I don’t know about you but I can’t believe we are already halfway through February. As you start to plan your week, make sure you add plenty of our free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week recommendations!
The Briscoe Western Art Museum
Visit the old American West when you walk through the Briscoe Western Art Museum and their collection of art and artifacts. It’s the perfect place for budding history enthusiasts and older history buffs! Tickets start at $10 for two.
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Visit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo from February 7 through February 24. There’s an awesome lineup of entertainment, bull riding, mutton bustin’, delicious fair food & drinks, and so much more! They also have a ton of special deals to help you save big on your visit!
Little Sprouts Mondays at the Botanical Garden
What: Bring your children (3-5 years old) to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Event includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Registration required.
When: February 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209
Cost: $10 per Adult | $5 per Child
Beyond the Bell at Pearsall Public Library
What: Beyond the Bell is an after-school program for kids 7-18 years old. They can hang out with friends, do homework, play games and more.
When: February 11, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 200 E Trinity St., Pearsall, 78061
Thin Air Kid Jump
What: If your kids (6 and under) are ready to Dominate our Park without bigger kids around….YOU MUST check-out KidJump. Every day (excluding Sundays) from 9-10am is exclusively for parents and children! We provide a special discount for children 6 & under. One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers will use their five senses for fun and adventure while they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration.
When: February 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family
Stomp & Play – We Rock the Spectrum
What: Get your little ones moving and have some fun! We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is sponsoring a Stomp & Play story time class for no extra charge with your open play admission!
When: February 12, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 932 Coronado Blvd., Universal City, 78148
Cost: Free with Regular Admission
Free Music Class at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School
What: Jensen’s Yamaha Music School has been creating musicians for life since 1976. Come see what makes our international music education system the best for the young beginner. Make your reservation online.
When: February 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 8055 West Ave. Ste. 112, 78213
IKEA Live Oak Grand Opening
What: Line up for the grand opening starting at 5:00 a.m.! There will be something for everyone – giveaways, music, balloon artists, face painting and more!
When: February 13, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1000 IKEA RBFCU Parkway, Live Oak, 78233
Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: February 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Lila Cockrell Speaks at St. Phillips College
What: Come hear Lila Cockrell speak about her life in San Antonio. Pick up a copy of her new book Love Deeper Than a River while you are there. Book signing to follow.
When: February 13, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 400-416 South Mittman St., 78203
Love Comes from Above Party at HHUMC
What: Join this for kids party all about God’s perfect love! Focused on 1 John 4:19 – “ We love because he first loved us.” – there will be party games and activities that explore the different types of love mentioned in the Bible. From the “Love is…” memory game based on 1 Corinthians 13 to the “brotherly love” beanbag toss and finally an “agape” craft to remind us that the most perfect love comes from God. Snacks and sweet treats provided. RSVP by email to [email protected].
When: February 13, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes, 78023
Cost: Free for kids 5th grade and younger
Family Valentine’s Date at McAlister’s Deli on DeZavala
What: Bring the family out to McAlister’s Deli for lunch or dinner on this Valentine’s Day! Kids eat free!
When: February 14, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 5880 De Zavala Rd., 78249
Cost: Adult entrée purchase required. Maximum of two free kids meals per adult entrée. Dine-in only. Kids meals for kids 12 and under. Drink not included.
Heart Crafts at Leon Valley Public Library
What: The library will put out various supplies so everyone can create something special for their loved ones.
When: February 14, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Starting Out Wild at Friedrich Wilderness Park
What:This high energy, engaging programs are a perfect way to foster an appreciation of the natural world. It is recommended that a child is walking and a parent or caretaker attend with each child. RSVP required.
When:February 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 5800 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway, 78227
Cost: Suggested donation of $3 per person, or $6 per family.
Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. Located in Innovation Station, the workshop can accommodate 16 students and are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy & best practices.
When: February 15, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with museum admissions
Daddy & Daughter Night Out at McKenna Children’s Museum
What: Join the McKenna Children’s Museum for their Valentines-themed Daddy & Daughter Night Out! Dads & Daughters will enjoy an exclusive and extra-special night of after-hours museum playtime, crafts, pizza, ice cream, and bonding time.
When: February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 801 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: $5 for Members | $8 for Non-Members
Movies in the Park in the City of Leon Valley
What: Come out for a showing of TROLLS in the main parking lot at Raymond Rimkus Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Free and open to the public. Concessions will be sold.
When: February 15, 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Pop Con at the San Antonio Public Library
What: The Central Library is hosting their second annual Pop Con! The celebration includes popular culture includes anime, manga, discussion panels, games, crafts and more. Meet artists and authors including voice actor and author Terri Doty (“Parasyte”), authors Kelley Armstrong (“Watcher in the Woods”) and Shea Serrano (“Basketball (and Other Things”)), and artist Gregory Manchess (“Above the Timberline”), plus many others! Wear your costume and join the cosplay contest.
When: February 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 600 Soledad St., 78205
Safety Around Water at the Schertz Family YMCA
What: This course is taught by a certified instructor who will teach children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. This is a free program for children ages 4 years to 9 years. Registration is required and space is limited.
4-6 yrs meet at 9:00am-10:15am
7-9 yrs meet at 10:30am-11:45am
Each participant needs to arrive in a swimsuit, have a towel, shoes, and goggles are recommended but not required.
When: February 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Where: 621 Westchester, Schertz, 78154
Kids Day at Alamo Cycle Plex
What: Enjoy demos for kids, bounce houses, face painting, food and fun!
When:February 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:11900 IH 10 West, 78230
LEGO Mini Build at Learning Express
What: Kids 5 and older are invited out for a fun and free LEGO mini-build (and it’s yours to keep). Space is limited. In order to guarantee a spot, you must RSVP with the store before February 15th.
When: February 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Snowfest & Carnival in Universal City
What: The Snowfest & Carnival allows you unlimited access to the snow areas and slides, carnival rides, climbing walls and inflatables! Some rides may have height restriction but there is something for everyone. Food available for purchase (cash & cards accepted).
When: February 16, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 305 North Blvd., Universal City, 78148
Cost: $10 Child (ages 2 & under are free) | $5 Adults (21 & over) | Admission includes all rides, amusements and entertainment
Fishing 101 with New Braunfels Parks & Rec
What: Learn the techniques of casting, knot tying, and fishing in this outdoor experience with instruction by a TPWD Certified Angler Instructor. Bait, poles and tackle provided for use. Pre-registration is required for each session. Age: 7+
When: February 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 1935 Hilltop Summit Rd., New Braunfels, 78130
El Mardi Gras 2019
What: Come out and party for a cause at the 3rd Annual El Mardi Gras at Paper Tiger. Enjoy great food, beverages, music, and art in the name of charity. The amazing food will be prepared by locally renowned chefs.
When: February 17, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 2410 N Saint Mary’s St., 78212
“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
What: This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.
When: February 17, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205