PLEASE NOTE: The post below is from 2014. For up-to-date information on Free Fun in San Antonio, be sure to visit our  Free Fall Festivals in 2015 post and our Free in San Antonio category for the latest free fun in San Antonio!

70+ free things for kids and families to do in San Antonio this fall

Fall and San Antonio! What’s better that experiencing fun, kid-friendly events while welcoming cooler weather into the Alamo City? How about FREE, family-friendly fall events?!

***** Check back often as San Antonio Mom Blogs continues to add to our list of free events this fall that kids love. *****

Free museum days and times in San Antonio

Now through September 27, four San Antonio public pools are free and open for swimming: Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave. For hours and details, visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website.

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.

Tuesdays, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, McAllister Park in the Dog Park/McAllister/Salado Creek Trailhead, at sunset
The San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA) offers free stargazing to the public every Wednesday evening beginning at sunset.

Wednesdays, Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Fridays, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106, 78215, 10:30 a.m.
Miss Anastasia’s Wild and Wacky Pre-weekend Twiglet Storytime.

Saturdays, Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free crafts for kids, ages 3 and up

Sundays, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Sundays, Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer, 78232, 3:00 p.m.
Free sign language classes, all ages 

Not necessarily free but a HUGE list of all fall festivals in Texas!

Siclovia: one of 70+ free family and kid-friendly events in San Antonio this fall!

***** SEPTEMBER *****

Tuesday, September 9, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, 4pm – 9pm
Free tours of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. You must RSVP here for your free timed tour tickets.

Thursday, September 11, The McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 6:00 p.m.
Visit the McNay and its grounds for free on the second Tuesday of each month. Free, docent-led tours of the museum and live music on the grounds are part of this event. Food trucks will be on hand for those who would like to purchase food and drinks.

Friday, September 12, Villa Finale, 401 King William, 78204, 6:30 p.m.
Silver Screen classics in the garden: Los Tres Huastecos (The Three Men from Huasteca) and folklroico dance performance in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged. Pets on leash welcome. Complimentary lemonade provided by Villa Finale. Snacks compliments of the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas. Live dance performance by Leon Valley Ballet Folklorico precedes the film (performance at 6:45pm). Food vendor onsite to be announced.

Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (near Fredericksburg, Texas), various events and activities throughout the weekend
Leave No Trace “HOTSPOT” Weekend at Enchanted Rock: Leave No Trace has selected Texas’ Enchanted Rock State Natural Area as one of its eight endangered ‘Hot Spots’ in the nation and is hosting events to help raise awareness about natural areas around the country facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage. Bring your family to take part in night hikes, day hikes, and educational activities.

Saturday, September 13, Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe, 78207, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Avenida’s 16 de Septiembre multicultural fiesta: parade, festival, family-friendly activities, all to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

Saturday, September 13, Inspire Art, 200 Queen Anne Court, San Antonio, Texas 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Family Art Day takes place at Inspire Art every second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, September 13, Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd. Boerne, TX 78006, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Science in Nature: Free event for families featuring science and nature-related activities such as: making slime, releasing ladybugs, seeing live animals, and more.

Saturday, September 13, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SA Urban Pet Market: Dog Superhero Costume Parade, Kids Activities, Shopping, Pet Adoptions, Food, Music, Dog Agility & Training Demonstrations, Door Prizes. Free family & dog friendly event. Benefiting the SA Animal No Kill initiative efforts.

Saturday, September 13, The Twig, 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215, 10:30 a.m.
Turn off the screen party with Miss Anastasia! The Storytime Chicks will bring The Day the Crayons Quit to life and set up a clever battery free craft. Soul Shine Community House will take Twiglet Yoga to a new dvd free level. Defining Delcious will line up a kid created snackie without the cooking channel!

Saturday, September 13, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 78205, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Story Stampede is offered at the Briscoe Western Art Museum on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Adults are just $5 each.

Saturday, September 13, Confluence Park, W. Mitchell St., 78204, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
San Antonio River Authority Inaugural River Arts Fest: a festival to showcase the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials. Other activities will include pop-up art market, educational presentations, junk art demonstrations, recycle art activities, gardening projects, recycled fashion show (Sanford Brown College/ IADT, University of Incarnate Word and Special Guest Designer, Ruth Waddy of Austin, Texas) live music by the Modern Don Juan’s, Armando Martinez and Marcy Grace, mobile food trucks, and more.

