This weekend’s guide of the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, kicking off this Thursday, February 7 and running through February 24.  Check out their special promotions to save big on your visit.

 

There are so many free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week – especially as the weather starts to change. Check out our guide for events across the city for every day of the week!

 

Top Pick

san antonio stock show & rodeo

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

What: Established in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city with nearly 2 million visitors entering the grounds in 2018. With over 20 attractions, you’ll have plenty to do when you visit from February 7 through February 24. There’s a world-class lineup of entertainment (Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, and more), bronc riding, bull riding, mutton bustin’, the world’s largest junior livestock show, delicious fair food & drinks, and so much more fun for the whole family. They also have a ton of special deals to help you save big on your visit! Let’s Rodeo, San Antonio!

When: February 7-24

Where: 3201 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78219

How Much: Click here for special deals & promotions

 

Daily Fun

San Antonio Aquarium

The San Antonio Aquarium is one of our favorite attractions in the city, offering fun and interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Get 45% off tickets with this special offer.

Go Kart Racing at K1 Speed
Race go-karts at K1 Speed this weekend! The indoor track allows you to race against friends, family, co-workers, or strangers. Get your tickets online starting at $17.

The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum is such a cool place for kids and adults alike. It offers a number of great exhibits for the everyone, including the H-E-B Body Adventure, dinosaurs, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at just $12!

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. Tickets start at $10 for two.

 

Monday

Pony Express Love Letters at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
What: The Briscoe is bringing back the art of traditional correspondence just in time for Valentine’s Day! Visit during Museum hours and create a love note or Valentine for a loved one. Vintage typewriters, writing materials and books of poetry are on hand for inspiration. The letters will be delivered by modern day “Pony Express” riders on Feb. 14 to all recipients located in the downtown area. Letters outside of the delivery area will be mailed with a special Pony Express stamp.
When: February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W. Market Street, 78205
Cost: Free

Monday Movies at the Leon Valley Public Library
What: Come view ‘Cars 3’ at the Leon Valley Public Library – shown in the Bissett Room, complete with popcorn! Bring a covered drink and a friend.
When: February 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

 

Tuesday

Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods Market
What: Join us for our Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods! We will have a story, a snack and some fun activities.
When: February 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Both San Antonio locations
Cost: Free

Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
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 [email protected] or 830-249-4616.
When: February 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family

Story Time in the Book Garden at Hemisfair Park
What: Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.
When: February 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 434 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Stomp & Play at Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Get your little ones moving and have some fun at the free Stomp & Play story time class which takes place at the Children’s Play Area upper level across from the Food Court in Rolling Oaks Mall.
When: February 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 6909 N Loop 1604 E, 78247
Cost: Free

Free Ice Cream Day at Amy’s Ice Cream
What: Amy’s Ice Cream is doing it again – free ice cream for everyone who comes in!
When: February 5, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 255 E Basse Rd., 78209
Cost: Free

Free Music Class at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School
What: Bring your 3rd – 5th grader to try a class for free at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School. Make your reservation online.
When: February 5, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 8055 West Ave. Ste. 112, 78213
Cost: Free

 

Wednesday

Story Time Tuesdays at Learning Express
What: Join Learning Express for a fun, free Story Time Tuesdays! We’ll read a book, enjoy a snack, and do a simple craft.
When: February 6, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Learning Express locations at The Village at Stone Oak and The Quarry Market
Cost: Free

Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: February 6, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Family Night at Krispy Kreme Donuts
What: Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for family fun! Doughnut Decorating & more!
When: February 6, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

 

Thursday

First Friday at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum 
What: Come out to enjoy the current exhibits for free on the First Friday! While there, check out  the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex.
When: February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 116 Blue Star, 78204
Cost: Free

Teen Takeover: LOL at the McNay Art Museum
What: The Art of Comedy on Stage with comedic performances to make you LOL. Improv comedy sketches, hilarious scenes from student directed plays, and comical solo or duet skits are all performed by local high school students!
When: February 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

 

Friday

Kid Jump at ThinAir Extreme Sport
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 8, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Cost: $11+

Make and Take I Love You Cards at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Make an I Love You Card for your loved one(s) at a card creation station!
When: February 8, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Sweetheart Party at Gymboree (Huebner Commons)
What: Gymboree will have lots of love-themed activities, treats and crafts to share with your little ones at their Sweetheart Party! Members and non-members welcome. Spaces fill quickly so call 210-265-3710 and reserve your spot today!
When: February 8, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 11703 Huebner Rd. #205, 78230
Cost: $14 per child

Fiesta Friday at Altitude Trampoline Park
What: Join Altitude Trampoline Park for tons of mini-games including dodgeball, minute-to-win-it, prize wheel, tumble contest and more during the 3 hour jump time. All ages are welcome to join this event!
When: February 8, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 11075 IH-10 W Ste 126, 78230
Cost: $21.99

H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza
What: Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to the Plaza under the glow of the Tobin Center and enjoy Akeelah and the Bee! The plaza will open an hour before the movie starts. No outside food or drinks are allowed, but concessions will be available for purchase- including full bar service. No Pets Please.
When: February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Auditorium Cir, 78205
Cost: Free

 

Saturday

Missions Heritage Half & Kids Run
What: Experience a run through the soul of San Antonio – the historic Missions – a fascinating World Heritage site. Savor the flavor of the Mission Reach & the heart of this vibrant community.
When: February 9, 8:00 a.m.
Where: 701 E Pyron Ave., 78214
Cost: $20+

PBS Kids at the Alamo
What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite PBS KIDS characters: Daniel Tiger, Hal and Peg! This is an all-ages show with Alamo Draft House – noisy children will not be asked to leave the theater but cellphones and other devices need to stay dark. The lights will be a little brighter and the sound will be turned down during the show.
When: February 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 22806 US-281 N, 78258
Cost: $5

Parent/Child Valentine’s Date Day at Trader’s Village
What: Come on out to the Brown Pavilion for a Parent/Child Valentine’s Date Day. Each Day is specific for you and your child.
Mommy/Son Superhero Date Day Includes:
– Free Red Funnel Cake for two (in Honor of Valentine’s Day)
– Free Drinks
– Free unlimited photos from Party Time Pictures with Cap’s Crusaders (IronMan | Supergirl | Scarlet Witch | The Punisher & more. Characters subject to change.)
– Coupon for a Buy One Wristband get the 2nd Free
When: February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: Free but parking is $4

Father/Son Nerf Gun War in New Braunfels
What:
Bring your favorite Nerf gun for this great competition! Elite-style ammo and power snacks will be provided. Each participant must be registered and all children must be accompanied by an adult. To register online visit: nbtexas.org/signup and click on ticket search.
When:
February 9, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 776 E Torrey St., New Braunfels, 78130
Cost:
$5 per person

 

Sunday

Parent/Child Valentine’s Date Day at Trader’s Village
What: Come on out to the Brown Pavilion for a Parent/Child Valentine’s Date Day. Each Day is specific for you and your child.
Daddy/Daughter Princess Date Day Includes:
– Free Red Funnel Cake for two (in Honor of Valentine’s Day)
– Free Drinks
– Free unlimited photos from Party Time Pictures with Glass Slippers Character Company Princesses
– Coupon for a Buy One Wristband get the 2nd Free
When: February 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: Free but parking is $4

Picture Your World at Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center
What: Picture Your World will teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration and constructive critique. Participants (8 – 18 years old) will produce a visual memory of their day and start a creative portfolio while they experience the environment. The workshop is led by Carra Garza and a Master Naturalist.
When: February 10, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231
Cost: $20

“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 10, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free

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