things to do this week in San Antonio

Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? Check out our guide for events across the city for every day of the week!



Get Cheap Movie Tickets to Regal Cinemas

Who doesn’t love going to the movies, especially without having to spend a lot of money? Right now, you can snag some Regal Cinema ePremiere tickets for just $9.50. That’s a big discount off the standard cost of movie tickets these days. ePremiere tickets can be used at the theater box office on any date for admission to any movie. Get cheap movie tickets here.

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo hosts more than 3,000 animals of a variety of species originating from the world over. It’s one of our picks for the top family-friendly destinations in San Antonio. Get your tickets now online for only $12.99.

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium is a great place for the whole family to spend a day. Enjoy activities that include interactive exhibits, fish feeding, touch tanks, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at only $8.61!



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: October 1, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Cost: $11+



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: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Both San Antonio locations
Cost: Free

Free Fitness in Pearl Park with Fit4Mom
What: Join us for Free Fitness in Pearl Park with Fit4Mom. Classes are free and open to the public. Tonight’s class is: Strides 360® is designed for the mom with (or without) kiddos in tow who is seeking an endurance based, total body workout. This program includes drills focused on speed, agility and quickness, using ladders, cones, hurdles and more!
When: October 2, 5:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Historic Pearl, 78215
Cost: Free

HEB Family Free Night at the DoSeum
What: Brought to you by HEB, Greehey Family Foundation, and Najim Family Foundation, every first Tuesday of the Month!
Tips for making your free family night as enjoyable as possible:
– The first 1,500 guests will be admitted; please arrive early to ensure entry. When we reach capacity a sign will be posted outside.
– Parking is limited; please plan accordingly.
– No outside food allowed inside The DoSeum.
– Please limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers only inside the museum.
When: October 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: Free



Meet the Tooth Fairy – The Dentists for Kids
What: We’ve designed this free event to help educate little ones about dental hygiene and to help them learn about what it’s like to go to a dental office. Our office has served San Antonio children for many years, and we understand that going to the dentist for the first time can be a daunting prospect for small children. Come meet the Tooth Fairy and get to know our doctors and staff, and see that going to the dentist can be FUN!!
– Photos with the Tooth Fairy
– Meet the Doctors
– Office Tour
– Goodie Bags & Balloon Animals
When: October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 15303 Huebner Rd., Building 17, 78248
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: October 3, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.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: October 3, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free



Budding Artists (3 – 5 years) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Budding Artists experience nature and art in the classroom and in the garden. They observe plants, make art using a variety of media, talk about nature, and play. Guided activities emphasize the importance and beauty of our earth and our responsibility for the environment.
When: October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: $10 per registrant (includes materials)

Story Time at Barnes and Noble
What: Join your local Barnes & Noble for fun free events! Come weekly to check out storytelling events that are posted on the events page for each store.
When: October 4, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

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: October 4, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat at Gruene Harley-Davidson
What: Kick off some early Halloween fun with some amazing Trunk or Treats! We will have FM31FOODTRAILER out there and Rock N Dilly’s and of course a large variety of motorcycles, cars, trucks, and Jeeps to see all decorated up for someone of a kind trunk or treats!
When: October 4, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 1288 Loop 337, New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: Free



ArtStrolls at the McNay Art Museum
Enjoy a program specifically for infants, toddlers and their caregivers. Tour the museum and participate in a related playtime.
Meet at 10 am for children under 12 months; 11 am for children under 2 years. See calendar listings for upcoming program dates. Call us for more information. 
October 5, 10:00 a.m. 
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission

Free First Friday at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
What: Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions for free every First Friday! While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Admission on First Fridays is always free but parking can sometimes prove to be a challenge as it’s a popular time to come visit.
When: October 5, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 116 Blue Star, 78204
Cost: Free

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: October 5, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free



San Fernando Health and Safety Fair
What: Free screenings and consultations, health information, and pediatric services. Free and open to the public.
When: October 6, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: 115 W Main Plaza, 78205
Cost: Free

Pre-K 4 SA Family Fit 4K
What: The inaugural Pre-K 4 SA Family Fit Program event will be a 4K at San Pedro Springs Park. Families may arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. to warm up, with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. Directly following the race, visit Come Play With Pre-K 4 SA complete with parent-led exercises, games, and an infused water workshop. .
When: October 6, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 2200 N. Flores, 78212
Cost: Free but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated

Home Depot Safety Event
Bring your kiddos to our annual safety event. There we teach them how to be safe around tools and have child-safe crafts so they can have fun. Take pictures, and enjoy some special treats by Home Depot.
October 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
611 SW Loop 410, 78227

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM) hosts this free IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) ride at McAllister Park on the dirt trails. This is a great opportunity for parents and children alike to get out on the dirt trails and see how fun mountain biking can be. Kids will learn basic trail skills and trail etiquette during this introduction to trail riding. Participants will meet at the McAllister Park “Dog Park” parking lot. NOTE: This event is weather-permitting.
October 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
13102 Jones Maltsberger, 78247



Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese
What: Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun-filled visit. 
The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
1. Less crowding and noise
2. Dimmed lighting
3. Show and music turned off or down
4. Limited appearances by Chuck E.
5. Food and games are offered
Call other locations to verify if this is being offered.
When: October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 238 SW Military Dr., 78221
Cost: Free

Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers can use their five senses for fun and adventure as they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration. Themes Include Science Lab, Nature Art, Seeds, Seasons, and Dragonflies.
When: October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family

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