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Pokemon Go: family friendly events in San Antonio

Now that you’ve downloaded Pokémon Go and you’re figuring it out, you want to catch them all! But where do you go? We’ve found several family-friendly Pokémon Go events in San Antonio events taking place all over the Alamo City this weekend so you can catch a bunch. Check out these Pokémon Go events* in San Antonio and let us know which are your favorites. Did you find any we missed?

Pokémon Go events in San Antonio

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine’s ultimate guide to Pokémon at Texas state parks
Pokémon fans: Here’s the ultimate guide to Pokémon at Texas state parks! Find hot spots, rare Pokémon and more! Download the free app from Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine.

Free Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa Pokemon Go Dog Walk
Thursday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa downtown location, 937 S. Laredo St., San Antonio, TX 78204
Join Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa for a FREE Pokemon Go Dog Walk! Participants will also have the opportunity to walk pups from SNIPSA, San Antonio Humane Society, and San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. that are looking for forever homes. All dogs will be available for adoption following the walk. The walk will begin at the downtown location and will travel a Pokemon-filled route to The Friendly Spot Ice House for a Yappy Hour before returning to Lucy’s. There will also be tons of dog treats, prizes, and more! * Please note all dogs must be on leash.

Pokémon Go WILD at SA Zoo
Every Friday evening in August (5, 12, 19, & 26) at the San Antonio Zoo, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Catch ’em all at the San Antonio Zoo every Friday evening in August. The San Antonio Zoo offers special admission on these Pokemon Go nights! Just $7 admission for all ages to the zoo (valid 6-9 p.m., only, not valid with any other discounts or coupons); Zoo members get in FREE; Happy Hour Specials at Longnecks Bar & Grill and Bistro. There are also more Pokémon located in Breckenridge Park. The Zoo will run the train during this event. Zoo admission is required to enter the event. More details about Pokémon Go at the SA Zoo here

Pokémon Go Party
Friday, August 26: Olympia Hills Golf Course, 12900 Mount Olympus
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pokémon on the golf course, 8:00 p.m. movie: Pokémon 2000 (bring your chairs!)
The Olympia Hills Golf Course will be open just for Pokémon trainers and families! Find a great variety of Pokémon from Tauros to Magikarp and Zubat to Execute. Wear your team colors. Win prizes! Free team wristbands while supplies last. Lures at the clubhouse all night. Golf cart rental will be available if you don’t want to walk the course. Rental fee is $12. Number of carts is limited. Free popcorn during the movie!

San Antonio Epilepsy SuperHero / Pokémon Go 5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, November 12: Mission County Park Pavilions, 6030 Padre Dr., 78214, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas has created Team Valor, Team Mystic and Team Instinct for our upcoming 5k. The course starts at the Mission County Pavilions. The route has multiple Pokemon stops and being so close to the San Antonio River you are guaranteed to catch some water Pokemon. The team with the largest numbers will receive a vinyl decal for every team member! We will be running multiple contests for Pokemon goodies for all our Pokemon Teams! Adults are $25 to register and children 17 and under are $15, kids 3 and under are free. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and a goodie bag filled with comics, coupons and variety of fun items.

* Please use common sense and make safety your priority when attending these or any events. We’ve done our best to curate this list of family-friendly Pokémon Go events in San Antonio with the intention sharing the Pokémon Go fun. However, San Antonio Mom Blogs is not responsible for these events or anything that happens during them. Stay safe and follow the Pokemon Go safety tips for families shared by our contributor, Amanda Espinoza, in our recent Pokémon Go post.

More Pokémon Go family fun and discounts in San Antonio!

Witte Museum
The Witte Museum boasts great Pokemon hunting, with five PokeStops and two Gyms. Stop by #MayaSA and #catchthemall

McNay Art Museum
The McNay invites you to come for the PokeStops and stay for the art. And, don’t forget: kids and teens always receive free admission to the McNay!

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo invites you to share photos of the Pokémon you find there!

San Antonio Current
Someone Mapped Out All the Pokéstops, Gyms and Rare Spawnings in San Antonio

Past Pokémon Go events in San Antonio

Peaches ’n’ Pokemon Go #supportlocal at Trinity Market
Saturday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Trinity Market, 609 N Campus Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78212

  • Pokéstops & Pokégyms all around and throughout the market
  • Lures
  • Show off a rare Pokémon and win free swag!

SeaWorld TX Pokémon Go Lure-a-Thon
Saturday, July 16
Come catch ‘em all at SeaWorld San Antonio! Put your skills to the test at our Pokémon Go Lure-a-Thon on Saturday, July 16. With more than 20 PokéStops and three gyms located around the park, SeaWorld San Antonio is a must-visit destination for Pokémon trainers. Even better, they’re activating lure modules throughout the park from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow on Twitter @SeaWorldTX to find out when and where lures will be activated throughout the day. Don’t forget to show us what you’ve caught! Share using #SeaWorldTexas and #PokemonGo

Pokemon Go Tasting Room, Ranger Creek & Distilling
Saturday, July 16, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

4834 Whirlwind Dr, 78217
Ranger Creek is a Poke Stop, so you can load up on free stuff if you’re playing the game. Or just enjoy a craft beer, flight, or handcrafted cocktail. Meat and cheese boards available. 21+. Kids and pets welcome under supervision.

The Hunt: Hosted by Pokemon Go SA
Downtown San Antonio, Saturday, July 16, 6:00 p.m.

