things to do this week in San Antonio

San Antonio has so much to offer – including free and cheap activities for the entire family. This week’s activities include museums, play time and so much more. I hope you can find something on this list!

Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this week:



San Antonio Botanical Gardens – Little Sprouts Mondays
What: Bring your little one, age 3-5 years, to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. Participants are encouraged to register early. Classes will be canceled if they do not meet the minimum registered enrollment by three business days prior to the class.
When: September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child



Tinkergarten Free Trial Class – Bonnie Conner Park
What: For kids 18 months – 5 years. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Mary-Ellen Fimbel, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.
When: September 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Where: 9606 Bandera Rd., 78250
Cost: Free

Hang Indoor Playground – Mommy Social
What: Calling all San Antonio Moms! Come and join us at HANG Indoor Playground for our Mommy Social while we watch the kiddos.
When: September 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 7403 W Loop 1604 North, 78254
Cost: $10 per child

Little READ Wagon Presents Play & Learn at Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Join us for a story time and activities as we talk, sing, read, write and play our way towards being ready to read.
When: September 11, 10:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Where: 6909 N Loop 1604 East, 78247
Cost: Free



Mommy Matinee at Santikos Theaters
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: September 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Santikos Silverado, Embassy or Casa Blanca
Cost: Matinee pricing



Free Admission at the McNay Art Museum
Join us every Thursday for FREE general admission courtesy of H-E-B! 
September 13, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave ., 78209
Cost: Free



Calm Parent Potty Training Class at the Texas Diaper Bank
Let’s face it, potty training is stressful! But it doesn’t have to be. The goal of the Calm Parent Potty Training class is to make potty training easier for parents and children through tips, tricks, and techniques. Upon completion of the class, parents will receive a free resource kit that includes: pull-ups, progress chart, training potty, book, and tote bag.
September 14, 10:00 a.m. 
Where: 1209 S. St. Mary’s St., 78210
Cost: Free

H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza at the Tobin Center
What: H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to the Plaza under the glow of the Tobin Center and enjoy Akeelah and the Bee! The plaza will open an hour before the movie starts. No outside food or drinks are allowed, but concessions will be available for purchase- including full bar service. No Pets Please.
When: September 14, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205
Cost: Free

San Antonio Home and Garden Show at the Alamodome
What: All your projects solved! The 32nd Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show is here!
When: September 14, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Montana St., 78203
Cost: $8.50 for adults, free for kids 16 and under



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.
When: September 15, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Natural area fees apply

Cloth Diapering 101 at Go Baby Go
What: This class is for moms, dads, grandmas or anyone who will be a caregiver to a cloth-diapered baby. This class gives an overview of the which ones, hows, and how much $’s of cloth diapering, and then delves deeper into the different categories and how any given type of cloth diaper will be a good fit for your family. Proper care of your cloth diapers and accessories will be covered.
When: September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 6104 Broadway Suite C-4, 78209
Cost: Free

Farmers & Artisan Market at Mission Marquee Plaza
What: Farmers & Artisan Market! Guests will be able to purchase fresh goods from locally-sourced farmers. The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Mercado will be on-site hosting healthy cooking demos and nutrition education sessions. Browse through a variety of local artisan vendors. Enjoy live music performances, food trucks, fun family activities, plus much more! In partnership with the YMCA, the Markets will offer FREE Community Fitness Classes.
When: September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
Cost: Free

Slab Cinema – The Breakfast Club
What: Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. Get there early for a good spot, bring your blankets and chairs. Food and drink available for purchase. Pet-friendly.
When: September 15, Dusk
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free



Raspa Fest 2018
What: Alcohol-free family event! Live music, dance competitions, games and much more!
When: September 16, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 2600 Rigsby Ave., 78222
Cost: Free

Free Family Yoga Class at Kidding Around Yoga
What: Join us for a free Kidding Around Yoga Family Yoga Class full of fun, music, yoga, and relaxation. Class is open to kids of all ages and their families, come bond on the yoga mat and learn new ways to spend quality time together.
When: September 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 37131 IH 10, Suite 300-2, Boerne 78006
Cost: Free


Which things to do in San Antonio this week are you most excited about?