This weekend’s guide to the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by Vintage Market Days. Don’t miss their three-day sales event November 2-4 where you can shop original art, antiques, clothing, decor, furnishings, and a whole lot more at the Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center.
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 San Antonio exclusive art show, movies and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!
Vintage Market Days
What: Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more. The market is a three-day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.
When: November 2 – 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center, 648 FM 289, Comfort, 78013
Cost: $5 per general admission tickets | free for children 12 and younger
Note: Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.
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Read on for a list of free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this weekend:
Dia de los Muertos Fireworks at Planet K
What: Join us again this year as we celebrate with Planet K for Dia de los Muertos!! There are going to be plenty of arts & crafts booths, fun activities, delicious food & a fireworks show at the end! This is a family-friendly event.
When: November 2, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1103 Cincinnati Ave., 78201
Dia de los Muertos at The Pearl
What: Join us as the Pearl honors the rich, traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars/ofrendas, music, a procession, art making, and more! Both days will feature traditional altars created by local and regional artists, including Karima Muyaes, Emma Tenayuca, Cruz Ortiz, Al Rendon, Cristina Sosa Noriega and students from Bonham Academy, Twain Academy, Hawthorne Academy and Lamar Academy. Visitors are also invited to honor their loved-ones by contributing to our community altar.
When: November 2, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 312 Pearl Pkwy., 78215
Free Outdoor Movie at Pickrell Park
What: Bring your lawn chair or your picnic blanket for COCO. Sponsored by City of Schertz Parks, Recreation, and Community Services.
When: November 2, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 703 Oak St., Schertz, 78154
First Friday Stargazing – UTSA Observatory
What: Observatory telescopes will be setup on our star party deck and operated by experienced astronomers from UTSA and volunteer from the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers. This is a free event and open to everyone.
When: November 2, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, 1 UTSA Circle, 78249
First Saturday at The Alamo
What: On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join us for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.
When: November 3, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Dairy Days at Voelcker Homestead
What: Join us again for this annual event! The Voelcker Homestead opens for a day of learning: cow milking demonstration, bees and beekeeping, kids craft activities, wildflower seed ball making, corn shelling and more. Kid-friendly farm craft and activities make it fun for the whole family!
When: November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 13203 Blanco Rd. & 8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231
Cost: Free but a donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is suggested.
Fall Family Festival at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Come enjoy the Fall Family Festival at Herff Farm! We’ll have children’s activities, arts & crafts, family yoga, live music, demonstrations, and tours of Herff Farm!
When:November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where:33 Herff Road, Boerne, 78006
Cost:$5 per person or $10 per family
10th Annual Diwali SA at Hemisfair
What: There will be live entertainment, food and handicrafts for sale, 2,000 floating diyas to be released and a DJ area for dancing the night away. The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display! Come and celebrate Diwali, an official San Antonio 300 event.
When: November 3, 5:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Where: 418 Villita St., 78205
Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese
What: Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.
The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
1. Less crowding and noise
2. Dimmed lighting
3. Show and music turned off or down
4. Limited appearances by Chuck E.
5. Food and games are offered
Call other locations to verify if this is being offered.
When: November 4, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 238 SW Military Dr., 78221
King William Concerts in the Park
What: This is a free concert, open to the public. Come and enjoy great music at King William Park. Bring your lawn chair, mosquito spray, friends, and family.
When: November 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 131 King William, 78204
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