Saturday, September 13 (12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, September 14 (12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.), Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207
Fiesta Patrias: youth leadership pep-rally, a motorcycle caravan, and special events showcasing San Antonio’s young talent and commemorating the 10th anniversary of the world champion Hispanic boxing leader.

Saturday, September 13, Parking lot under 281 South of Pearl Parkway, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pearl Echale Block Party, Latino Music
Live music, craft vendors, live art installations, and food for sale from Pearl restaurants.

Saturday, September 13, Alamo Heights at the Nature Trailhead park next to the Heights Pool, dusk
Free Outdoor Movie: Gravity

Sunday, September 14, Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures provides free admission to all.

Tuesday, September 16 – Monday, September 29, participating McDonald’s locations in San Antonio (and around the country)
FREE freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours.

Tuesday, September 16, San Antonio Children’s Museum, 305 E. Houston St., 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
H-E-B Free Family Night at the San Antonio Children’s Museum. Take advantage of free parking in city-owned downtown lots on Tuesday evenings.

Thursday, September 18, Mark’s Outing (formerly Fatty’s), 624 E Commerce, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with a free 1/4 lb. cheeseburger from Mark’s Outing.

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday September 21, the Barnes & Noble entrance at The Shops at La Cantera, various dates and times (below)
“The Chrysler Experience 200:” Enjoy a free test drive in the all-new redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 and experience the safety features, feel the styling and sense the handling once seated inside. All participants take home a $10 cash gift card and enter for a chance to win $45,000 towards any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle. Thursday-Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 18, Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita, 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lone Star Summer Concert Series – this free, all-ages concert features Daedelus along with music from The Empireal Formula and producers Ernest Gonzales & Ohh Yeah. Food and drink available for purchase. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 19, Krispy Kreme locations (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230)
FREE original glazed donut when you talk like a pirate for Talk Like a Pirate Day at participating Krispy Kreme locations. AND, you can get a FREE dozen original glazed donuts when you DRESS like a pirate! Our friends at Free Fun in Austin have all of the details here.

Friday, September 19, Elements Therapeutic Massage, 21019 US Hwy 281 N Suite 838, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fit Moms and Moms-to-Be presents: Elements Massage Mom’s Night Out. Free chair massages, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, September 19, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston, 78209, dusk
Classic Movies in the Garden: An Affair to Remember. Gates will open at 6:30 pm, with free admission. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through 38 acres of natural beauty before settling in for the movie. The movie begins at dusk. The public is encouraged to bring picnics and blankets or lawn chairs. Light concessions available.

Saturday, September 20, Cibolo Nature Center, 33 Herff Road, Boerne, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Garden Fest at the Herff Farm: Gardening how-to sessions, kids’ activities, live music, food trucks

Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Jazz’SAlive in Travis Park

Saturday, September 20, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St., 78205, 10:00 a.m.
Dia De los Ninos: a culture, health and fitness event that celebrates children

Saturday, September 20, Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens at 401 King William, 10:00 a.m.
“I Spy …” A Scavenger Hunt: FREE for kids 5-12. Space is limited. Pre-registered children will receive a “goody bag.” To register, please call Villa Finale Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 no later than Friday, September 19th at 12:00pm.

Saturday, September 20, Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita, 78205, 5:30 p.m.
Mariachi on the River

Saturday, September 20, Main Plaza, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Mujeres Mercado, a Night Market in Main Plaza (held every third Saturday through Dec. 20).

Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28, Alamodome, 100 Montana St., 78203
San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show. Kids 16 and under and military with I.D. get in FREE!
Friday – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston, 78209, dusk
Classic Movies in the Garden: High Society. Gates will open at 6:30 pm, with free admission. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through 38 acres of natural beauty before settling in for the movie. The movie begins at dusk. The public is encouraged to bring picnics and blankets or lawn chairs. Light concessions available.

Saturday, September 27, four participating San Antonio Museums
Museum Day: the following four San Antonio museums are participating in the Smithsonian 2014 Museum Day, offering free admission: Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures, Spanish Governor’s Palace, and Villa Finale.
FREE to attend BUT you must get free tickets here.

Saturday, September 27, Cibolo Nature Center, 33 Herff Road, Boerne, 10:00 a.m.
Junior Gardener’s Club: Pollinators

Saturday, September 27, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Amor y Arte: This market showcases a variety of talented handmade artisans and food vendors. There will be a pet adoption site, live music, and live art demonstrations as well.

