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!


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San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from all across the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Get your tickets now online for only $12.99.

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium has tons of fun stuff for the whole family, including interactive exhibits, fish feeding, touch tanks, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at only $8.61!



Big Blue Blocks at Yanaguana Garden
What: Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn – the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun.
When: October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free



Stomp and Play at Chick-fil-A – Alamo Ranch
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 16, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 16034 Potranco Rd., 78245
Cost: Free

Mother Nature Story Time at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Mother Nature joins the Little Explorer program to bring books and reading to the hands on activities and games. Themes Include: Snow, groundhogs, birds, rain, and flowers. For preschool aged children and their care-givers join a volunteer in the Visitor Center.
When: October 16, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 Donation per Family

Eat & Play at Travis Park 
What: Enjoy a wide variety of local food trucks, live entertainment and activities during this mid-day lunchtime event in Travis Park. Any group of 4 or more who brings their boss out for lunch will get half off 1 meal for their boss in celebration of Boss’s Day!
When: October 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free



Mommy and Me Baby Shower – Community First Health Plans
What: You are invited to join Community First Health Plans for a special baby shower! Please call 210-358-6372 to reserve your spot.
When: October 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Diabetes Institute – 701 S Zarzamora St., 78207
Cost: Free

San Antonio Museum of Art Play Date
What: Playdates cultivate, nurture and inspire creativity while developing an appreciation of art and world cultures. Toddlers experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement, and music. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. Check the events calendar for the weekly theme.
When: October 17, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Court of Gamers Family Game Night
What: Tired of breaking out Monopoly…again? C’mon down to Court of Gamers with the entire family! We provide a safe atmosphere for the entire family and a huge library of demo games to pick out your families new favorite.
When: October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 16111 San Pedro., 78232
Cost: Free



Creepy Crawlies at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Get in the Halloween spirit as we learn all about the creepy crawly critters in our area. We will go on a night hike to look for glowing spider eyes! Bring your own flashlight. Includes a craft for children.
When: October 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per child (7 and up) | $8 for members | $10 per adult

Beauty and the Beast Youth Performance
What: Experience a one-hour program presenting excerpts of well-known ballets designed for Elementary to High School students to introduce the joy of ballet. Youth Performances are designed to awaken the power of creativity by exposing young minds to the performing arts. Teachers will be provided a study-guide prior to the performance to get the most out of their visit to Ballet San Antonio.
When: October 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $10 per adult | $8 per student



Toddler Art Play at the McNay Art Museum
Join us for mini museum visits paired with playtime for children under five. Wear paint clothes for a fun, messy time at the McNay! Ask about our toddler tours. These are typically outdoor events, weather permitting. ArtStrolls and Toddler Art Play are made possible by generous support from the F. B. Doane Foundation.
October 19, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members

The Big Bounce America – San Antonio
What: The Big Bounce America is 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun. We’ve taken a 100ft by 100ft footprint and packed it full of the most crazy, action-packed entertainment you could imagine. With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of.
When: October 19, 2:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Where: 200 Noblewood Dr., 78220
Cost: $12+

Mission Monster Mash Trunk or Treat at Najim YMCA
What: Calling all Boos and Ghouls! Join us for our 2nd Annual Mission Monster Mash.
When: October 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3122 Roosevelt., 78214
Cost: Free



Explore the Canyon at Government Canyon State Park
What: Knowledgeable guides discuss the flora, fauna, natural and cultural history of this awesome natural area on this exploration. Length of walk and interpretive topic will vary, depending on the group. Open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; group size limited to the first 12 people; no pets please. Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat recommended, wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain; bring two liters of water and a snack. Plan to be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45AM; the hike starts promptly at 8:00AM.
When: October 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Natural Area Fees Apply

Health and Wellness Day at Walzem YMCA
What: Free family fun event open to the community that will help you and your family get active and healthy! Come out and enjoy new fitness classes to include a kid fit class for the children. You will get to meet your Walzem YMCA Personal Trainers, complete a fitness assessment and enjoy snacks. Don’t forget the fun door prizes!
When: October 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 5538 Walzem Rd., 78218
Cost: Free

Family Fun Day – HEB in Texas Backyard
Purchase any pumpkin of your choice and decorate it! We will have paint and paint brushes available for guest so they can decorate it any way they want! There will also be a pumpkin carving/decorating contest going on. Each department from the store will have a pumpkin they have carved/decorated displayed outside for the families to vote on which one is there favorite! (Wear your Halloween costume!)
October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5910 Babcock Rd., 78240
Free event, pumpkins for purchase



Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo
What: San Antonio Zoo® hosts its family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, Zoo Boo! Held Saturdays and Sundays through October 28 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume* for a chance to be in a costume contest.
When: October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 North St. Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: Zoo Boo is included with general zoo admission, and free for zoo members.

Halloween “Scoop”tacular at Bee’s Neez
What: Join us for our Annual Halloween Scoop-tacular! Come early for pumpkin painting, Balloon Pop prizes and delicious Ice Cream!! Costumes are encouraged for both Adults and children! Free pumpkin painting while supplies last
When: October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 20210 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 106, 78258
Cost: Free pumpkin painting. Ice cream available for purchase.

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