Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

Editor’s note: Given the current situation, we’re doing our best to make sure the events on this list are still going on as planned. If you plan on attending any of these events, please check with the host/venue before you go to verify it’s still taking place.

Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? There are plenty of fun events going on all week, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss!

Top Pick

Burton Ball Nights (Drive-Thru Experience) at Trader’s Village

The Burton Ball will be complete with spooky music, creepy decor, projections, Burton themed art, (virtual) vendors and of course, an Online Costume Contest for the best Burton inspired looks of the event with over $1,000 in prizes & cash! The event is limited to 300 vehicles per night, so tickets will go fast.  There are several packages available; each with Burton Ball merchandise. Packages start as low at $25.00!

Daily Fun

Kiddie Park

Save on Walk-Thru San Antonio Zoo Admission
San Antonio Zoo wants you to reconnect with nature, through an exhibition of more than 30 breath-taking, larger than life animal, bugs, plants and more LEGO® sculptures created with over three million LEGO® pieces by acclaimed artist Sean Kinney during Wild Connections. Get your Groupon today!

Monday

Virtual Story Time with Ms. Kim at Hemisfair
What: Your favorite Story Time is going digital! Tune in as Ms. Kim reads our Book of the Week, then do the #ParkItAtHome STEAM-related activity on your own using items you find around the house.
When: October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Drive In at Fiesta Texas
What: Fiesta Texas has reimagined their approach to ensure guests have a safe “away from home” experience, from the security of their own vehicles. Movie audio will be broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your vehicle. You are welcome to bring your own food, but we also are offering food and beverage through a completely contactless system with a designated pickup point. You will be enjoying movies on the nation’s first dual-sided outdoor movie screen, with views of the scenic La Cantera cliffs as your backdrop.
When: October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: $24 per car

Tuesday

Little Sprouts Mondays at the Botanical Garden
What: Bring your children (3-5 years old) to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Event includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Registration required.
When: October 27, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209
Cost: $15 per Adult | $8 per Child

Leon Valley Public Library Virtual Programs
What: At this time, the San Antonio Public Library is offering online classes and virtual events. Visit their website for more information!
When: October 27, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Michael’s Kids Club Online
What:
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we create! Please visit the Michael’s website for more information and RSVP for this free class. Classes intended for ages 3 and older.
When: 
October 27, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 
Online
Cost: 
Free

Wednesday

San Antonio Public Library Virtual Programs
What: At this time, the San Antonio Public Library is offering online classes and virtual events. Visit their website for more information!
When: October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
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: October 28, 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free

Thursday

Lowe’s Kids Curbside Trick-or-Treat
What: Come celebrate Halloween with Lowe’s Drive-through Curbside Trick-or-Treating event! Register your child today so they don’t miss out on free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin.
When: October 29, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Story Time in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: The Botanical Garden offers children’s story time weekly. Each session features a different nature themed book designed to stimulate young minds and foster an appreciation for the great outdoors. Families are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on during story time. Recommended for ages 5 and under. Please arrive early as spaces are limited.
When: October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl, 78209
Cost: Included with general admission | Free for members

Michael’s Kids Club Online
What:
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we create! Please visit the Michael’s website for more information and RSVP for this free class. Classes intended for ages 3 and older.
When: 
October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Where: 
Online
Cost: 
Free

Friday

Story Time at the Twig Book Shop on Instagram Live
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: October 30, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Instagram
Cost: Free

Drive Thru Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo
What: It’s not just Drive Thru Zoo, it’s Drive Thru Zoo Boo! complete with trick or treating from the comfort of your own car!
When: October 30, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s Street, 78212
Cost: Zoo Boo included with Drive Thru Zoo admission

City Church Bandera Trunk or Treat
What: Come out for the first ever drive thru Trunk or Treat! We’ll provide fun and safe attractions for the whole family to enjoy and of course lots of candy! Wear your costumes and enjoy a night out filled with laughter, imagination and some sweet treats for the ride home!
Our team will be socially distanced and is working hard to create a safe experience for all.
When: October 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 9341 Bandera Rd., 78250
Cost: Free

Drive In at Fiesta Texas
What: Fiesta Texas has reimagined their approach to ensure guests have a safe “away from home” experience, from the security of their own vehicles. Movie audio will be broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your vehicle. You are welcome to bring your own food, but we also are offering food and beverage through a completely contactless system with a designated pickup point. You will be enjoying movies on the nation’s first dual-sided outdoor movie screen, with views of the scenic La Cantera cliffs as your backdrop.
When: October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: $24 per car

