San Antonio is full of free and cheap things to do and we’ve got a guide which includes some of our favorite events across the city for every day of the week. You don’t want to miss these free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week!
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.
Free Test Prep at Sylvan Learning Center
What: Sylvan Learning Center will be offering free test prep for the ACT or SAT.
When: February 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 8425 Bandera Rd. #136, 78250
Free Play Day at the Rainbow Event Center
What: Bring the kids to the Rainbow Event Center for hours of fun at no cost! RSVP is required to attend – call (210) 698-0580.
When: February 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 25840 IH 10 West, Boerne, 78006
Monday FUN-day Movie Night
What: Enjoy a movie and meal with friends and family at this free even! Open to all Girl Scout families and the community.
When: February 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 811 N Coker Loop, 78216
Play & Learn at the Little Read Wagon
What: Put on your play clothes and join the San Antonio Public Library for story time and activities including talking, singing, reading, writing and playing! For children 0-5 and their adults. Rain or shine.
When: February 19, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Where: 9606 Bandera Rd., 78240
Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers use their five senses for fun and adventure while they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration.
When: February 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family
Wee Discovery Series at Fischer Park Nature Education Center
What: Explore the environment and great outdoors through games and activities in a safe, natural setting. In each session, participants will experience a different theme that develops nature observation skills. Pre-registration required for each session. Geared to kids 3 – 5 years old.
When: February 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: $7 per class
Family Story Time at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Join Miss Cathy for an evening story time. Enjoy great books by Peter Reynolds and be creative with “dot” crafts!
When: February 19, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
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 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Story Time Prince/Princesses at Chick-fil-A on Babcock & Huebner
What: Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess and join Chick-fil-A for a royal time! Fun activities to follow.
When: February 20, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 5803 Babcock Rd., 78240
Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: February 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Astronomy in the Park – Raymond Rimkus
What: SAAA members will have telescopes set up to show you various objects in the night sky. Astronomers will be setup in the large parking lot near the intersection of Cherryleaf St. and Poss Road. *This is a free event open to the public, however it is dependent on the weather so if it is cloudy or raining the event will be canceled. Check the SAAA Facebook page for updates. Note about the start time: It’s a general time – usually they meet before sunset to set up telescopes and then viewing will start as soon as conditions allow (generally about 1 hour after sunset).
When: February 20, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Eating Healthy During Pregnancy Class at Crossroads Church
What: This nutrition education class for pregnant women. It will discuss proper nutrition during pregnancy, including tips for healthy eating and guidelines for weight gain and serving sizes.
When: February 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 8102 Midcrown Drive, Calvin Annex, 78239
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 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 8055 West Ave. Ste. 112, 78213
Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: Come join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: February 22, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Tot Time at Aerial Athletics
What: Tot Time is a non-structured playtime for young children 5 and under to enjoy the fun atmosphere of a gym environment. Inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump!
When:February 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101, Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per person
San Antonio Home & Garden Show at the Alamodome
What: Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 39th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, and so much more. There will be a Kid’s Zone which includes Peppa Pig, a Children’s Garden and a Kid Building Workshop.
When:February 22, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Montana St., 78203
Cost: $9.50 per adult | Kids 16 & under are free
Canciones: Songs of South Texas at The Pearl
What: The Historic Pearl kicks off the 2019 Canciones music series featuring Carrie Rodriguez and special guest Eva Ybarra for a free concert in Pearl Park. Canciones is a free concert series celebrating the sounds of South Texas at Pearl Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Bottling Department.
When:February 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 303 Pearl Pkwy #300, 78215
Sensory Friendly Films at the AMC Rivercenter
What: AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights are turned up and the sound turned down. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second Saturday (family-friendly). Please check your local theater listings for specific showtimes.
When: February 23, All day
Where: 849 E. Commerce Street, Suite 800, 78205
Cost: See theater for pricing
AugustHeart Hosts Free Heart Screening For Teens At Tripoint Event Center
What: Free heart screening for teens, thanks to AugustHeart. A parental waiver must be signed in order for your teen to receive a heart screening. Teens should wear loose fitting clothing. Screening includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) and if needed a limited 2-D echocardiogram (ECHO). The screening process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per student. NOTE: AVERAGE WAIT TIME VARIES. Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 offsets the cost to screen one student. Register here.
When: February 23 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd., 78216
Battle of the Alamo Commemoration
What: Remember the 1836 siege and Battle of the Alamo with 13 days of interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the anniversary of the event.
When:February 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where:300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Rodeo Round-Up at Market Square
What: Kick-off Rodeo festivities with Market Square. Enjoy live music, food vendors, working artists on the plaza, a petting zoo and horses!
When:February 23, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where:514 W. Commerce Street, 78205
Night Hike at Government Canyon State Natural Area
What: Experience Government Canyon after dark when you join knowledgeable guides for a short hike on a hopefully starry night! Open to ages 14 and older; participants under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Participants should be able to hike 3 miles over rugged but beautiful trails with some elevation gain. Arrive by 6:15 p.m. and meet near the rainwater tower next to the Visitor Center. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring a flashlight, at least a quart of water, and a snack if you like. No pets, please.
When:February 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where:12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Natural Area Fees Apply
Family Art Play at the McNay Art Museum
What: The McNay offers a program for families that involves looking carefully at works of art and investigating a studio or performance component afterwards. This programming is family friendly and great for kids. Mi McNay Es Su McNay! McNay members can reserve space by calling 210-805-1768 by noon the Friday before the activity. Nonmembers can pick up the remaining passes the day of the activity.
When: February 24, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission
Special Olympics Athletics – Track & Field
What: This program is designed to have your child compete at a level that is comfortable and celebrates their successes. Through cooperation with the parent and athlete, an assessment will be done to find the perfect activity for your athlete. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings while promoting a safe and encouraging environment.
When: February 24, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 9411 Military Dr W, 78251