Editor’s note: Given the current situation, we’re doing our best to make sure the events on this list are still going on as planned. If you plan on attending any of these events, please check with the host/venue before you go to verify it’s still taking place.

Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this weekend? There are plenty of fun events going on all weekend long, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss.

Top Pick

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Daily Fun

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

Friday

San Antonio Public Library Virtual Programs
What: At this time, the San Antonio Public Library is offering online classes and virtual events. Visit their website for more information!
When: September 25, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Drive In at Fiesta Texas
What: Movie audio will be broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your vehicle. You are welcome to bring your own food, but we also are offering food and beverage through a completely contactless system with a designated pickup point. You will be enjoying movies on the nation’s first dual-sided outdoor movie screen, with views of the scenic La Cantera cliffs as your backdrop. Restrooms are located cliffside and will be regularly sanitized.
When: 
September 25, 7:00 p.m. 
Where:
17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: 
$24 per car

Saturday

Run for Thy Neighbor Virtual 5K
What: A virtual 5k is a run that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. Whether you choose your neighborhood, your treadmill, a track, or a nice trail…it is completely up to you! Run For Thy Neighbor supports the mission of SVdP Southwest Texas Council. SVdP feeds, houses, and clothes our struggling neighbors with love and compassion. Wehave been serving the Southwest Texas area for nearly 150 years.
When: September 26, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Cost: $20 for adults | $10 for kids | Free for walkers (but no t-shirt)

Front Line Heroes Appreciation Month at the San Antonio Zoo
What: San Antonio Zoo is showing appreciation for current doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and EMTs across Texas and is offering them free admission during the month of September.
When: September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 78212
Cost: Free with proper ID

Fall Tree Planting
What: Eric Castillo hosts a outdoor garden workshop. Castillo is a tree expert who will teach you how to create your own urban forest.
When: September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Gardopia Gardens, 619 N. New Braunfels Ave
Cost: $10

 

Sunday

Shoott Free 30 Minute Outdoor Photoshoot
What: Enjoy sun, social distancing, and supporting local photographers with a free, 30 minute mini photoshoot!
When: 
September 26, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Various locations around San Antonio
Cost: 
Free session | Pay for the photos $15 or less each

Painting with a Twist at Alamo Heights
What: Paint a “Flustered Love Birds” at this class geared for all ages. Pre-registration is required.
When: September 27, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 1248 Austin Hwy., Suite 217, 78209
Cost: $45-57 per person

Drive In at Fiesta Texas
What: Movie audio will be broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your vehicle. You are welcome to bring your own food, but we also are offering food and beverage through a completely contactless system with a designated pickup point. You will be enjoying movies on the nation’s first dual-sided outdoor movie screen, with views of the scenic La Cantera cliffs as your backdrop. Restrooms are located cliffside and will be regularly sanitized.
When: 
September 27, 8:30 p.m. 
Where:
17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: 
$24 per car

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