Free, family-friendly activities in San Antonio in May 2016

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With summer quickly approaching, this Free in San Antonio list has more and more to do. Enjoy all of the free, family-friendly the fun there is to be had in San Antonio this month!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.

Recurring Events

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, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.

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

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.

Free in San Antonio this month

Sunday, May 1: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AND
First Sundays for Families*: Asian Pacific Heritage! (11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Sail away to China, Japan, India and Oceania with us as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with unique art activities inspired by the museum’s impressive collection. Kids get free admission. After 12:00 p.m., adults pay $10 each. *PLEASE NOTE* new time for First Sunday for Families beginning in January, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 1:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Traders Village will join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 1st along with Telemundo as we present an afternoon of live music and dancing, food and family fun. Parking is $4.

Monday, May 2, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemisfair puts out their Big Blue Blocks for children ages two and up. Hemisfair staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

Tuesday, May 3: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, May 3: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, May 3: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, May 3: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,500 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.

Wednesday, May 4: The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Free admission to these performances of the Children’s International Puppet Festival, with special code: MOMS for San Antonio Mom Blogs readers! Enjoy PEKKA by Le Theatre des Petites Ames, Canada. Pekka is a tiny turtle looking for Miss Moon. Suggested age: 2 and up.

Wednesday, May 4: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, May 4: Whataburger, 18330 Blanco Rd., 78258, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Super Duper Family Night. Get a free kids’ meal for each child who comes dressed as a super hero. There will also be balloon artists, activities, giveaways, and an appearance by Whataguy. Guest also have the opportunity to win Whataburger for a Year.

Wednesday, May 4: Northwest Vista Community College, San Antonio, 78251, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Wednesday, May 4: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, May 5, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.

Thursday, May 5: The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Free admission to these performances of the Children’s International Puppet Festival, with special code: MOMS for San Antonio Mom Blogs readers! Enjoy PEKKA by Le Theatre des Petites Ames, Canada. Pekka is a tiny turtle looking for Miss Moon. Suggested age: 2 and up.

Friday, May 6: participating Taco Cabana locations, during breakfast hours
Get a FREE breakfast taco during breakfast hours today with this coupon.

Friday, May 6: The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Free admission to these performances of the Children’s International Puppet Festival, with special code: MOMS for San Antonio Mom Blogs readers! Enjoy PEKKA by Le Theatre des Petites Ames, Canada. Pekka is a tiny turtle looking for Miss Moon. Suggested age: 2 and up.

Friday, May 6: Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 2:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m.
ART in the PARK is part of First Friday and “Finding Help Finding Hope,” is an event for Children’s Mental Health Awarness Week. Bring your family downtown for interactive fun including presentations on art therapy and discussions with artist and creative counselors.

Friday, May 6: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl., 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
In celebration of National Public Gardens Day, enjoy free, after-hours admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Botanical Garden after hours – free! Ballet San Antonio will be on hand to perform a new dance choreographed to honor the Wings of the City sculpture exhibit.

Friday, May 6: Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Drive, 78214, 8:00 p.m.
As part of a year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park invites the public to attend Chance Ensemble’s performance of John Muir: University of the Wilderness at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park May 6-8. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance. Reminder: The churches have limited capacity, so arrive early!

Saturday, May 7: participating comic book stores
It’s FREE Comic Book Day! Click here to find a participating store.

Saturday, May 7: Home Depot locations around San Antonio, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FREE, once-a-month workshops for kids, ages 5 – 12 at participating Home Depot stores. This week, your child will build an Angry Birds Bird House. Kids’ workshops are on a first come/first served basis. Register your child online ahead of time to make sure there is room available.

Saturday, May 7: Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where does your drinking water come from? How it is treated to ensure there is always a safe, reliable supply at the turn of a tap? What happens to the water after you have used it? Join the San Antonio Water System Education Department for this fascinating story, from rain to drain. A donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is suggested. Call 210-492-7472.

Saturday, May 7: Landa Library, Valero Energy Pavilion, 233 Bushnell, 78212, 10:00 a.m.
Take the kids to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks every Saturday in May for Landa Gardens May Month. Today, the Lego Project by San Antonio Plastic Bricks brings free fun for the whole family to the outdoors!

Saturday, May 7: Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CNC: Art in the Park! Live entertainment, crafts, nature photography (bring your camera!), cookie art and more! For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.

Saturday, May 7: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
FARM: Beautiful Butterflies Festival! Come learn about the beautiful butterflies of the Texas Hill Country, including the majestic Monarch butterfly. Butterfly experts and enthusiasts will be giving presentation and showing off live butterflies. You can visit the Herff Farm Monarch butterfly weigh station and help us look for Monarch butterfly eggs and larvae. The event is free but please consider leaving a donation. For more information, contact Ben Eldredge at [email protected] or 830.331.8464.

Saturday, May 7: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Let Love Bloom! Card for Mom.

