This week’s guide to the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by Vintage Market Days. Don’t miss their three-day sales event November 2-4 where you can shop original art, antiques, clothing, decor, furnishings, and a whole lot more at the Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center.
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!
Vintage Market Days
What: Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more. The market is a three-day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.
When: November 2 – 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center, 648 FM 289, Comfort, 78013
Cost: $5 per general admission tickets | free for children 12 and younger
Note: Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.
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San Antonio Zoo
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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 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Free Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shops
What: “Great Pumpkin Event” at Bass Pro Shops Oct 26–31! Get a free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts gang, optional $5 photo package, the first 50 kids on Halloween night get a free frame.
When: October 29, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 17907 W Interstate 10, 78257
Trick or Treat at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Bring your Little Explorers trick or treat at the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm! Give your costumes a whirl the day before Halloween on a beautiful fall day!
When: October 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Pumpkin Carving at The Cove
What: Open to ages 3-12. Free Pumpkin to first 50 children who donate 4 cans of food for the Food Bank – Carving Kits Included.
When: October 30, 6:000 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 606 W Cypress St., 78212
Cost: Free Pumpkin to first 50 children who donate 4 cans of food for the Food Bank
Trunk or Treat Spooktacular at Methodist Healthcare System
What: We will have food, drinks, and Halloween fun! Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be given out for best costumes and car decorations. All proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.
When: October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 12412 Judson Rd., Live Oak, 78233
Preschool Halloween Party at the Converse Public Library
What: Preschoolers and Parents join us for Halloween Storytime, Spooky Snacks, and Craft. Everyone is encouraged to dress up (including parents)!
When: October 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 601 S Seguin Rd., Converse, 78109
Baskin-Robbins Celebrate 31
What: $1.50 scoops* at Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of the month! Call your store to verify they are participating.
When: October 31, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Mall-Wide Trick or Treat at Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Join us for Trick-or-Treat night at Rolling Oaks Mall. Pick up your list of participating stores (while supplies last) at Center Court.
When: October 31, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 6909 N Loop 1604 East, 78247
More Delightful than Frightful at Morgan’s Wonderland
What: Wear your delightful-not-frightful Halloween costume for a safe night of trick-or-treating plus enjoy your favorite Morgan’s Wonderland rides and attractions!
When: October 31, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 5223 David Edwards, 78233
Cost: $5 per person
Dia de los Muertos at The Pearl
What: Join us as the Pearl honors the rich, traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars/ofrendas, music, a procession, art making, and more! Both days will feature traditional altars created by local and regional artists, including Karima Muyaes, Emma Tenayuca, Cruz Ortiz, Al Rendon, Cristina Sosa Noriega and students from Bonham Academy, Twain Academy, Hawthorne Academy and Lamar Academy. Visitors are also invited to honor their loved-ones by contributing to our community altar.
When: November 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 312 Pearl Pkwy., 78215
Dia de los Muertos at Main Plaza
What: An evening perfect for the family- with free sugar skull face painting, performances by Patricia Vonne with Rick Del Castillo, David Perales, & her dad Cecilio Rodriguez, Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio, Bailando Sin Fronteras, and a showing of the film Coco, it’s a night full of fun you won’t want to miss! Also showing for the night, the world premiere of Patricia Vonne’s award-winning video Huerta de San Vicente, based on the artist Federico Garcia Lorca. Day of the Dead altars will be displayed for interaction to honor deceased loved ones.
When: November 1, 6:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Where: 115 N Main Ave., 78205
Mom’s Coffee and Conversation at Morgan’s Wonderland
What:Join other moms for conversation, complimentary coffee and new learning opportunities for your children every month at Morgan’s Wonderland! Complimentary coffee, sample our concessions or bring your lunch and drinks from home to enjoy in our shaded Picnic Place and enjoy the rest of the day in the park.
When:November 2, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Where: 5223 David Edwards, 78233
Cost: $17 for moms (FREE for children ages 3-17 only)
Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Located in Innovation Station, Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. The Innovation Workshop can accommodate 16 students. These programs are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy and best practices.
When: November 2, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with Museum Admission
SACtacular 2018 at San Antonio College
What: Join us for the 6th Annual SACTACULAR event on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.! SACTACULAR is a FREE celebration for San Antonio College and the Community. SACTACULAR is a celebration of everything SAC featuring activities including:
– Departmental Showcases
– Live Music – X-Factor Band
– Michael Jackson Impersonator
– Food Booths/Trucks
– Planetarium Shows
– Animal Show
– Face Painting
– Balloon Animals
– Henna Tattoos
– And More!
When: November 2, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1819 N Main Ave., 78212
Free Movie at Mission Marquee Plaza
What: Join us for a free screening. Load up your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Food via local food trucks also available for purchase. Venue opens at 7 p.m. and movie will begin 15 minutes after dusk. Free admission and pet-friendly!
When: November 2, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
CORE4 Stem Family Day at Texas A&M San Antonio
What: Join us for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual CORE 4 STEM Family Day! Our mission is to increase students’ interest in the sciences and lead them to discoveries about their own potential in these areas. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Texas A&M University-San Antonio to provide families with the opportunity to discover higher education and career opportunities within the STEM fields through hands-on sessions and more!
When: November 3, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: One University Way, 78224
Family Fishing with the San Antonio River Authority
What: Come join the Fin Addict Angler Foundation and the San Antonio River Authority for an exciting morning of family, fishing, and meeting new friends! Equipment and water provided. Adults must accompany children.
When: November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 8500 Mission Parkway, 78223
PokeWalk 2018 at Milam Park
What: PokeWalk is a festive event bringing together pet-owners, local pet businesses, pet rescue organizations, and pet shelters in an attempt to raise awareness for pet priorities in our community. Enter your pet into the contest to win awesome prizes! No pet? No problem! There will be plenty to do for the whole family with food tents, vendors, LIVE music, Pokemon GO trail, Milam park playground, and more.
When:November 3, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:500 W Commerce St., 78207
The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes
What: The MarketPlace @ Old Town Helotes comes to Helotes the first Saturday of every month! Saddle up and get ready! Music, food, and a good time are served up as local craftsmen fill Old Town with treasures from across South Texas. Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in historic Old Town Helotes for the June 3rd Helotes MarketPlace! Don’t forget to visit our children’s activity area for fun crafts!
When:November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:12951 Bandera Rd., Helotes, 78023
First Sundays at the McNay Art Museum
What: Enjoy free general admission at the McNay every first Sunday of the month courtesy of the Dickson-Allen Foundation! If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special exhibition fee will still apply to adults.
When: November 4, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Traders Village Corny Maze
What: Come to Traders Village weekends in October & November for the Traders Village “CORNY MAZE.”
Lots of Activities at the Traders Village Corny Maze
–Pumpkin Patch (pictures, buy some to take home & paint)
–Petting Zoo (FREE with admission)
–Lots of Photo Ops
–Roasted Corn | Corn in a Cup | Popcorn
–Hay Ride (back & forth to Traders Village
When: November 4, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost:$10 and up. Kids 3 & under free.