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!

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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: August 3, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: $24 per car


Touch-Free Family Day at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Meet Pegasus and more mythical animals as you explore the realms of fantasy in this touch-free, physically distanced family day. Pick up your Family Day Kit and draw your own magical animal on scratch art paper, sculpt a multi-headed hydra and enjoy a self-paced scavenger hunt. Registration is required to reserve your art kits for family day as limited spaces are available to make picking up art kits safe and compliant with CDC guidelines.
When: August 4, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free with museum admission

HEB Family Free Night at the DoSeum
What: Brought to you by HEB, Greehey Family Foundation, and Najim Family Foundation, every first Tuesday of the Month!
Tips for making your free family night as enjoyable as possible:
– The first 1,500 guests will be admitted; please arrive early to ensure entry. When we reach capacity a sign will be posted outside.
– Parking is limited; please plan accordingly.
– No outside food allowed inside The DoSeum.
– Please limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers only inside the museum.
When: August 4, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: Free


Virtual Playdate: Art of Oceania
What: Cultivate, nurture, and inspire creativity in toddlers ages 2-4 through stories, self-paced art demonstration, movement, and music.
When: August 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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: August 5, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Cost: Free


Story Time in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: The Botanical Garden will offer children’s story time during the summer months, with each session will feature 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: August 6, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl, 78209
Cost: Included with general admission | Free for members

Five Love Languages for Children
What: Everyone has a love language. Learning your partner’s and your own primary love language will help create a stronger bond in your relationship.
When: August 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Summer Nights at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: The return of Summer Nights invites you to get outdoors this summer and enjoy extended Thursday night hours at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This 38-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to physically distance, get some fresh air and connect with nature. Summer Nights will feature cash bar and picnic baskets prepared by Jason Dady Catering, gourmet shaved ice by Kona Ice, music, and beautiful bloom displays. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcomed to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
When: August 6, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl, 78209
Cost: Included with general admission | Free for members


ArtStrolls at the McNay Art Museum
Enjoy a program specifically for infants, toddlers and their caregivers. Tour the museum and participate in a related playtime.
Meet at 10 am for children under 12 months; 11 am for children under 2 years. See calendar listings for upcoming program dates. Call us for more information. 
August 7, 10:00 a.m. 
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission

Explore Opera for Kids with the San Antonio Public Library
What: This series, in partnership with the San Antonio Public Library and the Opera Guild of San Antonio, offers free digital experiences for our community. After the free video, there will be a Q&A session Opera artists and staff. This program offers a chance for families to experience the power of opera for the first time. At each interactive event we explore the beauty and magic of opera in a format designed specifically for children.
When: August 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Dive-In Movie at Splashtown
What: Relax and watch a movie while floating in the wave pool. The movie starts at Sunset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy.
When: August 7, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 3600 N IH-35, 78219
Cost: $22+


Nature Discovery Series with the City of Schertz
What: Get your little ones outdoors to discover the exciting nature right in our own backyard. Kids are encouraged to explore, discover, and ask questions to help grow their knowledge of nature. This free program is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but older and younger siblings are also welcome. Texas Master Naturalist volunteers will lead the themed programs.
When: August 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 12805 Schaefer Road, Schertz, 78108
Cost: Free

Drive Thru Back to School Bash
What: Back to School Bash has been Covid-19 cancelled but it’s gone DRIVE THRU! Get your free backpack/school supply giveaway while supplies last. Children must be present in the vehicle to receive their kit.
When: August 8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 142 Cupples Rd., 78237
Cost: Free

Lil Partners Story Time at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
What: Drop in with your little buckaroos to learn about the American west with reading and play. Each month, a story will be chosen to introduce youngsters ages 5-10 about the excitement and adventure of the American West. Join us on the second Saturday of each month for storytime, gallery play, and craft activity Clingman Education Gallery. Caregivers must attend with their child/ren.
When: August 8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W Market St., 78205
Cost: Included with museum admission

Teacher Appreciation Day at Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Celebrating Teachers with a DIY craft. Stop by the Center Court and pick up your DIY kit. *While supplies last.
When: August 8, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 6909 N Loop 1604 E, 78247
Cost: Free

Jungle Boogie Nights at the San Antonio Zoo
What: The San Antonio is getting extra wild on Saturday evenings with Jungle Boogie Nights this summer! Relax in the cooler evenings and enjoy live music and happy hour specials on adult beverages. Also, find a variety of delicious food options and fun family games for all ages! Each week features a new music theme from acoustic to 80’s nights. View the full lineup and more details on their website.
When: August 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: $15.99+ | Free for members

Reptile Encounter & Fundraiser at Arctic Ape Wild Desserts 
What: Bring the kids out for a free encounter with reptiles from Alamo City Reptile Rescue then head inside to purchase a sweet treat for yourself. Guests will get to learn about, handle, and take photos with several species of reptiles.
When: August 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 5221 Walzem Road, Suite 1, 78218
Cost: Free

Movies in the Park – Universal City 
What: Universal City invites families to Universal City Park for another series of free movies throughout the summer! This event is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to “claim their spot” and kids can enjoy pre-show activity starting at 7:00 PM. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and even a picnic for the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. For everyone’s safety, there are no pets, smoking or glass containers permitted on the field. *COVID NOTICE: In effort to keep guests safe and comfortable, guests will be responsible for following any social distancing guidelines necessary or will be removed from the event.
When: August 8, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 305 North Blvd., Universal City, 78148
Cost: Free


Drive In at Fiesta Texas
What: 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. Restrooms are located cliffside and will be regularly sanitized.
August 9, 8:30 p.m. | 10:45 p.m.
17000 W IH 10, 78257
$24 per car

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