During May 12th-August 12th, San Antonio, Texas lights up with entertainment, drawing in thousands of visitors each year for its Fiesta Noche del Rio events. They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to the Fiesta Noche del Rio, that saying could not be any more accurate. Never heard of it? Keep on reading!


Where can you spend your summer nights indulging in cultural Mexican, Spanish and Argentinian music and dancing? Right in San Antonio! Fiesta Noche del Rio is an outdoor event that makes for a perfect summer night to stroll along the River Walk. The event consists of performances featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Since 1957, over one million visitors from around the world have seen the shows and raised more than $2.75 million for local children’s charities.

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Fiesta Noche del Rio is also widely known for being the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S. It all started back in 1957 when The Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Inc., was asked by the San Antonio City Council to spark up some interest and excitement on the River Walk. The well-known Rosita Fernandez – “San Antonio’s First Lady of Song” – created and performed in the original production of Fiesta Noche del Rio. Since 1995 the leadership of Noche del Rio has drawn its creative direction and energies from Elizabeth “Lisa” Sanchez-Lopez – director, choreographer and lead female singer.

It’s rio song and dance-tastic! The 60th annual Fiesta Noche del Rio will amaze and delight all who attend — and much…

Posted by Fiesta Noche del Rio on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A world-class artistic talent, Lisa leads the company of performers in this year’s 60th edition of Noche del Rio. You don’t want to miss this summer’s Fiesta Noche del Rio, which is sure to be a vibrant and exciting event filled with traditional music, dance, food, entertainment and so much more.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and $8 for children ages 6-14. Group (10+) and Military discounts are also available at $15. The Grand Opening is Friday, May 12, 2017, and then weekly shows are every Friday and Saturday night May 12 – August 12, 2017. The show begins at 8:30 p.m.

Are you planning on attending Fiesta Noche del Rio? Have you ever been? Leave us a comment and tell us what visitors should know before they go!

From May to August, San Antonio, Texas lights up with music and dancing, drawing in thousands of visitors each year for its Fiesta Noche del Rio events.