12 Fun Things To Do in San Antonio this Weekend of September 30 include Hispanic Heritage Mercado, San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show at Alamodome, and more!

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend | Hispanic Heritage Mercado

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend | Hispanic Heritage Mercado | Image Credit: Feliz Modern

Our top picks for Things to do in San Antonio this weekend (September 30 – October 2) include the Hispanic Heritage Mercado, San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show at the AlamodomeHolly Days Arts & Crafts Fair, Party on the Plaza, and more!

TOP PICK – San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show at the Alamodome

San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show at the Alamodome

The San Antonio Fall Home and Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.

To make things more fun for you and your family, in this weekend’s event, GET THE CHANCE TO AVAIL A FREE TICKET! 

Simply use the Promo Code CHEAP when you secure your FREE tickets here.

When: Friday, September 30, 12 pm – 8 pm | Saturday, October 1, 10 am – 8 pm | Sunday, October 2, 11 am – 6 pm

Where: 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203, United States

How much: Adults (box office) – $10 | Adults (online only) – $8 | Seniors 60+ (box office only) – $8 | Children Ages 16 & Under – Free



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! 


Pop Up Event With Green Thumb Gal

The work of a local, sustainable vendor, Green Thumb Gal, is highlighted at Maxiss Modern, the newest sustainable lifestyle store in downtown SA. She will be offering her well-known plant designs that add joy and comfort to any space.

When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 614A Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215, United States

How much: Free

Party on the Plaza at the Tower of America’s

Bring the whole family to enjoy the local sounds of San Antonio musicians. This is a free concert everyone can enjoy, and this Friday, visitors get the chance to enjoy music by The Tailgaters!

When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

How much: Free

Zoo Boo! at San Antonio Zoo

Zoo Boo! at San Antonio Zoo

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ZOO BOO at the San Antonio Zoo will provide free trick-or-treating pumpkin spice lattes and other lovely things this Halloween season. With zoo-lightful activities including live music, costume parties, numerous realms of Halloween fun, a daily FREE trick-or-treating hour, and thrilling encounters for tiny ghouls, goblins, and ghosts!

When: Friday to Sunday, September 30 – October 2, 2022, | Runs until October 31, 2022

Where: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

How much: Adult (Ages 12+) – $23.50 | Child (Ages 3-11) – $18.57 | Children under 3 – FREE

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Image 6: Up to 20% Off Cavern Discovery Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns

Customers can embark on a discovery tour of underground caverns featuring ancient formations such as stalagmites and stalactites. 

Obtain more information and book your 20% discount on admission to the Natural Bridge Caverns! 


CoComelon Live! JJ’s Journey

Join JJ and his family as they embark on an exciting surprise voyage in this Broadway-style performance of this one-of-a-kind interactive, spectacular live musical adventure. COCOMELON LIVE JJ’S JOURNEY has all the new songs, dances, and extraordinary effects your kids could possibly want.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 3 p.m.

Where: 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX

How much: Starts at $35.50

Oktoberfest Party Parades! – Mad Dogs Group

Oktoberfest Party Parades!

Image Credit: Bier Garten Riverwalk

Join this Oktoberfest Party Parade as you travel around the river! Mad Dogs Party Parades present Oktoberfest Party Parade! Each visitor rides a boat as it parades around the river while having fun and drinking beer. Each ticket comes with two free drinks on board, Oktoberfest party favors, and a terrific time. Following the boats’ arrival, you will all participate in the Oktoberfest Walking Parade through the Hyatt Regency before entering the Bier Garten to tap the official keg and begin the festivities for the evening with a drink at the keg!

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: 126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

How much: $30

Alamo City LX Mopar Car Show

Alamo City LX Mopar Car Show

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Car enthusiasts assemble! Alamo City LX, the oldest and largest modern Mopar enthusiasts club in the greater San Antonio area, invites you to visit this year’s car show at the Tower for a fun, family-friendly evening! Enjoy the sights of Chrysler 300, Dodge Chargers, Challengers & Magnums!

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

How much: Free

Hispanic Heritage Mercado

Feliz Modern

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The Hispanic Heritage Mercado will honor some of your favorite Latinx makers and small businesses this week. Join this event at Feliz Modern in Olmos, featuring vendors, cuisine, music, and more that honor Hispanic Heritage.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 110 W Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

How much: Free

Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair

Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair

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Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair is celebrating its 31st year! Head over to the Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church and enjoy shopping for handmade crafts from fifty artisans in the community. Find the perfect decorations and other great finds, especially for the coming holiday season!

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 110 W Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

How much: Free


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 of 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


Journey To Handstand With Joel!

Ever wanted to learn how to do a handstand but weren’t sure where to begin? Or perhaps you can kick up to a handstand occasionally, but it is sporadic/unreliable and without improvement. You might already have a strong foundation in handstand technique and wish to improve it by adding more drills and practice. If any of these descriptions apply to you, the Journey to the Handstand workshop will be a massive asset to your handstand practice. In this class, we’ll concentrate on the theory of the straight-line Handstand and put the drills you need to master it into practice. You will leave this class with precise handstand training routines and materials that you can use to start your own profitable handstand business.

