This weekend’s guide is brought to you by the San Antonio Symphony and their Halloween Spooktacular concert. Don’t miss this one-hour family-friendly concert this Sunday afternoon, October 28 at the Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University. With selections from Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera, it’s a great afternoon of music, plus fun activities like an instrument petting zoo and costume contest.

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 plenty of outdoor events, Halloween fun and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!


Top Pick

San Antonio Symphony Halloween Spooktacular
What:  Take the whole family to the San Antonio Symphony Sunday afternoon for a one-hour, Halloween-themed family concert. The concert is all about “masks,” featuring selections from Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera. The fun starts early with pre-concert activities for kids in the lobby, including musical crafts and games, an instrument petting zoo, and the Spooktacular Costume Contest (come dressed up!). Prizes will be awarded during the concert! Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family fun!
When: October 28, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Laurie Auditorium, 1 Trinity Place, 78212
Cost: $12 adults | $6 children under 12.  (Tickets can be purchased in person at the Laurie Auditorium box office (Hours M-F, 10am-2pm), or online at



The Brewery Comedy Tour in Seguin, TX
What: ON TAP (pun intended) for Herron Entertainment, LLC is “The BREWERY COMEDY TOUR” and it’s picking up much steam as it heads into 2018 promising to hit 300 breweries all across the U.S.A.
When: October 27, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 111 W Gonzales St., Seguin, 78155
Cost: $15 per person

Read on for a list of free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this weekend:



Tot Time at Aerial Athletics 
What: Tot Time is a non-structured playtime for young children 5 and under to enjoy the fun atmosphere of a gym environment. Inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump! All attending children must have a signed waiver on file. The staff is present only to supervise the safety of play in the gym. Children & adults entering the gym play and attend at their own risk. Siblings 6 years old and over are welcome to watch from our observation area.
When: October 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101, Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per child

Fall Harvest Fest at Blanco Farmer’s Market
Come celebrate with us at our 1st Fall Harvest Festival here in the Blanco Farmers Market. We will be having raffles every hour, costume contest, family fun, photo ops, and lots of vendors with all sorts of goodies.
October 26, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 901 N Loop 1604 W, 78232
Cost: Free

Skylight Balloon Fest
What: Join us for our 2nd Annual RE/MAX Skylight Balloon Fest! This family-friendly event features a kid’s fun zone, hayrides, games, over 100 vendors, food trucks, live concerts nightly as well as awesome balloon competitions Saturday and Sunday morning and balloon glows on Friday and Saturday evening. Join us and bring the kids Saturday for Trick or Treating from 2-4pm featuring a costume contest!
When: October 26, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 16765 Lookout Rd., 78154
Cost: $20 per car with under 5 occupants. $30 for vehicles with over 5 occupants.

Movies in the Park – Raymond Rimkus
What: This event will be held at Raymond Rimkus Park at dusk. We’ll see you here to enjoy a family-friendly event. Tonight’s film is COCO.
Important Tips to Remember:
-Local food trucks on-site
-No Alcohol, Styrofoam or glass allowed
-Smoking prohibited
-Pets on leash welcome
-Blankets and chairs allowed
-Personal food allowed
-Movies begin at dusk
When: October 26, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free



Kooky Spooky Chemistry Day at the Science Mill
What: Celebrate Chemistry Week and kick off Halloween week with chemistry fun at the Science Mill, with pyrotechnic gourds, frightening foam pumpkins, and “ghosts” and their ectoplasm! Explore 50+ interactive exhibits, Halloween-themed demonstrations and hands-on activities, and see a special showing of Flying Monsters 3D. Kids wearing a costume will get a free Halloween excavation kit! Chemistry Day activities run from 11am-2pm, but the museum is open 10am-4pm.
When: October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, Texas 78636
Cost: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00

Pumpkin Patch at the Pearl Farmer’s Market
What: Enjoy our Pumpkin Patch. Shop local vendors, enjoy kids crafts and face painting in the Park! This event is free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged.
When: October 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 303 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

Howl-o-Ween Extravaganza at the Snake Farm
What: Looking for something fun and festive to do this Fall? Join us at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo for our 3rd annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza!
The Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza includes:
– Trick-or-Treat stations throughout the park
– Kid-friendly hay maze
– Fall-flavored treats
– Animal-themed enrichment
– Great photo opportunities
– Spooky interactive show schedule
When: October 27, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 5640 IH-35 S., New Braunfels, 78132
Cost: Free for children in costume

7th Annual Bootacular at the Wonderland Mall
Wonderland of the Americas invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in the 7th Annual Bootacular! This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 0-13.
October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., 78201

Happy Halloween Weekend at Milberger Nursery
What: Bring your kids for a fun-filled weekend of free Halloween events Milberger’s. Halloween treat bags for kids who come dressed in costumes. LOTS of fun to be had!
When: October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 3920 North Loop 1604, 78247
Cost: Free



Free Admission at the San Antonio Art Museum
What: Free general admission
When: October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Cost: Free

Texas Clay Festival
What: The 26th annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels. Featuring the work of over 80 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potter’s wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone.
When: October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 1296 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: Free

Dia de los Muertos at La Villita
What: Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city. Events are free and open to the public including live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more!
When: October 28, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 418 Villita Street, 78205
Cost: Free

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