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 (May 2019), and head out to enjoy them.

Every Day 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:

Morgan’s Wonderland
Morgan’s Wonderland seems like a standard amusement park but it’s designed with individuals with special needs in mind. The park offers plenty of fun rides, such as traditional, adaptive, and wheelchair swings, as well as entertainment like interactive shows and a roving group of superheroes who’ve transformed their disabilities into super abilities. Single-day admission for two is just $22.

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 for only $12.99.

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.

Tower of the Americas
Experience San Antonio from 750-feet up in the Tower of the Americas. Access the Observation deck and 4D Theater Ride, too! Tickets are 50% off!


Top Things to Do in San Antonio This Month: May 2019

Pan-African Cultural Festival

The 4th Annual Pan-African Cultural Festival is a free community celebration to promote unity and culture in the African World Community. Come enjoy engaging conversation, and meet brothers and sisters from the Caribbean, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Mexico.

When: May 4, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 3350 East Commerce St., 78220

Cost: Free admission

State Historic Sites Free Day

In celebration of National #PreservationMonth and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites. From military strongholds to house museums, plantations, and American Indian settlements, these historic sites offer visitors the opportunity to truly experience the real places of Texas and the stories they preserve. Check the list of sites.

When: May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations across the state

Cost: Free admission

Mother & Son Dance Royale

Universal City presents a first Mother Son Dance! Mothers are invited to enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, and fun with their sons. All ages are welcome. Dress nice for the dinner then show off your favorite dance moves on the dance floor.

When: May 10, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City, 78148

Cost: $20 per person

Migration Bird Fest at Mitchell Lake

A family-friendly day for celebrating all things birds across the world! Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a festival filled with bird-themed games, crafts, nature-based vendors, native plant sale, food trucks, live bird of prey show, and presentations about our feathered friends.

When: May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 10750 Pleasanton Rd., 78221

Cost: Free

8th Annual New Braunfels KidsFest

Join this magical event where families experience a fun-filled day discovering new interests, enjoying captivating entertainment and learning with hands-on activities. The mission of the event is to connect local businesses with local families by bringing all the Hill Country’s best for families into one place for one day.

When: May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 701 E Common St., New Braunfels, 78130

Cost: Free

All Abilities Night at iFly

All Abilities Night at iFLY is a unique event that makes the dream of flight a reality for those in the special needs community. This program has been custom designed for those with physical and cognitive challenges to create an environment of support and inclusion, while focusing on making what seems impossible, possible.

When: May 16, 4:00 p.m.

Where: 15915 Interstate 10, 78257

Cost: $39.99

National Public Gardens Day at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

The Garden welcomes the community to celebrate National Public Gardens Week. Explore 38 acres of garden space, activities such as culinary demonstrations, guided walks, a Student Sustainability Showcase, nature play activities, Santikos Art in the Garden by young emerging Mexican artist, Alejandro Martin, a.k.a. Otto, and a special opera performance of excerpts from the Magic Flute—including the Queen of the Night aria—by University of the Incarnate Word music department.

When: May 16, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209

Cost: Free admission

Songs & Stories with Art Alexakis and Others

Art Alexakis (Everclear), Chris Collingwood (Fountains Of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6) and John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) join forces for the Songs & Stories tour. This intimate, collaborative acoustic tour delivers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for each frontman to perform stripped-down versions of their band’s hits, deep tracks, and new songs — and the stories behind them all. The four men, collectively performing together for the very first time, will share the stage on multiple occasions during the show.

When: May 16, 7:00 p.m. 

Where: 104 North Saint Mary’s St., 78205

Cost: $30

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez

Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.

When: May 17 – 19, Variety of times

Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201

Cost: $25+

Free Swimming Lessons Registration

Learning to Swim prevents drowning and learning to be comfortable in and out of the water is important for all ages. Register for group swim lessons. Ages 4 and up for all outdoor pools. Register at

When: May 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio

Cost: Free admission

Annual Family Health & Wellness Expo

Local television stations are committed to promoting a healthier community by building partnerships with health care providers, businesses, and non-profit organizations in order to motivate consumers to take actions and make healthier living choices.

When: May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 900 E Market St., 78205 | Hall 3

Cost: Free admission

Armed Forces River Parade

This free parade is dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces and features 26 patriotically-decorated and musical floats carrying all branches of military personnel and numerous businesses and nonprofits who honor and support active and retired soldiers. View the parade for free from throughout the downtown section of the River Walk.

When: May 18, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 110 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free admission 

Market Square Memorial Day Weekend

Come down and check out Market Square’s food booths, working artists, specialty vendors, and entertainment out on the Plaza and in Farmer’s Market. Listen to the music and taste the food that makes San Antonio unique.

When: May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 514 W Commerce St., 78207 

Cost: Free admission

The Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival

The biggest taco event in San Antonio history, the Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival brings a jam-packed day of tacos, tequilas, margaritas and music to Nelson Wolff Stadium. Enjoy two stages of non-stop jams, 30 of the best taco vendors in Texas, frozen, rocks, and hand-crafted margaritas, tequila shots and tastings, boutique and artisan vendors, Lucha Libre live wrestling, mariachis and street entertainers, a free kids zone with inflatables and games, plus much more.

When: May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: 5757 U.S. 90, 78227

Cost: $10 per adult | Children 12 and under are free

Music in the Park – Aaron Prado

Ruby City will partner with Trinity University’s radio station, KRTU 91.7 FM, for Music in the Park, an annual evening of performance by Jazz musician Aaron Prado.

When: May 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 111 Camp St., 78204

Cost: Free admission

Baskin-Robbins Celebrate 31!

$1.70 scoops* at Baskin Robbins! Call your store to verify they are participating.

When: May 31, All day

Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio

Cost: $1.70 scoops*

What other things to do in San Antonio this month are you excited to try? Let us know by commenting below.