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy #3110, San Antonio, TX 78258, United States

How much: $25

Community Yoga at Confluence Park

Make your Sunday mornings more meaningful for your body and soul with a community yoga practice at the iconic Confluence Park in San Antonio. This weekly class is in partnership with Mobile Om and the San Antonio River Foundation. Everyone is welcome to attend, and donations are highly appreciated as this would 100% support SARF and the sustainability of free community programming.

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States

How much: Free

Sunday Dance Party

Head to The Good Kind every Sunday evening for the best little dance party in Texas! This event will feature various rotating DJs every Sunday evening, including music beats from Joshua K. Swensen, DJ Nandez, DJ Phanie & DJ Ira, DJ Anita Boogie, & more!

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States

How much: Free

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Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend

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Find the best fun, entertainment, events, and things to do in San Antonio this weekend with our curated weekly round-up.

Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend For Couples

Are you looking for the ideal date in San Antonio? There are plenty of exciting activities to do in San Antonio for couples, whether it’s your first date or your 500th.

What’s the best part? To have a good time, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. You can have a memorable night without breaking the bank.

One of San Antonio’s most gorgeous locations is always free to visit. Take a stroll along the River Walk, which is lit up with beautiful lights. Boat rides are inexpensive, ranging from $5 to $10. It’s difficult to top when it comes to cheap date ideas in San Antonio!

And when you are ready for dinner, check out our list of the Best Affordable River Walk Restaurants which include Casa Rio, Ostra, Biga on the Banks and more.

Another fun date idea in San Antonio is to visit one of the missions around San Antonio! They’re also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they’re FREE- take your date to see them all!

Check out the full list of 50 Date Ideas for San Antonio! 

Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend – Parks & Playgrounds

With Texas’ pleasant weather all year (not everyone agrees), visiting San Antonio’s parks, playgrounds, and gardens is always a smart idea. There are many of large and small parks to select from. We have a list of the parks that have the best amenities and vistas.

There is the Phil Hardberger Park that offers nearly 5 miles of paved and unpaved trails. This park is great for getting out and exploring with your family.

There is also Brackenridge Park. There is lots to do in this 343-acre park located below the San Antonio River’s headwaters, including various easy walking routes, more than 100 picnic, and grilling spaces, and convenient access to the San Antonio Zoo, Witte Museum, and DoSeum. There are also playgrounds, bird watching, fitness courses, and other activities available.

Check out our full list of Best Parks in San Antonio

Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend – Museums

San Antonio is home to some of the best museums in the world. Whether you are looking for history, science, arts, culture or anything else, there is surely a museum that you will enjoy.

The Witte is one of the top museums in Texas and the surrounding areas for learning about nature, science, and culture. With such a wide layout, you may quickly lose yourself in the hands-on activities and spend many hours studying. The Witte Museum in San Antonio is absolutely worth a visit, whether you’re a resident or visiting from another city.

Check out our Complete Guide to the Witte Museum with details on hours, exhibits, tickets, discounts and more!

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the Riverwalk, gives a perspective on the unique history and art of the American West.

Check out our article on the Best Attractions in San Antonio which includes Museums, Theme Parks, and lots of other interesting places.

Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend With Family

San Antonio has some excellent options for activities you can enjoy on the weekend with your family. The DoSeum is a unique, 2-story museum promoting learning & discovery through interactive exhibits & creative programs. They often have a lot of great activities that can engage the entire family.

If your family is interested in Wildlife, there is the San Antonio Zoo & the San Antonio Aquarium.

There are also some world-class theme parks in San Antonio including the SeaWorld Aquatica and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Free Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend

There are plenty of great options for things to do in San Antonio without breaking the bank. If you are looking for outdoor activities, there are some great cheap and even free options.

Visit one of the many lakes and water bodies in the San Antonio area is an excellent choice for a weekend activity. The Medina River is a great option because it is a natural nature area that has roughly seven miles of trails. This river is great for fishing, camping, or even going for a small swim.

There is also the Elmendorf Lake located on the west side of San Antonio. This hidden gem has a vast lake making for a perfect day outside. Along with the bird sanctuary where ducks swim, people can kayak in the water, kids can play on the jungle gym, and more.

For a complete list of water bodies check out our post – 10 Best Lakes in the San Antonio area! 

There are also lots of cheap things to do in San Antonio at night! The River Walk, arguably one of the best attractions in San Antonio, is great for both locals and tourists. Entrance to the Riverwalk is free and nighttime is the best time to enjoy their twinkling lights and silvery water.

The Blue Star Arts Complex located in Southtown, is one of the better-known open galleries in the area. The eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, galleries, and shops always has fun events on the weekend. You can also visit nearby Gallista Gallery and the South Flores Arts District.

For additional information check out the Best Free and Cheap things to do in San Antonio at night! 

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