  • Team Mystic is meeting at the Alamo
  • Team Valor is meeting at Tobin Center
  • Team Instinct is meeting at Travis Park

Pick your team and meet up at one of three San Antonio downtown locations. All teams have leaders and a route planned out while walking together around the streets of downtown San Antonio. All walks end at Hemisfair Park. Once at the park feel free to meet all your Pokemon lovers, continue hanging out with your team, or go out on your own. If you happen to break away from the group and want to come back later, message your leader for their location.

Hill Country Science Mill
Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17
101 S Lady Bird Ln
Johnson City, TX
Poke Stop at the Science Mill. They’ll be dropping lures all weekend!

Poke Hunting at La Cantera, hosted by Pokemon Go: San Antonio, Team Valor
Sunday, July 17, 5:00 p.m.
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 6698, San Antonio, Texas 78256
They’ll be catching Pokemon so come on out! Word on the street is: someone caught a Pikachu there…

Pokémon Go Brackenridge Walk Hosted by Pokemon Go SA
Sunday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Every 30 mins they’ll be putting up another lure. Feel free to mingle get to know Pokemon Go SA!

PokéBahn Lure Party, hosted by Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Wednesday, July 20: 305 W Austin St, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels welcomes Pokémon Go players this Wednesday, when they’ll be activating lure modules throughout the West section of our waterpark from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. For any trainer that would like to put their skills to the test, be sure to also train your Pokémon at the two gyms on site.

Park admission is required and use a reliable waterproof phone case. Be sure to share your photos with us using #PokéBahn!

McNay Walk, hosted by Pokémon Go: SA
Thursday, July 21: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, 78209, 3:00 p.m.
Head to the McNay Art Museum to meet up with members of the Pokémon Go: SA group to hunt for Pokémon.
Meet up at 3:00 p.m. and start at 4:00 p.m. A/C walk for the win!

Pokémon Go WILD at SA Zoo
Thursday, July 21: San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N Saint Marys St, 78212, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, July 21, the San Antonio Zoo stays open late for major Pokémon Go fun! A special admission price of just $7 per person gets you into the Zoo (valid 6-9 p.m., 7/21/16 only) and Zoo members get in FREE! There will also be Happy Hour Specials at Longnecks Bar & Grill, serving mouth-watering pub food, wine and craft beer. Plus, there’s lots more Pokémon to catch in nearby Breckenridge Park. The Zoo will run the train, giving you a fun & fast way to incubate your eggs.

Pokémon: The First Movie – Free Outdoor Movie
Saturday, July 23: Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave, 78201, 7:30 p.m.
Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Free outdoor film sponsored by COSA District 7 Councilman Cris Medina.

PokéBahn Lure Party, hosted by Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Sunday, July 24: 305 W Austin St, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels welcomes Pokémon Go players this Sunday, July 24, when they’ll be activating lure modules throughout the West section of our waterpark from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. For any trainer that would like to put their skills to the test, be sure to also train your Pokémon at the two gyms on site.

Park admission is required and use a reliable waterproof phone case. Be sure to share your photos with us using #PokéBahn!

Pokemon Go Catch’em All in New Braunfels
Saturday, July 30: Landa Park, 350 Aquatic Cir, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, 7:30 p.m.
Head to New Braunfels for your next Pokemon Go event! Meet at Landa Park (at the Big Old Tree). First up, a meet and greet then, at 8:00 p.m., the hunt begins at the park.

PokéStop PokéShop
Sunday, July 31: Goodwill San Antonio, 406 W Commerce St, 78207, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You’re invited to Goodwill San Antonio’s Pokémon Go “PokéStop PokéShop” hunt on Sunday, July 31. There will be lures on nearby PokéStops for two hours. There’s also a contest in which Pokémon Go players can win a $20 gift card. Pokémon Go players also receive a 10% discount on clothing items during the event on Sunday.

Pokemon GO at the Garden
Friday, July 29: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden invites you to catch ’em all after hours at Pokemon GO at the Garden. There are gyms and Pokestops located throughout the Garden and they’ll be dropping lures too. General admission applies. Members enjoy free admission.

Pokemon GO Free Knowledge Free Tuesday
Tuesday, August 4 at the Witte Museum from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
General admission is free! Special pricing for the exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed: only $10 for adults and $5 for kids 4-11!
Join the Witte Museum for an afternoon of full of lure modules, gym battles, and exploration. Pokemon are always sneaking into the exhibits. They love jumping on top of the stela in #MayaSA and on the maps in #MappingTexas, hanging around the camp fire in #Splendor and trying to get POWERPass in the #HEBBodyAdventure. Kona Ice SA will be selling PokémonGo themed snow cones representing teams: Instinct, Mystic, and Valor. PokéPics: Try to snap a photo of a Pokémon and the Witte in the same frame! Submit photos with the hashtag #WittePokePic. The best pic will win a pair of #MayaSA Anytime Tickets. PokéGym: Win the Grand Prize by being in control of the Witte’s very own PokéGym at the end of the event! Profiles must be public to review photos as well as username must be visible to validate PokéGym control. * All winners will be selected and notified at noon the next day.

Pokémon & Pups Night at the Garden
Friday, August 12, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
It’s the #DogDaysofSummer and the San Antonio Botanical Gardens is kicking off August with a special Pokemon & Pups Night at the Garden! Bring your favorite four-legged friend for after-hours fun exploring over 35 acres of lush gardens. Search for Pokemon, battle over 2 gyms and find 13 Pokestops along the way – all with the help of your trusted companion. Pups can also enjoy playing and lounging in puppy pools. General admission + $5 donation per leashed dog. (General Admission: Adults $10 | Children (3-13) $7 | Children (under age 3) Free) Members enjoy free admission + $5 per leashed dog. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

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