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. Things to do in San Antonio this weekend include free outdoor concerts, Big Texas Comicon, an end of summer party, and more.

 

Daily Fun

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes the whole family to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, where everyone can discover the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Tickets start at $5.

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 $14.99.

Historic San Antonio Mission Tour
This historic guided Mission Tour is offered 7 days a week by a local tour guide. You’ll learn all about the history of the missions, the surrounding area, and gain perspective from a local San Antonian. Tickets for this guided tour start at $65.

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

 

Friday

End of Summer Popsicle Party at Converse Public Library 
What: Say goodbye to summer with a popsicle party! The Converse Public Library will have bubbles, chalk and hula hoops. And of course, Popsicles! All ages are invited to celebrate.
When: September 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 601 S Seguin Rd., Converse, 78109
Cost: Free

Free Concert Friday at the Tower of the Americas
What:
 Listen to the best local sounds of San Antonio. Bring the whole family to enjoy music ranging from Tejano to country hits, blues, pop and more!​ Food and beverages available for purchase. Family-friendly. 
When: 
September 20, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Cost: Free

Friday Night Celestial Lights – UTSA Observatory
What: This month’s lecture topic will be titled “Can We Travel to the Stars?” UTSA staff members will break down what it takes to be able to travel to another star system and how close humanity is to getting there. The lecture is aimed not to be too scientifically “heavy” and can be understood by a middle school student.
When: September 20, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, 1 UTSA Circle, 78249
Cost: Free

 

Saturday

Explore the Canyon at Government Canyon State Park
What: Knowledgeable guides discuss the flora, fauna, natural and cultural history of this awesome natural area on this exploration. Length of walk and interpretive topic will vary, depending on the group. Open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; group size limited to the first 12 people; no pets please. Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat recommended, wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain; bring two liters of water and a snack. Plan to be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45 AM; the hike starts promptly at 8:00 AM.
When: September 21, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 12861 Galm Rd., 78254
Cost: Natural Area Fees Apply

Bulverde Annual Jubilee in Old Town Bulverde 
What: Kick up your boots with a fun-filled day of entertainment and booths of everything you can imagine, food, drink, crafts, supplies and children’s activities!
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2355 Bulverde Rd., Bulverde, 78163
Cost: Free

Weekend Big Blue Blocks at Yanaguana Garden
What: Big Blue Blocks on the great lawn is the perfect outing for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allows for creativity and use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun.
When: September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Super Saturday Fun at Hemisfair Park
What: Join Hemisfair for Super Fun Saturday. This afternoon of play brought to you in partnership with Trinidad Realty Partners and Kilwins San Antonio.
When: September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 630 Nueva St., 78205
Cost: Free

36th Annual Jazz’SAlive
What: Jazz’SALive is a free two-day family-friendly concert, which features free jazz concerts all day by renowned jazz artists. Food and drink booths and arts vendors will also be on hand.
When: September 21, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 311 East Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free

 

Sunday

Big Texas Comicon 
What: Meet your favorite celebrities from the world of movies and TV, comic creators & so much more!
When: September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 900 E Market St., 78205
Cost: $11+

“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: 
September 22, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 
115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: 
Free

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