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 many fun events going on all Father’s Day weekend long – from sipping Besa mi vino to free events across town, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss. And don’t forget to check out Honest Paws for your pet!
Drive Thru Zoo
It’s back! San Antonio Zoo® Drive Thru Zoo presented by Broadway Bank is back, featuring Wild Connections the zoo’s larger than life LEGO® sculpture exhibition. Drive Thru Zoo will be available on select days beginning July 12th. The zoo will even offer a special evening edition of Drive Thru Zoo on select dates with convenient after work hours of 4 pm – 8 pm. Drive Thru Zoo tickets are only available online, and a limited amount will be sold per day.
31% off Monster Mini Golf
Monsters, animated props, black lights… it’s mini golf like you’ve never played before. And it’s air conditioned! With this Groupon deal, you can get 31% off one, two, or four rounds. Hurry and claim yours now before the deal runs out. Monster Mini Golf is open all weekend long.
Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:
Growing Up Wild Online
What: Join Master Naturalist, Jean Hackett, as she explains arthropod types & body parts.
When: July 10, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist at Converse Public Library
What: Part of the Friday Fine Art series, Lucas Miller presents a show that has the kiddos participating and jumping around!
When: July 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 601 S. Seguin, Converse, 78109
Dive-In Movie at Splashtown
What: Relax and watch a movie while floating in the wave pool. The movie starts at Sunset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy.
When: July 10, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 3600 N IH-35, 78219
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
What: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to The Shops at La Cantera! Come say hello near the Barnes & Noble and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last! We welcome all friends to practice social distancing.
When: July 11, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., 78256
Lil Partners Story Time at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
What: Drop in with your little buckaroos to learn about the American west with reading and play. Each month, a story will be chosen to introduce youngsters ages 5-10 about the excitement and adventure of the American West.
When: July 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W. Market Street, 78205
Cost: Included with museum admission | Children under 12 are free
Moondance Outdoor Concert at the Cibolo Nature Center
What: Join us for an evening of music under the stars with the Blake Torrey Band on July 11th! BYOB, set up your lawn chairs, and enjoy the stars and music in a safe, outdoor setting.
When: July 11, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $10 for Members | $15 for Non-Members
Star Party at Crescent Bend Nature Park
What: Come explore the Texas night sky with volunteers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association. Get an amazing view of Mars, Uranus, Orion, the Big Dipper, Andromeda galaxy, and the Pleiades star cluster from our knowledgeable volunteers. Star Party Etiquette: Dim your vehicle lights when entering the park. Bring a flashlight with a red infrared “night-vision” setting or make your own by covering a regular flashlight with red cellophane and a rubber band. Dress for the weather and bring water and a camp chair if you’d like. Don’t touch any equipment without asking the astronomer first. Avoid loud and boisterous activity; the stars in the sky are the show for the night.
When: July 11, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 12805 Schaefer Rd., Schertz, 78108
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: July 12, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 17000 W IH 10, 78257
Cost: $24 per car
Stay at Home Fun
Hamilton on Disney+
Take your seats. Hamilton is streaming for the first time ever, only on Disney+. Stream (ad-free!) today for just $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Watch Hamilton with Disney+ now!
Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.
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