Enjoy the Rest of Summer in Texas with Our Top Pick of Events

One of Monticello's top recommended event this summer is the Ford Canoe Challenge

August 5: Ford Canoe Challenge
This highly-spirited canoe competition event started back in 1969 to help Scouts understand teamwork. Participation is open to the public, local celebrities, city officials, corporations and Boy & Girl Scouts. Over 90 canoe teams compete on the San Antonio River in downtown starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

September 6-10: World Heritage Festival
Celebrate the San Antonio Missions, at UNESCO World Heritage Site with 10 events across the city. The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate San Antonio Missions, and raise funds to preserve, maintain, promote, and connect with this important San Antonio heritage.

Start your visit by spending time at The San Antonio Story exhibit. Boast in a beautiful meal sourced locally in the shadows of the famed missions and then explore the illuminated past at Mission Concepcion. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site Missions on foot or by bike.

September 15-16: Jazz’SAlive
Some of the nation’s top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, take over Travis Park and dazzle the crowd with their diverse styles of smooth sounds. Join the fun free of charge event to celebrate 33 years of jazz in the historic and newly renovated Travis Park.  Guests will enjoy live music on two stages, festival food by more than 20 local food vendors and art pieces by emerging artists.

September 16: Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest
Starting in mid-September and running through the last weekend in October, you won’t want to miss out on a “spooktacular” good time! Fright Fest includes themed scare zones bound to make you scream in addition to haunted houses. Enjoy your favorite coasters in the dark or see some of the world-class shows exclusively at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Live entertainment, chill-inducing rides and spine-tingling excitement for the whole family that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.

October 6, 7, 13 & 14: Oktoberfest San Antonio
Head over to the Beethoven Halle und Garten to celebrate the ultimate German festival with music, food, and dancing, plus German specialties, like bratwurst, Reubens, and beer.  Founded in 1867 Beethoven Maennerchor’s purpose is to preserve German song, music, and language. It is one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas. Located in beautiful downtown San Antonio, in the Historic King William District, the Beethoven Maennerchor has stood as a beacon of culture and heritage since its founding.