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, Market Square, 514 W Commerce St, 78207, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Weekend Celebration

Sunday, September 28, on Broadway, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Síclovía: Roads are closed to car traffic near downtown San Antonio so cyclists, runners, and walkers can play in the street! There are also family-friendly activities, educational booths, food trucks, and more.

Chalk It Up: one of 70+ free, family and kid-friendly events in San Antonio this fall

***** OCTOBER *****

Saturday, October 4, William R. Sinkin Eco Centro Building, 1802 North Main, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Solar Fest: learn about solar energy and living green. Children can learn about solar through a UV bead bracelet making activity organized by the San Antonio Children’s Museum or by racing solar cars from Solar San Antonio.

Saturday, October 4, San Antonio River near The Pearl, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank (just $5 to adopt a duck). Just one $5 duck adoption buys 35 meals for the San Antonio Food Bank. The first three ducks that cross the finish line win BIG prizes.

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Market Square Car Show

Sunday, October 5, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AND
First Sundays for Families: (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Hispanic Heritage Month. Explore the Latin American folk art collection and create art from materials gourds and found objects. Art-making activities include milagros, weavings, papel picado, and masks.

Tuesday, October 7, LEGO Store at North Star Mall, 5:00 p.m. until supplies last
FREE LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
On the first Tuesday of each month, LEGO Stores provide a limited quantity of free mini model sets for kids ages 6-14. One free per child while supplies last. Get there early (around 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.) for your spot in line!

Wednesday, October 8, Lantana Spa at the JW Marriott, 23808 Resort Parkway, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lantana Spa Neighbors Night Out Open Houseat the JW Marriott. This free event features demo yoga and Zumba classes, spa treatment and product demos, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes. Must RSVP to Leah Latham ([email protected] or 210-491-5834).

Thursday, October 9, The McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 6:00 p.m.
Visit the McNay and its grounds for free on the second Thursday of each month (except December). Free, docent-led tours of the museum and live music on the grounds are part of this event. Food trucks will be on hand for those who would like to purchase food and drinks.

Friday, October 10, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St, 78205, dusk
Movies at Travis Park: High Noon

Saturday, October 11, Inspire Art, 200 Queen Anne Court, San Antonio, Texas 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Family Art Day takes place at Inspire Art every second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, October 11, Houston St (between Jefferson St. and Main Avenue), 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chalk It Up. Houston Street in downtown San Antonio closes to car traffic so artists and kids alike can decorate it with their chalk creations. Live music, entertainment, food trucks, and activities for kids.

Saturday, October 11, Girls Inc. of San Antonio, El Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe, 78207, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Inc. 4th Annual Girls’ Empowerment Conference, FREE for girls 12-18. Girls will learn to communicate with confidence, navigate relationships in the digital domain, and recognize the signs of emotionally and physically abusive relationships. This is a day of inspiration where girls can learn from successful women in San Antonio. (be sure to register).

Saturday, October 11, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 78205, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Story Stampede is offered at the Briscoe Western Art Museum on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Adults are just $5 each.

Saturday, October 11, The Shops at La Cantera (between Kay Jewelers and Helzberg Diamonds), 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Halloween Carnival to celebrate the new film, The Book of Life. Free family arts and crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, and a chance to win prizes from the movie. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for free movie passes (NOTE: no masks allowed in the mall at all).

Saturday, October 11, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt, 78214, 7:00 p.m. first movie and 8:30 p.m. second movie
Free, outdoor movies double-feature at the old Mission Drive-in. Come early to grab a spot on the lawn and bring chairs and blankets. Food trucks available.
7:00 p.m. – Hotel Transylvania. 8:30 p.m. Frankenweenie.

Sunday, October 12, Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures provides free admission to all.
Texas Art Quilts Family Day on Oct. 12 will let guests explore art, math, history and culture through engaging hands-on activities exploring the Texas fine art of quilting. They can learn the basics, plus a few tips and tricks from the Institute of Texan Cultures quilting guild. They can also see the symmetry, patterns and angles in quilting with the help of a UTSA math professor. Beginners’ quilting exercises and hands-on opportunities help pass along the basics of the craft to a new generation.

Monday, October 13, Barshop JCC, 12500 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hands on Sukkot: Celebrate Sukkot with an engaging book reading from PJ Library, healthy, fresh snacks and creative art projects for all ages. This drop-in, free event is open to the community.

