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September

The Avenida’s 16 de Septiembre Celebration
Saturday, September 12, Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe, 78207, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This annual, day-long festival commemorates Mexican Independence Day with a parade, music, food, and fun for the whole family.

International Accordion Festival
Saturday, September 12, La Villita, 418 Villita St., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s a festival for the ears! This big, annual outdoor event, held in the heart of San Antonio, celebrates the contributions to culture made by one unique instrument. Admission is free and food and drinks are available for sale. Held rain or shine. This is a green festival: let’s recycle!

Fiestas Patrias
Sunday, September 13, Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Univision Presents Fiestas Patrias, a day of dancing, live music, and more. Opening ceremonies include mariachis and singing the National Anthem. Bring lawn chairs and stay for the day. The event is free, but parking is $3.

Dia De Los Ninos
Saturday, September 19, La Villita, 418 Villita St., 78205, 9am – 4pm
Enjoy a variety of children activities and participate in a family friendly environment. There will be art vendors, informational tables, kid activities, and more.

Jazz’SAlive
Saturday, September 19 (11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.) and Sunday, September 20 (12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.), Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, 78205
This free, two-day, family-friendly concert, now in its 32nd year, features free jazz concerts all day by renowned jazz artists, including The Rippingtons and Tower of Power. Food and drink booths and arts vendors will also be on hand. On Saturday, the event provides a Children’s Symposium which engages with four areas of music study and includes a free 2015 Jazz’SAlive T-shirt (while supplies last). Kids can also have fun at the Kid Zone, a designated play area including games, moon bounce inflatables, arts and crafts.

All Pets Considered
Sunday, September 20, Maverick Park, 1000 Broadway, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join Texas Public Radio for a free celebration honoring our pets. The event, presented in partnership with Maverick Dog Park and the City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation, is open to all TPR listeners and their pets and will include sponsor booths with pet-friendly and pet-focused items and services. Activities for kids also provided.

Síclovía
Sunday, September 27, Broadway (between Mulberry and Alamo Plaza), 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for San Antonians to exercise and play. The streets are car-free so families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. There will be multiple health & wellness and activity vendors providing children’s activities as well.

October

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market
Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This annual market showcases more than 30 of the most respected Native American artists who sell their handmade art and items, including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. The market also offers storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations, and food.

Chalk it Up
Saturday, October 10, Houston St., 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
For one day, every October, Artpace closes Houston Street to cars so San Antonians can play in the street – with chalk! Grab a piece and create your own master work. Or, stroll along, viewing the incredible sidewalk art created by professional artists and local organizations. Kids can create in Make Zones, designed to make their imaginations take flight.

Restored By Light: Official World Heritage Celebration Event
Friday, October 16, Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Road, 78210, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Travel back in time to discover the lost frescos of Mission Concepcion. Family activities, tours, food trucks, music. Projection display at 8pm.

Texas Balloon Spectacular
Friday, October 16 (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.), Saturday, October 17 (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), and Sunday, October 18 (7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
101 Club Drive, Floresville, Texas (Riverbend)
This free, first-annual, three-day festival of hot air balloons will delight people of all ages. Balloons take flight early in the morning and late in the evening. In between, the festival offers an area for kids with bounce houses, a bungee trampoline, a balloon envelop you can walk into, Kiddie Train Rides, tethered balloon rides and more (we’re checking to see if any of these activities require a cost – stay tuned!). The River Bend Nightglow “Great Ghostly Glow” takes place on Friday and Saturday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 PM (sunset will be at 7:02 PM). Watch the spectacular balloons glowing brightly at night. Bring Halloween costumes for unique trick-or-treating “knock on the hot air balloons’ doors.” Tethered Balloon Rides will be offered for purchase at various times throughout the event. There is a cost for parking (TBD).

Luminaria
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. until midnight, both nights
River North: The Museum Reach of the San Antonio River and centering around the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) and Maverick Park.
San Antonio’s annual celebration of the arts brings artists from around the world, the country, and the city together for two nights of exhibits and presentations. Works by dancers, actors, poets, filmmakers, musicians, composers, and visual artists are included.

Texas Clay Festival
Saturday, October 24 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 25 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels
The works of more than 60 Texas potters and clay artists are featured for purchase at this annual festival, along with demonstrations of wheel throwing, sculpture, hand building and surface decoration techniques throughout the weekend.

November

Pecan Jubilee
Saturday, November 14, John William Helton – San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Floresville, Texas, 78114, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pecan harvesting demonstrations, tree giveaways, children’s activities and games, tree identification tours, food vendors, live music, pecan dessert bake-off.

Source cited: http://sanantoniomomblogs.com/free-festivals-in-san-antonio-this-fall-2015/

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