Things to Do This Month in San Antonio

There are always a ton of free and cheap activities happening around San Antonio and we’ve made a quick reference guide for the best of the month! Mark down your favorites from our list of the Top Things to Do in San Antonio this month (January 2020), and head out to enjoy them.



There are some things you can do in San Antonio this month any day of the week you choose! Here are a few of our favorites:

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium is one of the city’s best family attractions. Experience over 8,000 animals and a ton of interactive opportunities, including feeding stingrays, sharks, and more. And with this special deal, tickets start at just $5!

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Get your tickets now online and skip the line.

San Antonio Bus Tour
See all the most popular San Antonio sights with a city sightseeing tour. The hop-on, hop-off service allows you to explore at your own pace. See the River Walk, the Hemisfair Park and all the most important monuments. Tickets start at $38.




San Antonio Coffee Festival 2020

Now in its 8th year, the San Antonio Coffee Festival is the city’s original celebration of coffee open to all coffee-lovers – offering the perfect grounds to share time together.

When: January 4, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 418 Villita St., 78205

Cost: $8+

The Holocaust: Learn & Remember

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 as an annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The 2020 theme, Women in the Holocaust, will focus on women’s unique experiences in persisting through and surviving the Holocaust.

When: January 6, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231

Cost: Free admission

Fitness in the Park

Join this Fitness in the Park: Go365 Walk at O. P. Schnabel Park! Stop by the park anytime and explore the trail. You can choose to walk a 3K or a 5K distance. Bring your friends, family, and dogs as this is a community event.

When: January 11, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: 9606 Bandera Rd., 78250

Cost: Free admission 

Tree Planting with the San Antonio River Authority

The San Antonio River Authority is going out to plant Bald Cypress, Mexican Buckeye, Mexican Sycamores and Pecans along the river’s edge on the Mission Reach. Join them! Please wear shoes that you may not mind getting a bit dirty at times and long pants are suggested for trekking by weeds and brush.

When: January 11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Where: 8500 Mission Parkway, 78223

Cost: Free admission 

Meet & Greet FROZEN Characters at Courtyard by Marriott

Come meet and take pictures with your child’s favorite FROZEN characters – Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! Free cotton candy, free popcorn, free face painting, free raffle tickets to win prizes every 15 minutes and more.

When: January 11, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 11605 TX-151, 78251

Cost: Free admission 

Buffalo Soldier Day at the Institute of Texan Cultures

As part of the city’s annual Dream Week celebration, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will offer its annual Buffalo Soldier Day, giving guests an opportunity to learn of the African-American legacy in the United States Army. Buffalo Soldiers served in cavalry and infantry regiments assigned to Texas. Their duties included scouting and mapping the frontier, protecting the mail, building telegraph lines and keeping the peace.

When: January 12, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd., 78205

Cost: Free admission

San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza

The Bridal Extravaganza brings the pages of the Wedding Guide to life! You will have the chance to experience in person everything you need for your wedding.

When: January 12, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 900 E Market St., 78205

Cost: $15 per person 

Monster Jam at the Alamodome

Monster Jam® is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills Challenge, and Racing competitions. The Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. This is full-throttle family fun.

When: January 18, 7:00 p.m. and January 19, 3:00 p.m.

Where: 100 Montana Street, 78203

Cost: $15+

2020 Wellness Kick-Off

This free public event, sponsored by OSD, provides mental health and wellness resources from local businesses with a variety of amazing fitness instructors to include celebrity trainer, Dashaun “The Guru of Abs” Johnson. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in free fitness classes, kid friendly obstacle courses, take fun family photos and meet with different wellness vendors to start the new year off right!

When: January 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 5103 David Edwards Dr., 78233

Cost: Free admission 

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular Featuring Music by Pink Floyd

Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind expanding journey driven by cutting edge effects, high powered lasers, hi def., large screen video projection, and special lighting effects. Your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack during this spectacular Laser Light Show.

When: January 18, 8:00 p.m. 

Where: 224 E Houston St., 78205

Cost: $19.50+ 

42nd Annual Cowboy Breakfast at Cowboys Dancehall

Jordan Ford presents a 42 year San Antonio tradition – The Cowboy Breakfast! Enjoy free breakfast, live music, games and more.

When: January 24, 4:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where: 3030 NE Loop 410, 78218

Cost: Free admission

Purple Martins at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Educator, purple martin enthusiast, and fabulous storyteller, John Henry, shares his knowledge of purple martins: their habits, habitat requirements, role in and benefits for our ecosystems, and how to attract them to your yard. Participants will examine purple martin houses and learn how to care for and clean them. Class will include a tour of the Botanical Garden’s birdhouses.

When: January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209

Cost: $9 for Members | $10 for Non-Members

Baskin-Robbins Celebrate 31

Take the family out and enjoy $1.70 scoops*! Call your store to verify they are participating.

When: January 31, All day

Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio

Cost: $1.70* scoops

Any other things to do in San Antonio this month that you’re excited about? Let us know!