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Happy Father’s Day! This one’s dedicated to all the special gentlemen in our lives that we get to call Dad! Whoever he may be for you, celebrate him! He deserves it!

BTW it’s finally HERE! The anticipation is over San Antonio, Fiesta is finally here and we’re ready to celebrate! This week you can expect fun events that are all about celebrating dad like FatherFest at the Alamo Beer Co. and Fiesta excitement like Fiesta at Hemisfair!

A new week means TONS of awesome things to do in San Antonio for the whole family to enjoy! Interested in these events and more? Keep scrolling to learn more!

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there is still plenty of Stuff to Do in San Antonio This Weekend that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

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1. Fiesta de Los Reyes at Market Square

If you’re looking for the BEST Fiesta fun that’s made for the entire family, we’ve got you covered! Come hang out with the Ugly King and party like royalty at Fiesta de los Reyes. The fun will be held at Market Square and is known as “One of the Largest FREE Fiesta celebrations in San Antonio!”

El Rey Feo or the “Ugly King” was first crowned in 1947 and has become a staple to Fiesta ever since. Not only does El Rey Feo love bringing smiles to everyone he celebrates with, but also to those who can’t and visits hospitals, nursing homes, and schools too.

You and your whole family will be able to catch El Rey Feo and the amazing entertainment like Gary Hobbs and Joe Posada presented by Bud Light, totally FREE!

For the entire LINE UP from June 18-27, click here!

Don’t forget about all the delicious Fiesta snacks! With over 30 food booths, you’re sure to find your favorite!

We can’t wait to eat:

  • Chicken on a Stick
  • Enchiladas
  • Flautas
  • Chalupas
  • Hamburgers
  • Nachos
  • Beef & Chicken Fajitas
  • Mini Tacos
  • Gorditas
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Corn Dogs
  • And sooooo many more!

Our favorite part of this event is that it’s all for a great cause too because the Rey Feo Educational Foundation has helped raise over $7 million dollars, which goes towards college scholarships. For more information, click here.

BRB, getting our flower crown ready to meet you there!

Event Details
🗓 Jun 19| 10PM–1AM
📍 514 W Commerce St

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2. FATHERFEST

In the midst of all the Fiesta fun, we can’t forget about Dad! Help him celebrate BIG and special at FatherFest. The Alamo Beer Company with the partnership of Pints for Prostates will help make this one a memorable one! 

You can expect:

  • Great Live Music by Two Tons of Steel
  • To whip up an appetite and purchase yummy foods like beer-brined turkey and beir queso!
  • Purchase your pops some refreshing beers like our all-time favorites Hayz Street IPA or the Original Golden Ace!
  • Enjoy fun lawn games like Corn Hole!
  • Bring your fur family along because it’s pet friendly on the spacious, outdoor Biergarten

Plus, to keep all the SA dads in top health, there will be FREE onsite PSA testing. We’re ready to grab a cold one with dad, will you do the same?

Event Details
🗓 Jun 20 | 12PM–9PM
📍 202 Lamar St

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3. Fiesta Especial Inclusion 5K & Parade

Are you ready to get that step count up, enjoy and be part of the Fiesta fun where the number one goal is to help make everyone feel included? This one’s for you and everyone really! At the Fiesta Especial Inclusion 5K & 1 Mile Dash/Parade, everyone is welcomed!

The walk/run will be held by disABILITYsa at the City of Windcrest area and it’s highly encouraged for everyone to join in on the fun! disABILITYsa is known for creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and helps everyone understand and be educated on the topic. To learn more about disABILITYsa, click here.

After we get out workouts in, we’ll get to enjoy the VERY Festive and VERY colorful parade! 

Fun times and Good Vibes are waiting for you if:

  • You utilize a wheelchair
  • You use hand-cycles
  • You use trikes
  • You use a stroller
  • You need a guide
  • You require adaptive aids and devices
  • You want to show your support
  • Plus you’ll get a finisher medal at the end too!

Also, please keep in mind that this event is family-friendly, alcohol-free, smoke-free, drug-free, and weapon-free. Fur family is welcomed along on the fun festivities and don’t forget to wear your comfy shoes! Let’s keep moving and trying to reach our healthy intentions that were set at the beginning of the year. We’ll see you there!

Event Details
🗓 Jun 19 | 7AM–1PM
📍 8601 Midcrown Dr

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4. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Don’t get caught without your glass slippers at the strike of midnight. Also, don’t go without putting a bid in on all the amazing items by local artists and national businesses in efforts to help raise educational scholarships for Fiesta Youth, the only official participating LGBTQ+ non-profit charity.

To learn more about Fiesta Youth, click here.

The theme for this year’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will be masquerading! Dress to impress and bring your extravagant masks too!

Masquerade fun will include:

  • Delicious Fiesta inspired food
  • An open bar with specialty cocktails, wine, and beer
  • Live music and entertainment
  • A fun photo booth
  • And soooo much more!

Additional events going on June 19 at the SA Botanical Garden:

  • 9:00am-10:00am – Morning Flow with Alamo City Yoga
  • 9:15am-11:00am – Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour
  • 10:00am-11:00am – Trek and Tone
  • 10:00am-2:00pm – Viva Botanica
  • 11:00am – 1:30pm – Culinary Demo

Event Details
🗓 Jun 19 | 7PM–11PM
📍 555 Funston Pl

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5. Fiesta at Hemisfair

Ready to start off Fiesta with a bang? In the mood for some great entertainment and beautiful San Antonio skyline views? Then head on over to the spacious, outdoor family-friendly environment at Hemisfair that will benefit multiple local, nonprofit causes. 

At Fiesta at Hemisfair you can expect:

  • To shop for one-of-a-kind locally made arts and crafts from clothing to cute accessories!
  • Purchase all your favorite Fiesta snacks like the ever so popular, chicken on a stick!
  • Live music and fun entertainment!
  • An amazing fireworks show!

This event is completely FREE and also pet-friendly! Don’t forget your medals, see you there!

Event Details
🗓 Jun 17 | 4PM–10PM
📍 434 S Alamo St

Daddy Daughter Grand Ball

Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo

Taste of The Republic

Show Me Your Mask

Wine For Beginners (and people who just want to drink it) at Slyver Spoon

Before You Go...

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time.  

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in San Antonio check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in San Antonio gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!

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