Saturday, May 7: Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Road, 78214, 2:00 p.m.
As part of a year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park invites the public to attend Chance Ensemble’s performance of John Muir: University of the Wilderness at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park May 6-8.  The event is free and all ages are welcome. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance. Reminder: The churches have limited capacity, so arrive early!

Saturday, May 7: Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Rd, 78247, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Symphony at SAPL: San Antonio Symphony violist Emily Freudigman shares her talents and her love of music with children of all ages. Find more dates and locations for Symphony performances at local library branches here.

Saturday, May 7: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is The Book Thief. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, May 7: Travis Park, San Antonio, 78205, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Top Gun. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, May 7: Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Road, 78210, 8:00 p.m.
As part of a year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park invites the public to attend Chance Ensemble’s performance of John Muir: University of the Wilderness at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park May 6-8. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance. Reminder: The churches have limited capacity, so arrive early!

Sunday, May 8: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission on the second Sunday of each month – Mother’s Day Serenade and a prelude to the Tejano Conjunto Festival. Explore all that the Institute has to offer as well as world music, dance lessons, and crafts for the whole family. Children will have an opportunity to make a paper carnation Mother’s Day gift at the craft tables.

Sunday, May 8: Mission Espada, 10040 Espada Road, 78214, 8:00 p.m.
As part of a year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park invites the public to attend Chance Ensemble’s performance of John Muir: University of the Wilderness at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park May 6-8. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance. Reminder: The churches have limited capacity, so arrive early!

Monday, May 9, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemisfair puts out their Big Blue Blocks for children ages two and up. Hemisfair staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

Monday, May 9: The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
Free admission to these performances of the Children’s International Puppet Festival, with special code: MOMS for San Antonio Mom Blogs readers! Enjoy ONDIN by L’llusion Theatre, Canada. A young boy finds himself in the ocean where he changes into a marine creature. Suggested age: 3 and up.

Tuesday, May 10: The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
Free admission to these performances of the Children’s International Puppet Festival, with special code: MOMS for San Antonio Mom Blogs readers! Enjoy ONDIN by L’llusion Theatre, Canada. A young boy finds himself in the ocean where he changes into a marine creature. Suggested age: 3 and up.

Tuesday, May 10: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, May 10: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, May 10: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Wednesday, May 11: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, May 11: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, May 12, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.

Thursday, May 12: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Westside Story. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Friday, May 13: Bulverde Community Park, San Antonio, 78163, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is The Good Dinosaur. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, May 14: Medina River Natural Area Pavilion, 15890 Highway 16 S., 78264, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join Apache Del Rio Intertribal members as they tell stories and sing songs of their ancestors. Dance to the beat of the drum from Running Waters. Look for education program signs off parking lot. Performance will start at 9:15 a.m. in the field behind the pavilion. No registration is required. A donation of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested. For more information call 210-207-3103.

Saturday, May 14: John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Floresville, TX 78114, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Discover the thrilling sport of archery, techniques used, types of bows and safety measures in this introductory program in partnership with the Wilson County Archery Project. All instruction and equipment will be provided. Only 15 spots available in each time slot (9 – 10 am, 10 – 11 am and 11 am – noon). Registration is required. Contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 14: Heroes Stadium, 4799 Thousand Oaks, 78233, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family out to Heroes Stadium to enjoy the free, 10th annual Girls Inc. RockIT Into The Future Science Festival! There will be hands-on science science activities and workshops geared toward girls, ages 6 – 18, to encourage them to ask questions and get involved with STEM.

Saturday, May 14: Landa Library, Valero Energy Pavilion, 233 Bushnell, 78212, 10:00 a.m.
Take the kids to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks every Saturday in May for Landa Gardens May Month. Today, Miss Anastasia presents her superior storytelling skills and brings along her friend, Scaredy Squirrel for free fun the whole family will love!

Wednesday, May 14: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Kids Club: Birds! We will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird walk, bird games and bird activities! For kids from 3 to 103. $5.00 per family suggested donation. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-331-8596.

Saturday, May 14: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Giddy Up Pony.

Saturday, May 14: Thousand Oaks Library, 4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Symphony at SAPL: San Antonio Symphony violist Eric Siu shares her talents and her love of music with children of all ages. Find more dates and locations for Symphony performances at local library branches here.

Saturday, May 14: Lions Field Park, San Antonio, 78209, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Inside Out. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join Trader’s Village on May 14th and 15th for their first Asian Pacific Island Celebration. They will be celebrating Asian Pacific Island cultures of Old and New with stage entertainment, authentic cuisine, handcrafts, marital arts demonstrations, Sumo Wrestling and more. Entertainment will include Chinese Lion dancers, Hula Halau Ohana and Korean American Dance Groups. Parking is $4.

Sunday, May 15: 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.

Monday, May 16, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemisfair puts out their Big Blue Blocks for children ages two and up. Hemisfair staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

Tuesday, May 17: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, May 17: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, May 17: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. Tonight the program includes a book club (at 5:30 p.m.) and a Gallery Talk (6:30 p.m.). And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, May 17: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,500 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.

