San Antonio Book Festival

The 8th Annual San Antonio Book Festival is once again returning to the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art to celebrate all things literary. The festival is a free, daylong event intended as a gift to the city and citizens of San Antonio, and it takes place on April 4, 2020. It aims to bring books to life through a wide range of author presentations, panel discussions, book sales, and signing sessions with authors.

The San Antonio Book Festival is an all-ages, free event offering something for each member of your household. For the little ones, the festival will offer children’s theater performances, a hands-on technology area, and interactive art and play stations. Food trucks will be on hand to round out the festival.

The full lineup for this year’s festival has just been announced, and it’s expected to draw over 120 authors and around 20,000 attendees. Some of the highlights include: Saeed Jones, Maureen Johnson, Attica Locke, Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, Marie Arana, Naomi Shihab Nye, and many others.

The 2020 festival lineup is a great mixture of local Texas authors and nationally renowned writers.

In addition to the usual festival activities, this year’s San Antonio Book Festival brings a brand new event call the “Lit Crawl” that will take place Friday night April 3 to kick things off. The Lit Crawl will be held in conjunction with First Friday events at the Blue Star Complex, and there will be live performances by writers and poets and some exciting activities, like a drinking game where audience members do a shot every time a speaker says certain pre-selected words.

The San Antonio Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 4 from 9 am to 5 pm at San Antonio’s Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. It’s sure to be one of the top things to do in San Antonio on the weekend!