Thursday, October 16, Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281/Bitters location), 78216, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FREE Halloween crafting make-and-take with San Antonio mom blogger Haeley Giambalvo and Design Improvised. Make glowing Halloween lanterns from Goodwill glass vases and there will be a scarecrow craft and stories for the kids.

Thursday, October 16, Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita, 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lone Star Summer Concert Series

Saturday, October 18, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road, 78221, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center’s 10th Annual Hoot & Harvest Festival: celebrate nature with free, family-friendly activities all day including hayride tours, local art and craft exhibits, a native plant sale, live bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, nature & conservation exhibits, games & crafts for kids, and more.

Saturday, October 18, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SA Urban Pet Market: “Barktober Bash,” Dog Halloween Costume Parade, Kids Activities, Shopping, Pet Adoptions, Food, Music, Dog Agility & Training Demonstrations, Door Prizes. Free family & dog friendly event. Benefiting the SA Animal No Kill initiative efforts.

Saturday, October 18, Josabi’s Event Center, 17200 Bandera Rd., 78023, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Crafter 2 Crafter Family Fall Festival: Free admission for the whole family with activities and games, including: free Trick-or-Treating, craft consignment, make-n-take projects, festival games, pumpkin painting, balloon artist, face painting, family photos, food trucks, and live music.

Saturday, October 18, La Villita, 418 Villita St., 78205, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The San Antonio Light the Night Walk (one mile) is one of the largest Leukemia and Lymphoma Society walks in the country with over 12,000 people expected to participate! The funds help raise awareness and funds to aid research that helps them understand blood cancers and lead to advances in the lifesaving drugs to fight them. The event is FREE for participants, but those who wish to fundraise can create or join a team or register as an individual. All registrants receive a personal fundraising website. Those who raise $100 or more will receive a Light the Night T-shirt, illuminated lantern and wristband for refreshments during the festivities. Registration is available online.

Saturday, October 18, Main Plaza, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Mujeres Mercado, a Night Market in Main Plaza (held every third Saturday through Dec. 20)

Tuesday, October 21, San Antonio Children’s Museum, 305 E. Houston St., 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
H-E-B Free Family Night at the San Antonio Children’s Museum. Take advantage of free parking in city-owned downtown lots on Tuesday evenings.

Friday, October 24, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St, 78205, dusk
Movies at Travis Park: Casablanca

Friday, October 24, Villa Finale, 401 King William, 78204, dusk
Silver Screen Classics in the Garden: North by Northwest

Friday, October 24 – Friday, October 31, Bass Pro Shops at The Rim, various hours
Free Halloween activities all week long at Bass Pro Shops, including: free photos, crafts, scavenger hunts, trick or treating, and giveaways.

Saturday, October 25, Cibolo Nature Center, 33 Herff Road, Boerne, 10:00 a.m.
Junior Gardener’s Club: Butterflies

Saturday, October 25, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, 78201, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
3rd annual Bootacular: Halloween themed festivities will be inside the mall on the Main Stage from 11am – 4pm, and then outside in the parking lot from 4-9pm and include costume contest with prizes, arts and crafts, face paining and balloon animals, games, music, vendors, and more.

Saturday, October 25, Main Plaza, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio Festival, High School Group and Competition

Saturday, October 25, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fall Festival in Travis Park: pumpkin activities, pumpkin patch, art market, glow-roll, scarecrow contest, food trucks, and ends with an outdoor movie: Ghostbusters.

Saturday, October 25, The Circle School, 217 Pershing, 78209, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Circle Fest: This family-friendly event, free for kids 15 and under (and just $5 for adults) features live music, food booths, children’s games and activities, a tempting silent auction and a unique Pumpkin Path.

Saturday, October 25, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Amor y Arte: This market showcases a variety of talented handmade artisans and food vendors. There will be a pet adoption site, live music, and live art demonstrations as well.

Sunday, October 26, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
AccessAbility Fest: The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend. This event is for individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges! Wear your Halloween costumes & enjoy family friendly trick-or-treating at El Mercado on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

Sunday, October 26, Traders Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Traders Village Halloween Boo Bash: live music, entertainment, free kids’ activities, Boo Bash Parade (1:30). Free to attend, $3 to park.

