It may not feel any cooler yet but there are plenty of fun, free and cheap things to do FALL activities 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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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 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards
What: A festival designed for children of all ages. Enjoy the hay bale maze, hayrides, petting zoo, pig races, storytelling, pony rides, orchard tours, apple processing, cider pressing, and pumpkin painting. Enter the apple eating contest, build a scarecrow, ride the barrel train, or play in the Great Hill Country Symphony!
When: October 8, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 14024 State Highway 16 N, Medina, 78055
Cost: $6 for kids 3 and up
Story Time in the Book Garden at Hemisfair
What: Join us each Tuesday morning for Story Time and a fun activity to accompany it! We’ll also have the Book Garden, our mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book, or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age 4. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.
When: October 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Babywearing Dance Class
What: Please join GroovaRoo San Antonio and Babywearing International of San Antonio for a FREE Babywearing Dance class! This class is designed for babies and caregivers 6 weeks of age/postpartum and up. Pregnant people are welcome to join too! We do recommend a two shoulder strap carrier with baby facing into caregiver. A buckle soft structure carrier, wrap or meh dai carrier are recommend.
When: October 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 18771 FM 2252 Building 11, 78266
74th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival
What: The Floresville Peanut Festival is celebrated every 2nd weekend in October with fun, games, royalty, parades and more.
When: October 9, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wilson County Courthouse and Jail 1144 C St # 1, Floresville, 78114
Cost: Free Grounds Admission
Mommy Matinees at Santikos
What: Mommy Matinees are baby friendly showings of the latest blockbuster for moms, dads and caregivers. No need for a babysitter as our Mommy Matinee showings feature brighter lighting, lower sound, stroller parking and an understanding audience.
When: October 10, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Silverado 11505 W Loop 1604 N | Embassy 13707 Embassy Row | Casa Blanca 11210 Alamo Ranch Parkway
Cost: Matinee Pricing
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 10, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Homeschool Day at Graff 7-A Ranch
What: Regardless of the age of your students, the South Texas MAiZE makes a great field trip opportunity at the Graff 7A Ranch. We want to educate and ‘recreate’ your students! We can accomplish that goal in a fun and unique setting. We invite you to bring your kiddos to get lost in our classroom in the maze! Reservations required.
When: October 11, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: 911 US Highway 90 E, Hondo, 78861
Cost: $6.50 per student
McNay Art Museum – H.E.B. Free General Admission
What: Enjoy free general admission courtesy of H-E-B! Remember: kids and teens always get in free. If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special exhibition fee will apply to adults.
When: October 11, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, 78209
Free Outdoor Movie at Confluence Park: Raider’s of the Lost Ark
What: Grab your blanket and chairs and join us for date night at Confluence Park. There will be food trucks and adult beverages available onsite.
When: October 11, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 310 W Mitchell St., 78204
Fall Festival at St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School
What: Everyone is welcome to St. Paul’s first annual Fall Festival! Pony rides, food, games, and more will be at the Pavilion, so don’t miss your chance to attend this fabulous Fall Fiesta. Admission includes food and drinks tickets, as well as unlimited access to activities.
When:October 12, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1018 E Grayson St., 78208
Cost: $10 per person
Parents Night Out at Hang Indoor Playground
What: Have a nice night out while we watch the kids!
When: October 12, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 7403 W Loop 1604, San Antonio 78254
Cost: $20 with RSVP, $25 at the door
Family Night in the TLF Pumpkin Patch
What: Bring your family out for a fun night in the TLF Pumpkin Patch! There will be games, a barrel train, glow in the dark slim making, s’mores making, food and LOTS of pumpkins. Don’t forget your blanket to sit under the stars for a live performance of “The Little Pigs” presented by Magki Theater.
When: October 12, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1602 Thousand Oaks Dr., 78232
Cost: $5 per person, 2 and under are free
Hike the Canyon at Government Canyon
What: Join the Friends of Government Canyon and the Sierra Club for a jointly-led guided hike on one of the many trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area. The hike will range from 4 to 7 miles depending on the group. Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Group size is limited; no pets, please. Dress appropriately; sunscreen and hat recommended. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for rough trails; bring two liters of water per person and a snack. Natural Area Entry fees apply. Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower after stopping at the Entrance Fee Booth Area to self-pay/register. Plan to be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45 AM; the hike starts promptly at 8:00 AM.
When: October 13, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Free with Natural Area Fees
Eckman’s Annual Halloween Card/Comic/Toy Show
What: Over 160 booths selling comics, toys, trading cards, diecast, games, dolls, records and more! 20 artist booths with original artwork and other custom items.
When: October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1948 Austin Hwy., 78218
Cost: $7 for kids 10 and up
2018 San Antonio Walk for Apraxia
What: The Walk for Apraxia will provide an opportunity for San Antonio area families to come together, to educate the community, and to raise awareness as well as funds to benefit CASANA programs and research. There also will be several fun activities for all ages!
When: October 13, 9:00 a.m.
Where:12603 West Ave., 78216
Cost:$20 for adult registration | $10 for child (under 18 years) registration
Family Camp Out and Fishing Tournament
What: You can start camping at 10:00 AM on Saturday. We will have a fishing tournament starting at 3:00 PM for those who want participant. You must register for a fishing tournament on site. We’ll have prizes and raffles before dinner. What’s for dinner, you ask? Hot dogs and chips, on us. However, if you want to bring your own dinner, great! That’s what camping is all about. We will also have breakfast ready at 8:00 AM Sunday morning.
When: October 14, 9:00 a.m.
Where: City Lake Rd, Boerne, 78006
Free Admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Enjoy free general admission to SAMA!
When: October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215