This week’s guide is brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation and its “Save Me with a Seat” campaign. TxDOT is encouraging parents to get a free child safety seat check-up at any of its district offices located in San Antonio and across the state of Texas.

Looking for the best things to do in San Antonio this week? Check out our guide to the top free and cheap events across the city for every day of the week!


Top Pick

Free Child Safety Seat Inspection
What: Did you know that 2 out of 3 child safety seats are misused, putting kids in very real (and unnecessary) danger in the event of a crash? All year long, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) offers free safety seat check-ups at each of its 25 district offices across the state. Please take the time this week to make an appointment to have your child safety seats inspected. Visit to find the nearest TxDOT office to schedule an inspection today. Be sure your child is always properly buckled up!
When: Free safety seat checks are offered year-round, by appointment during TxDOT office hours.
Where: 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229. Call 210-731-5219 to schedule an appointment, or click here to find your nearest TxDOT office.
How Much: Free


Daily Fun

Get Cheap Movie Tickets to Regal Cinemas

Who doesn’t love going to the movies on the cheap? Get Regal Cinema ePremiere tickets for only $9.50. That’s a big discount off the price of regular tickets. Use ePremiere tickets at the theater box office on any date for admission to any movie. Get cheap movie tickets here.



Tumble Bear – Powerhouse Gymnastics
What: Tumble Bears Open Gym gives your child the opportunity to experience the benefits of the amazing facilities at Powerhouse. Your child will develop physically and emotionally and burn off energy playing in our gymnastics facility. This is a fun and affordable way to see if our classes will be right for your child.
When: September 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 7707 W. Loop 1604 N., 78254
Cost: $7 per child

Superhero Kid’s Night at Chick-fil-A on Blanco
What: Thor and Wonder Woman will be present. Face Painting for all children. We encourage all children to dress up as their favorite superhero.
When: September 24, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 18310 Blanco Rd., 78258
Cost: Free

Basic Camping 101 at Bass Pro Shops
What: This workshop is a basic overview of camping skills and information with an emphasis on choosing equipment. Everything the beginner should know to get started and get geared up to go and camp with success. The workshop will cover the following topics:
• Safety and first aid
• Leaving no trace principles
• Types of tents
• Stove, Lantern and fire safety
• Picking the right campsite
• Camping Checklist
• Camping with kids- Survival tips for adults
• What to do if you become lost
This skills workshop is FREE and open to all. Visit with our knowledgeable staff in the Camping Department for your camping and wilderness needs.
When: September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 17907 W Interstate 10, 78257
Cost: Free



Story Time in the Book Garden at Hemisfair Park
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: September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 434 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Bats in the Neighborhood at Universal City Public Library
What: According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas is the battiest state in the country, home to 32 of the 47 species of bats found in the United States. Come hear Fran Hutchins, Texas Master Naturalist and director of the Bracken Bat Preserve, in a program specially designed for families and younger audiences. While you are at the library, learn about the many places in our area where bats can be viewed, and find out about bat-watching etiquette.
When: September 25, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Northview Dr., Universal City, 78148
Cost: Free



Adventurers Explore the Alphabet at Leon Valley Public Library
What: This is a storytime geared toward preschool age children. Each week we will celebrate a letter of the alphabet with stories that begin with the letter and related activities.
When: September 26, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Moana Meet & Greet at Inflatable Wonderland in Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Have fun meeting and greeting Moana! Moana will be here to interact with the kids as they jump, laugh and play. We will also have a Moana dance party and will show Moana in the movie theater. Plan on having dinner where with us. We have delicious pizza and a variety of combo meals that will please everyone in the family.
When: September 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 6909 N. Loop 1604 East, 78247
Cost: $8 – $10



Baby and Me Story Time at Schertz Public Library
What: Baby & Me Storytime is for our youngest library users, those from birth to 24 months with an accompanying adult. Join us for short stories, songs, and lots of fun tickles. This storytime generally lasts approximately 15-20 minutes and is followed by a short period of time for parents and caregivers to chat and network with each other.
When: September 27, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 798 Schertz Pkwy., Schertz, 78154
Cost: Free

Babywearing Dance Class
What: 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. A ring sling or pouch carrier is not recommended.
When: September 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., 78201
Cost: Free

Oktoberfest at Alamo Beer
What: Mark your calendars for this year’s Alamo Oktoberfest! Live music from the TubaMeisters and more. Plus amazing German food from our friends at Magnolia Pancake Haus.
When: September 27, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 202 Lamar St., 78202
Cost: Free

Jazz in the Garden at the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden
What: Baby & Me Storytime is for our youngest library users, those from birth to 24 months with an accompanying adult. Join us for short stories, songs, and lots of fun tickles. This storytime generally lasts approximately 15-20 minutes and is followed by a short period of time for parents and caregivers to chat and network with each other.
When: September 27, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 200-414 Alpine, 78212
Cost: Free



Heroes Weekend at the South Texas Maize
ALL military (active duty, retired, and veterans), fire, police and EMS personnel are admitted FREE today, and many other days, see the calendar for all dates. Proper identification must be shown at the admissions area. The special is extended to the service person’s immediate family as well. Thank you for all you do to protect us!
September 28, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 911 US Highway 90 E, Hondo, 78861
Cost: Free

Free Breastfeeding Class at CentroMed
What: Latched is teaming up with CentroMed to offer a free monthly breastfeeding class! This is a free prenatal class designed to assist and encourage women’s success with breastfeeding. Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurses, women and their partners learn breastfeeding basics such as positioning and latching, feeding frequency and duration, milk production and more. Partners are encouraged to attend.
When: September 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 3800 Commercial Ave., 78221
Cost: Free



Inflatable Run at Retama Race Park
What: The Inflatable Run is an all-ages family event featuring a 5k inflatable obstacle course plus fun games, shows, and attractions in the festival area. There are Free activities for kids and interactive attractions available the entire day –including zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, delicious food, face painting, magic shows, and so many more surprises. It is a day of family fun perfect for kids 12 & under.
When: September 29, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1 Retama Pkwy., Selma,  78154
Cost: $14.99+

Fall Craft Bazaar at Western Hills Christian Church
What: There will be over 50 vendors, Christian music DJ, bake sale, Westcreek stable pony rides, petting zoo, firetruck exhibit, fun, food and drinks, raffle drawings.
When: September 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 8535 Huebner Rd., 78240
Cost: Free

Dinosaur George at Confluence Park
Dinosaur George is coming to Confluence Park! Learn about prehistoric animals that lived in our land before time while having fun with hands-on activities. Make your own fossil and do some Dino-digging. This free, family-friendly event will be fun, informative and a dino-mite time!
September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
310 W Mitchell St., 78204



Free Admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: See what the Museum has to offer! From Dionysus to Diego Rivera—Museum docents will be sure that you don’t miss a thing!
When: September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Cost: Free

What: Síclovía is a free, bi-annual event, organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, that turns city streets into a safe place for exercise and play. The family-friendly event encourages residents and visitors to get out, get active and explore their city through car-free streets. The Y accomplishes this by activating parks, bringing exposure to local businesses and inviting community organizations. Participants can enjoy walking, biking, exercise classes, activities for youth, treats for their pets, food trucks and more.
When: September 30, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Park to the Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA
Cost: Free

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