Enjoy fun downtown events this September at Market Square, La Villita and Travis Park!

The City of San Antonio invites the community to visit downtown for a wide variety of events.

Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)

Labor Day Weekend at Market Square
Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Celebrate Labor Day at the Historic Market Square! This family-friendly event features food, musical entertainment, working artists, an animal meet and greet, and a car show. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

El Grito y Fiestas Patrias at Market Square

Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., FREE

Co-sponsored by Historic Market Square and La Familia Cortez, the annual celebration of the Independence of Mexico takes place in the streets of San Antonio outside Historic Market Square. The highlight of this musical, gastronomic and civic celebration is the historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain. Activities include live Mexican music, folklorico dancers, as well as food and craft vendors. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page. 

Milam Park (501 W. Commerce Street)
El Grito Civic Ceremony and Cultural Program

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., FREE

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, in collaboration with the City of San Antonio, LULAC, La Familia Cortez, the Diez y Seis Commission, and the Mexico-San Antonio Friendship Council, invite you to celebrate Mexico’s independence. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

La Villita Events (418 Villita Street)

Book Launch: “Arte del Pueblo: The Outdoor Public Art of San Antonio

Friday, September 23, 6:30 – 10 p.m., Plaza Juarez, FREE

Visit La Villita’s Plaza Juarez for the launch of Dr. Carmen Tafolla’s book “Arte del Pueblo: The Outdoor Public Art of San Antonio.” In the book, the former Texas poet laureate details San Antonio’s wealth of public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.

Diez y Seis Mariachi Festival

Saturday, September 24, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Arneson River Theatre, FREE

The Mariachi Festival features performances by middle and high school students from schools in

San Antonio and the region. For more information, please visit the event website.

Travis Park Events (301 E. Travis St.)


Friday, September 23, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. & Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., FREE

Join us for the 39th annual jazz festival hosted by the San Antonio Parks Foundation and featuring award-winning national, regional and local talent with diverse styles of jazz. For more information, please visit the event website.

Lunch Break on Houston Street (In front of the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street)

Thursday, September 1 & 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch Break on Houston Street is back! Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month for food trucks and music in front of the Majestic Theatre! For more information, follow @satxfoodtrucks on Instagram.

Visitor Parking

A full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters can be found hereDowntown Tuesday offers free parking on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in City-owned parking facilities, and City Tower Sundays offers free parking on Sundays from 7 a.m. to midnight at the City Tower Garage located at 117 W. Commerce.

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