Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

Memorial Day is next week which means the end of school is near! Are you looking for some fun things to do in San Antonio this week with your family? We’ve got a great lineup of free and cheap events for the week!

 

Top Pick

Texas Taco Tequila Music Festival Tickets

The Texas Taco and Tequila & Music Festival 
What:
The biggest taco event in San Antonio history, the Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival, brings a jam-packed day of tacos, tequilas, margaritas and music to the Nelson Wolff Stadium. Enjoy two stages of non-stop music, 30 of the best taco vendors in Texas and more!
When: May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: 5757 U.S. 90, 78227
Cost: $10

 

Daily Fun

Morgan’s Wonderland
Morgan’s Wonderland seems like a standard amusement park but it’s designed with individuals with special needs in mind. The park offers plenty of fun rides, such as traditional, adaptive, and wheelchair swings, as well as entertainment like interactive shows and a roving group of superheroes who’ve transformed their disabilities into super abilities. Single-day admission for two is just $22.

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 $12.99.

San Antonio Bus Tour
See all the most popular San Antonio sights with a city sightseeing tour. The hop-on, hop-off service allows you to explore at your own leisure. See the River Walk, the Hemisfair Park and all the most important monuments. Tickets start at $38.

Tower of the Americas
Experience San Antonio from 750-feet up in the Tower of the Americas. Access the Observation deck and 4D Theater Ride, too! Tickets are 50% off!

Monday

Thin Air Kid Jump
What: If your kids (6 and under) are ready to Dominate our Park without bigger kids around….YOU MUST check-out KidJump. Every day (excluding Sundays) from 9-10am is exclusively for parents and children! We provide a special discount for children 6 & under. One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Cost: $11+

Monday Movies at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Start your morning with Paddington 2! Bring something to sip on, popcorn will be provided.
When: May 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

 

Tuesday

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at The Magik Theater
What: Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Ideal for children 5 – 10 years old.
When: May 21, 9:45 a.m.
Where: 420 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: $8+

Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers will use their five senses for fun and adventure while they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration.
When: May 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family

“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
What: 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.
When: May 21, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free

 

Wednesday

Baby Friendly Screenings at Santikos Theaters
What: Santikos Baby Friendly Screenings offer the latest blockbusters for moms, dads and caregivers in a baby friendly environment. The Baby Friendly Screenings feature brighter lighting, lower sound, stroller parking and an understanding audience. Some films may not be suitable for older children as the films are catered to the adults. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
When: May 22, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Craft It Up at Mammen Public Library
What: Join Mammen Public Library for an Aladdin themed craft. For kids of all ages. Registration required.
When: May 22, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 20475 TX-46 #350, Spring Branch, 78070
Cost: Free

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

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: May 22, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free

 

Thursday

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at The Magik Theater
What: Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Ideal for children 5 – 10 years old.
When: May 23, 9:45 a.m.
Where: 420 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: $8+

Free Thursdays at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum 
What: Come out and let Blue Star inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art.
When: May 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 116 Blue Star, 78207
Cost: Free

Adulting 101 Class at Castroville Public Library
What: Join this kickoff event for the Adulting 101 series. It’s an opportunity for teen and young adults to come together and give input on topics for our teen and young adult programming. There will be refreshments, games and more.
When: May 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 802 London St., Castroville, 78009
Cost: Free

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

 

Friday

Float and Flick Free Outdoor Movie at Pickrell Park
What: Free outdoor movie at Pickrell Park!
When: May 24, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 703 Oak St., Schertz, 78154
Cost: Free

Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: Come join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: May 24, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Located in Innovation Station, Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. The Innovation Workshop can accommodate 16 students. These programs are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy and best practices.
When: May 24, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

 

Saturday

Landa Gardens May Month
What: Join Landa Gardens for yoga for kids outdoor class and Miss Anastasia Reading of Pete the Cat. Remember to bring your sunscreen, towel, yoga mat, blanket and water!
When: May 25, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 33 Bushnell Ave., 78212
Cost: Free

Honey Bees for Kids at Milberger’s Nursery
What: This class will be presented by local bee-keeper and expert Jim Bills. The class will teach the history of beekeeping, the process of pollination, the variety and castes of honeybees, the beehive and its structure, and most important, what we can do to ensure the continuing health and well-being of our honeybee population. Parents can take pictures of their child wearing a bee suit and hive tools.
When: May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 3920 North Loop 1604, 78247
Cost: Free

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a We Remember! Memorial Day Wreath at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: May 25, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Cost: Free

Survival: The Exhibition at the Witte Museum
What:
Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space.
When:
May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:
3801 Broadway St., 78209
Cost:
$11+

Market Square for Memorial Day Weekend
What:
Celebrate Memorial Day at The Historic Market Square! Come down and check out Market Square’s food booths, working artists, specialty vendors, and entertainment out on the Plaza and in Farmer’s Market. Listen to the music and taste the food that makes San Antonio unique.
When:
May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:
514 W Commerce St., 78207
Cost:
Free

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 25, 2:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

Decennial Fest4All
What:
The San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! From the unique culinary and cultural experiences of Pearl to the vibrant Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum Reach has created a space for outdoor recreation, urban living, phenomenal restaurants and bars, lively entertainment and thriving businesses.
When:
May 25, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:
San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach, 78215
Cost:
Free

Music in the Park with Aaron Prado
What:
Ruby City will partner with Trinity University’s radio station, KRTU 91.7 FM, for Music in the Park, an annual evening of performance by Jazz musician Aaron Prado. 
When:
May 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:
111 Camp St., 78204
Cost:
Free

Mean Girls 15th Anniversary Screening at La Villita
What:
Grab your friends for a screening of “Mean Girls” for its 15th anniversary! Food trucks, popcorn, and beverages available. Pets, pink shirts, and quoting allowed. The screening will take place in Plaza Juarez, in La Villita at sunset.
When:
May 25, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where:
418 Villita St., 78205
Cost:
Free

 

Sunday

Memorial Day Weekend at Trader’s Village
What: Boxing comes to Traders Village with an amateur boxing event featuring 19 bouts of boxing including the Main Event. Kids will have a chance to meet the wrestlers!
When: May 26, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Soutwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: Free but parking is $4

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 26, 2:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost:Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

Boerne Concert Band
What: The Boerne Concert Band plays a wide range of music that people of all ages can enjoy. This group of volunteers musicians is quickly becoming one of the best-performing groups in Central Texas.
When: May 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 132 S Main St., Boerne, 78006
Cost: Free

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