The following items are prohibited on the grounds of NIOSA by volunteers, media or attendees. Please note that NIOSA does NOT provide a place to check these items:
- Weapons (including concealed weapons)
- Animals (see policy below for service animals)
- Baby strollers
- Ice chests
- Outside food & beverages
- Recreational wheels (i.e., scooters, skateboards, roller blades, Heelys, etc.)
- Folding chairs
- Smoking (NIOSA grounds fall under the City's non-smoking ordinance)
- Backpacks (see policy below)
Large handbags and backpacks will not be allowed into NIOSA. Any bags, including diaper bags and backpacks, 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 nor checked-in at the gates. All bags brought into the event may be screened.
We welcome guests with disabilities and their service animals but have strict requirements that follow ADA guidelines i.e. the term “service animal” means any dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.(Miniature horses generally weigh between 70 and 100 pounds.)We reserve the right to refuse entry to a service animal that reacts aggressively to people, sounds or other animals and thusly poses a direct threat to health and safety.NOTE:Emotional support, therapy or comfort animals (that provide comfort just by being with a person) shall not be admitted to the event.
Since 1948, the San Antonio Conservation Society has used NIOSA® and A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO® trademarks to identify our popular festival and its associated merchandise. Any use of NIOSA or “A Night In Old San Antonio” on medals or other uses (such as t-shirts, caps, advertising, events, websites, Facebook and other social media outlets)—not explicitly authorized and/or created by the Conservation Society—is prohibited under the trademark laws of the United States.
- All attendees purchasing alcoholic beverages MUST present a valid ID (government-issued photo ID--military, state or federal)—WE ID EVERYONE.
- There will be no alcoholic sales to minors under the legal drinking age of 21.
- Alcoholic beverage 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.