Fiesta San Antonio, the return of La Semana Alegre, the annual Tejano Conjunto Festival and high school student plays are among major community events slated in San Antonio in April and May.


Fiesta San Antonio

The citywide annual spring party will feature more than 100 events, such as the Taste of the Northside, Fiesta Castle Hills, Cavaliers River, Battle of Flowers and Flambeau parades; Night In Old San Antonio; Pooch Parade; King William Fair; and the Starfish Dash 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofits and charitable causes.La Semana Alegre

Local and nationally renowned bands such as Toadies, Legs Diamond, Girl in a Coma and Grupo Metal will perform at the return of a local music festival that San Antonians made popular decades ago. Visitors may also enjoy food and drinks. Proceeds will benefit further redevelopment and programming at Hemisfair, the event site.
  • April 26, noon-11 p.m.
  • Admission: $15-$20 adults, free for children ages 12-under
  • Hemisfair, 630 E. Nueva St., San Antonio
Collectors expo

The San Antonio Collectors Expo will include several vendors selling, buying and trading sports and nonsports collectibles, toys, comics and other memorabilia.
  • April 27-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 daily or $15 weekend pass
  • San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio

Art for Autism

The Autism Treatment Center will display and sell artwork created by local artists with autism, with proceeds going to the artists.Classical music concert

The South Texas Symphonic Orchestra will perform famed and award-winning film scores.
  • May 11, 7 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • University of Texas at San Antonio Recital Hall, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio
'Fairytale Theater'

Alamo City Arts will present “Fairytale Theater,” featuring performances of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Peter and the Wolf” with the Alamo City Dance Co. and Alamo City Symphony Viva.Tejano Conjunto Festival

The 42nd annual Tejano Conjunto Festival will feature performances by legendary bands and rising musical acts, as well as a heritage awards program, a free senior citizens’ dance and more.Program about caterpillars

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will have a public education program about raising caterpillars. The conservancy will supply pollinator seeds and a limited number of caterpillar kits.Student plays

Johnson High School theatrical arts seniors will present short plays directed by fellow soon-to-be graduates.
  • May 23-24, times TBA
  • Tickets: TBA
  • Johnson High School Black Box theater, 23203 Bulverde Road, San Antonio

Reagan High School theater students will perform Arthur Bicknell’s “Masterpieces,” a drama chronicling the lives of English writer and artist Branwell Brontë and his sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne.