Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added.
FREE swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools:
The San Antonio public pool swimming season runs through Aug. 16. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. with some pools open from 2 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole
Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served.
Tuesday, June 24, Santikos Theaters (Paladium IMAX, Silverado 16, Mayan Palace, Embassy 14, Rialto, Northwest), 10:00 a.m.
Despicable Me 2
Tuesday, June 24, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte
Tuesday, June 24, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission on Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 24, Travis Park, sunset
Movies by Moonlight: Finding Nemo. Take advantage of free parking on Tuesdays at downtown city-operated facilities after 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25, Santikos Theaters (Paladium IMAX, Silverado 16, Mayan Palace, Embassy 14, Rialto, Northwest), 10:00 a.m.
Despicable Me 2
Wednesday, June 25, 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.
Thursday, June 26, Westfall Branch Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct., 78201, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free Intro to magic class
Thursday, June 26, Central Library, 3rd Floor Children’s Department, 600 Soledad St., 78205, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Celebrate the Magic Tree House series with special family fun and crafts. Featured books/crafts: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon.
Thursday, June 26, Artworks, 1840 Nacogdoches Rd., 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free Game Night for children ages 5-12 at Artworks Art Studio. Bring your favorite game at 5:30 and grab a table.
Saturday, June 28, Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nature Walk: Photographing Nature (Minors are welcomed when accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Dogs are allowed if leashed and socialized.) Free, but a $3 per individual or $5 per family donation is appreciated.
Saturday, June 28, Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, 78216, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 28, Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids, ages 3 and up: make a summertime memories frame
Saturday, June 28, The Microsoft Store at The Shops at La Cantera, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet David Robinson and take part in the Surface Summer Celebration! Attendees enjoy a family-inspired fun day featuring summer-themed activities, games, the chance to meet former SPURS star David Robinson, and of course get to know the newest member of the Surface family, Surface Pro 3.
Saturday, June 28, Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati, 78201, dusk
Outdoor Movie at Woodlawn Lake: The Avengers
Sunday, June 29, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 29, Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marvel Summer Movie Series: Thor. Bring snacks to enjoy during this free screening.
Sunday, June 29, 100 E. Guenther St., 78204, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
At the San Antonio River Authority’s lawn by the River Walk, enjoy a free jazz concert as part of the King William Summer Concerts: Henry Brun Latin Jazz Players
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