things to do in san antonio this month

I can’t believe we are looking at the second month of the year already! With our list of the Top Things to Do in San Antonio this month in February 2019, you’ll have a quick reference of unique things going on all month long. Check ’em out:

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Kerrville Renissance Festival

Step back to a time with a trip to the Kerrville Renaissance Festival. The fest is packed with unique and exciting entertainers, awesome musical acts, delicious food vendors, and talented artisans.

When: February 2 – 3

Where: River Star Arts and Events Park at the Hill Country Youth Event Center

Cost: Tickets start at complimentary, just handle processing fees. (note: when you add the tickets to your cart, they’ll show up as $10, but when you go to checkout, you should see the option for the Complimentary tickets).

Dental Health Month Event

Come out to The Dentists for Kids and enjoy food, vendors, games and fun! There will be face painting, balloon animals, a petting zoo and more!

When: February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 15303 Huebner Rd., Building 17, 78248

Cost: Free

Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive

Step back in time to celebrate our historic Texas roots and the kick-off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! The parade features participants who represent the heritage of our Lone Star State and the Old West: Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Sam Houston Caisson, Texas Heritage Riders and of course, a herd of Texas Longhorns are just some of the snapshots that celebrate the legacy of our great State.

When: February 2, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Parade begins under I-35 at W Houston Street, proceeds east to Alamo St., turns south and ends at La Villita 

Cost: Free

San Antonio Rodeo

This festive dance in honor of Valentine’s Day is open to the community. There will be a selfie station, light refreshments and cool music!

When: February 7 – 24

Where: 723 AT&T Center Parkway, 78219

Cost: Fairground admission is $10 for adults | $5 for children (3 – 12 years) & senior citizens | Free for children under 2 | Click here for special promotions & offers

Heartbeat Bash with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

This festive dance in honor of Valentine’s Day is open to the community. There will be a selfie station, light refreshments and cool music!

When: February 7, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 5622 Cesar Chavez Way, 78237

Cost: Free

Family Flashlight Night at the Botanical Garden

Get your flashlights and headlamps ready for Family Flashlight Night at the Garden and navigate through a light maze while you discover the nocturnal side of the Garden. Make shadow puppets and find your way through a Light Maze.

When: February 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209

Cost: General admission ($9 – $12) or free for members

Asian Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures presents their annual Asian Festival! The event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands-on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.

When: February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 801 E César E. Chávez Blvd, 78205

Cost: Adults (13 and older) $10 in advance or $12 at the gate | Child (6 to 12) $5 | Child (0 to 5) Free

Nature Discovery Series in Schertz

Get your children outdoors to discover the exciting nature right in our own backyard where they’ll be encouraged to explore, discover, and ask questions to help grow their knowledge of nature. This free program is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but older and younger siblings are also welcome. Pre-registration is required – Contact the Schertz Parks & Recreation Office at (210) 619-1850 to secure your spot.

When: February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: 12805 Schaefer Road, Cibolo, 78108

Cost: Free

Valentine’s Kids Craft at Spring Creek Gardens

Come out for the “Cutie Pie Cacti” craft! Your child will create an adorable, one-of-a-kind painted cactus pot. They choose their favorite rocks and paints, and our staff will help them create their own cactus pot work of art for themselves or to give as a gift! Parents can make their own mini-cactus garden, too!

When: February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 11355 US Highway 281 N, Spring Branch, 78070

Cost: $5 per child

Valentine’s Family Fun Day at Spring Lake

Celebrate your love of nature at the Valentine’s Family Fun Day at Spring Lake. Nature-themed crafts and activities will be provided.

When: February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, 78666

Cost: Free

Confucius Wishing Lanterns on the Water

Join the San Antonio River Walk for the experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Entertainment includes Asian music and dance prior to wishing lantern release.

When: February 9, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 110 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free but lanterns are $5 each

Planets in the Park

Join the San Antonio River Authority Join for an evening of sci-fi fun! The event will feature over-sized illuminated planets, a virtual reality experience, glow in the dark activity and giveaways, a 9 ft laser robot show, sci-fi characters, food trucks, and the largest viewing telescope in Texas.

When: February 9, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 15662 FM 775, Floresville, 78114

Cost: Free 

Daddy & Daughter Night at the McKenna Children’s Museum

Dads & Daughters will enjoy an exclusive and extra-special night of after-hours museum playtime, crafts, pizza, ice cream and bonding time at the McKenna Children’s Museum!

When: February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: 801 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, 78130

Cost: $8 per person for non-members | $5 per person for members

Movies in the Park at Raymond Rimkus

Join the city of Leon Valley for a screening of TROLLS at Movies in the Park. Bring your blankets & chairs.

Tips:

  • Food trucks on-site
  • No Alcohol, Styrofoam or glass allowed
  • Smoking prohibited
  • Pets on leash welcome
  • Personal food allowed

When: February 15, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 6440 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238

Cost: Free

Kid Fish & Historic Past Times at Landmark Inn

Join Landmark Inn (a State Historic Site) when they bring back the beloved Kid Fish event! Anglers from 5-17 will have the opportunity to catch and keep one of 1,000 rainbow trout fish stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Preschoolers will be able to practice their fishing at a game just for tiny tots. There will also be volunteers from across Texas teaching and leading historic pastimes including baseball, parlor games, lectures on dueling and more!

When: February 16, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 402 Florence St., Castroville, 78009

Cost: Entrance fees apply

Snowfest & Carnival in Universal City

The Snowfest & Carnival allows you unlimited access to the snow areas and slides, carnival rides, climbing walls and inflatables! Some rides may have height restriction but there is something so everyone. Food available for purchase (cash & cards accepted).

When: February 16, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 305 North Blvd., Universal City, 78148

Cost: $10 Child (ages 2 & under are free) | $5 Adults (21 & over) | Admission includes all rides, amusements and entertainment

El Mardi Gras 2019

Come party for a cause at the 3rd Annual El Mardi Gras at Paper Tiger. Enjoy great food, beverages, music and art.

When: February 17, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: 2410 N Saint Mary’s St., 78212

Cost: Free

Texas Open Chili Championship

Join Traders Village San Antonio for a Texas-size salute to the official state dish! At the Texas Open Chili Cookoff, the cooks will have a great time but the main reason for the event is to raise funds for the Texas Honor Ride who provide support and funds to the Wounded Warrior & Family Support Center at BAMC.

When: February 23 – 24

Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242

Cost: Free but parking is $4

Free Heart Screening for Kids

Free heart screening for teens at the Piper Bass Memorial Student Center, thanks to AugustHeart. A parental waiver must be signed in order for your teen to receive a heart screening. Teens should wear loose fitting clothing. Screening includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) and if needed a limited 2-D echocardiogram (ECHO). The screening process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per student. NOTE: AVERAGE WAIT TIME VARIES. Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 offsets the cost to screen one student. Register here.

When: February 23, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road, 78216

Cost: Free

Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

Remember the 1836 siege and Battle of the Alamo with interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the anniversary of the siege.

When: February 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, 78209

Cost: Free

What is your must-do event this month?