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October LOL will be at one of our favorite venues – Tycoon Flats!

We will be gathering on Thursday, October 17th, 6:30 pm – 10 pm. 

There’s a $1 off Draft Beer! DJ Traci will be spinning tunes! The Tycoon Menu is always fabulous!

PLEASE BRING TRAVEL-SIZE TOILETRIES! The toiletries will be given to NCJW to provide to detained immigrants. These toiletries help – in a small way – with improving their quality of life and maintaining their dignity. Thanks so much!

Live OUT Loud with Ladies On the Loose!

Farmers and Artisans Market

Guests will be able to purchase fresh goods from locally-sourced farmers and browse through a variety of over 25 local artisan vendors. The market is open every third Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm at Mission Marquee Plaza.

The next market day is October 19th.

The Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA will offer a FREE Community Zumba Class onsite at 10 a.m. All fitness levels welcome.

The San Antonio Food Bank will be on-site hosting healthy cooking demos and nutrition education sessions. For the months of May – October, the SAFB will issue & redeem the WIC & Senior Vouchers from the Texas Department of Agriculture (October is redeeming only). The markets are certified with the Texas Department of Agriculture, and GO TEXAN certified.

Enjoy live music performances, food trucks, fun family activities, plus much more! The markets are brought to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and the San Antonio Food Bank. Markets are always FREE, pet-friendly and on-site parking is available.

October 19
November 16 – Holiday Market featuring FrankenBike

The Healing Arts Festival & Market at the Rim

The Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim is held each third Sunday of the month from 11 am to 6 pm. The next Healing Arts Festival is Sunday, October 20th, at the Hilton Garden Inn at The RIM, 5730 Rim Pass.

The Healing Arts Festival & Market is San Antonio’s premier showcase of healing arts practitioners and artisans from all modalities!
Discover Reflexology, Sound Tuning, Astrology, Massage, Energy Healing, Reiki, Numerology, Intuitive Counsel, fine natural crystals, handcrafted Art, Jewelry, and Organic body products.

Visit our free and fascinating presentation series which features:
Mediumship Demo with Tracy St. Croi and Elaine Ireland
Self Improvement Series with Yuci Edwards
Community Drumming Circle with Michael Enderle

Meet us and discover the unlimited power of healing within you at The Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim!
Hilton Garden Inn 5730 Rim Pass

Admission and Parking are FREE!!!

Q Connection – LGBTQ Meetup

Looking to get connected to other LGBTQ+ folks or thinking about coming out? Not sure what to do or where to turn for advice and support?

Q Connection is a safe, informal space to listen, discuss and learn, surrounded by community. This group is open to all LGBTQ+ folks, as well as to those who choose to not label themselves and those that support the community!

The next meeting is Monday, October 21st, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio, 1303 McCullough. Q Connection meets every 3rd Monday of each month at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio!

Facilitated by The Center – Pride Center San Antonio & Jamie Zapata

Queer Voices Speak Out: Musical Edition

The Center – Pride Center San Antonio – Queer Voices Speak – featuring poetry, spoken word and music is Thursday, October 24th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio, 1303 McCullough Ave, Ste 160!

This is a monthly showcase of LGBTQIA authors, storytellers, poets, musicians and writers! Curated by Anel Flores in collaboration with The Center – Pride Center San Antonio

Come out to the #PrideCenterSA on the 4th Thursday of every month for #QueerVoices!

What: Queer Voices Speak Out
When: Thursday, October 24th, 6:30 PM (4th Thursday of each month)
Where: The Center – Pride Center SA 1303 McCullough Ave. Ste 160
Cost: RSVP Requested – however, the event is Free. Donations will be accepted.

Click Here to RSVP.

Haunted River

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time at the Haunted River on the San Antonio River Walk Friday, October 25th, 6 pm – 10 pm, at the Arneson River Theater at The Shops of La Villita.

Features adult drinks, live music, a spooky performance, and a haunted river parade. Play hilarious games with an entertaining host while enjoying local food trucks and booths.

