Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

It may be quite warm outside but the free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week are HOT! We’ve put together a great guide to the best events worth checking out in the Alamo City every day of this week. Check it out!


Top Pick

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Grunge Fest
With tributes to music pioneers and fan favorites, Grunge Fest celebrates the best of grunge at San Antonio’s Aztec Theatre.
When: July 27, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 104 North Saint Mary’s St., 78205
Cost: Free but a processing fee applies


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.

SeaWorld San Antonio
Spend the day at SeaWorld San Antonio, and come face-to-face with the ocean’s most fascinating marine animals. Enjoy over 30 attractions, shows and rides! Tickets start at $57.99.

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 at Yanaguana Garden is the perfect play date for your little ones. All your kids to use their creativity and fine motor skills in addition to having tons of fun.
When: July 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Conservation Crusader with Perdenales Electric Company
What: Learn about energy, conservation and the environment! Registration required. Recommended for children 5-8.
When: July 22, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Where: 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, 78163
Cost: Free



Free Summer Movies at Santikos
Head over to a Santikos Theater near you for free summer movies. Arrive early for best seating. Today’s movie is The LEGO Batman Movie. For more information, visit:
July 23, 10:00 a.m.
Multiple locations across San Antonio
Free admission | Summer Snack Packs $4

Free Play Day at Rainbow Event Center
What: Bring the kids for hours of fun at no cost to Mom & Dad! Space is limited, so an RSVP to (210) 698-0580 is required to attend.
When: July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 25840 IH 10 West, Boerne, 78006
Cost: Free

Story Time in the Book Garden at Hemisfair Park
What: Book Garden and Story Time at Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair Park. Every Thursday in Yanaguana Gardens, bring your kids to Hemisfair for a fun, outdoor story time! Hemisfair staff provides a mobile book garden for kids to enjoy. Borrow books from the library to take home and bring books from home to donate to the library. And hear great stories each week.
When: July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 434 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Free Admission to the Witte Museum
What: Come out and enjoy the Witte Museum’s free admission on Tuesdays!
When: July 23, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: Free

Movies by Moonlight at Travis Park
What: Come on out to Movies by Moonlight. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Free Downtown Tuesday parking in COSA facilities. Film (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) starts at dusk.
When: July 23, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free



Free Summer Movies at Santikos
Head over to a Santikos Theater near you for free summer movies. Arrive early for best seating. Today’s movie is The LEGO Batman Movie. For more information, visit:
July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Multiple locations across San Antonio
Free admission | Summer Snack Packs $4

Camp Creativity at Michael’s Craft Stores
What: Celebrate the mythical, magical creatures that have shaped kids’ favorite stories for centuries. Sign up now; space is limited. Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. For kids 3 and older – Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
When: July 24, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: $3

Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: July 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

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: July 24, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free



The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Magik Theater
The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Ideal for ages 0 – 5.
July 25, 10:30 a.m.
420 South Alamo, 78205

Community Mural Paint Day 
What: Grab a paintbrush and make your mark on this historical mural that is being painted on a Fredericksburg Road car wash! Be part of this new, vibrant community art piece. Bring your friends and family–all ages invited! No mural or painting experience needed.
When: July 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 3934 Fredericksburg Rd., 78201
Cost: Free

Summer Nights at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Experience the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38 acres of nature space during our Thursday’s Summer Nights series. Enjoy live music, food trucks, giant lawn games, fun activities and more!
When: July 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: Regular admission applies – $12 adults | $10 students, seniors, military | $8 children age 3-13 | Free children under age 3



Gian Marco – Peruvian Singer 
What: Gian Marco is a Peruvian singer-songwriter. He has won the Latin Grammy Award for the Best Singer-Songwriter Album
When: July 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 104 North Saint Mary’s St., 78205
Cost: $21 (50% off!)

Tot Time at Aerial Athletics
 Tot Time is a non-structured playtime for young children 5 and under to enjoy the fun atmosphere of a gym environment. Inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump!
July 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101, Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per person

Fortnite Dance Event at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Brought to you by the Leon Valley Public Library and SMASH Dance. Learn those Fortnite dances that you see on YouTube. Geared to ages 6-12.
When: July 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Canciones: Eddie and the Valiants at the Historic Pearl
What: The Historic Pearl’s free concert series continues in Pearl Park as Roots Rock, Blues, Soul, and Tex-Mex converge to showcase a selection of quintessential Alamo City anthems.
July 26, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 303 Pearl Pkwy #300, 78215
Cost: Free

Fiesta Friday at Altitude Trampoline Park
What: Join Altitude Trampoline Park for tons of mini-games including dodgeball, minute-to-win-it, prize wheel, tumble contest and more during the 3 hour jump time. All ages are welcome to join this event!
When: July 26, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 11075 IH-10 W Ste 126, 78230
Cost: $21.99

Free Concert Fridays at the Tower of the Americas
What: Come on out for Free Concert Fridays! Listen to the best local sounds of San Antonio. Bring the whole family to enjoy music ranging from Tejano to country hits, blues, pop and more!
When: July 26, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 739 E Cesar Chavez, 78205
Cost: Free



Sensory Friendly Films at the AMC Rivercenter
What: AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights are turned up and the sound turned down. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second Saturday (family-friendly). Please check your local theater listings for specific showtimes.
When: July 27, All day
Where: 849 E. Commerce Street, Suite 800, 78205
Cost: See theater for pricing

Come Play at Pre-K 4 SA 
What: Stay connected with old friends and make new friends. Feel free to bring snacks, water, kites, frisbees, etc. to play and enjoy the summer.
When: July 27, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 700 Old Pearsall Rd., 78242
Cost: Free

Rock Painting at Rainbow Gardens
Join Rainbow Gardens Bandera for a rock painting get-together! It’s a fun activity for everyone and all ages are welcome.
July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
8516 Bandera Rd., 78250

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make an Under the Sea Jellyfish at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Cost: Free

Roar with The Lion King at The Disney Store
What: Come and find animal tracks, match them to their Lion King characters, and learn about wildlife in the Pride Lands at your local Disney Store. Receive an exclusive event badge when you help save real lions by purchasing a Special Edition Simba or Nala Plush.
When: July 27, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

“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: July 27, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free



Energy Meditation Gathering at Jingu House
What: Join Michelle Mullady in this stunning location for an “Adults & Children: Imagining Peace” group meditation experience. Recommended age for children is 5 years old and up to the teens. Try out this simple practice to introduce yourself (and your kids) to meditation and mindfulness.
When: July 28, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: 3853 N Saint Marys St., 78212
Cost: $10

Hot Wheels Monster Truck LIVE at the AT&T Center
What: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live brings everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels monster trucks to life, combining Hot Wheels’ iconic jumps and stunts with epic crashing and smashing to deliver an exhilarating family entertainment experience for kids of all ages. The show also features Megasaurus, the car-eating, fire-breathing prehistoric robot, as well as special surprises.
When: July 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 1 AT&T Center Parkway, 78219
Cost: $25+

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