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Events in San Antonio - Summer 2014

Looking for family-friendly things to do in San Antonio this spring? You're in luck! San Antonio hosts an array of exciting events for all ages. From marathons to music festivals to annual parades, San Antonio takes pride in creating a variety of activities and unique experiences for travelers to enjoy a taste of local culture. With so many exciting things to do in San Antonio throughout the spring, your family is bound to appreciate the Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton's perfect downtown location. Our convenient location and helpful staff make it easy for our guests to get to any event in San Antonio!


  • The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

    • The circus is in town! Come see the greatest show on earth performed by the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey at the AT&T Center. Stop by ORO Restaurant before the show for dinner and the best margarita in town!
      • When: Wednesday, July 2 , 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014
      • Where: AT&T Center
      • Distance from hotel:3.2 miles
  • Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Show

    • Stroll along the beautiful San Antonio River Walk as you shop through vendors displaying handmade jewelry, pottery, and fine art. Pop into one of the many restaurants or bars along the River for a delicious drink or meal to complete the day.
      • When: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014
      • Where: The River Walk
      • Distance from hotel:0.3 mile
  • Stars and Stripes Over San Antonio

    • The 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes Over San Antonio at the Alamodome is perfect for a family-friendly Fourth of July. Start the evening with live music and delicious grub from food trucks. Be sure to stick around for the incredible fireworks show, shot high into the sky over Hemisfair Park!
      • When: Friday, July 4 , 2014
      • Where: The Alamodome
      • Distance from hotel:1.2 miles
  • San Antonio'sJuly 4th Celebration

    • Kick off the holiday with the 2k Firecracker Family Fun Run, followed by the Red, White, & Blue Children's Parade! Stick around afterwards for a full day of live music, entertainment, delicious food & cocktails. Close out the evening with a spectacular fireworks display and then head back to the Emily Morgan Hotel and jump into your Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree bed!
      • When: Friday, July 4, 2014
      • Where: Woodlawn Lake Park
      • Distance from hotel:5.4 miles
  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    • Solve clues and complete challenges all over the historic San Antonio in a three-hour scavenger hunt adventure. Teams of 2-5 people will start the hunt right here at the Emily Morgan Hotel and be taken on an adventure throughout the different parts of San Antonio!
      • When: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      • Where: Race starts at the Emily Morgan Hotel
      • Distance from hotel:varies
  • Slab Cinema Movies by Moonlight

    • All summer long Slab Cinema will be hosting Movies by Moonlight in Travis Park. July's featured films are Toy Story 2, Cars 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Smurfs 2 and Despicable Me 2. Spread out a blanket, munch on some popcorn and enjoy the show at this great outdoor venue.
      • When: Tuesday, July 1 - Toy Story 2
                    Tuesday, July 8 - Cars 2
                    Tuesday, July 15 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
                    Tuesday, July 22 - Smurfs 2
                    Tuesday, July 29 - Despicable Me 2
      • Where: Travis Park
      • Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile


  • Kiddie Park Special Event

    • Visit America's oldest children's amusement park with special prices for two days this summer! Enjoy .50 cent rides and $5 unlimited ride bands. Plan the rest of your trip with our guide to San Antonio's best family-friendly attractions!
      • When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
      • Where: Kiddie Park
      • Distance from hotel:2.6 miles
  • San Antonio Restaurant Week

    • Wine and Dine your way through the city with some of the best restaurants in San Antonio! Participating restaurants offer prix-fixe three-course lunch and dinner menus. Reservations are not required but a good idea to enjoy this culinary experience!
      • When: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014
      • Where: Various Locations
      • Distance from hotel:Varies
  • LYTE Run

    • Come ready to run, to paint, and to party! This nighttime EDM 5k features various DJs throughout the course, GLO paint that runners can toss around, and admission to the NYTE LYTE after party. Make a weekend out of your trip and visit some of our favorite San Antonio local attractions!
      • When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      • Where:Retama Park, Selma, Texas
      • Distance from hotel: 16.8 miles