Halloween-themed events, pet-friendly activities, classical music programs and a public safety forum are among happenings scheduled in the San Antonio area Oct. 20-26.

Holiday Olé Market

Junior League of San Antonio will present its annual Holiday Olé Market: Christmas in Candyland. This is a shopping fundraiser showcasing regional and national merchants offering fashion, beauty, home décor, unique gifts, and holiday merchandise. There will also be a visit with Santa Claus and holiday season-themed, hands-on workshops throughout the weekend.

  • Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 and 21, 10 am.-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Shopping pass: $10
  • San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio
  • www.jlsa.org/events/holiday

Taste of Fiesta

The Fiesta San Antonio Commission will present Taste of Fiesta 2023, where attendees may sample just a bit of the many foods, beverages and entertainment that are made available during Fiesta.

‘Almost, Maine’

Lee High School theater students will perform “Almost, Maine,” based on John Cariani’s play, which features nine short plays exploring love and loss in a remote, mythical town in Maine.

  • Oct. 20 and 21, 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: $5
  • Lee High School Performing Arts Center, 1400 Jackson Keller Road, San Antonio
  • http://act.boxtix.net

Single Professionals Network

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles age 55 and older, meets for conversation, libations, games and food.

  • Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • The Roo Pub, 19914 N. US 281, San Antonio
  • www.spn-sa.org


The San Antonio Botanical Garden will have its annual Halloween and fall season celebration with activities for the whole family. Guests may dress up in costume, trick or treat, and visit botanical-themed activity tables.

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park is a pet-friendly event with pet vendors, food trucks, music, kids’ activities and a pet costume contest. All proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Downtown Dog Market

Dog Guide San Antonio will present a pet- and family-friendly monthly market with various vendors selling pet apparel, accessories, food, treats and other products. There will also be music, pet adoption opportunities, and a Halloween pet parade and costume contest.

Halloween Wooftacular

Animal Defense League and North Park Subaru will present a Halloween-themed pet adoption event and pet costume contest. There will also be fall-themed photo opportunities, prizes and giveaways, and more.


Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival features performances, presentations and installations from local and regional artists, musicians, theater actors, filmmakers ands poets.

School Discovery Day

San Antonio Charter Moms will invite young families interested in sending their children to local charter schools to meet representatives from 25 such campuses and discuss their educational opportunities. Attendees may also enjoy The Greenline park playscapes, walking trails, music, face painting and animal encounters. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Visions of October

Solas, a local preprofessional contemporary dance company, will present its “Visions of October” performance.

Veterans fair

St. Philip’s College will have a Texas Veterans Fair and Open House, which will have businesses, agencies and organizations dedicated to serving veterans.

  • Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.
  • Free admission
  • Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center, 202 Connelly St., San Antonio
  • 210-486-2259

Fashion show

Marisol Deluna Foundation will present a community fashion show in honor of the foundation’s Linda Luna Duffy Creative Hope Initiative, which provides creative education and mentoring opportunities to special needs individuals in Texas. There will also be a fashion pop-up area and refreshments.

San Antonio Mastersingers

San Antonio Mastersingers will be joined by the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio in their performance, "Sacred Echoes," which will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and other music reflecting themes of peace and love.

  • Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
  • Tickets: $30 adults, $10 students
  • Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio
  • www.samastersingers.org

Trunk-or-treat fall festival

The Autism Treatment Center will host a sensory-friendly trunk-or-treat fall festival, welcoming area families with children who have autism. The festival will have a pumpkin patch, fa ire truck, a petting zoo and a professional photographer on-site to take family portraits. Bake sale proceeds and donations for a chance to decorate a pumpkin will benefit the ATC. Attendees may also donate any new or unused costumes to benefit students, residents and clients who may use the costumes to help them with socialization skills.

Pet rescue fundraiser

Magnolia Pancake Haus will host a craft fair with proceeds benefiting God’s Dog Rescue. There will also be a pet costume contest.

The Eroica Trio

Tuesday Musical Club will present Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio, which will perform Baroque period classical music.

Public safety town hall

San Antonio residents are invited to a public safety forum where they will hear from northeast side elected officials, including District 10 City Council Member Marc Whyte and Police Chief William McManus.


Pechakucha San Antonio Volume 43 will have seven speakers who share their career and personal passions with a live audience in hopes of inspiring innovation. There will also be a reception.

Hollywood Park honor

Hollywood Park residents are invited to the unveiling of a plaque honoring the late David Swan, a longtime resident who died earlier in 2023. Swan served as a City Council member and was instrumental in local deer management.