Despite the Spurs game on the first night and rain on Thursday morning, organizers at A Night in Old San Antonio say that attendance is about the same as it was in 2016.

Every year, roughly 85,000 people come to NIOSA. Besides all the great food and entertainment, at the heart of NIOSA is the desire to give back to San Antonio.

All the money raised goes to the San Antonio Conservation Society to preserve historic sites. The money also helps fund educational programs in the community and provide grants for homeowners in the historic district.

Last year, NIOSA raised $1.2 million.

"The more money we generate the more good we can do for historic preservation in the community. And there are many projects, many things that need to be done," said Patti Zaiontz, NOISA chair.

NOISA wouldn't be possible without the thousands of volunteers and vendors. John Morris came to NOISA for the third year in a row.

"We're all volunteering. We're making the city money, the San Antonio Conservation Society. We love our Mexican culture and San Antonio. We will be here many years to come," Morris said.