Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

Our city has such a great selection of the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week as we head into the month of February. Our guide for events across the city includes something for every day of the week. Plus, you’ll find something for everyone!

 

Top Pick

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Kerrville Renaissance Festival
Step back to a time with a trip to the Kerrville Renaissance Festival this weekend February 2-3. The fest is packed with unique and exciting entertainers, awesome musical acts, delicious food vendors, and talented artisans. The Kerrville Renaissance Festival is situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at the River Star Arts and Events Park at the Hill Country Youth Event Center. Tickets start at complimentary, just handle processing fees(note: when you add the tickets to your cart, they’ll show up as $10, but when you go to checkout, you should see the option for the Complimentary tickets).

 

Daily Fun

Witte Museum

The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum is a staple in the Alamo City. It offers a number of great exhibits for the whole family, including the H-E-B Body Adventure, dinosaurs, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at just $12!

Go Kart Racing at K1 Speed
Start your engines with this exciting offer from K1 Speed. Race go-karts at this indoor track against friends, family, co-workers, or strangers. Get your tickets online starting at $17.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Briscoe Western Art Museum brings the old American West to life with excellent collections of art and artifacts. Tickets start at $10 for two.

 

Monday

Keeping Your Family Safe Online Class at the Microsoft Store (La Cantera)
What: Participants will learn the basics of keeping themselves and their families safe online. The class will cover how to set parental controls for Windows 10, Bing and Xbox and give tips on how to talk to kids about online safety and cyber-bullying.
When: February 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 15900 La Cantera Parkway #6560, 78256
Cost: Free

Perler/Fuse Beads at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Come out to the Leon Valley Public Library and play with Perler/Fuse Beads.
When: February 1, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

 

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time at Schertz Public Library
What: Preschool Story Times is appropriate for kids 3-6 years old with an accompanying adult. This program is a language-rich experience with books, stories and activities for preschool-aged children. Story Time lasts approximately 25-30 minutes.
When: January 29, 10:45 a.m.
Where: 798 Schertz Pkwy., Schertz, 78154
Cost: Free

Free Admission Tuesday at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Take advantage of free admission at the San Antonio Museum of Art!
When: January 29, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Cost: Free

 

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time at the Converse Public Library
What: This is preschool story time is meant for young children up to pre-kinder. There will be stories, music and a crafting session – all designed to activate whole-brain development.
When: January 30, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Where: 403 S Seguin, Converse, 78109
Cost: Free

Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: January 30, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

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: January 30, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free

 

Thursday

Story Time at Leon Valley Public Library
What: The Leon Valley Public Library invites you to Story Time! Join them for exciting stories, songs and activities. This story time is geared toward toddlers but activities can be adjusted for older/younger attendees.
When: January 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Symphony Presentation at the Leon Valley Public Library
What: The SA Symphony will send a musician to introduce families to music and the symphony. This is a highly attended event!
When: January 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Baskin-Robbins Celebrate 31
What: Get $1.50 scoops* at your local Baskin-Robbins! Call your store to verify they are participating.
When: January 31, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: $1.50 scoops

H-E-B Free General Admission at the McNay Art Museum
What: Join us and enjoy free general admission courtesy of H-E-B.
When: January 31, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

Santikos Art in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Santikos Art in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden presents the work of a young emerging Mexican artist, Alejandro Martin, AKA “Otto.” Five of his five-foot sculptures will be exhibited at the Garden from January 2019 through January 2020.
When: January 31, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209
Cost: Free

 

Friday

The Holocaust: Learn & Remember
What: The Holocaust: Learn & Remember is a commemoration and remembrance of the Holocaust. Programs and discussions will be held throughout the month and visitors will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust from local survivors, and learn more about the experience from the local and national presenters and scholars.
When: January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Kid’s Night Out at StreetFare SA
What: Kid’s Night Out at StreetFare SA is sure to be fun for all!
When: February 1, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1916 Austin Hwy., 78218
Cost: Free

Free Educator Night at The Magik Theater
What: Educators will receive a free ticket (with I.D.) for the ‘Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat’ performance and 1.5 CPE Credit Hours for attending. If you’re one of the first through the door, you might even get an educator gift bags. To reserve your free ticket, call the box office at 210-227-2751.
When: February 1, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 420 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

 

Saturday

Bird Walk at Brooks – The Greenline SA
What:
 Come out for bird walks designed for the beginning birder. Traveling by foot, your guide will go over birding identification and the proper use of binoculars, you’ll then explore the Greenline for various species. Advanced birders are also welcome to attend. There will be binoculars available to borrow if you don’t have your own. Meet at the butterfly kite statue in the main area of the park. Bring sunscreen, hat, closed-toed shoes, and water.
When: February 2, 8:00 a.m.
Where: 2532 Sidney Brooks, 78235
Cost: Free

Free Monthly Fun Run at McAllister Park
What: Recommended for beginning runners of all ages, experienced runners who want to improve their race pace, and scholastic track and cross-country team runners. Water and sports drink will be provided at the Pavilion between events and on the Three-Mile Course.
When: February 2, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd., 78247
Cost: Free

Free First Saturday at The Alamo
What:
Head out to the Alamo where the grounds are transformed back in time to the 1830s. It’s a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.
When:
February 2, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where:
300 Alamo Plz., 78205
Cost:
Free

San Antonio Symphony at St. Phillips College
What:
Head out for The Concert(210) Series which is designed to bring meaningful arts experiences into the community. The goal is to celebrate shared culture and provide access to a broader audience who would not otherwise have the ability to immerse themselves in the arts.
When:
February 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where:
1801 Martin Luther King Dr., 78203
Cost:
Free

 

Sunday

Chocoholic Frolic at Morgan’s Wonderland
What: Love chocolate? Then this run is for you! The Chocoholic Frolic 5k &10k races are chip timed runs that reward you with chocolate at the finish line. Run, jog, or walk your way through these courses and enjoy chocolate stops along the way! At the finish line you will be greeted with melted chocolate and treats for dipping. Register here.
When: February 3, 7:30 a.m.
Where: 5106 David Edwards Dr., 78233
Cost: $10+

Spanish Classes at Parman Library at Stone Oak
What:  Culturinga’s curriculum introduces children to foreign languages through movement, songs, and games and follows the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines. You are invited to join a series of French, Spanish, and Arabic classes at the Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak. This program is aimed at families, kids and adults. You can attend all the classes or just choose the one you like.
When: February 3, 3:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Where: 20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258
Cost: Free

Which things to do in San Antonio this week are you most excited about? Comment below to let us know.