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Visitor's Guide

Bienvenidos! Welcome to San Antonio!

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To assist you in planning your visit to A Night In Old San Antonio, you may click on the following links for visitor information:

Local Downtown Hotel Links
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lost & Found

Please call the NIOSA Office at 210-226-5188 to see if your lost item has been turned in.


"A Night In Old San Antonio" is held in the downtown,historic arts village of La Villita (418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205). Located on the banks of the San Antonio River, and bounded by Alamo Street on the east, So. Presa Street on the west and E. Nueva Street on the south, La Villita was developed in the mid-to-late 1800's as a settlement adjacent to Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo). Get detailed driving directions from the map on our Contact Us / Staff page.


The City of San Antonio and private parking contractors provide a variety of lots within easy walking distance to NIOSA. Rates will vary.

Public Transportation

VIA, the San Antonio Public bus transportation system, offers Park & Ride service from several locations throughout the city. Visit VIA's Park & Ride for routes and fares information. River taxis also provide transportation along the San Antonio River with stops convenient to NIOSA gates.

Bike Corral

The NIOSA Bike Corral will be located on S. Alamo & E. Nueva Street with supervision services generously donated by South Texas Off-Road Mountain Bikers! Bring your own lock and chain. Bicycles only; no motorcycles.

Prohibited Items

For the safety and enjoyment of all NIOSA attendees, please be advised the following items are prohibited:
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers (may be checked at gate)
  • Ice chests
  • Outside food & beverages
  • Recreational wheels (i.e., scooters, skateboards, roller blades, Heelys, etc.)
  • Video cameras
  • Drones
  • Smoking
  • Backpacks


  • To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite entry into our event, Large handbags and backpacks will not be allowed into NIOSA. Any bags, including diaper bags, larger than 12"x12"x6" and backpacks are prohibited. We encourage the use of clear bags so that we can expedite entry into this event. Clear and mesh backpacks will be allowed. Prohibited bags will not be held or checked-in at the gates. all bags brought into the event may be screened.
  • No smoking – NIOSA grounds fall under the City's non-smoking ordinance
  • All NIOSA attendees and their belongings are subject to search.
  • No skateboards, Heelys or strollers allowed on event grounds. Strollers may be checked at gate entrances.
  • No refunds on admission tickets or food/beverage coupons. NIOSA occurs rain or shine.
  • No weapons allowed on event grounds. Items will be confiscated and not returned.
  • No food or beverages brought in or out of event grounds.

Alcohol Policies

  • All Attendees wanting to purchase alcoholic beverages will be required to present a valid ID.
  • There will be no alcoholic sales to minors under the legal drinking age of 21.
  • Alcoholic beverage and ticket sales stop at 10:00 p.m.

Notice Of Filming And Photography

By entering the NIOSA premises and your presence at A Night in Old San Antonio, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded by media, NIOSA staff and/or contractors and to any use in any, and all, media in perpetuity without payment, royalties, compensation or any other consideration. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on the consent given by you entering this area. If you do not agree with the foregoing, do not enter this area.

Proceeds from A Night In Old San Antonio fund the San Antonio Conservation Society’s mission to support restoration and preservation of historic properties, parks, waterways, traditions and the intangible heritage of this multicultural city and its neighboring counties through education, advocacy, grants and preservation projects and programs.
event hours: 5:30PM – 10:30PM. Alcohol Sales Cease at 10:00PM.
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