In a city as large and diverse as San Antonio, it’s easy to find free or inexpensive activities for the whole family. This weekend’s events include live music, a Renaissance Fest (we have discounted tickets!), a San Antonio exclusive art show, movies and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!
Kerrville Renaissance Festival
Step back to a time and place far away with the Kerrville Renaissance Festival. The fest will see a village’s worth of entertainers, musical acts, food vendors and artisans shape an experience that immerses modern-day visitors into a time where kings and queens ruled, parried and made merry. The Renaissance Festival is located in a picturesque setting in Texas hill country — the River Star Arts and Events Park at the Hill Country Youth Event Center. Tickets start at free, just handle the processing fees (note: when you add the tickets to your cart, they’ll show up as $10, but when you go to checkout, you should see the option for the Complimentary tickets).
The Witte Museum
Take the whole family to the Witte Museum for fun and education with attractions that include the H-E-B Body Adventure, a giant Quetzalcoatlus – the largest flying dinosaur ever found and much more. Tickets start as low as $12 with this deal!
Go Kart Racing at K1 Speed
Rev your engines! This indoor go-kart racing attraction is a sure bet for fun. K1 Speed is a good spot for indoor fun when the weather is cold or yucky. Get your tickets online starting at $17.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum
Travel back to the old American West at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. With collections of art and artifacts and educational programs, you’ll learn all about the region’s history. Tickets start at $10 for two.
Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:
The Holocaust: Learn & Remember
What: The Holocaust: Learn & Remember is a commemoration and remembrance of the Holocaust. Programs and discussions will be held throughout the month and visitors will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust from local survivors, and learn more about the experience from the local and national presenters and scholars.
When: January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Bird with the Ranger at Guadalupe State Park
What: Check out the bird blind to see what birds are coming in to eat, bathe, and drink. Time permitting, there will be a short walk. A limited number of loaner binoculars provided, or bring your own. All ages and skill levels welcome!
When: January 25, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, 78070
Cost: $7 per person ages 13 and up | Kids 12 and under are always free
Preschool Story Time at the Universal City Public Library
What: Join the Universal City Public Library for a fun mix of stories, songs and crafts designed to help children ages 3-5 experience books and stories.
When: January 25, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Northview Dr., Universal City, 78148
“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 25, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Kid Jump at ThinAir Extreme Sport
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 26, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Whimsy Art Studio Saturday Morning Classes
What: Kids classes are open to children 4 or 6 years and up. Parents may attend and paint (if they prefer and pay for both) or they can stay for the class, but not actually paint, at no additional fee. Please do not bring children who aren’t registered to paint, though.
When: January 26, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 116, 78213
Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What:Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Everyone Fits In Craft at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When:January 26, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where:327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Market Day in the Park at Travis Park
What: Come on out to Travis Park for Market Day in the Park. There will be shopping, food, and games for everyone to enjoy! This is a kid and (leashed) pet-friendly event.
When: January 26, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
POP Swap & Nerd Stuff at Trader’s Village
What: Come out & have fun under the Brown Pavillon. There will be music and Cos-Players. If you’re looking for that hard to find POP, t-shirt, poster or rare comic, then this is your Nerd Paradise!
When: January 27, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: Free but $4 for parking
Gardopia Gardens – Garden & Yoga
What: General maintenance in the garden will take place for the first hour. A 30 minute yoga class will occur after the gardening. Everyone is welcome to attend, and bring your friends of family. As dusk lengthens through the year we’ll extend the gardening portion.
When: January 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 619 N New Braunfels Ave., 78202
Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.