Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of August 11

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of August 11 | Image credit: San Antonio Botanical Garden Facebook

Our top picks for things to do in San Antonio this weekend of August 11 include Members-Only: Boozy Bouquets Bee’s Knees, Let’s Go Party: A Barbie-Inspired Dance Night, Murder Mystery Series, SpecDragular & Chapitas Emporium Present: Taylor Swift: The Eras Drag Show, and more!


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Deal Alert – Award-Winning Magic Show at The Magicians Agency Theatre

Enjoy a night of family-friendly fun at The Magicians Agency. Doors open an hour before the show, with free popcorn, pre-show magic, and a “Crack the Code” scavenger hunt around the historic building. A rotating roster of top-notch magicians graces the main stage at this popular venue. After the headlining act, head back to the lobby where magicians sign autographs and pose for photos. VIP upgrades with front-row seats and a free magic DVD are available on-site.

Get more information and check out the Award-Winning Magic Show at The Magicians Agency Theatre TODAY!!!


Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend of August 11, 2023 – Friday

Let’s Go Party: A Barbie-Inspired Dance Night

Let's Go Party: A Barbie-Inspired Dance Night

Image credit: The Rock Box

Hi, Barbie! Hi, Ken! Have a fantastic plastic night by celebrating the most iconic movie this summer. Dance the night away with a Barbie-themed dance party!

There’s going to be plenty of photo walls, themed cocktails, and a DJ playing the best bops on the movie’s soundtrack.

There’s also going to be a costume contest. Obviously, show your Barbiecore and Kenergy through your outfits.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 8:30 pm
Where: The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $20


Art in the Park

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Image credit: Hemisfair

Call everyone and take them to the Yanaguana Garden for an evening of art and music. Not only can you make your own pieces, but listen to Ivanna Danforth as she performs for you. Plus, Albert Gonzales, a local artist, will be there to host a workshop with an original piece as an inspiration for a community-based project.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free


Fine Tuned Fridays

Music, food, and great people. That’s a great way to start the weekend.

Join the community for Fine Tuned Fridays and experience a night of captivating performances by the best musicians of diverse genres. Plus, indulge in delicious food and drinks.

You also have the chance to check out the distillery with guided tours available throughout the night.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Rebecca Creek Distillery, 26605 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78260


Deal Alert – San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour – Just $27 for 2 adults!

There’s a lot of strange history that’s happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour, hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you meet your guides who are carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Walk the streets of the city’s Old Town and learn about its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by informative and passionate guides.

Get more information and book your San Antonio Haunted History Tour TODAY!!!


Things to do in San Antonio on Saturday, August 12, 2023

Ya Dig? A Celebration of Vinyl Records Culture

Vinyl records have made a huge comeback recently, and it’s about time to celebrate the culture.

There are going to be vendors of cool stuff, like plants, medicinal stuff, ceramics, and of course, vinyl records.

Drop by to eat some delicious food and drinks while listening and watching performances by talented artists

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, 4:30 pm
Where:
Peacock Alley, San Antonio, TX 78205, Between 110 – 118 Broadway
How much: Free


Family Saturday

Family Saturday

Image credit: Contemporary SA

Looking for something to do with the whole family? An afternoon of art is the way to go!

Join in on hands-on art-making activities designed and inspired by the exhibiting artists at the Contemporary.

This week, there are going to be workshops curated by Unmooring artist Brittany Ham and The Direct Path artist, Michael Velliquette.

They’re also partnering with disABILITYsa to make the event more accessible for everyone.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Contemporary at Blue Star, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
How much: Free


Murder Mystery Series

Make your Saturdays more thrilling by solving intriguing murder mysteries. It’s a different experience every week. So, call your friends and family and put your detective skills to use.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, 6:45 pm | Every Saturday
Where: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
How much: $60


Deal Alert – San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

The San Antonio Missions are a UNESCO World Heritage Site you won’t want to miss, filled with history and religious importance. Get the full story on the area that consists of five missions close together from a guide who knows the area and its past well. You’ll see four out of the five missions of the site, as well as La Villita Historic Arts Village, Alamo Plaza, and the Espada Aqueduct.

Get more information and book your San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour TODAY!!!


Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend of August 11, 2023 – Sunday

Members-Only: Boozy Bouquets Bee’s Knees

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Image credit: San Antonio Botanical Garden Facebook

Learn how to create stunning and unique flower arrangements while sipping on a themed cocktail. Indio Bloom’s creator and founder Courtney Warden will guide you during the whole process.

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $70 per single ticket; $125 per couple ticket


SpecDragular & Chapitas Emporium Present: Taylor Swift: The Eras Drag Show

If you can’t see Taylor on tour, head over to the Brick instead! Watch a few gorgeous drag queens out on their best Taylor Swift outfits and give you performances that will leave you in a lavender haze.

 It’s going to be an amazing night for Swifties. Shop the local vendors, trade friendship bracelets, and belt your favorite T-Swift lyrics.

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 7 pm – Midnights
Where: ​​Brick, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
How much: $10


Blastin’ Back to School

With the beginning of the school year around the corner, celebrate the summer with a back-to-school event. Take the kiddos to The Greenline for Blastin’ Back to School, a free event with a backpack, giveaway, school supplies, haircuts, and so much more!

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: ​​The Greenline, 2532 Sidney Brks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78235


Afternoon Tea: A Lovely Time with Friends

Cap off the week with a lovely tea session with friends. Learn a little about tea, how to make it, and how to serve it. Delight in some tasty treats while you listen.

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: ​​H-E-B Central Market, 4821 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209


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