A San Antonio Spring Means Festivals, Theme Parks, Deals and Much More

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 2/10/2015, 7:12 a.m.
With five major theme parks; festivals that celebrate art, music and culture; and SAVE, a program with deals to more ...

With five major theme parks; festivals that celebrate art, music and culture; and SAVE, a program with deals to more than 70 hotels, restaurants and attractions, San Antonio is a top choice for a perfect spring getaway.

SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland, Schlitterbahn and Splashtown all open their doors for their 2015 seasons this spring, with each park open select days. This includes the opening of SeaWorld San Antonio’s waterpark, Aquatica, as well as Batman™: The Ride, the latest roller coaster to be added to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

This spring also brings many festivals, events and celebrations, including San Antonio’s signature recognition of its culture and heritage, Fiesta! San Antonio. Fiesta honors all aspects of the city’s history with 100 different events packed into 11 days of fun and charity, as event proceeds support local nonprofits.

Not only can travelers enjoy San Antonio’s theme park adventures and festive and music–filled celebrations this spring, but they can also benefit from the city’s SAVE program. With more than $1,800 in deals to hotels, restaurants and attractions, visitors can have a multi-faceted experience in San Antonio without breaking the bank. SAVE discounts are available at www.visitsanantonio.com or on the go by downloading the SAVE in San Antonio app.

Below are a few additional spring events, including celebrations and exhibits at San Antonio’s fantastic museums, premiere sporting events, reenactments of the Battle of the Alamo and top-notch culinary experiences:

FEBRUARY

SeaWorld San Antonio open for season – SeaWorld San Antonio (check website for days of operation)

12 - March 1: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo – AT&T Center

13: Art Party: Love Art – San Antonio Museum of Art

14: Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival – Arneson River Theatre

21: Asian Festival – Institute of Texan Cultures

21 – 22: On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour – Various locations along Fredericksburg Road

27: Morgan’s Wonderland opens for the season – Morgan’s Wonderland (check website for days of operation)

28: Six Flags Fiesta Texas opens for the season – Six Flags Fiesta Texas (check website for days of operation)

28 – March 1: Texas Open Chili Cookoff – Traders Village

MARCH

1 – 31: 30th Annual Contemporary Art Month – Various locations

6 – 8: Remember the Alamo weekend – Alamo & Alamo Plaza

7 – May 3: Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta’s Coronation – The Witte Museum

7: Aquatica Waterpark opens for season – Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio (check website for days of operation)

8: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort opens for season – Schlitterbahn (check website for days of operation)

10 – 12: Spring Break Family Days: Unwrapped – McNay Art Museum

10 – 15: The Magik Theatre presents Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

14 – 15: Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival – River Walk & La Villita

15: 6th Annual Paella Challenge – Pearl Brewery Complex

20 – 21: H-E-B Big League Weekend: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Texas Rangers – Alamodome

21: San Antonio Children’s Museum Celebrates 20 Years! – San Antonio Children’s Museum

23 – 29: Valero Texas Open – TPC San Antonio

APRIL

10 – 11: Maverick Music Festival – La Villita

11: San Antonio Book Festival – San Antonio Central Library & Southwest School of Art

16 – 26: Fiesta! San Antonio – Various locations

MAY

2: Splashtown open for the season – Splashtown (check website for days of operation)

5: Cinco De Mayo Celebrations – Various locations

6 – 12: The Children’s International Puppet Festival

13 – 17: Culinaria Festival Week – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

13 – 17: Tejano Conjunto Festival – Rosedale Park

16: America’s Armed Forces Parade – The River Walk & La Villita

23: Batman™ The Ride opens – Six Flags Fiesta Texas

23: Brews and Blooms – San Antonio Botanical Gardens

23 – Sept. 7: Discover the Ice Age – The Witte Museum

24: The BUD LIGHT River City Rock Fest – AT&T Center

For a full list of spring events in San Antonio, visit www.visitsanantonio.com.