Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this weekend? There’s plenty of fun events going on all weekend that won’t break the bank, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss!
Some of the top things to do in San Antonio this week include birding, story times, a rodeo round up and more!
Get a group of 2, 4, or 6 people and head to Bowlero for two fun hours of bowling and excitement! Enjoy upscale bowling in a luxurious alley with lanes that glow in the dark, an arcade, a sports bar, and more. With this Groupon offer, you can save over 50% off the regular price of bowling with shoe rental!
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from all across the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Get your tickets now online for only $15.99.
Discount Paintball Tickets to X-Factor Paintball Park
Get out and try something different this weekend! X-Factor Paintball Park offers people the chance to experience this adrenaline-filled, heart-pumping game with family, friends, and co-workers at an affordable price. Paintball makes a great outing for birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or even team building. There are many ways to play, from glow-in-the-dark games to fun with bubbles. Get your paintball tickets on Groupon starting at just $5.
Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:
Here We Grow Again Spring Sale
What: Come out to shop over 60,000 items in one location! It’s a great way to get the items your kid(s) need and save money.
When: February 21, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 11323 Bandera Rd., 78250
Cost: Free admission
Story Time at Sweet Pea’s Emporium
What: Enjoy story time at Sweet Pea’s! Free class but children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: February 21, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 14353 Blanco Rd., Suite 102, 78216
Toddler Art Play at the McNay Art Museum
What: Join us for mini museum visits paired with playtime for children under five. Wear paint clothes for a fun, messy time at the McNay! Ask about our toddler tours. These are typically outdoor events, weather permitting. ArtStrolls and Toddler Art Play are made possible by generous support from the F. B. Doane Foundation.
When: February 21, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members
Maker Workshops at The DoSeum
What: Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. Located in Innovation Station, the workshop can accommodate 16 students and are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy & best practices.
When: February 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with museum admissions
Parenting Smart Screens at D.R. Semmes Family YMCA
What: Parenting with smartphones and the multitude of screens leave us facing obstacles no other generation has experienced. It can be daunting to lead as parents and determine our child’s readiness for a smartphone, despite frequent requests to have screens at the same time their friends. Our children are worth the research required to guide them through healthy development of technology use. You won’t want to miss this important conversation.
When: February 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3233 N Saint Marys St., 78212
Saturday Morning Family Birding at Headwaters at Incarnate Word
What: Family birding is a great way to share nature and learning. Join Lora Reynolds, expert birder, on these family-friendly bird walks. Learn how to use binoculars and identify birds from calls, behavior, and silhouette. Children must be at least 6 years of age and accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration required. Restrooms are not readily available.
When: February 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 4503 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: Free but donations are welcome.
Miss Anastasia’s 20th TWIGversary and Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: Miss Anastasia‘s open air open house TwigVersary celebration is rain or shine. Costumes welcome – theme woodland fairies and creatures. Please bring gently used books to donate. Come join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: February 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway #106, 78215
Mardi Gras Festival at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
What: The parade floats are skillfully designed by world-renowned New Orleans float designers, Kerns Studios. These intricately designed floats represent a variety of themes. Plus, come enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, adult beverages and New Orleans inspired Jazz performed throughout the park.
When: February 22, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 17000 W I-10, 78257
Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
What: Kids 3 and up are invited to come make a Friendly Martians at Lakeshore Learning stores! No reservations necessary.
When: February 22, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 NW Loop 410, 78216
Rodeo Round Up at Historic Market Square
What: It’s the end of Rodeo season in San Antonio so come check out this Rodeo themed event. Live music, working artist, petting zoo, food booths and more!
When: February 22, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 514 W Commerce St., 78207
Music Nights at The Greenline SA
What: Come out to The Greenline SA to enjoy FREE music nights at Brooks, where we showcase a variety of music from our community. Bring your own chairs. Dress is casual.
When: February 22, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 2532 Sidney Brooks, 78235
“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
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: February 22, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Free Admission Sundays to the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Enjoy free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art
When: February 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Love Songs Through the Ages at Watson Fine Arts Center
What: The San Antonio Mastersingers are hosting a free concert ‘Love Songs Through the Ages’ – from Brahms to Bernstein, madrigals to Cole Porter. Hold on to that Valentine’s Day lovin’ feeling and reserve your FREE tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44989451
When: February 23, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., 78203
Try Hockey Free Day at Ice & Golf Center at Northwoods
What: The San Antonio Jr. Rampage would like to invite all kids between the ages of 4 and 9 to come and experience hockey at no cost! This event is designed to provide kids a completely free experience to put on skates, some hockey gear, and give youth hockey a try. Some of our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience. At a minimum, we ask that you bring a bicycle helmet.
When: February 23, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Where: 7530 Henderson Pass, 78232
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