Local residents and visitors may enjoy St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break celebrations in San Antonio over the third weekend of March.

Spring Break at the Briscoe

Briscoe Western Art Museum will have a variety of activities for young families enjoying Spring Break, including daily arts and crafts programming, building with Legos, and stories about the Old West.
  • Through March 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission included with museum admission; free (age 12 and under, and active-duty military); craft supplies provided for free
  • 210 W. Market St., San Antonio
  • www.briscoemuseum.org
Art exhibit

Musical Bridges Around the World Art Gallery will present an exhibition by Texas artist Stefani Job Spears as part of local Contemporary Art Month activities. The exhibit features paintings and mixed media works that ponder the abstract beauty of nature.
  • Viewings ongoing through May 31 by appointment
  • Free
  • 23705 I-10, Ste. 101, San Antonio
  • www.mbaw.org/art
Ghoulish Book Festival

Several vendors will sell spooky books and other items while attendees will get to meet with special guests and enjoy author readings, panel discussions, ghost tours in downtown San Antonio, spooky contests and more.
  • March 15, 1-9 p.m. (badgeholder activities), noon-6 p.m. (bookstore); March 16, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (badgeholder activities), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (bookstore); March 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (badgeholder activities), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (bookstore)
  • $75 badge for access to all areas and activities; bookstore open for free to the public
  • 525 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio
  • https://tinyurl.com/25rdyhfy
Space Camp Challenge

San Antonio Public Library will present a pre-solar eclipse event for all ages. Attendees can complete a solar system scavenger hunt, create a planet at an art table, and build a rocket with LEGOs. Solar eclipse viewing glasses and safety information will be available for those who participate in this walk-in event.
  • March 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • Tobin Library at Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio
  • 210-207-9040
‘The Ballad of Maria Marten’

Johnson High School theater arts students will perform their University Interscholastic League competition play, “The Ballad of Maria Marten.” The play is based on Beth Flintoff’s historical drama inspired by a real-life murder that made headlines in England in the 1820s.Creating a butterfly garden

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will have a program where visitors of all ages will learn how to create a butterfly habitat in their own yard or porch. The first 25 people will receive a free native butterfly-attracting plant.Maverick Park ‘Bark’

Sukh Kaur, San Antonio District 1 City Council member, will invite community members to enjoy free coffee, bring their pup to the Maverick Park dog park, and offer input about park improvements they would like to see.St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas will co-present San Antonio’s official annual St. Patrick's Day Festival & River Parade. Event organizers will dye the San Antonio River green for the weekend. The festival will include live music, food, arts and crafts to celebrate Irish heritage and more. The river parade will have seasonally decorated floats at two different locations at two different times.
  • Festival: March 16-17, 1-6 p.m.; parade: March 16, 2-3 p.m. (Riverwalk Museum Reach) and 5-6 p.m. (Riverwalk downtown)
  • Free admission
  • Festival: La Villita, 418 La Villita St.; river parade: Museum Reach (between Josephine and Augusta streets), downtown (from Augusta Street to North St. Mary’s Street and Shops at Rivercenter)
  • https://tinyurl.com/rhsn2tde