Wednesday, May 18: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, May 18: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, May 19, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.

Thursday, May 19: Landa Library, Valero Energy Pavilion, 233 Bushnell, 78212,5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend, An Evening in the Garden provides live music, garden-inspired libations, and food trucks!

Thursday, May 19: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Hunger Games. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Friday, May 20: La Villita Maverick Plaza, 418 La Villita, 78205, 6:00 p.m. – midnight
The Soul Food Festival and Gospel on the Plaza event is free to attend! This Festival will highlight the smells and aroma of traditional Soul Food cooking permeating the air. Bringing together family and friends at the beautiful La Villita Historic Arts Village located downtown at 418 Villita Street (Maverick Plaza).

Friday, May 20: San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 78215, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Ernest and Celestine. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, May 21: Voelcker Homestead, Salado Creek Greenway, 78248, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about native wildflowers and the butterflies that need them. Learn the difference between host plants and nectar sources. Get up close on a walk through the garden. Master Naturalist Drake White presents. A donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is suggested. Call 210-207-3782.

Saturday, May 21: Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Dr., 78214, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Amazing Preservation Race for Kids! This event, which is free to attend, requires registration. Discover, explore and investigate the many hidden treasures and beautiful architecture of Mission San Jose while competing for exciting prizes. The Amazing Preservation Race is a great chance for elementary-aged kids to learn about our rich heritage in San Antonio while being active with the family!

Saturday, May 21: Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Hwy, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet up at Eisenhower Park for Kids to Park Day! This free, family-friendly event connects nature with hands-on fun. Enjoy a guided nature walk, participate in art and nature activities, learn about snakes, or sign up for a fitness class – there’s something for everyone!

Saturday, May 21: Landa Library, Valero Energy Pavilion, 233 Bushnell, 78212, 10:00 a.m.
Take the kids to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks every Saturday in May for Landa Gardens May Month. Today, Owen Duggan, children’s singer and songwriter, performs.

Saturday, May 21: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Twist & Twirl Spinner.

Saturday, May 21: La Villita Maverick Plaza, 418 La Villita, 78205, 12:00 p.m. – midnight
The Soul Food Festival and Gospel on the Plaza event is free to attend! This Festival will highlight the smells and aroma of traditional Soul Food cooking permeating the air. Bringing together family and friends at the beautiful La Villita Historic Arts Village located downtown at 418 Villita Street (Maverick Plaza).

Saturday, May 21: Pickrell Park, 200 Aero Ave, Schertz, Texas 78154, 5:00 p.m.
Bugs and Beatles! Beatles in the Park, presented by Schertz Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Enjoy music by Blue Note Ringo’s, a Beatles tribute band. There will also be a VW show.

Saturday, May 21: San Antonio Riverwalk and Arneson River Theatre, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St., 78205, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the dedicated men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces at San Antonio’s annual Armed Forces River Parade. Grand Marshal Dr. Patsy Torres, a native of San Antonio and an international Tejano recording artist superstar who devotes time and energy supporting all branches of the Armed Forces, leads the parade down the San Antonio River.

Saturday, May 21: Hollywood Park, San Antonio, 78232, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Inside Out. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, May 21: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Inside Out. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Monday, May 23, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemisfair puts out their Big Blue Blocks for children ages two and up. Hemisfair staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

Tuesday, May 24: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, May 24: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, May 24: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. Tonight the program includes a book club (at 5:30 p.m.) and a Gallery Talk (6:30 p.m.). And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Wednesday, May 25: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, May 25: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, May 26, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.

Saturday, May 28: Landa Library, Valero Energy Pavilion, 233 Bushnell, 78212, 10:00 a.m.
Take the kids to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks every Saturday in May for Landa Gardens May Month. Today, The Magik Theatre presents Rumplestiltskin.

Saturday, May 28: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Hats Off to Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 28: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 1:00 p.m.
Head over to Trader’s Village and watch some of the best amateur boxers in Texas and great half time entertainment. You can also enjoy some great food for $1 – Hot dogs, Snow Cones, Soft drinks, or Ice Cream; and other state fair type food. Parking is $4.

Saturday, May 28: Woodlawn Lake, San Antonio, 78201, 6:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is TBD. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Monday, May 30, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemisfair puts out their Big Blue Blocks for children ages two and up. Hemisfair staff and volunteers lead organized play that is fun, active and educational.

Tuesday, May 31: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, May 31: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, May 31: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. Tonight the program includes a book club (at 5:30 p.m.) and a Gallery Talk (6:30 p.m.). And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Which activity are you most looking forward to?

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Sara Phillips from San Antonio blog Sensibly SaraSara Phillips writes about her kids and husband, recipes, life, and activities on her blog, Sensibly Sara. She also enjoys writing reviews and hosting giveaways. Sara and her family live in San Antonio, TX.

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