainment at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

The San Antonio Spurs are in full 2012 – 2013 regular season play, with home games at the AT&T Center, east of downtown San Antonio. The Spurs' 2012 – 2013 season runs through April 17th, with the last home game against the Wolves. Hockey fans in San Antonio are in luck. The San Antonio Rampage, an AHL team, are entertaining fans on the ice at the AT&T Center. The Rampage's 2012 – 2013 regular season runs April 14th through the 20th, featuring four home matches.

Even football fans have some action in San Antonio. The Alamodome hosts the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 5th. The All-American Bowl features the top high school players from across the country, in an East vs. West match-up. Join the excitement in southeastern San Antonio and watch the next generation of great players battle it out on the field.

After a successful first year, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference returns in 2013 for the 2nd annual event. Benefiting HeartGift, the Cocktail Conference brings together bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, January 17th through the 20th at various downtown San Antonio venues. The Majestic Theater hosts the opening night gala, featuring entertainment by Arturo Sandoval and food by the San Antonio Chef Coalition. The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is the place to learn or enjoy the latest tasty cocktail combinations.

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San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

September 2016

September 10, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

September 29, 2016
Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas

One of the most anticipated live rock shows this summer in San Antonio is just around the corner. On September 29th, head for The Aztec Theatre to see Cold War Kids live on stage. Special guests include The Strumbellas. It all starts at 9 p.m.

October 2016

October 9, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

October 13, 2016
Keith Urban – Live!

Few voices in the world of country music are as distinct as Keith Urban’s, and you’ll want to see him live this fall in San Antonio. Head for the Alamodome on October 13th for an evening of Urban’s most memorable hits, and maybe a few new singles. Tickets available now – $29.75 to $69.75.

October 15, 2016
11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival

Maverick Park is the host site of this year’s San Antonio Beer Festival. Now celebrating its 11th year, the SABF is an exceptional one-day event featuring more than 85 breweries offering up unique tastes. The San Antonio Beer Festival goes from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

October 1, 2016
Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk

There will be tacos… at the annual Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk. A popular and tasty event held each fall in Floresville, the Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk will be held this year on October 1st at The Villages at River Bend. All the taco triumphs start at 8 a.m.

October 12, 2016
8th Annual "Fore" the Blind Charity Scramble

Pack your clubs when you next visit San Antonio. Head for the Republic Golf Course on October 12th starting at noon for the 8th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble. Enter soon and be part of one of the area’s premier charity golf events. You’ll be paired with a vision impaired-golfer. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired.

November 2016

November 13, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

November 12, 2016
Texas State Bobcats vs. Idaho Vandals

Autumn in Texas means many things, but to many, it’s time for exciting college football games. The San Marcos area is proud to support their Texas State University Bobcats. On November 12th, head to Bobcat Stadium and catch the TSU Bobcats take on the Idaho Vandals in a thrilling match up.

December 2016

December 10, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

December 9, 2016
Billy Joel – Live!

See the Piano Man live in concert this winter in San Antonio. Head for the AT&T Center on December 9th at 8 p.m. for your chance to catch Billy Joel perform his biggest and best hits. Tickets available now, ranging from $52.50 to $127.50.

December 27, 2016
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Treat the family to a holiday celebrate this season in San Antonio. Visit the Majestic Theatre San Antonio on the evening of December 27th for a live production of the Nutcracker. Presented by the Moscow Ballet, the Nutcracker is a holiday classic – tickets available now – $32.50 to $102.50.

January 2017

November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Holiday In The Park

This holiday season, treat the family to a truly memorable experience. Head for Six Flags Fiesta Texas from November 19th through New Year’s Day for their annual Holiday in the Park event. The kids will love the Holiday Express Train Ride through the park, The Majesty of Christmas is a live nativity show.

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31 Best Western Hotels
in San Antonio & Southern Plains

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    Boerne

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    Cowboy Inn

    Cotulla

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    Dilley

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    Elmendorf

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Flatonia Inn

    Flatonia

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    Floresville Inn

    Floresville

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    Windwood Inn & Suites

    Freer

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Goliad Inn & Suites

    Goliad

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    Regency Inn & Suites

    Gonzales

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    Hondo Inn

    Hondo

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    Kenedy

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    Sunday House Inn

    Kerrville

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    Lytle

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    Inn & Suites

    New Braunfels

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton

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    Alamo Suites

    San Antonio

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    Garden Inn

    San Antonio

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    Ingram Park Inn

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrea Hotel & Suites

    San Antonio

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    San Antonio

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    San Antonio

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  • BEST WESTERN Plus San Antonio East Inn & Suites

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    Sunset Suites-Riverwalk

    San Antonio

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    Posada Ana Inn-Airport

    San Antonio

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    Windsor Pointe Hotel & Suites-AT&T Center

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    San Marcos

    San Marcos

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrium Inn

    Schertz

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    Sonora Inn

    Sonora

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    Inn-Three Rivers

    Three Rivers

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