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Published on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Enjoy fun events this October at Market Square, La Villita, Milam Park and Plaza Guadalupe!

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun Saunders, Office: (210) 207-8031,
Cell: (913) 908-3375, kelly.saunders@sanantonio.gov

 

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) at La Villita on October 27 and 28!

(Photo Credit: Francisco Cortes)

 

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 4, 2018) – The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit Market Square, La Villita, Milam Park and Plaza Guadalupe this month for a wide variety of events.

 

Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)
9th Annual Car & Custom Bike Show at Market Square
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Enjoy a weekend of classic cars, custom bicycles, live bands and music, working artists, and food booths! For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

 

Oktubrefest at Market Square
Saturday, October 12, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., FREE
La Familia Cortez presents Oktubrefest at Market Square! Experience the fusion of German and Mexican culture with food, German entertainment, and a stage featuring Tejano music and traditional German polka dancing! For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

 

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/marketsquaresa.

 

La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)
The Boho Market
Friday, October 5, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., FREE
In partnership with The Boho Market, La Villita will host a First Friday Arts Market in Maverick Plaza. Stemming from a love of quality one-of-a-kind items, The Boho Market was formed to provide a place where hard-working makers and small business owners can showcase their amazing talents, and hosts local makers, curators, artisans, musicians, food, and drinks. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

El Camino Real de los Tejas Press Conference
Friday, October 12, 4 p.m.
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association and the National Park Service – National Trails Intermountain Region invite you to celebrate a dedication of official National Park Service signing at La Villita on the corner of South Alamo and Villita Streets. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

 

“Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City”
Film screening at the Arneson River Theatre
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m., FREE

In this independent film, local film artists document the history and the contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of San Antonio, from Emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement. The screening takes place at La Villita, the original home to St. Philip’s, a historically black college for African American youth. The event features food trucks, vendors, and pre-show entertainment. The screening will begin at sundown. For more information, please visit www.walkontheriver.com.

 

Cosplay Wednesday! A film screening of “Batman and Robin”
Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m., FREE
Come dressed in your best Cosplay, Halloween costume, or witty screened-tee to our Cosplay Wednesday screening of "Batman and Robin" (1997) at the Arneson River Theatre at La Villita. Family-friendly environment with food trucks, costume prizes, face painting vendors, and fun! Superheroes and villains from the Batman Universe, organized in support by Countdown City Comic Con, will be arriving for meet and greets and photos! Don't miss this classic way to prepare for the Alamo City's favorite time of year to Cosplay! For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

 

Día de los Muertos at La Villita
Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, October 28, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., FREE
Co-sponsored by CCDO, this annual event brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the city of San Antonio. Bring the entire family to celebrate and pay tribute to those who have been lost throughout the years. For more information, please visit www.muertosfest.com.

 

Milam Park (500 W. Commerce Street)
CCDO Presents: Movie Night in Milam Park: “Cars”
Saturday, October 6, Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk, FREE
Join us for a Movie Night in Milam Park! Family fun activities will being at 6:30 p.m., and Disney's "Cars" movie will begin at dusk. Grab your family and friends and enjoy the 9th Annual Car & Custom Bike Show at Market Square followed by a screening of “Cars” across the street at Milam Park! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

Plaza Guadalupe (1327 Guadalupe Street)
Friday, October 12 and 26, Activities begin at 7 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m., FREE
Bring the family for a movie night at Plaza Guadalupe! This FREE outdoor, family friendly event features a movie, snacks, and pre-movie entertainment this fall at Plaza Guadalupe. Parking is available onsite. Catch “Selena” on October 12 and “Coraline” on October 26. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

Visitor Parking
A full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters can be found here. In addition, there are numerous non-City owned lots and garages in the area where visitors can park for a fee. For a map, click here.