Come in your costume to compete in the adult costume contest, where $1,500 in total prize money is up for grabs in three categories: Individual, Couple, and Group. Special thanks to Bud Light for helping bring this FREE event to the River Walk.

Got kids? Take them to Haunted River, Jr., our kid-friendly event at Shops at Rivercenter for trick-or-treating on the river and activities. Details for Haunted River, Jr. are also located on the River Walk website.

Día de los Muertos Celebration 

Día de los Muertos, San Antonio’s beloved, cultural event, moves to Hemisfair on October 26th and 27th, offering expanded art booths, ofrendas, music, food and an experience that has become a tradition for all.

Now in its 7th year, Día de los Muertos is bigger and better than ever.

Experience. Enjoy. Remember.
Our loved ones are still with us at Día de los Muertos.

Saturday – 10 am – 11 pm and Sunday – 12 pm – 9 pm.

Full details at

Benefitting Inner City Development.

Mystic Market – Holistic Fair

Find Balance, clear your Mind, Lift your Spirit and Re-Charge your Body. Metaphysical and Holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools.

A holistic fair with something for everyone! Held at the Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday, October 26th, 11 am – 5 pm. You will enjoy the atmosphere and interacting with all the different practitioners.

You can get answers to your most important questions from an intuitive or astrologer, appreciate the fine work of nature through crystals and mineral lamps, and relieve your aches and pains with a holistic healer.

Have a great afternoon learning about yourself and the ways to get in touch with what is really important for you. Spend time and find the modality that resonates with your highest good. This could be life-changing, come out and take a look!

Intuitive and clairvoyant readings, Reiki, massage and reflexology, crystals, artisan products and much more!

The Best Metaphysics & Holistic exhibitors focused on Alternative Wellness/Living Guidance & Tools, Intuitive Tarot, Psychic Astrology & Angel Readings, Mediums, Reiki Masters, Massage, Reflexology Therapist, Chakra & Aura Readers, Numerology, Crystals, Rocks, Artisan Jewelry, Pop-Up Boutique, Skincare & Artisan products and much more.

Free admission & Free parking.

6th Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus Party!  

Fiesta Youth’s 6th Annual Halloween Hocus Party is happening Saturday, October 26th, from 7 pm – Midnight, at Arbor House Inn and Suites,
109 Arciniega St.

e7 Band, DJ, Dancing, Open Bar, Appetizers, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Costume Contests and more!

General Admission – Includes Open bar, appetizers, and all the entertainment.

VIP admission –  Includes a private VIP area, Premium Open Bar, and Premium appetizers and all the entertainment.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

This event is always a sell-out… so get your tickets now!

This is a 21+ fundraising event for Fiesta Youth.

PRIDE Families: Fall Festival & Trunk-Or-Treat  

SAVE THE DATE for the 7th Annual LGBTQ+ Family Fall Festival & Trunk-Or-Treat on Sunday, October 27th, 2 pm – 4 pm, at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio, 1303 McCullough Ave, Ste 16.

All families are welcomed! Enjoy food, costume contests, lots of candy and community. This free event is a celebration of LGBTQ+ families brought to you by The Center – Pride Center San Antonio in collaboration with area organizations working together to celebrate the diversity of our city.

Please contact The Center at 210-370-PRIDE (7743) or with any questions regarding the event and/or accessibility.

Interested in setting up a trunk at this event or sponsorship opportunities? Click the ticket link to register or for more information. 

Southtown First Friday

Southtown First Friday is November 1st. Come to Southtown for art, music, food and fun. Enjoy the galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Always a Fun Time!

The MarketPlace in Helotes

Saddle up and get ready for The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes Saturday, November 2nd!

Music, food, and a good time are served up, and local craftsmen fill Old Town with treasures from across South Texas.

