Our picks for the best events and things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9 include Pumpkin Fest, Kerrville River Festival & Annular Eclipse Celebration with NASA, Wine Walk, The Happiest Hour: Navigating Mental Prosperity on World Mental Health Day, and more!
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Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Monday
What’s something to do this spooky season? Watch scary movies, of course!
Arthouse will be showing the 1997 film, Funny Games. It’s about two violent young men who take a family hostage in their vacation cabin, and then force them to play sadistic “games” for their own amusement.
When: Monday, October 9, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Slab Cinema Arthouse, 134 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
How much: $10
Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Tuesday
Experience the beauty and art of belly dancing. Karavan Studio’s Project Band Live Music Dance Curriculum will perform their unique dances to Isaac & Co’s sweet, sultry, juicy, and funky sounds.
Watch them move with grace and elegance with the beautiful view of the Tower of Americas as their background.
When: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7 pm to 10 pm | Every Tuesday
Where: The Dakota East Side Ice House, 433 S Hackberry St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Take your kiddies to Hemisfair for a special Story Time with Lissette Belmontes, the Magik Theatre’s Education Manager. She’ll be reading Carmela Full of Wishes!
When: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10 am – 11 am
Where: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
The San Antonio Parks Foundation and Shadows & Sound are partnering up to bring you an event that aims to lift your spirits and nurture your mental well-being.
Join the guided meditation and breathwork by Shadows & Sound. Dr. Elizabeth Berrocal will also be there to lead a thought-provoking presentation on “Navigating Adversity and Building Resilience.”
You’re also encouraged to bring your own yoga mats to fully engage in the immersive experience.
Spend this day healing and protecting your mental health in the beautiful and tranquil Japanese Tea Garden.
When: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 6 pm
Where: Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
How much: Free
Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Wednesday
Bummed the week isn’t over yet? Take a mid-week break and “wine” down at TGK. All wine bottles are 30% off and get $2 off a charcuterie board when you buy a bottle.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11 am to 10 pm
Where: The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Have a few drinks for a good cause. Join the Chicken N Pickle community on their annual Wine Walk that benefits Overcomers.
You’ll have the chance to try a variety of wines, vendors, and specialty Chicken N Pickle food samples. You’ll also get a souvenir cup.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 6 pm
Where: Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78249
How much: $30
Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Thursday
Drop by the McNay because Second Thursdays are back! Take in art, enjoy live music, and dig in yummy food and drinks with family and friends.
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to get cozy and lounge on the grounds.
When: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: Free with registration
The San Antonio Missions are a UNESCO World Heritage Site you won’t want to miss, filled with history and religious importance. Get the full story on the area, consisting of five missions close together, from a guide who knows the area and its past well. You’ll see four out of the five missions of the site, as well as La Villita Historic Arts Village, Alamo Plaza, and the Espada Aqueduct.
Get more information and book your San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Friday
Halloween and Christmas are arguably the best holidays of the year. You get the best of both worlds with this iconic, classic, and beloved film.
Call your friends, grab your family, and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas.
When: Friday, October 13, 2023, 8 pm
Where: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free
Things to do in San Antonio on Saturday, October 14, 2023
NASA will be at the Kerrville RiverFest to celebrate the annular eclipse!
They’ll be on-site to engage with the public. They’ll share the various ways they study the Sun and how they use that information to understand its impact on Earth and beyond.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:30 am
Where: Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr, Kerrville, Texas 78028
Things to do in San Antonio this week of October 9, 2023 – Sunday
Drop by Rockberry Ranch for the full fall experience! U-Pick Pumpkin Patch gives you full reign in picking your perfect pumpkin. Wonder through the patch and have a nice time.
Plus, check out over 25 attractions, eat from various food trucks, drink beer and wine, and listen to amazing live music.
Wooden playscapes, wagon rides, a jump pad, a barnyard, a petting corral, and photo ops are just some of the awesome things you can expect here!
When: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10 am – 7 pm | Weekends Until November 12, 2023
Where: Rockberry Ranch, 995 W Gates Valley Rd, Poteet, TX 78065
How much: $15.95
Deal Alert – San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour – Just $27 for 2 adults!
There’s a lot of strange history that’s happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour, hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you meet your guides who are carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Walk the streets of the city’s Old Town and learn about its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by informative and passionate guides.
Get more information and book your San Antonio Haunted History Tour TODAY!!!
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