The start of Fiesta highlights major events scheduled in and around San Antonio during the fourth weekend of April.

Now through Aug. 13

The Disney Animation Immersive Experience lets attendees feel like they are stepping into landscapes and scenes made famous in animated Disney films over the decades. Guests may pick a specific afternoon or evening time slot to visit.

April 20-30

Fiesta San Antonio, the annual citywide party, features more than 100 events provided by official Fiesta Participating Member Organizations. Ticket sales and concession proceeds go to benefit those organizations as well as other local nonprofits and charitable causes. Check Community Impact’s Fiesta coverage if you are heading out to any festivities.

  • Event times and dates vary.
  • Admission varies; some events offer free admission.
  • Event locations vary.

April 21

Registered members of Walker Ranch Senior Center are invited to a Fiesta-themed celebration, which will include food and music.
  • 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Free admission for registered members; call center for details
  • 835 W. Rhapsody Drive, San Antonio
  • 210-207-5280

April 21 and 22

The San Antonio Philharmonic kicks off Fiesta with its Fiesta Pops concert featuring favorite songs by Mexican composers, such as Manuel Esperón, Arturo Márquez and José Alfredo Jiménez.
  • 7:30 p.m. (both days)
  • $30-$65
  • First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough Ave., San Antonio

April 21-23

The Squeezebox bar will host Fiesta-style activities during the first weekend of Fiesta. There will be DJs, Tejano musicians and more while bartenders serve three unique variations of the renowned Preparada drink. Each drink is served with a Fiesta medal.
  • 8 p.m.-2 a.m. (April 21); 8-11 p.m. (April 22); 4-7 p.m. (April 23)
  • Call or check The Squeezebox’s Facebook page for admission details.
  • 2806 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio
  • 210-314-8845.

April 22

The Art Gallery at Musical Bridges Around the World hosts an opening reception for “Looking for Spring,” an exhibit featuring nearly 40 works by artist Gwen Rhea Cowden. The exhibit is open to viewing by appointment through July 31. Ticketing to the opening reception is required.

April 22

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy presents a short nature walk where attendees may learn about the wildflowers blooming in the park, and why different species are vital to the park's wildlife and biome. Registration is required. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring water to drink.April 22

The Stone Oak Property Owners Association invites Stone Oak residents to an Earth Day shredding event. Guests may pull up in their vehicle, and volunteers will remove a bag or box full of white or colored paper and folders for free shredding. Staples, paper clips and rubber bands are also acceptable.
  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • North Central Baptist Hospital parking lot, corner of Stone Oak Parkway and Madison Oak Drive, San Antonio
April 22

Briscoe Western Art Museum celebrates Earth Day and the 100th birthday of their namesake, the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe, with various arts, crafts and education to showcase how everyone can help preserve the American West, which Briscoe as a rancher and businessperson appreciated, museum officials said. Also, anyone named Dolph or Briscoe is invited to enjoy free admission to the museum anytime in 2023.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free admission with museum admission (regular museum admission is free for museum members, children age 12 and under, and active duty military members)
  • 210 W. Market St., San Antonio

April 22

The San Antonio Recorder Society celebrates National Poetry Month and National Shakespeare Day by performing music of the High Renaissance period.
  • 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Central Library, 600 Soledad St., San Antonio

April 22

Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue will have a pet adoption event at The Rustic restaurant and bar.

April 22

Woofs and Wine, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Service Dogs for Kids, will include food trucks, vendors, live music and more. The family- and pet-friendly event will also have a VIP area where guests may share charcuterie boards and wine flights as well as “barkcuterie” boards and dog-friendly “wine” for the pups.

April 23

The Chapel of the Incarnate Word hosts its next edition of Caritas Concerts with a performance by the Children's Chorus of San Antonio.

April 23

The nonprofit Spay Neuter Inject Protect San Antonio will present Fiesta Frolic, a Fiesta-themed event where attendees and their dogs may get into the Fiesta spirit by wearing colorful costumes, crack some cascarones, and snagging some Fiesta medals. There will also be some adoptable pets on-site.

April 23

Las Misiones District Creation Care Festival will have screenings of environmental-themed films, children’s activities, health screenings, and a fair with faith groups that share their own projects focused on ecological sustainability.

  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Impacto Community Center, 211 N Park Blvd., San Antonio
  • (325) 315-8735

April 23

Brackenridge Park Conservancy is hosting bird walks for families and adult groups on select mornings now through May 6 at Brackenridge Park, with the next date being April 23. Nature enthusiasts may sign up for a leisurely walk to observe the park’s bird and plant life, and explore woodlands and natural stretches of the San Antonio River. Bird walks are open to beginners and experienced birders. Ages 8 and up are recommended for the family walks. No birding experience is necessary. Binoculars will be provided for all, if needed. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and for the weather, including closed-toe shoes. Bring a small water bottle in a day pack or fanny pack.