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Published on Friday, January 31, 2020

Enjoy fun events this February at Market Square, La Villita, and Downtown!

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun Saunders, Office: (210) 207-8031
Cell: (913) 908-3375,


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Gear up for the Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive stomping your way on Saturday, Feb. 1!


SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 31, 2020) – The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit Market Square, La Villita, and downtown this month for a wide variety of events.


Downtown Events

Western Heritage Parade

Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m., FREE

Join us for this free event as we step back in time to celebrate our historic Texas roots and the kick-off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The parade route runs through the streets of downtown San Antonio and features participants who represent the heritage of our Lone Star State and the Old West. Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Sam Houston Caisson, Texas Heritage Riders and of course, a herd of Texas Longhorns are just some of the snapshots that celebrate the legacy of our great State. Before the parade, you can enjoy the Stampede 5K as well as the Wrangler Breakfast and don't forget the Vaquero Cook-Off right after the parade. For more information and a parade route map, please visit


Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)

Market Square Weekend Fiesta

Every weekend in February, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

Enjoy live music, working artists, and food booths at Market Square every weekend! For more information, please visit the Market Square Facebook page.


Primer Sabado! – Western Weekend

Saturday, Feb. 1 & Sunday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

Stop by Market Square for live bands, working artists, pop up vendors and food booths! For more information, please visit the Market Square Facebook page.


Market Square Rodeo Round Up

Saturday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 23, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

Stop by Market Square to continue your Rodeo celebration with live bands, working artists, pop up vendors and a petting zoo! For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.


La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)

Art in the Plaza

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

The Marisol Deluna Foundation presents its monthly Art in the Plaza series. Parents are encouraged to shop at specialty and local vendors while the kids enjoy an arts and craft section. Join them every third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Plaza Nacional at La Villita. For more information, please visit


Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival

Saturday, Feb. 22, Festival: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., River Parade: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

A procession of decorated river floats will transform the River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and food trucks. The public is encouraged to come dressed in masks, costumes, and beads. Free admission. For more information and a full event schedule, click here.


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.