Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? There’s plenty of fun events going on all week long that won’t break the bank!

Some of the top things to do in San Antonio this week include Big Texas Comicon, free outdoor movies, a free Jazz festival, and so much more! Get the full guide to the best events in San Antonio this week below.


Daily Fun

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes the whole family to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, where everyone can discover the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Tickets start at $5.

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from all across the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Get your tickets now online for only $14.99.

Historic San Antonio Mission Tour
This historic guided Mission Tour is offered 7 days a week by a local tour guide. You’ll learn all about the history of the missions, the surrounding area, and gain perspective from a local San Antonian. Tickets for this guided tour start at $65.


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: September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free



Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods Market
What: Join us for our Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods! We will have a story, a snack and some fun activities.
When: September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Both San Antonio locations
Cost: Free

Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers use their five senses for fun and adventure while they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration.
When: September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family

Turbo Tuesdays at Andretti Indoor Carting & Games
What: Get 1/2 off all full-priced races! *Max 2 per guest. Races must be used the same day. Cannot be combined with any other discount, coupon, special or promotion including but not limited to Member Pricing & Service Member Discounts.
When: September 17, 10 a.m.
Where: 5527 N Loop 1604 W, 78249
Cost: Half price

Eat & Play at Travis Park
What: Enjoy a wide variety of local food trucks, live entertainment and activities during this mid-day lunchtime event in Travis Park San Antonio Pets Alive will be at the park with their mobile adoption unit “The Tail Waggin'” All dogs are adoptable.
When: September 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free

Free Admission Tuesdays at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Take advantage of free general admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Tuesdays!
When: September 17, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Cost: Free



Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including storytime.
When: September 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Howdy Parade at Alamo Heights Bark Park
What: Take time out to participate in the 30th annual Alamo Heights High School Howdy Night Parade. Start at Bark Park and finish at the high school.
When: September 18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Alamo Heights Blvd & La Jara Blvd., 78209
Cost: Free

Family STEAM Night at O.P. Schnabel YMCA
What: O.P. Schnabel YMCA is hosting a night of STEAM with a hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy. Share the experience of learning while having fun and making memories that will last a lifetime. Parents who have a child age 2 and under will receive one STEAM activity project and partner together. Space is limited to the first 50 members who sign up at the Welcome Center.
When: September 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 9606 Bandera Rd., 78250
Cost: Free



Pirate Story Time at Learning Express
What: Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day at Learning Express. You’ll hear Pirate books and have a snack. Then customize Foam Pirate Swords (yours to keep). Wear your favorite costume (the staff will be dressed up too)!
When: September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 22802 US-281 N Suite 106, 78258
Cost: Free

Free Outdoor 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. Movie will begin at dusk. Free admission and pet-friendly! Tonight’s film is Nacho Libre.
When: September 19, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214
Cost: Free



Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: Come join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun storytime and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: September 20, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

36th Annual Jazz’SAlive
What: Jazz’SALive is a free two-day family-friendly concert, which features free jazz concerts all day by renowned jazz artists. Food and drink booths and arts vendors will also be on hand.
When: September 20, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 311 East Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free

Helotes Movie in the Park
What: You’re invited to Helotes Movie Night @ the Park! It’s free to attend with parking on-site. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food vendors and children’s activities. The Helotes Area Community Band performs a live concert at 7 p.m. and the featured movie (Dumbo) starts at dusk.
When: September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 12951 Bandera Rd., Helotes, 78023
Cost: Free

“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.
September 20, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
115 N. Main Ave.,78205



Nature Talk: Monarch & Migration at Phil Hardberger Park
What: Pre-registration required for this event. Master Naturalist Brent Wiles will lead this program about the amazing migration of the Monarch. Kid-friendly activity included.
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1021 Voelcker Ln., 78248
Cost: Free with RSVP

Big Texas Comicon 
What: Meet your favorite celebrities from the world of movies and TV, comic creators & so much more!
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 900 E Market St., 78205
Cost: $11+

Family Celebration at Lockwood Park
Join KLRN and Urban Strategies for a family celebration featuring educational activities, community resources, and a special appearance by our favorite feline, the Cat in the Hat!
September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
801 N Olive St., 78202

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Dino Fossil Charm at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Cost: Free

Music & Art Festival at Western Hills Christian Church
The WHCC Music & Art Festival is a community event for all showcasing local musicians and artists.
September 21, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 8535 Huebner Rd., 78240
Cost: Free

Parents Night Out at Aerial Athletics
Obstacle Courses. Open Gym. Pizza & Snacks. Group Games. Crafts. Aerial Athletics has the best Parents’ Night Out in the city! Bring them to the gym so we can feed them, entertain them, and wear them out! Each month is a different theme, but we always have FUN on the menu. For ages 3+ (and potty trained).
September 21, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Both locations
Cost: Call for current rates



Locals Day at the San Antonio Zoo
What: Get outside and play by supporting the zoo’s popular Locals Days offer. Enjoy standard admission to San Antonio Zoo for more than 50% discount on standard admission!
When: September 22, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: $8 per person

Big Texas Comicon 
What: Meet your favorite celebrities from the world of movies and TV, comic creators & so much more!
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 900 E Market St., 78205
Cost: $11+


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