Free in San Antonio through May 18, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on 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.

Don’t forget, San Antonio Mom Blogs is giving away one FREE week of VentureLab’s Youth Startup summer camp. Be sure to enter for your child’s chance to win!

FREE Swimming:
Four public San Antonio pools are now open on select dates and hours, May 3 – June 14 (then regular summer hours kick in)

Wednesday, May 14, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, Park North, and Stone Oak locations, 8:30 p.m.
Free admission (all ages welcome!) to watch the Spurs on the Drafthouse’s super big screen against the Portland Trailblazers. An 18% gratuity will be added to any food and beverage checks during Spurs screenings.

Thursday, May 15, Wonderland of the Americas Mall (Bijou Theatre), 4522 Fredericksburg Road, 78201, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Movie Thursdays: The Blind Side

Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18 at all area YMCA locations
Try the Y for free! Visit this Facebook page for a list all of free events going on this weekend at your nearest YMCA.

Friday, May 16, Ft Sam Houston Road Runner Community Center Auditorium, Bldg 2797, 3060 Stanley Road, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ladies Night, a free gathering in honor of Women’s Health Month. Join doctors and speakers on the topic of women’s pelvic floor health. Light refreshments will be served. Call (210)916-2525 for more information.

Saturday, May 17, Jackson Nature Park in Wilson County, (9824 CR 401, Stockdale, Texas – approx. 45 minutes south of San Antonio)
Free watercolor painting class: Creating Nature by Watercolor.  All ages are welcome. Youth class from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Adult class from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. RSVP required: contact [email protected] or 210-302-3267.

Saturday, May 17, Cibolo Nature Center and Farm, 140 City Park Rd. Boerne, Texas 78006, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Art in the Park: This free event for school-aged kids and adults is sponsored by the Hill Country Council for the Arts and the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Kids will experience painting, music, sculpture, and more. Food vendors will be on hand to sell snacks and treats.

Saturday, May 3, Landa Gardens, 233 Bushnell, 78212, 10:00 a.m.
This Saturday, families can enjoy listening to talented storyteller Miss Anastasia at the Valero pavilion. San Antonio mom blogger Inga, with San Antonio Charter Moms, has more details about all of the free Landa Gardens Month events in May.

Saturday, May 17, Phil Hardberger Park (East side of the park off of Blanco Road), 10:30 a.m.
Family-friendly yoga

Saturday, May 17, 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 fishing pole

Saturday, May 17 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., El Mercado, 514 W. Commerce, 78207
May Fest: This two-day festival includes live music and performances by Grammy award winner Sunny Sauceda, Patsy Torres, and ballet folkloricos, as well as food, shopping, and family fun at Market Square in downtown San Antonio.

Sunday, May 18, FREE International Museum Day
Participating San Antonio museums offering free admission all day include The Briscoe Western Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

San Antonio Mom Blogs recommended list of free, family-friendly events in San Antonio