6 Great Things to do in San Antonio This Fall 
San Antonio like most cities in Texas hit all-time highs this summer with a record 17 consecutive days over 105⁰ and 73 days over 100⁰! So while Texas summers might feel like an intense furnace, fear not, for the soothing embrace of autumn has graced us with its presence. San Antonio now beckons you to chill, albeit just a little.
As the calendar turns to fall, the city unfurls a tapestry of events and diversions. With balmy days and comfortable nights, the weather becomes a willing accomplice for your outdoor activities, without having to worry about sweating through your clothes
Whether your heart beats for eerie ghost tours and haunted spectacles to mark Halloween’s arrival or craves the delectable tastes and libations woven into the fabric of San Antonio’s culinary world, take advantage of this season’s golden opportunities.
Fall Events and Activities in San Antonio, TX
Texas Ghost Tour
Many people associate the fall season with Halloween and all things scary, which is why the Texas Ghost Tour is a great, unique, activity to check out!
The Texas Ghost Tour features two different haunted walking tours of San Antonio, the Future Ghost Tour, which is more of a family friendly adventure, and the New Blood Tour which is a little more adult oriented than the Future Ghost Tour.
Both tours last about an hour and a half and you’ll hear all about the ghosts, dark deeds, and exciting stories that make San Antonio such an interesting city.
If you’re looking to check out a centralized area that has food, drink, arts and culture, then the Hemisfair is a great place to visit.
Hemisfair and the new 5-acre “City Park” is the redevelopment of the site of the 1968 World’s Fair into a walkable, vibrant neighborhood for the community. You’ll find several local food and drink establishments, splash pads and activities for the kids, as well as many activities for adults like the Magik Theater, Tower of the Americas and the Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio. Opening this fall, City Park boasts over 250 Sycamore trees planted to create a natural canopy around new water channels utilizing repurposed water and a Great Lawn that will big enough to hold outdoor concerts for up to 10,000 people. We’re VERY excited for the opening of this beautiful addition to downtown San Antonio!
This is a great place to spend part of your day as you venture around the San Antonio Riverwalk and all that it has to offer this fall.
Fright Fest / Boo Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Sept. 16th – Oct. 29th
Amusement parks do their best to put on a spooky show every Fall by converting their properties into the night of the living dead. Fright Fest offers an experience unlike any you’ve ever had at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
You’ll experience scary creatures roaming the property as well as ghoulish “new” rides and attractions. There are also haunted houses as well as scare zones spread throughout the park which you can experience even if you’re not a fan of roller coasters.
New to Six Flags Fiesta Texas is Kids Boo Fest! This themed event on the property caters to younger children who may be a little frightened of what happens once the sun goes down. There are trick or treating events, family friendly rides, and fall festivities that are perfect for any age.
San Antonio Beer Fest
San Antonio Beer Fest is back for 2023 featuring over 400 premium and craft beers from over 100 different breweries from around the world.
Located in Crockett Park, this festival is a must visit for the beer lover in your family. In addition to beer, you’ll be able to enjoy live music, games, wines, ciders, food trucks and booths, as well as local vendors and more.
This is a great way to spend the day hanging out with your friends or family, while enjoying some nice cold beverages.
Shania Twain at the AT&T Center
In Texas we love our country music, and what better way to celebrate one of the biggest artists in country/pop history than by seeing Shania Twain in concert!
Shania Twain’s “Queen of Me” tour will be coming through San Antonio on October 12th at the AT&T Center.
If you’re a fan of powerful, strong, incredible women in music, then this is the concert you want to be at. Forget Taylor Swift and Beyonce, come see the woman that paved the way for these other amazing female artists that came after here.
Tasting Texas Wine & Food Festival
If you’re looking to try incredible food and beverages from all around the San Antonio area, then you’re not going to want to miss the Tasting Texas Wine & Food Festival 2023.
The James Beard Foundation is bringing the best of Texas food to Travis Park from October 26th through 29th. You’ll get to experience culinary experts from across Texas who bring their unique taste of food and flavor profiles straight to your mouth!
This festival features a number of different events that take you from food to wine and everything in between. You’ll get to sip on various wines while learning about the art of cooking and what makes these chefs stand out in such a competitive field.
This is a ticketed event and each of the individual days’ events require tickets. So please make sure you buy your tickets ahead of time to ensure your spots!
Fall in San Antonio
Fall in Texas is a great time to enjoy the outdoors as the cooler temperatures move in and the fall events begin. Whether you’re looking to experience something unique in San Antonio, like the ghost tours, or take advantage of the food and drink that the city has to offer, you can’t go wrong with visiting and exploring San Antonio during the fall months.