The San Antonio River Walk Holds Delicious Event, Drift & Dine, Where You can Literally Go with the Flow While Savoring the Flavor!
Drift & Dine is sold out on September 24th. A very limited amount of 16 or 20 passenger boats and individual seating is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Experience a night to remember as you slowly ‘Drift and Dine’ along the San Antonio River Walk while discovering new restaurants and revisiting old favorites. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling of bliss. Go with the flow. Savor the flavor!
Drift & Dine is a three-day event running September 24-26, 2019. Beautifully decorated dinner boats will float along the river making six restaurant stops during their journey. The culinary voyage takes place on three separate nights with tickets sold for individuals and by boats of either 16 or 20. Tuesday, September 24, is sold-out. The remaining two nights have limited availability; those interested are urged to purchase a ticket quickly.
Tickets are $75 for individuals, $1125 for boats of 16, and $1425 for boats of 20. Food is included in the ticket price. Drinks will be available for purchase at each stop. For tickets and more information, visit TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events/drift-dine. 2018 was the first year for this event, and it was a sell-out.
There will be the pre-boarding Pepsi Cast-Off Reception and check-in beginning at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment, a free photo booth, and refreshments. Favorite Brands will provide wine during the reception, and Bud Light will give a beer assortment. H-E-B Blooms has donated fresh flowers for the reception and boat tablescapes. Swag at the event includes a souvenir wine glass compliments of 120 Ninth Street apartments.
Boats set sail from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. on the river level near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. For ease of parking, Drift & Dine will return to the starting point at approximately 9:00 p.m
After dining, guests will vote for their favorite dish. The winner of “Best Dish” each night will be announced through the River Walk’s social media the following day. Ace Mart, sponsor of the handsome award; Francessa dishware is classic white porcelain china exclusively sold through Ace Mart and available to the public and restaurants.
Last-minute tickets will be available at the check-in location on a space-available basis. Tickets will be sold online the day of the event until noon. Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, rescheduled dates are October 1, 2 & 3.
Ticketholders may park at the nearby Shops at Rivercenter Garage located at 849 E. Commerce Street or the city-run garage located at 850 E. Commerce Street.
Bud Light is the presenting sponsor of Drift & Dine, continuing their strong support of community programming on the San Antonio River Walk.
A complete list of participating restaurants organized by their day of participation is available on the River Walk website, TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.
The San Antonio River Walk Association is a nonprofit organization and the event organizer of the Bud Light Drift & Dine. SARWA’s mission is to promote, protect, and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. They accomplish this through special events, social media, RIO Magazine, and the website, TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.