things to do in san antonio this weekend

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!

Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:

Daily Fun

Here are some fun things to do in San Antonio this weekend whenever you like:

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is one of our favorite family attractions in the whole city. With about 3,000 animals from all over the Earth, there are so many interesting things to witness. Get your tickets now for just $12.99.

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium has lots of fun things for kids and adults alike, with interactive exhibits, fish feeding, touch tanks, and many other activities. Tickets start at only $8.61!


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.
When: September 7, 11:00 a.m. – 121:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101 Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per child

World Heritage Festival – Restored by Light
Restored by Light returns to Mission San Jose in 2018 as part of the World Heritage Festival. Celebrate our heritage with food, music, and fun!
6 pm – Kids Activities and Mission Tours
7 pm – Music Concert by USAA Band and Chorus
8:30 pm – Light Projection Show with tunes by Steven Lee Moya
September 7, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:6701 San José Drive, 78214
Cost: Free

Downtown Pearsall First Friday
What: New event coming to downtown Pearsall! Enjoy a family-friendly time at Pearsall Main Street’s First Friday Event!
When: September 7, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 215 S Ash St Pearsall, 78061
Cost: Free


Hike the Canyon at Government Canyon State Park
What: Join the Friends of Government Canyon and the Sierra Club for a jointly-led guided hike on one of the many trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area. The hike will range from 4 to 7 miles depending on the group. Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Group size is limited; no pets, please. Dress appropriately; sunscreen and hat recommended. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for rough trails; bring two liters of water PER PERSON and a snack.
When: September 8, 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd, 78254
Cost: Natural Area fees apply

Momma to be Meet and Greet at Crib & Kids
What: Bring your questions to San Antonio’s Passionate & Qualified positive birth trio. Free, Fun, and Informative! *Complimentary gift to take home.
When: September 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 1309 N Loop 1604 W, 78258
Cost: Free

Snakes Alive at Phil Hardberger Park
What: Join Blaine Eaton, member of the Southwest Herpetology Association, and his myriad of Texas venomous and non-venomous snakes on display. Hold a friendly snake after the presentation! Kid friendly activity included.
When: September 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 8400 NW Military Hwy, 78231
Cost: $5 per family


Free Admission at the Institute of Texan Cultures
What: The Institute of Texan Cultures offers free admission on the second Sunday of every month!
When: September 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Cost: Free

The Saga at San Fernando Cathedral
What: This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.
When: September 9, 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main, SATX 78205
Cost: Free