Sunday, October 26, McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free Family Day at the McNay: Paint en plein air, make scientific discoveries, and enjoy French music, stories, and culture. Earn a new stamp in your passport as you tour Intimate Impressionism. The McNay’s gift to the community, this Free Family Day is the only opportunity to enjoy the exhibition at no cost during its stay in San Antonio.

Thursday, October 30, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt, 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Free, outdoor movie at the old Mission Drive-in. Come early to grab a spot on the lawn and bring chairs and blankets. Food trucks available.
Dracula, presented by Texas Public Radio.

Friday, October 31, Scobee Education Center, 1300 San Pedro Avenue (1/2 Block East of the Intersection of San Pedro and West Park St), 78212, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE public planetarium programs at the grand opening of the Scobee Education Center:
100 seats per program. First Come, First Served. No reservations taken.
9:00am-10:45am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
Planetarium Programs: 100 seats per program. First Come, First Served. No reservations taken.
10:45am – Secret Lives of Stars
1:00pm – Ultimate Universe
2:30pm – Violent Universe
4:00pm – Attack of the Space Pirates
5:00pm – Scobee Education Center closes to the public.

Friday, October 31, Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive, 78233, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Morgan’s Wonderland’s More Delightful than Frightful Halloween: free tickets to this family-friendly (and non-scary) event IF you donate three non-perishable food items to Morgan’s Wonderland by Oct. 30. Food drop-off times are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday or 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday. You can also purchase $5 per person admission tickets in advance or day of the event. Included in the event is trick-or-treating, “Boogie Monster Mash,” a musical melodrama; face painting; and your favorite Morgan’s Wonderland rides and attractions.

Friday, October 31, SAY Si Central, 1518 South Alamo?, 78204, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SAY Si’s Muertitos Fest Friday: Enjoy Dia de los Muertos exhibits, altars, festive food and artisan booths. Participate in hands-on art activities and be entertained with live musical and dance performances on two stages throughout the evening.

Friday, October 31, San Antonio River Walk, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Coffins on Parade: The world famous River Walk in San Antonio always alive and brimming with action is no stranger to Halloween fun! Come out and enjoy the wonderful Bud Light Coffins on Parade. You do not want to miss this famous Halloween spectacle. Imagine floating coffins in barges traveling along the San Antonio.

Friday, October 31, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St, 78205, dusk
Movies at Travis Park: Frankenstein

Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207
Dia de los Muertos celebration at Market Square. View Los Altares Del Mercado set up at the Farmer’s Market, and treat your self to some great food and sweet treats. Las Monas performes their celebrated Drum and Dance Parade Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Great music and dancing , and food booths all weekend long. Bring the kids trick or treating on Halloween from 12 to 6!
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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***** NOVEMBER *****

Saturday, November 1, Robber Baron Cave Preserve, corner of Nacogdoches Rd. and Camilla Dr., 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Robber Baron Cave Open House: come take a free tour of the longest and one of the most significant caves in Bexar County with 1 mile of mapped passage. Because Robber Baron is an undeveloped cave, sturdy shoes and appropriate apparel is recommended. Caving helmets and lights will be provided.

Saturday, November 1, Scobee Education Center, 1300 San Pedro Avenue (1/2 Block East of the Intersection of San Pedro and West Park St), 78212, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE public planetarium programs at the grand opening of the Scobee Education Center:
100 seats per program. First Come, First Served. No reservations taken.
9:00am to 5:00pm -The Scobee Education Center will be open free of charge.
Planetarium Programs: 100 seats per program. First Come, First Served. No reservations taken.
9:30am – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11:00am – Secret Lives of Stars
12:30pm – Attack of the Space Pirates
2:00pm – Little Star that Could
3:30pm – Black Holes
4:30pm – Planetarium closes

Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, November 2, La Villita and Arneson River Theater, 418 Villita, 78205
Dia de los Muertos celebration at La Villita. Free celebration for all ages features live music, altar exhibition & contest, original Day of the Dead art, dance drum & puppet procession, living altar, live poertry and music, and hands-on workshops.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, November 2, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207
Dia de los Muertos celebration at Market Square. View Los Altares Del Mercado set up at the Farmer’s Market, and treat your self to some great food and sweet treats. Las Monas performes their celebrated Drum and Dance Parade Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Great music and dancing , and food booths all weekend long. Bring the kids trick or treating on Halloween from 12 to 6!
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 1, SAY Si Central, 1518 South Alamo?, 78204, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SAY Si’s Muertitos Fest Friday: Day 2 of the SAY Si Muertitos Fest. Get hands-on with various family folk art workshops and shop for treasures from one-of-a-kind artist vendors. Visit our calaca face painters and enjoy a special program of music and performances in the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre.

