Parade of Lanterns at San Antonio River Walk | Kids Out and About San Antonio

Parade of Lanterns at San Antonio River Walk

For two weeks, ten, 26-foot long floats carrying magically-illuminated enormous lanterns such as a dragon, adorable pandas, pinatas, and other objects will appear February 9-23, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 PM each night.

The last night to take in the beauty is February 23rd. Enjoy the magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk.

A map is posted in the photo gallery. the black arrow shows the starting point and the red arrows show the path of the floats.  Floats tend to spread out and become mixed in with Go Rio tour boats.  Be patient, kick-back and relax.

Please note: High wind conditions can prevent the floats from running on any given night. We will post notices on social media and on this event page in the event floats will not run. We try to determine this as early as possible but sometimes weather conditions change abruptly. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may cause.

Some wind conditions do not prevent the entire event from occurring but can prevent floats from safely navigating through the Convention Center and the Shops at Rivercenter lagoons.  Boat drivers are empowered to make these decisions while on the water.  We cannot predict or provide notification for these route changes.


San Antonio
River Walk, TX, .
United States


210-227-4262 ext. 102
Contact name: 
Paula Schechter, Marketing Director
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
7:00PM - 9:00PM


All Ages Adults & kids together