San Antonio Ghost Walk
What: The Ghost Walk explores beautiful historic downtown San Antonio, Texas as we journey through the ancient grounds of the Alamo and along the River Walk to some of it’s oldest and most haunted buildings. Travel to the past and be regaled with stories of the Alamo City’s unique and tragic history, filled with battles, murders, rituals and more, along with the terrifying apparitions left behind. Tours last up to an hour and a half and are just under 1 mile long. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for our unpredictable Texas weather. Tour is suitable for all ages but does include details of our more gruesome history.
When: October 30, 7:45 p.m.
Where: 516 E Houston St., 78205
Cost: Adults $20 | Children (12 and under) $15

Saturday

30% off with this San Antonio Aquarium Groupon
The San Antonio Aquarium houses thousands of animals hailing from the shores of Oregon to the Indonesian Islands. Sharks and rays glide through the shallow water of interactive petting tanks, where visitors can touch their surprisingly soft skin. Lorikeets, parakeets, and macaws soar above exhibits filled with exotic amphibians and reptiles in the rain forest area. Hurry and claim yours now before the deal runs out.

Fall-O-Weekends in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Enjoy the refreshing fall season and the OrigamiintheGarden² exhibition displayed throughout the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38-acres. Fall-O-Weekends will feature fall themed hands-on activities, trick or treats plants scavenger hunt, a spooky maze, as well as fall inspired drinks and food for purchase. Visitors are welcomed to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Wear your costume for a treat in the Garden Gift Shop.
When: October 31, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl, 78209
Cost: Included with general admission | Free for members

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular
What: Get the costumes ready for the kids and kids at heart, because SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is back with all-new safety procedures. The trick-or-treat trail is stocked with candy. Kids can celebrate with their Sesame Street® friends in our new show, It’s Halloween Time! The park is alive with friendly scarecrows, amazing animals, thrilling coasters and plenty of surprises. Treat your family to fall at SeaWorld.
When: October 31, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, 78251
Cost: Included with park admission

Owl Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch & Family Friendly Haunted Hike
What: We have pony rides, petting zoo, hay ride, toddler hay maze, corn crib, potato launching, and play areas! Come use our photo ops.
When: October 31, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 12355 Military Dr., 78253
Cost: $8 for everyone 3 and older | Pony rides $4 | Potato launching $2 | Haunted Hike $5 per person

Drive Thru Trick or Treat at Mammen Public Library
What: Happy Halloween! Join the library in some spooky fun by putting on your costume and driving through the library parking lot for some treats! For extra fun, decorate your car too! We will have a photobooth and a competition for the best decorated car. No registration required!
When: October 31, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, 78163
Cost: Free admission

Sunday

Shoott Free 30 Minute Outdoor Photoshoot
What: Enjoy sun, social distancing, and supporting local photographers with a free, 30 minute mini photoshoot!
When: 
November 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 
Various locations around San Antonio
Cost: 
Free session | Pay for the photos $15 or less each

Happy Fall at Natural Bridge Caverns
What: Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Texas and there is no better place to gather outdoors and enjoy this season than at Natural Bridge Caverns. Explore our amazing attractions or simply sit back and gather with friends as you enjoy a selection of domestic and imported beers and wine in our wide-open spaces while taking in the Texas Hill Country scenery. Attractions are open daily with special events happening every weekend. Park admission is free, attraction tickets may be purchased onsite or in advance at www.naturalbridgecaverns.com
When: November 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., 78266
Cost: Free admission

Bank of America’s Museums on US Weekends at the McNay
What: Bank of America’s Museums on US – Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free admission.
When: November 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID

Corny Maze at Trader’s Village
What:
Head out to Traders Village this weekend for 10 acres of fun with 3 trails for kids of all sizes. There’s an easy trail for the littlest kids, and medium (30 min-1 hour to complete) and hard (1.5-2 hours to complete) trails for the bigger kids. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food & drink, entertainment, and more! Kids 2 and under are free to get into the maze (does not apply to other rides), while maze admission for all others is just $10. Or you can get a maze and all-day ride wristband for just $15. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more, but must be purchased online.
When: November 1, (click here for detailed hours)
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78242
Cost: $14.99 for the Combo | $4 for Parking

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