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!

Waka Flocka Flame

Featured Artist

We are excited to announce Waka Flocka Flame as this year's featured artist for BestFest 2023! 

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the global icon and rapper more commonly known as Waka Flocka Flame. Waka is known for putting trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me which caught fire with songs, “We On The Way," “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. With many platinum signature hit records including “No Hands” and “Wild Boy,” there’s a high chance Waka’s music will be played at your party.

Booth at BestFest

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $.50 each. $10 will get you a whole sheet of tickets (each sheet has 20 tickets). 

Tickets are used for anything purchased at booths including food, drinks, and activities. All proceeds go back to UTSA student organizations participating in the event. 

All sales are final; no refunds will be granted.

Admission to the event and rides are free.  Online ticket sales for this year's event are now closed but you can still purchase food/drink tickets at one of the BestFest Ticket booths.

student holding ticket at ticket booth

Ticket Pick Up

If you purchased your tickets prior to the event starting, you can pick up your tickets at the will-call ticket booth on Friday! 

Please have your receipt, UTSA ID and/or valid ID to verify your purchase.

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 including performances by several student organizations.

4:00 pm -  Entrance Opens

4:45 - 6:45 pm -  Student organization performances

  • Ballet Folklórico de UTSA
  • SHOR at UTSA
  • Dance Club at UTSA
  • Musicians of Business 
  • Korean Culture Club
  • African Students Association

7:00 pm - Announcements and Pep Rally 

8:00 pm - Headliner Waka Flocka Flame Performance

9:30 pm - Fireworks

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!

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