Happening the first Saturday every month, The MarketPlace is located in the heart of Old Town Helotes near the historic Floore Country Store and scenic Helotes Creek. Jewelry, arts and crafts, fresh produce, and one-of-a-kind pieces will be displayed. Additionally, local boutiques will open their doors and offer visitors a taste of Old Town Helotes! Gates open at 10 am and close at 5 pm. Gather the kids and come down to Old Town for a day of fun. MarketPlace proceeds benefit community activities within the City of Helotes.

Cinema on Will’s Plaza at Tobin Center

The Movie -Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory – will be featured at the H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza – FREE EVENT – Tobin Center | Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza, Friday, November 8th.

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

This is a free family-friendly event, for all ages!
The Movie starts @ 8 pm (Plaza will open at 7 pm)

*No outside food or drinks – Concessions are available for purchase (includes full bar).

*BYOC (Chairs) Chairs are provided but attendees are also encouraged to bring their own blankets and portable chairs.

*No pets allowed on the Plaza.


SoFlo Market

SoFlo Market is on Saturday, November 9th. Market hours are from 10 am-5 pm.

Come see what everyone is raving about! Amazing artists and makers offering their unique handmade creations, local homegrown products, and special vintage finds! Come taste the savory gourmet food from local food trucks, live music and DJ, all with a very urban feel!

SoFlo Market is a family-friendly and pet friendly event, that features a lively art scene and an alternative shopping experience that includes: handmade and vintage treasures from local artists and vendors, including jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled art, home accessories, skincare, fine art, pottery, local food truck cuisine, artistic activities for kids, and more.

This event is part of the Second Saturday Art Walk that happens at the South Flores Art District. SoFlo Market reoccurs every Second Saturday.

Please visit the website at for a full schedule of featured events for SoFlo Market, participating artists and more!


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Weekly Happenings

Free Dance Lessons

For those who want to learn how to dance to C&W music and much more, every Tuesday night, at 7 pm, at SA Country Saloon, there are free dance lessons!

Wouldn’t you like to look smooth and coordinated on the dance floor? Well, now you can! Yee Haw!

Next Class is Tuesday, October 8th, at 7 pm.

Fiesta Youth

Youth  (Teen) Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  at Woodlawn Pointe located at 702 Donaldson Avenue.  Next Meeting is October 8th.

All youth aged 12-18 are welcomed to come to a Fiesta Youth Meeting. The youth meetings were created to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for all LGBTQ youth. Every Tuesday, the youth meet at Woodlawn Pointe to meet new friends, participate in fun games and activities (field trips, too!), and join in on group discussions.

Alamo City Wranglers

The Wranglers are a GLBTQ & Friends Square Dancing Club.

They meet every Thursday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, at The International Folk & Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St, Building 23.

You can park in lot B.  **Except the week before IAGSDC convention, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas/New Year holiday weeks.

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If you like to sing and harmonize with others, join the Live Oak Singers (LOS). They practice every Monday at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, at Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Ave.

LOS includes beginners to those who have degrees in music. They particularly need more female singers. LOS sing a wide variety of music from Broadway, pop, madrigal, country, gospel, barbershop and soft rock.

If you would like to join LOS this season, please let them know via email at ( so they can make arrangements for an audition time.  You are also welcome to sit in on a few rehearsals prior to auditioning to get to know us a bit prior to auditioning.  New singers will work with the Artistic Director to determine your vocal range, ability to match notes and stay on pitch, and determine your singing part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).   You DO NOT need to prepare a solo song for the audition.   Auditions will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to rehearsals starting.

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Monthly Meetings

Stonewall Democrats (SDSA) meet every third Monday each month at Luther’s Café. Happy Hour starts at 6 pm.  The meeting is from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Bring your friends. Everyone is invited. Next Meeting is October 21st.


San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA) meets every first and third Thursday of the month. Meetings are held from 6 pm to 8 pm at the MCC Church located at 611 East Myrtle. SAGA offers a welcoming and safe place for conversation, discussion, and support to transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and intersex persons and to those who love and support them. Next Meeting is October 17th.

PFLAG San Antonio Meetings are held the first Thursday every month at 7:00 pm at the University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell Ave. Next meeting is November 7th.