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 (March 2020), and head out to enjoy them.

 

EVERYDAY FUN

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:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s has enthralled audiences for more than nine decades with its dedication to revealing odd and unexplainable rarities from around the globe. Save now when you purchase your tickets through Groupon!

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.

 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN SAN ANTONIO THIS MONTH: MARCH 2020

STRONG MINDS, HAPPY HEARTS

One in five children experiences a mental health problem. Learn about warning signs, how to find help, how to work with your school, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with community organizations and learn about great resources, participate in table conversations and hear from children’s mental health experts. Free registration.

When: March 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 5426 Blanco Rd., 78216

Cost: Free admission

KLRN SPRING FESTIVAL

KLRN presents free family fun at our annual Spring Festival! Buddy from Dinosaur Train will accompany us as we enjoy educational activities, games, and all kinds of fun!

When: March 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: 5102 Old Pearsall Rd., 78211

Cost: Free admission

SPRING BREAK OPEN SWIM AT THE SAN ANTONIO NATATORIUM

Stay active and have some fun during Spring Break vacation for open swim. Appropriate swimwear required, children 10 & Under must be accompanied by an adult in the water within arms reach.

When: March 9 – 13, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 1430 W Cesar Chavez, 78207

Cost: Free admission 

KIDS ARE CULTURE TOO AT THE INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES

Children and families will be able to explore the role of children on the Frontier as they participate in chores, games and other activities at the ITC’s Back 40 outdoor learning area. The Hill Country Barn and the One Room Schoolhouse are open each day.

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

Where: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205

Cost: Included with general admission

SECOND THURSDAYS AT THE MCNAY ART MUSEUM

Join us at the McNay for a free live performance by local talent, exhibition tours, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and beer by Community Beer Company. Explore the Museum galleries during H-E-B Free General Admission at the McNay. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening on the grounds of the Museum. Pets on leashes are always welcome.

When: March 12, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209

Cost: Free admission 

GIRLS EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT

The Girls Empowerment Summit is a two day event for girls aged 14-18 that will tap into skill building opportunities and focus on positive body image, self-care, social media awareness, and non-traditional career roles for women. The second day of the summit will be a partnership with the San Antonio Fire Department providing girls with the opportunity to participate in Camp Hero Like Her which educates and seeks to inspire young girls to consider a career in firefighting.

When: March 13 – 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 1400 West Villaret Boulevard, 78224

Cost: Free admission

ANNUAL FEST OF TAILS KITE FESTIVAL

Come out and celebrate the arrival of spring with family fun in the park at the 14th Annual Fest of Tails!Fest of Tails is a free family-friendly kite festival and dog fair.

When: March 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 13102 Jones-Maltsberger, 78247

Cost: Free admission

FREE KIDS NUTRITION CLASS 

Come meet Coach Ashley, Fit Kids Director, as she discusses kids’ nutrition and shares tips for parents. Both kids and parents are encouraged to attend.

When: March 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: 21216 Gathering Oak, 78260

Cost: Free admission

FREE SELF-DEFENSE CLASS AT SPARTAN COMBAT SPORTS

Some of San Antonio’s Finest Martial Arts Instructors at this event to help you gain some knowledge in self defense. For people 8+

When: March 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: 119 Octavia Pl, 78214

Cost: Free admission

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT THE RIVER WALK

Festivities include Irish and ethnic foods and beer. Entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity area called Passport to Ireland featuring new hands-on fun for 2020, including Irish breeds of dogs, a putting green, and more. Other festival activities include caricatures, photo booths, and Irish novelty items. Back by popular demand is the Irish Garden Pub with adult and kids karaoke.

When: March 14, 12:00 p.m.

Where: 418 Villita Street, 78205

Cost: Free

DYEING THE RIVER GREEN AT THE RIVER WALK

This is a popular event on social media, and the transformation is fun to watch while sitting on an outdoor patio. A bagpiper plays on the dye boat as the river transforms into an emerald green color. Free viewing along the entire 2 ½ mile downtown portion of the River Walk. The Dyeing of the River Green is presented by Mad Dogs British Pub. The dye boat starts at their location on the river.

When: March 15, 1:00 p.m.

Where: 110 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

FORD OF BOERNE TRUCK MONTH MUSIC FEST

Bring the family for a fun community event. Music performances will include, Kyle Park, The Powell Brothers, and more! Food trucks, snow cones, and giveaways.

When: March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 31480 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd., Boerne, 78006

Cost: Free admission

HELLO KITTY CAFE TRUCK 

Come say hello at the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck near the Barnes & Noble and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last!

When: March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., 78256

Cost: Free event

SAN ANTONIO MAKER FAIRE 2020

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these MAKERS to demonstrate their hobbies, experiments, and projects.

When: March 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 600 Soledad St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

FREE TEEN NIGHT: ART AFTER DARK AT THE MCNAY ART MUSEUM

Open to High School students ONLY. Enjoy exclusive access to McNay exhibitions including Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday. Meet a curator, screenprint a commemorative poster to take home, or just hang out and listen to local bands. FREE food provided, and coffee available for purchase!

When: March 27, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209

Cost: Free admission but registration is required

MONARCH FEST AT THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO

What is Monarch Fest? In 2017 the city of San Antonio was named the first Monarch Champion City by the National Wildlife Federation. As a Monarch Champion City, we are dedicated to adopting 24 recommended actions cited by the NWF, and one of those happens to be hosting a festival dedicated to the Monarch butterfly. San Antonio Zoo is helping fulfill one of the 24 actions by hosting the city’s first ever Monarch Fest!

When: March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 3903 N. Saint Marys St., 78212

Cost: Free admission for members | Included with general admission

BASKIN-ROBBINS CELEBRATE 31

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

When: March 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!