This week’s guide is brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation and its “Save Me with a Seat” campaign. TxDOT is encouraging parents to get a free child safety seat check-up at any of its district offices located in San Antonio and across the state of Texas.
Things to do in San Antonio this weekend include live music, yoga, fall fun and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!
Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:
Free Child Safety Seat Inspection
What: Did you know that 2 out of 3 child safety seats are misused, putting kids in very real (and unnecessary) danger in the event of a crash? All year long, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) offers free safety seat check-ups at each of its 25 district offices across the state. Please take the time this week to make an appointment to have your child safety seats inspected. Visit SaveMeWithaSeat.org to find the nearest TxDOT office to schedule an inspection today. Be sure your child is always properly buckled up!
When: Free safety seat checks are offered year-round, by appointment during TxDOT office hours.
Where: 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229. Call 210-731-5219 to schedule an appointment, or click here to find your nearest TxDOT office.
How Much: Free
Weekends are a great time to take in a movie. And now, you can do it at a cheap price! Get Regal Cinema ePremiere tickets right now at a discount for only $9.50. That’s cheap compared to regular ticket prices. You are free to use ePremiere tickets at the theater box office on any date for admission to any movie, so go see a movie this weekend! Get cheap movie tickets here.
Princess/Pirate Family Night at Chick-fil-A at Ingram Park
What: Join us for an evening of adventure! There will be fun and games for all! Kids in a princess or Pirate costume (ages 4 to 11 yrs) will receive a free 4 piece Chick-fil-A Nuggets Kids Meal.
When: September 28, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 6565 Ingram Rd., 78238
Party on the Plaza at the Tower of the Americas
What: Join us every Friday to hear the best local sounds of San Antonio. Enjoy a night of family fun with food & drinks, bounce house, and more.
When: September 28, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 1 Retama Pkwy., Selma, 78154
Oktoberfest at Alamo Beer
What: Mark your calendars for this year’s Alamo Oktoberfest! Live music from the TubaMeisters and more. Plus amazing German food from our friends at Magnolia Pancake Haus.
When: September 28, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 202 Lamar St., 78202
San Antonio Zoo Boo
What: The San Antonio Zoo hosts its family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, Zoo Boo! The zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume* for a chance to be in a costume contest.
When: September 29, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 North St. Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: Included with general admission or free for zoo members
Terrariums for Kids at Milberger’s Nursery
What: Build a terrarium at Milberger’s Kids Gardening Class. Your kids will learn how to create a tiny self-sustaining indoor garden called a terrarium. While working on this supervised, interesting and fun activity your kids will make a terrarium that they can keep and take home. Terrariums mirror nature’s cycle of self-sustainability and demonstrate in a very teachable way a simple but complex cycle. All materials provided. Milberger’s Nursery provides the materials and classes are free but call to reserve a spot because class size is limited: 210-497-3760.
When: September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 920 N TX-1604-LOOP E, 78247
LEGO Brick Building Class at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Join Mr. Ron from San Antonio Plastic Bricks for some high-energy games, challenges & LEGO building fun! Mr. Ron will show you cool ways to use your imagination and new building techniques. Kids and adults will both have a blast in this class! Child participants will each take home a LEGO® kit. Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.
When: September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: $15 for children, $10 for adults
End of Summer Foam Party at Travis Park
What: There is no better way to kiss summer goodbye than with a Foam Party. The Foam is 100% all naturally organic, toxic free, gluten free and soy free. We will also have 40+ vendors for you to shop while the kids enjoy the Foam Party. Bracelet can be purchased on the day of the event.
When: September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Cost:$5 for ages 3+
Heroes Weekend at the South Texas Maize
What: ALL military (active duty, retired, and veterans), fire, police and EMS personnel are admitted FREE today, and many other days, see the calendar for all dates. Proper identification must be shown at the admissions area. The special is extended to the service person’s immediate family as well. Thank you for all you do to protect us!
When: September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 911 US Highway 90 E, Hondo, 78861
Family Art Play at the McNay Art Museum
What: Typically on the last Sunday of each month, the McNay offers a program for families that involves looking carefully at works of art and investigating a studio or performance component afterwards. This programming is family friendly and great for kids. Mi McNay Es Su McNay! McNay members can reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 by noon the Friday before the activity. Nonmembers, pick up remaining passes the day of the activity.
When: September 30, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission
Healthy Kids Running Series
What: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers running events such as the 50 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one-mile run. Kids will compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points, and at the end of the Series, the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division will receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are since all participants will receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements.
When: September 30, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 651 Devine Rd., 78209