German settlers helped shape early San Antonio.
Farm Day at Mission San Juan: Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Road, nps.gov/saan/index.htm. Free family-friendly event to highlight the Spanish colonial demonstration farm. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Solar Fest 2018: Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., buildsagreen.org. Live music, local artisans, a variety of food trucks and engaging activities celebrating renewable energy and energy efficiency. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17.
Ford Holiday River Parade: River Walk, 849 E. Commerce St., thesanantonioriverwalk.com. The 38th annual Ford Holiday River Parade kicks off the lighting of the River Walk as well as the holiday season. The parade will feature 28 illuminated floats, which will be decorated with an overarching theme. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 23.
Las Nuevas Tamaleras: Thiry Auditorium, Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S.W. 24th St., lastamaleras.com. Holiday play about a family tamalada celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. $15-$25. Nov. 23-25 and 30 and Dec. 1-2 and 7-9.