High school student-led plays, a special tribute to San Antonio’s artistic and cultural communities, classical music concerts, a job fair and a craft beer festival are among the major events scheduled around San Antonio during the fourth weekend of September.

‘Little Women’

Reagan High School theater students will perform “Little Women,” based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four young sisters who learn life’s lessons while growing up during the Civil War.

‘Big Love’

Johnson High School theater students will perform their modernized version of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy “The Suppliants,” which follows 50 brides who flee to an Italian villa to avoid marrying their 50 cousins. While their wedding day looms, the brides and grooms debate gender politics, love, conformity, tradition and domestic violence.

Artists At Work

The San Antonio Area Foundation and the Artists At Work initiative will host an event promoting the AAW program and celebrating the work of San Antonio’s arts community. Six local artists will unveil new artistic works created in collaboration with three local arts organizations and six other organizations committed to positive social community impact. The event will include artist presentations and performances along with a discussion moderated by Andrea “Vocal” Sanderson, San Antonio poet laureate emeritus.

Greater San Antonio Quilt Show

Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild will present its annual quilt show, “Weathering the Storms Together,” where 200 judged quilts will be available for viewing. There will also be vendors offering new textile products, a boutique with handmade finished items, a silent auction of finished quality quilts and food trucks.

  • Sept. 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $8-$12 (admission)
  • San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio
  • www.sanantonioquilt.org

Rey Feo Superhero River Parade

San Antonio nonprofit Urban-15 and Fiesta’s Rey Feo will present a parade along the San Antonio River filled with superheroes and other Fiesta royalty. There will also be food, drinks and musical performances. Proceeds will benefit local student scholarships.

Fall Market Day

A fall market and festival will be held with nonprofits and businesses selling various items. There also will be refreshments, games and crafts for the whole family. All proceeds will support The Banquet Table’s mission of creating gatherings around coffee and local nonprofits at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Ballet in the Park

Ballet San Antonio will present Ballet In The Park at Los Patios. The evening includes a free ballet class for children ages 4-10 of all skill levels, giving them a chance to learn from professional dancers. BSA’s professional dancers will then take the stage to showcase a preview of what is in store for the 2023-24 season.

Musical Bridges Around the World

The classical music organization Musical Bridges Around the World will present acclaimed Chinese concert pianist Jiale Li in concert. His program will include works from Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.


Brackenridge Park Conservancy will hold its 12th annual Parktoberfest, a celebration of San Antonio’s German heritage in a biergarten atmosphere. Several local breweries and homebrewers will offer samples of free craft beer for visitors, who may also enjoy live music, art, food and other drinks.

Alamo City Symphony Viva

Alamo City Arts Symphony Viva and mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava present their season-opening concert with a performance of famed classical music works by Smetana, Elgar and Sibelius.

Southtown Dog Market

Dog Guide San Antonio will present the Southtown Dog Market, a new monthly dog-friendly experience at The Good Kind restaurant. Dog-friendly vendors will offer pet treats, accessories and more. Visitors may enjoy The Good Kind’s Sunday brunch and other offerings.

Goodwill Career Fair

Goodwill San Antonio will host a career fair with 45-plus employers that are ready to hire for more than 2,500 open positions. Interviews will be conducted on-site, and most positions have a starting wage of $15 per hour or more. Background-friendly positions will be available.

  • Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St., San Antonio
  • www.goodwillsa.org