Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? There are many fun events going on all week long that won’t break the bank, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss!
Some of the top things to do in San Antonio this week include a Texas Independence Day celebration, free pancakes, story times, and more!
Get a group of 2, 4, or 6 people and head to Bowlero for two fun hours of bowling and excitement! Enjoy upscale bowling in a luxurious alley with lanes that glow in the dark, an arcade, a sports bar, and more. With this Groupon offer, you can save over 50% off the regular price of bowling with shoe rental!
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 $15.99.
Discount Paintball Tickets to X-Factor Paintball Park
Get out and try something different this weekend! X-Factor Paintball Park offers people the chance to experience this adrenaline-filled, heart-pumping game with family, friends, and co-workers at an affordable price. Paintball makes a great outing for birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or even team building. There are many ways to play, from glow-in-the-dark games to fun with bubbles. Get your paintball tickets on Groupon starting at just $5.
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: February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Decade of Family at Pearl Stable
What: Dream & collaborate together to make San Antonio the best city to raise a family by 2030! The next decade promises to be one of tremendous focus on and tremendous support of every San Antonio family.
When: February 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 307 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Mardi Gras Masks at the Converse Public Library
What: All will be supplied to create your own masks. Please be at the library by 5:10 pm to complete this craft.
When: February 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 601 S Seguin, Converse, 78109
IHOP Free Pancake Day
What: FREE pancakes with IHOP’s Free Pancakes promotion. Enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and consider making a donation for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and/or other designated local charities. The goal this year is to raise $3.5 million for charity!
When: February 25, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free Short Stack
Free Admission to The Briscoe Western Art Museum
What: Enjoy free admission to The Briscoe Western Art Museum and take advantage of their extended hours.
When: February 25, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W. Market St., 78205
Free Screening of “Miss Virginia” at Santikos Casa Blanco
What: Free screening of “Miss Virginia” followed by a special discussion on expanding education opportunities. RSVP here.
When: February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 11210 Alamo Ranch Parkway, 78253
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
What: Free breastfeeding class designed to encourage women’s success with breastfeeding. Taught by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse. Women and families learn breastfeeding basics such as positioning, latching, milk production and more. Partners & Grandparents welcome to attend.
When: February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 8102 Midcrown Dr., Windcrest, 78239
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: February 26, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
All Ages Story Time at Mammen Family Public Library
What: Join Ms. Montana for Story Time where kids/parents will sing, read, talk, and play!
When: February 27, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 131 Bulverde Crossing Rd., Bulverde, 78163
STEM Educators Open House at iFLY
What: iFLY knows the importance of a hands-on experience that engages every student. Experience how flying accelerates learning with iFLY’s STEM Educational Program during our Open House Event! We will explore the STEM principles behind our wind tunnel technology through exciting lectures, test flights, and lab activities. Participants will also review important details on our TEKS curriculum for grades 2-12. Register here.
When: February 27, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 15915 Interstate 10, 78257
HANG Indoor Playground
What: At Hang Indoor Playground, kids from three to thirteen years-old climb on miniature rock walls and swing over mats with their feet in ringed trapeze holds, sliding down bright red and yellow slides in friendly races with friends and family.
When: February 28, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 7403 West Loop 1604 North Suite #202, San Antonio, TX 78254
Cost: Starting at $10
Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. Located in Innovation Station, the workshop can accommodate 16 students and are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy & best practices.
When: February 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with museum admissions
Cirque Italia at Ingram Park Mall
What: Cirque Italia presents “Aquatic Spectacular.” The name reflects a unique attribute under the tent, as the show features a custom designed water stage that travels from city to city. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move. With this “unique feature” under the tent, guests will be surprised, for it’s a show of its own!
When: February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 6301 NW Loop 410, 78238
Canciones: Texicana Mamas at The Pearl
What: The Historic Pearl kicks off the 2020 Canciones music series featuring Tish Hinojosa, Stephanie Urbina Jones and Patricia Vonne for a free concert in Pearl Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Bottling Department.
When: February 28, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215
Mission Healthy Heart Walk at Mission San Jose
What: Join Mission Trail Baptist Hospital along with our partners Mission Heritage Partners, Harvey E. Najim YMCA, Brooks, South SA Chamber, City of SA District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran and National Park Service for a FREE 30-40 minute walk on the beautiful grounds of Mission San José. Doctors will be walking with us to answer questions.
When: February 29, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 6701 San José Drive, 78214
Pop Con at the San Antonio Public Library
What: Join the Central Library for their 3rd annual Pop Con! This celebration of popular culture includes artists, authors, Anime, Manga, Cosplay, TV, panels, games, crafts and more.
When: February 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 600 Soledad St., 78205
Leap Day with Frogs at Confluence Park
What: Did you know 2020 is a leap year? Celebrate the uniqueness of February 29 by spending time with some extra special amphibians and reptiles brought to you by Wild About Texas.
When: February 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 310 W Mitchell St., 78204
Travis 2 Step at Travis Park
What: Celebrate Texas’ Independence Day with live music, activities, food, drinks, and a Texas Trader’s Alley! All proceeds benefit Travis Park.
When: February 29, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Planets in the Park at Helton San Antonio River Nature Park
What: The San Antonio River Authority invites you and your family to experience the nighttime sky in a fun and scientific way at planets in the park.
When: February 29, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 15662 FM 775, Floresville, 78114
San Antonio Panic Room
What: You’ll need to pair your wits with those of your allies in order to save the day in just 60 minutes at the San Antonio Panic Room!
When: March 1
Where: 12770 Cimarron Path Suite 104, 78249
Cost: Starting at $34.70
Family See + Do Day at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Get to know abstract artists of Texas with family-friendly tours and activities. Make a 3D collage, create your own souvenir viewﬁnder, and paint an abstract design on canvas.
When: March 1, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free with museum admission
“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: March 1, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
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