things to do in san antonio this weekend

There are so many free and/or inexpensive family-friendly activities all over San Antonio. Among those for this weekend are a San Antonio exclusive art show, kids crafts, outdoor fun and more. We hope you’ll take advantage of many of these fun events.


Daily Fun

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
The American West is alive and as wild as ever at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Through collections of art and artifacts, engaging cultural events, and educational programs, you’ll experience the region’s history and the shared heritage of the individuals who have called it home. Tickets start at $10 for two.

Go Kart Racing at K1 Speed
K1 Speed’s indoor go-kart racing lets you race friends, family, colleagues or the clock in a fun and friendly environment. K1 Speed is a great place for indoor entertainment. Get your tickets online starting at $17.

The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum has exhibits for the whole family, including the H-E-B Body Adventure, a giant Quetzalcoatlus – the largest flying dinosaur ever found and a whole lot more. Tickets start at only $12!

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



Kid Jump at ThinAir
What: If your kids (6 and under) are ready to Dominate our Park without bigger kids around….YOU MUST check-out KidJump. Every day (excluding Sundays) from 9-10am is exclusively for parents and children! We provide a special discount for children 6 & under. One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: January 11, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Cost: $11+

Parent’s Night Out at Hang Indoor Playground
Drop the kids off at Hang Indoor Playground for crafts, games and fun while you enjoy some time to yourself.
January 11, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 7403 W Loop 1604, 78254
Cost: $20 in advance | $25 at the door

“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: January 11, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free



Hike the Canyon at Government Canyon
What: Come out for a jointly-led guided hike on one of the many trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area. Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult. The hike will range from 4 to 7 miles depending on the group. Group size is limited; no pets, please. Dress appropriately, including sunscreen and a hat. Wear appropriate footwear for rough trails and bring two liters of water per person & a snack. Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower after stopping at the Entrance Fee Booth Area to self-pay/register. Be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45 as the hike starts promptly at 8:00.
When: January 12, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Free with Natural Area Fees

Beginner Lacrosse Clinic
What: Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic for students in grades K-8. No equipment required; clinic is open to students/players from all schools. RSVP at
When: January 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 20955 W Tejas Trail, 78257
Cost: Free

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Snowy Scene at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: January 12, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Cost: Free

GPS with the NPS at the San Antonio Missions
What: Come explore Mission San Jose and challenge yourself with the “GPS with the NPS” activity. Earn a special Junior Ranger patch after completing all the activities. Pick up your activity booklet in the Visitor Center at Mission San Jose.
When: January 12, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 6701 San Jose Dr., 78214
Cost: Free

Family Night at Old Town Helotes
What: Join Old Town Helotes and enjoy arts & crafts, family games, family-friendly vendors and more!
When: January 12, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 14743 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes, 78023
Cost: Free



Free Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures
What: The Institute of Texan Cultures will host their annual Buffalo Soldier Day, which gives guests an opportunity to learn of the African-American legacy in the United States Army.
When: January 13, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd., 78205
Cost: Free

Picture Your World at Comanche Lookout Park
What: Picture Your World will teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration and constructive critique. Participants will produce a visual memory of their day and start a creative portfolio while they experience the environment. The workshop is led by Carra Garza and a Master Naturalist.
When: January 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 5060 Judson Rd., 78247
Cost: $20

Kinetic Sand Workshop at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Join the Leon Valley Public Library to play with kinetic sand! It moves by itself as you squeeze it, shape it, or build something. Fun for all ages.
When: January 13, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

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