From March 30th through April 2nd, San Antonio will host one of the nation's most prestigious sporting events, the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament.
Approximately 100,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Alamo City, and organizers are hoping to spread the word that not only are tickets available now for the games, but there will also be a host of family-friendly activities happening throughout the event, including:
Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from Friday, March 30th through Monday, April 2nd. Fans can enjoy interactive sports activities, special performances, photo ops, prizes, autograph sessions and more. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free, as well as any Capital One cardholders. The NCAA is honoring San Antonio as Military City USA by allowing anyone with a military ID free entry into Fan Fest as well. Early-bird tickets are available through March 16th for just $8 per person and $10 after that.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Final Four weekend, the NCAA will host the March Madness Music Festival at Hemisfair. This is a free event, open to the public and presented by NCAA corporate champions AT&T, Coke and Capital One and will feature two stages with top national performing artists to be announced closer to the event.
Reese’s Final Four Friday is March 30th at the Alamodome. It’s free and fans can watch all the Final Four teams practice on the Final Four court, hear from each head coach and stay for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese’s College All-Star Game to see top senior student-athletes from around the country participate.
Final Four Dribble presented by Buick is a free event at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 1st, starting at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Thousands of children will be given their own Final Four T- shirt and official NCAA basketball to dribble through downtown streets along a route ending at Fan Fest, where they will receive free entry. Parents/guardians are required to preregister their children at www.ncaa.com/finalfour to reserve a spot. Space is limited to the first 3,000 children younger than 18.