This weekend will be busy downtown. Here’s why you should plan ahead.

Day of the Dead festivities in downtown all weekend & a UTSA game at the Alamodome on Saturday afternoon

SAN ANTONIO – A jam-packed weekend is expected in downtown San Antonio, filled with exciting events. With so much happening, it’s important to plan ahead to navigate the traffic and make the most of your weekend.

Downtown San Antonio will be buzzing with activity, so it’s vital to be aware of road closures and detours.

Among those activities are Day of the Dead festivities on the River Walk, La Villita, Market Square, and Hemisfair all weekend and a UTSA game at the Alamodome on Saturday afternoon.

San Antonio’s Center City Development and Operations Department said there will be several street closures in the downtown area, as well as the potential for heavy traffic that’ll make it hard to get around.

The city encourages everyone attending downtown events this weekend to consider taking public transportation, ride-sharing, biking, or walking.

Another situation that can make navigating the downtown area this weekend is all the construction.

“We know that construction is happening all the time, so we kind of just adjust as we see those roadblocks. It actually happened this morning coming in. We thought we were going to come in on the side of Cesar Chavez and then ended up having to last-minute come in through Nueva,” said Leslie Rivera, a San Antonio resident.

The city says VIA’s special event service will be available from Crossroads Park and Ride for the UTSA vs East Carolina game on Saturday at the Alamodome.

For more information on easy, affordable and convenient parking, you can visit the city’s Public Parking website.

You can also sign up for downtown street closure updates at


Celebrate Muertos Fest at Hemisfair Oct. 28-29; watch Nov. 1 special on KSAT

About the Authors

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He’s a bilingual award-winning news reporter and he joined KSAT in 2021. Before coming to San Antonio, Cotto was reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas. He’s a veteran of the United States Navy.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.

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