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 – especially on a holiday weekend like this one! This weekend’s free and cheap events include Memorial Day celebrations, a music festival, movies and so much more!

 

Top Picks

Texas Taco Tequila Music Festival Tickets

The Texas Taco and Tequila & Music Festival 
What:
The biggest taco event in San Antonio history, the Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival, brings a jam-packed day of tacos, tequilas, margaritas and music to the Nelson Wolff Stadium. Enjoy two stages of non-stop music, 30 of the best taco vendors in Texas and more!
When: May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: 5757 U.S. 90, 78227
Cost: $10

Circo Hermanos Vazquez Circus

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun. A select number of complimentary tickets are available, just handle processing fees.
When: Showtimes all weekend
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Complimentary (processing fees apply)-$25

 

 

Daily Fun

Morgan’s Wonderland
Morgan’s Wonderland seems like a standard amusement park but it’s designed with individuals with special needs in mind. The park offers plenty of fun rides, such as traditional, adaptive, and wheelchair swings, as well as entertainment like interactive shows and a roving group of superheroes who’ve transformed their disabilities into super abilities. Single-day admission for two is just $22.

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 $12.99.

San Antonio Bus Tour
See all the most popular San Antonio sights with a city sightseeing tour. The hop-on, hop-off service allows you to explore at your own leisure. See the River Walk, the Hemisfair Park and all the most important monuments. Tickets start at $38.

Tower of the Americas
Experience San Antonio from 750-feet up in the Tower of the Americas. Access the Observation deck and 4D Theater Ride, too! Tickets are 50% off!

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

 

Friday

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!
When:
May 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101, Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per person

Decennial Fest4All
What:
The San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! From the unique culinary and cultural experiences of Pearl to the vibrant Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum Reach has created a space for outdoor recreation, urban living, phenomenal restaurants and bars, lively entertainment and thriving businesses.
When:
May 24, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:
San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach, 78215
Cost:
Free

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

Family Flicks at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics because it’s time for a family night. Night at the Museum is the story of a newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History who discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. Food trucks on site.
When: May 24, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free

“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: May 24, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free

 

Saturday

Witte Museum 5K and Dino Dash
What: It’s time for the 8th Annual Witte 5K and Dino Dash: Survival Edition! This family-friendly and chip timed run/walk begins and ends at the beautiful Witte Museum campus and goes through Brackenridge Park. This year, the 5K and Dino Dash: Survival Edition has a special Witte twist. After the race, each participant receives complimentary admission into the Witte Museum for the grand opening day of Survival: The Exhibition.
When: May 25, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: $15+

Thin Air Kid Jump
What: If your kids (6 and under) are ready to Dominate our Park without bigger kids around….YOU MUST check-out KidJump. Every day (excluding Sundays) from 9-10am is exclusively for parents and children! We provide a special discount for children 6 & under. One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: May 25, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Cost: $11+

Pedal in the Park at Confluence Park
What:
Grab your friends & family and head out to the 2nd Annual Pedal In The Park event! 
When:
May 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:
310 W Mitchell St., 78204
Cost:
Free

Memorial Day Weekend at Trader’s Village
What: Boxing comes to Traders Village with an amateur boxing event featuring 19 bouts of boxing including the Main Event. Kids will have a chance to meet the wrestlers!
When: May 25, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Soutwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: Free but parking is $4

Go Outdoor Event Kids Weekend at Bass Pro Shops
What: Bring the whole family out to Bass Pro Shops for a free BBQ demonstration and sample from our good friends at Texas Q Crew! Plus catch & release fish and take a picture of the family.
When: May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 17907 IH-10 West, 78257
Cost: Free

Market Square for Memorial Day Weekend
What:
Celebrate Memorial Day at The Historic Market Square! Come down and check out Market Square’s food booths, working artists, specialty vendors, and entertainment out on the Plaza and in Farmer’s Market. Listen to the music and taste the food that makes San Antonio unique.
When:
May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:
514 W Commerce St., 78207
Cost:
Free

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at The Magik Theater
What: Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Ideal for children 5 – 10 years old.
When: May 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: 420 S Alamo St., 78205
Cost: $8+

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 25, 2:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

 

Sunday

Modern Circus Fun: Circo Hermanos Vasquez
What:
 Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun.
When: May 26, 2:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Where: 310 Crossroads Blvd., 78201
Cost: Some complimentary tickets available (processing fees apply)

Museum Family Fun at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Participate in a river blessing at the Museum’s River Landing, dance & spin beats with The AM Project, and make en plain air watercolors and art inspired by Donald Lipski’s F.I.S.H. to celebrate 10 years of the Museum Reach.
When: May 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Ave., 78215
Cost: Free

Survival: The Exhibition at the Witte Museum
What:
Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space.
When:
May 26, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:
3801 Broadway St., 78209
Cost:
$11+

Go Outdoor Event Kids Weekend at Bass Pro Shops
What: Bring the whole family out to Bass Pro Shops for a free catch & release fishing and take a picture of the family.
When: May 26, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 17907 IH-10 West, 78257
Cost: Free

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