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 (September 2019), 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:

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 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.

 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN SAN ANTONIO THIS MONTH: SEPTEMBER 2019

DAVID ROGERS’ BIG BUGS AT THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

They’re big, really big. David Rogers’ Big Bugs stand as tall as 25 feet and have wingspans up to 17 feet wide, and they are invading the San Antonio Botanical Garden! You’ll learn about the world of insects, the role they play in the plant world, and their interconnectedness to our lives.

When: September 1, 9:00 a.m. 

Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209

Cost: $9+

LABOR DAY ARTISAN SHOW

Enjoy a stroll along the River Walk, stop to talk to the artisans who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe or garden.

When: September 1 – 2, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: 110 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

FREE CPR CLASS AT PRESTIGE ER

Receive basic Heartsaver AED CPR training certified through The American Heart Association. Come hungry and enjoy a boxed meal on Prestige ER! You will also have an opportunity to tour the facility and meet the medical staff.

When: September 4, 6:00 p.m.

Where: 11590 Galm Rd., Suite #110, 78254

Cost: Free admission but registration required

WORLD HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MUSIC AND MOVIE UNDER THE STARS 

Guests can enjoy an evening of Music and Movie Under the Stars, featuring live entertainment and the one-hour documentary of “The National Parks of Texas: In Contact with Beauty.” Celebrate our local heritage with food, music, and fun, and connect with our military historians and veterans to learn about our city’s rich military history. This free family-friendly event will be filled with fun interactive activities, pop-up vendors, food trucks, and refreshments.

When: September 6, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214

Cost: Free admission

FALL BAZAAR AT WESTERN HILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH

There will be over 50 vendors, Christian music DJ, bake sale, Westcreek stable pony rides, petting zoo, firetruck exhibit, fun, food and drinks, raffle drawings.

When: September 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 8535 Huebner Rd., 78240

Cost: Free admission

FREE CYGNET SYNCHRONIZED SWIM LESSON

If your daughter loves gymnastics, swimming, and/or dancing, synchronized swimming may be the perfect sport for her! Recommended for girls, ages 6-11, who have basic swimming abilities. However, older girls are welcome to attend. Wear a bathing suit and bring your towel, goggles, and a bottle of water.

When: September 7, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: 6425 West Ave., 78213

Cost: Free admission

ALZFAR SHRINE CIRCUS

The Alzafar Shriners are proud to present the Alzafar Shrine Circus – a fun family adventure for everyone. Proceeds from the event benefit the Alzafar fraternal operations. The Shriners of San Antonio are best known for their community service, civic involvement in local parades and for their support of the Shriners Hospital for Children.

When: September 13 – 15, varying times

Where: 3201 E Houston St., 78219

Cost: $18+

DRAGON FESTIVAL AT OWL CREEK FARM

Bring the kids and have some fun at Dragon Festival! Dragon Events for all ages include: Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo and more!

When: September 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 12355 Military Dr., 78253

Cost: $8 for people 3 and older | Carnival game tickets are $1 each

TOBIN TEA CELEBRATING DOWNTON ABBY

Downton Abbey was one of the highest-rated period dramas ever made winning numerous Emmys and other awards. There is still a passionate fan base who is very excited about the release of a feature-length film on September 20th. To celebrate this event Tobin Library will be holding a Downton Abbey themed tea.

When: September 14, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209

Cost: Free admission

THIRST FOR NATURE AT CIBOLO NATURE CENTER

Enjoy family-fun time at Cibolo Nature Center.

When: September 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006

Cost: $10 per non-member | $8 per member | $5 per child (7 – 17) | Children 6 and under are free

36TH ANNUAL JAZZ’SALIVE

It’s time for the 36th annual Jazz’SAlive – a free, outdoor, music, arts, culture and heritage festival. In addition to the exciting musical line-up, lawn games and other free activities, such as the popular Creative Youth Village, will be offered through the generous support of event partners. Delicious craft food and a variety of local food trucks will be spaced throughout Travis Park for all to enjoy both Friday and Saturday.

When: September 20, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: 311 East Travis St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

BATMAN DAY AT HEROES AND FANTASIES

The iconic comic book character turns 80 and Heroes & Fantasies will throwing a bash like no other! Not only will there be tons of cool activities, but the Bat Alliance will be in attendance for photos, games and so much more. Break out you bat gear!

When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 4923 NW I-410-LOOP, 78229

Cost: Free admission

BULVERDE ANNUAL JUBILEE

Join downtown Bulverde a fun-filled day of entertainment and booths of everything you can imagine, food, drink, crafts, supplies and children’s activities.

When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 2355 Bulverde Rd., Bulverde, 78163

Cost: Free admission

JASSA FALL FESTIVAL AT THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Japanese Fall Festival will be held at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. To recreate the “matsuri [festival]” feeling the evening event will feature food booths, performances, education and reflections within the beautiful botanical grounds.

When: September 21, 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209

Cost: Adult $16 | Child $13 | Under 5 free

LOCALS DAY AT THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO

Get outside and play by supporting the zoo’s popular Locals Days offer. Enjoy standard admission to San Antonio Zoo for more than 50% discount on standard admission!

When: September 22, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 78212

Cost: $8 per person with proof of residency

PARKTOBER FEST AT BRACKENRIDGE PARK

This is a free event, with free beer tastings (21+) from Alamo Beer, St. Arnold, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling and more! There will also be live music performed by Beethoven Maennerchor, artists painting the park, and food will be available from Schilo’s.

When: September 26, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 3700 N Saint Mary’s St., 78209

Cost: Free admission

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

National Public Lands Day is organized annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation. You can visit a national park for free. You can take part in a volunteer work project. If you volunteer on this day, you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used on a future date.

When: September 28, All Day Event

Where: All National Parks

Cost: Free admission

FALL INTO FIESTA AT HEMISFAIR

The inaugural Fall Into Fiesta event will bring the community together at Hemisfair to enjoy fun fiesta-filled activities in the fall, with proceeds going to support childhood mental wellness. Family-friendly events include: Kids’ fiesta parade, Touch-A-Truck (sensory hour from 11 a.m. to noon), food, fun, shopping and so much more!

When: September 28, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: 630 Nueva St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

BALLET IN THE PARK

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends to enjoy mesmerizing movement by the exquisite dance artists from San Antonio’s premiere professional ballet company, Ballet San Antonio! At 6 pm, they will be offering a ballet class for 7-10 year olds (1+ years of ballet experience). Bring your basic ballet attire. This will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to be a part of the first 30 students to take class on stage.

When: September 28, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

 

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