BestFest is a public festival hosted at UTSA each fall during Homecoming Weekend. Sponsored by Roadrunner Productions (RP) and UTSA Student Activities, the event features dozens of food, beverage, and game booths run by student organizations, as well as interactive activities, musical entertainment, carnival rides and a fireworks display.
Be sure to visit the Homecoming website to see the entire schedule of events.

BestFest 2023

Join us on Friday, October 27 to celebrate UTSA during Homecoming Week at BestFest 2023. This exciting event invites, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater San Antonio community to enjoy this public festival! 

This event will be located outdoors in front of the Convocation Center in  Brackenridge Lot 1

Check out this video to get a taste of what this exciting, family-friendly event is all about!

Tai Verdes

Featured Artist

Tai Verdes was a fun artist to have at BestFest 2022.

The headlining artist announcement is coming soon. 

Booth at BestFest

Purchase Tickets

We strongly encourage ordering your tickets prior to the event. Tickets are $.50 each. $10 will get you a whole sheet of tickets (each sheet has 20 tickets). 

 All proceeds go back to UTSA student organizations participating in the event. All sales are final; no refunds will be granted.

Online ticket sales are currently closed but you will open when we get closer to the event at the event. Credit card and cash only at ticket booths.

student holding ticket at ticket booth

Ticket Pick Up

Tickets will be available for pick up during the dates and times listed below. Please be sure to have your receipt, UTSA ID and/or valid ID to verify your purchase.

Beat the lines and pick up your tickets early! Ticket orders must be placed at least 8 hours prior to pick up.

Location: TBD
Dates and Times: TBD

You can also pick up your tickets at the event, please see the will-call ticket booth.

People watching fireworks over carnival ride

Event Itinerary

Make sure to plan your evening in a way to not miss out on all the fun! Here is the itinerary for this year's BestFest!

4:00 pm - Entrance Opens

more fun activities being planned

11:00 pm - Event Ends

student holding Rowdy Crew clear bag

Plan Your Visit

BestFest is adopting the same bag policy as the Alamodome. Below is a list of approved and not approved bags for the festival. Please plan accordingly. 

Not Allowed 

  • Backpack  
  • Camera Case  
  • Mesh Bag  
  • Purse  
  • Clear Backpack  
  • Tinted Plastic Bag  
  • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag   
  • Any bag larger than 5.5’’x8.5’’ 
  • Handguns are not permitted.  
  • Click here for information about the handgun policy 


  • Bags Smaller than 5.5’’ x 8.5’’  
  • Clear Bag Smaller than 12’’x6’’x12’’  
  • 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag  
  • Medical Necessary Bags 

people on slide

Directions and Parking

BestFest is located at UTSA Main Campus off of 1604.  The event is located in front of the Convocation Center in  Brackenridge Lot 1. 

BestFest parking is available at no charge in Brackenridge Ave Lot 2. No UTSA permit is required. 

UTSA Alumni Association logo

About the UTSA Alumni Association

Alumni volunteers are needed to help make BestFest special for Roadrunners and the greater San Antonio community. We have shifts available to greet fellow alumni and students, set up, and break down. After your shift, stay for the duration of the event and enjoy the festivities. We appreciate your help! Sign up for your volunteer shift at BestFest.

For more information about joining the UTSA Alumni Association, visit the UTSA Alumni website.