Department of Communications and Public Affairs

Published on Thursday, March 08, 2018

Enjoy free and fun events this March at Market Square and La Villita!

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day along the River Walk and at the Arneson River Theatre at La Villita. (Photo credit: Joe Chidgy)

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun Saunders 

SAN ANTONIO (March 8, 2018) – The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit Market Square and La Villita this month for a wide variety of free events.

March is full of fun events

Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)

32nd Annual Fiesta Primavera
March 10-12, Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., Free
It’s Spring Break weekend at the Historic Market Square, and that means the party continues late into the night! The 32nd Annual Fiesta Primavera features live music, great food, and a classic car show.

Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair at Market Square
Thursday, March 15 - Sunday, March 18, Free
Enjoy three days of live music from artists around San Antonio, children’s activities, food booths and great family fun! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Market Square Weekly Entertainment
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Enjoy live music, food booths, shopping and great family fun!

Championship Festivities at Market Square
March 30 – April 1, Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We’re celebrating the end of the college basketball season! Come enjoy the music, food, and art that makes San Antonio unique. The Easter Bunny will be stopping by for pictures throughout the weekend. The shops of Market Square have a different set of operating hours for this holiday weekend; please check Facebook for the adjusted hours and for our entertainment lineup.
For more information, please call (210) 207-8600 or visit

La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)

Art for Autism Exhibit & Sale
Sunday, March 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
In honor of Contemporary Art Month, Besarte Gallery, in conjunction with The Autism Treatment Center, will be hosting the first Art for Autism Exhibit and Sale. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

NIOSA Medal Swap
Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fiesta medals aficionados and collectors of all kinds please join the NIOSA Crafter’s. This year will showcase Fiesta medals from all over San Antonio and will give you an opportunity to swap and share your special treasures. For more information, please call (210) 226 – 5188 or email

Univision Fan Fair
Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, March 18, Gates open at 12 p.m., Free
Kickoff your St. Patrick’s Day weekend San Antonio style with Tejano and Proud KXTN 107.5 in Maverick Plaza. Gates open at 12 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and gather with family and friends at this free event for all ages. Please visit for more information.

Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival
Festival: Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Free
Dyeing of the River Walk Green: Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m., Free

St. Patrick’s Day River Parade: Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Murphy’s Irish stout beer and green beer will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. The event will also feature the free passport to Ireland adventure, an interactive experience for children. For more information, visit

Festival of India
Saturday, March 24, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Experience India in one day at the free annual Festival of India. Specialty arts, musicians and cuisine vendors will be displayed in Maverick Plaza from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information please visit or call (210) 207-8614.

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