things to do this week in San Antonio

San Antonio has so much to offer – including free and cheap activities for the entire family. This week’s activities include museums, play time and so much more. I hope you can find something on this list!

Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this week, and make sure to check back on Thursday for our weekend guide:


Big Blue Blocks at Hemisfair Park
What: Budding engineers and architects, join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Building and playing with Big Blue Blocks is a FREE all-ages activity!
When: August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free



Story Time in the Book Garden at Hemisfair
What:  Story Time at the Book Garden: Come for a story under the big shady trees, stay for a creative activity, and walk away with a book from our FREE Book Garden!
When: August 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

CNC: Little Explorers!
What: Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at st*******@ci****.org or 830-249-4616.
When: August 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Farm Road, Boerne, TX
Cost: $5 per family

Free Tuesdays at the Witte Museum
What: Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.
When: August 14, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free

Free Admission to San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.
When: August 14, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 200 W. Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free

Free Entry to The Briscoe Western Art Museum
What: Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).
When: August 14, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W. Market St., 78205
Cost: Free



Wednesday Night Social Runs
What: Join us, every Wednesday, at iRun Stone Oak, for a social Run! We have routes from 1 to 5 miles, and every pace is welcome to join in on the fun. We run rain or shine!
When: August 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 3120, SATX 78258
Cost: Free



Free General Admission at the McNay Museum
What: Join the McNay Art Museum every Thursday to enjoy free general admission courtesy of H-E-B! Remember: kids and teens always get in free. If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special exhibition fee will apply to adults.
When: August 16, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

Which things to do in San Antonio this week are you most looking forward to attending? Let us know by commenting below.


Sara Phillips from San Antonio blog Sensibly SaraSara Phillips writes about her kids and husband, recipes, life, and activities on her blog, Sensibly Sara. She also enjoys writing reviews and hosting giveaways. Sara and her family live in San Antonio, TX.

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