This weekend’s guide of the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by Traders Village. Now through November 25, take the kids to San Antonio’s first and only Corny Maze on any weekend to experience 10 acres of pure fun!
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!
Traders Village Corny Maze
What: It’s San Antonio’s first and only corny maze! Head out to Traders Village weekends throughout November for 10 acres of fun with 3 trails for kids of all sizes. There’s an easy trail for the littlest kids, and medium (30 min-1 hour to complete) and hard (1.5-2 hours to complete) trails for the bigger kids. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food & drink, entertainment, and more! Kids 2 and under are free to get into the maze (does not apply to other rides), while maze admission for all others is just $10. Or you can get a maze and all-day ride wristband for just $15. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more, but must be purchased online.
When: Weekends in November (click here for detailed hours)
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78242
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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 $12.99.
Read on for more free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:
Family First Breastfeeding Class at Alpha Home
What: The Family First Program at Alpha Home offers a free breastfeeding class to registered participates taught by Latched!
When: November 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 419 E. Magnolia, 78212
Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: Join Miss Anastasia at the Twig for a fun story time and craft. Everyone will get a kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When:November 9, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
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: November 10, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Free with Natural Area Fees
Puppies and Pumpkins at Nani Falcone Park
What: Join District 7 Councilwoman, Ana Sandoval at Nani Falcone Park for some fall fun! Enjoy bouncy houses, a pie-eating contest, live music, free micro-chipping and low-cost vaccinations for your pets! Thanks to Parks and Recreation Department, there will have free trees up for adoption. The San Antonio Food Bank will be on-site to collect donations of non-perishable food and pet food.
When: November 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 7625 Mystic Park, 78254
Family STEM and Code Day at Brooks Academy
What:Enjoy a free family STEM and code day with science experiments, coding, robotics, LEGO, food trucks and more!
When:November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:3803 Lyster Rd., 78235
Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Friendly Fall Scarecrow at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: November 10, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Make DIY Christmas Ornaments at Michael’s Craft Stores
What: Bring the kids out for some merry ornament making!
When: November 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Cost of the ornament – decorations will be provided
Santa’s Arrival at Bass Pro Shops
What: Head out to Bass Pro Shops for a Free Photo with Santa! While there, enjoy a magical tree lighting, the unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland®, free cookies and McSteven’s® hot chocolate* and more! Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® Gift Card to 1 lucky winner every half hour!
When: November 10, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 17907 W Interstate 10, 78257
Bring a Friend Free at the San Antonio Zoo
What: San Antonio Zoo members are invited to ‘Bring a Friend Free’. Just show your membership card at a ticket booth for a free friend ticket good this day only.
When: November 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N Saint Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: Free for members and their guest
Community Arts Day at Hemisfair Park
What: Head out to Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden to dance, create and connect with Luminaria’s featured artists! There will be a free to attend Artist Market, where artists from the festival will exhibit and sell their unique works.
When: November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Elf Louise 50th Christmas Celebration
What: The Elf Louise Christmas Project will celebrate their 50th Christmas season of gift-giving to deserving children with a Christmas Celebration! Live reindeer, a snow slide, a list with Santa, classic cars, kids train ride, face painting, live performances from Magik Theatre and a local choir and much more will be available for all to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase. Watch “Polar Express” starting at 6 pm.
When: November 11, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 6030 Padre Dr., 78214
Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.