Things to Do This Weekend Sponsored by the Rodeo

This weekend’s guide of the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, now underway through February 24.  Check out their special promotions to save big on your visit.

It’s the month of LOVE and there’s nothing I love more than a fun, FREE event in my favorite city! There are so many free and cheap things to do in San Antonio which means there’s a lot for me (and you) to enjoy. Check out our guide for events across the city for every day of the week!



san antonio stock show & rodeo

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

What: Established in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city with nearly 2 million visitors entering the grounds in 2018. With over 20 attractions, you’ll have plenty to do when you visit from February 7 through February 24. There’s a world-class lineup of entertainment (Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, and more), bronc riding, bull riding, mutton bustin’, the world’s largest junior livestock show, delicious fair food & drinks, and so much more fun for the whole family. They also have a ton of special deals to help you save big on your visit! Let’s Rodeo, San Antonio!

When: February 7-24

Where: 3201 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78219

How Much: Click here for special deals & promotions


Daily Fun

Go Kart Racing at K1 Speed
Race go-karts at K1 Speed this weekend at the indoor track that allows you to race against friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers. Get your tickets online starting at $17.

The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum is a must-visit in the Alamo city. You’ll find a number of fun exhibits, including the H-E-B Body Adventure, dinosaurs, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at just $12!

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
Step back in time and visit the old American West at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. They have an amazing collection of arts and artifacts. Tickets start at $10 for two.

Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:



Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Maker Workshops are located in Innovation Station and are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. The workshop is aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy and best practices but can only accommodate 16 students.
When: February 8, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Family Flashlight Night at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
Discover the nocturnal side of the Botanical Garden! Prepare your flashlights and headlamps for the Family Flashlight Night. Make shadow puppets and find your way through a Light Maze. 
February 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: Free with general admission ($9 – $12) | Free for members

“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: February 8, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free



Free Outdoor Nature Education Event at Crescent Bend Nature Park
What: This event is geared toward families and children Kinder – 4th grade. Learn clues for finding and identifying birds.
When: February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 12805 Schaefer Road, Schertz, 78108
Cost: Free

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Valentine Mobile at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Cost: Free

Crafternoon at Converse Public Library
Crafternoon is time of arts and crafts activities open to all ages and skill levels. 
February 9, 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
601 S. Seguin, Converse, 78109

Movie in the Park at the Tower of the Americas
Grab a blanket and enjoy ‘Valentine’s Day’ under the stars. Movie starts at sunset.
February 9, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
739 E Cesar Chavez, 78205



Spanish Classes at Parman Library at Stone Oak
What: Culturinga’s curriculum introduces children to foreign languages through movement, songs, and games and follows the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines. You are invited to join a series of French, Spanish, and Arabic classes at the Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak. This program is aimed at families, kids and adults. You can attend all the classes or just choose the one you like.
When: February 10, 3:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Where: 20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258
Cost: Free

Exploring Mars at the Tobin Center
What: National Geographic Live, a touring speaker series, and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts are proud to announce “Exploring Mars” with Kobie Boykins, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This informational event is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
When: February 10, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205
Cost: $20+

Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.