Fall festivals blowing into San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO—The South Texas fall brings a flurry of festivals that capture the many colors of San Antonio. Fall art festivals kick off in September and r un though December, highlight ing San A ntonio’s culture, arts, music, foods and t rad it ions. From aut hent ic cuisine to a mariachi mass, inspiration and good times are blooming in San Antonio.

September begins with

Fotoseptiembre USA. Photographs that run the gamut from traditional to post modern are displayed in restaurants, galler ies and venues citywide.

Jazz’SAlive is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating Jazz. Held on Sept. 18-19, it showcases local, regional, national and international jazz musicians at Travis Park in beautiful downtown.

Celebrate the versatile accordion at the International Accordion Fest iva l, Oct. 15-17 at the historic arts village of La Villita. Presenting local, regional and global musicians, this is one party guaranteed to make you want to dance. Different genres include; zydeco, polka, meringue and two-step. Enjoy a variety of performances, workshops and jam sessions.

Día de los Muertos is an ancient tradition from Central Mexico. Commemorate your loved ones in San Antonio on Nov. 2 with processions, music, alters, calaveras and pan de muerto. Exhibits are citywide.

End the season w ith the Mariachi Vargas Extravaga n za, Nov. 28 to Dec. 5 . Events include a mar iachiinspired art exhibit, serenades by st udents at t he histor ic River Walk, workshops and mariachi competitions.

For more information, visit our web site at www.visitsanantonio. com.

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