Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend | Image credit: The Alamo Facebook Page

Our top choices for things to do in San Antonio with kids this long weekend (July 1 – July 4) include July 4th Fest at Six Flags, the Armed Forces River Parade, Saturday Storytime, and more!


Plan for Summer Fun at a Discount! Save Big on San Antonio Area Attractions with POGO Pass

Image 1: Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin and Waco area.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas-San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf

Check out the POGO pass and SAVE Big on San Antonio Attractions! 

Best Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend – FRIDAY, July 1, 2022

July 4th Fest at Six Flags 

Fireworks at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Now that we’re finally in the heat of the summer, start it with a bang! From fireworks to rides, you can celebrate a Coca-Cola-themed fourth of July fest at Six Flags with the entire family.

When: Friday, July 1 | All Day

Where: 1700 W I-10 San Antonio, TX

How much: $34 and up


Painting with a Twist Class 


It’s time for family fun at Painting with a Twist! This class is perfect for ages 5 and up. The art instructor will guide the family on how to create a unique work of art that is inspired by the fourth of July weekend.

When: Friday, July 1 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: 555 W Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX

How much: $29


Los Patios Market & First Friday Movie 

Bounce House at Los Patios Event

Image credit: Los Patios Facebook Page

Can you believe it’s the first Friday of July? That means it is time for a family movie night under the sky. Bring your lawn chair and come early for a bouncy house. Then enjoy some food before the film starts at sundown!

When: Friday, July 1| 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: 2015 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX

How much: Free

Top Pick for Summer Camps in San Antonio – Kids and Teens Summer Series at Sur La Table

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Kids and Teens Summer Series by Sur La Table calls on all young chefs to get ready for five fun-filled days of cooking, learning, and laughter at the Sur La Table kitchens.

The classes will be small and hands-on allowing for plenty of mixing, prepping and cooking. The instructors are both talented chefs and teachers, and they will make sure that everyone has a great time. Young cooks will explore menus full of exciting discoveries, from how to prepare favorite dishes to new twists on classic desserts.

Students receive a certificate of completion, a free apron (colors may vary) and a coupon good for 10% off an in-store purchase while class is in session! 

Location: Shops at La Cantera- 15900 La Cantera Parkway, #19120, San Antonio
Dates: Various 4 day and 5 day camps between May 31st and August 19
Cost: Varies

Check out our full list of Summer Camps 2022 in San Antonio

Fun Things to do in San Antonio with Kids This Weekend – SATURDAY, July 2, 2022

Jungle Boogie Nights: Zoochella 

Things To Do This Weekend With Kids in San Antonio SA Zoo

Image credit: San Antonio Zoo Facebook

This Saturday the family can enjoy a music festival scene modeled after the famous Coachella. Experience extended hours at the zoo to listen to live performances and have a wild time with the zoo creatures.

When: Saturday, July 2 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX

How much: $17 and up


Opera for Kids 

OPERA San Antonio is performing for your family at this public library. These artists will demonstrate how opera shares magical stories through music.

When: Saturday, July 2 |10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: 530 Heimer Rd, San Antonio, TX

How much: Free


Armed Forces River Parade 

Armed Forces Parade on the River Walk

Image credit: San Antonio River Walk Website

This patriotic river parade is dedicated to the men and women in the armed forces. This is one of the largest parades on the River Walk. Get there early for a good spot for the whole family!

When: Saturday, July 2 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX

How much: Free


Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Nobles 

Want to beat the heat with an indoor story? Head to Barnes and Nobles where MINA will be read to the family. This story will follow Mina the mouse as she discovers the world!

When: Saturday, July 2 | 11:00 a.m.

Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

How much: Free

Check Out Summer Camps at Drama Kids International

Drama Kids International Summer Camps are among the best summer camps in the San Antonio area. 

In the Super Heroes Camp at Drama Kids International, kids will perform mighty feats of strength and cunning as they write, solve, and act up in plays – created, directed, and performed entirely by THEM!

Campers will use all their superpowers to create a plot, characters, stage movement, songs, and more as they work together to save the planet (or whatever else they may wish to save). Campers will bring the house down during their end of camp DKI Playhouse Presentation, performing a play created by their team! 

We have rounded up the best summer camps in the San Antonio area. Drama Kids International is one of them. There are camps in areas of Sports, Outdoors, STEM and more! 

Check out our full list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in the San Antonio area!

Fun Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend – SUNDAY, July 3, 2022

Locals Day at the Briscoe Western Art Museum 

things to do in san antonio with kids this weekend Children at the Briscoe Museum

Image credit: The Briscoe Western Art Museum Facebook Page

Did you know that the Briscoe hosts Locals Day throughout the year? Take advantage of going to the museum for free with the whole family! The Briscoe is popular and a great way to learn about the culture and art of the West.

When: Sunday, July 3 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX

How much: Free


Independence Day Fireworks at Spring Creek Gardens 

Head out for a drive away from the city for a fun fourth celebration! You can expect yard games, food trucks, live music, and of course, fireworks. Live music by an acoustic duo.

When: Sunday, July 3 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 11355 US Hwy 281 N, Spring Branch, TX

How much: $10


Beyond Limits: Sensory Program at the Doseum 

Family craft at the doseum

Image courtesy: The Doseum

This Beyond Limits event will be full of sensory-friendly activities and performances for children. In honor of the fourth of July, kids can paint their own fireworks display. Take a break and enjoy an afternoon of quality time.

When: Sunday, July 3 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

How much: $7

Save Big at Sea World San Antonio

Image 5: Up to 18% Off Admission to SeaWorld San Antonio

What: One Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio: Valid Through 01/03/2023. Attractions include roller coasters, up-close sea life interactions, and world-class shows at one San Antonio’s largest amusement parks.

Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

How Much: Up to 18% discount on admission at Sea World and Aquatica, San Antonio

Fun Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend – MONDAY, July 4, 2022

Fourth of July at Woodlawn Lake Park 

Celebrate the fourth at Woodlawn Lake Park! This annual celebration makes for a fun, family-friendly day outdoors. There will be food trucks, vendors, carnival games, and more.

When: Monday, July 4 | 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 501 S Josephine Tobin Dr, San Antonio, TX

How much:  Free


Independence Day at The Alamo 

Things to do in san antonio with kids this weekend Musket Demonstration at the Alamo

Image credit: The Alamo Facebook Page

Since the Alamo is in the heart of San Antonio, you may overlook it. However, this fourth, celebrate Independence Day at the Alamo with live music, demonstrations, and fun activities.

When: Monday, July 4 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:  300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX

How much:  Free

Also, check out our 20 Top things to do with toddlers & kids in San Antonio

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