Saturday, November 1, Rinconcito de Esperanza, 816 S.Colorado, 78207, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Esperanza’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration. This free, all ages celebration features live music, calavera readings, a muertos procession with Urban 15, teatro callejero, calavera face painting for children and adults, as well as the 1st annual San Fernando cemetery tour led by esperanza staff and buena gente. The event is an all day free event. Traditional pan de muerto and champurado will be offered free to all guests.

Saturday, November 1, Alamo Plaza, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights. This free Indian festival celebrates the victory of good over evil.

Sunday, November 2, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
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First Sundays for Families: (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu tradition celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Join us for the festival of lights with entertainment and art-making activities: paper lanterns, rangoli designs, door hangings, or torans, and henna designs.

Sunday, November 2, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos, Workshops 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Dance Performance 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos celebration. Free workshops for all ages celebrate this traditional holiday. Ends with a dance performance.

Tuesday, November 4, LEGO Store at North Star Mall, 5:00 p.m. until supplies last
FREE LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
On the first Tuesday of each month, LEGO Stores provide a limited quantity of free mini model sets for kids ages 6-14. One free per child while supplies last. Get there early (around 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.) for your spot in line!

Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, River North (the section that spans from the Tobin Center to the Southwest School of art – see this MAP for details, 6:00 p.m. – midnight
Luminaria is a free, two-night celebrating of art featuring the work of local and Latin American artists that includes murals, light and video installations and performances. Here’s where to park.

Saturday, November 8, Inspire Art, 200 Queen Anne Court, San Antonio, Texas 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Family Art Day takes place at Inspire Art every second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, November 8, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 78205, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Story Stampede is offered at the Briscoe Western Art Museum on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Adults are just $5 each.

Saturday, November 8, Quarry Market, 255 E. Basse Road, 78209, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Quarry shopping center’s Festival of Lights includes a visit from Santa, train rides, refreshments, and more.

Saturday, November 8, Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Hwy 78257, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Star Party Family Program: enjoy star gazing with the San Antonio Astronomical Society. Reservations are recommended; call 210/207-5320 or email [email protected]

Sunday, November 9, Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures provides free admission to all. This Sunday also includes Serving with Honor, a free panel from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to discuss Texan experiences in the armed forces.

Tuesday, November 11, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston, 78205, 7:00 p.m.
FREE Veteran’s Day Concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West. Get free tickets here.
Your United States Air Force Band of the West will feature its Concert Band in a grand performance on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014 at the Majestic Theatre at 7PM. This concert will feature the music of John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Leroy Anderson, Gustav Holst, Carmen Dragon, William Owens, and Major Glenn Miller. We will also have a special guest, Texas Children’s Choir. This concert is free and open to the public. Ticket holders will be let into the Majestic Theatre at 6:00PM. Non-ticket holders will be able to enter at 6:45PM.

Thursday, November 13, The McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 6:00 p.m.
Visit the McNay and its grounds for free on the second Thursday of each month. Free, docent-led tours of the museum and live music on the grounds are part of this event. Food trucks will be on hand for those who would like to purchase food and drinks.

Saturday, November 15, Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Rd., 78214 , 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Farm Day at Mission San Juan: Enjoy free admission, activities, and parking at this family-friendly event. The event includes guided arm walks, cooking demonstrations, farm animals, crafts, herbs to take home, and bike tours (with free loaner bikes and helmets).

Saturday, November 15, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt, 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Free, outdoor movie at the old Mission Drive-in. Come early to grab a spot on the lawn and bring chairs and blankets. Food trucks available.
The Amazing Spiderman

Saturday, November 15, Main Plaza, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Mujeres Mercado, a Night Market in Main Plaza (held every third Saturday through Dec. 20)

Tuesday, November 18, San Antonio Children’s Museum, 305 E. Houston St., 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
H-E-B Free Family Night at the San Antonio Children’s Museum. Take advantage of free parking in city-owned downtown lots on Tuesday evenings.

Saturday, November 22, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Amor y Arte: This market showcases a variety of talented handmade artisans and food vendors. There will be a pet adoption site, live music, and live art demonstrations as well.