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 weekend include Monster Mini Golf, art classes, an African Market Festival and more!



Pump It Up
What: Inflatable sports, obstacle courses, and multipurpose coliseums are among several bounce options offered in Pump it Up’s large, indoor space. There are many ways to play, from glow-in-the-dark games to fun with bubbles. Get a great deal on Open Jump with Groupon.
When: Times available throughout the weekend
Where: 2627 Southeast Military Dr. Suite 105, 78223
Cost: Get up to 46% off with Groupon


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



Story Time at the Twig Book Shop
What: 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: January 17, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

Monster Mini Golf
What: Monster Mini Golf welcomes guests of all ages with 18 holes of spooky, glow-in-the-dark fun. At the one-of-a-kind indoor golf course, guests are treated to just the right amount of spook, thanks to fog machines, colorful lasers, and special effects. As players move from hole to hole, they’ll even see a few animatronic monsters, who shake, wiggle, and even talk.
When: January 17, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 2267 NW Military Hwy. Suite 114, 78213
Cost: $24+

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: January 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission

Sock Snowman at Leon Valley Public Library 
What: Make a cool Snowman out of a sock! All supplies provided.
When: January 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Coding Lab for Kids at Apple La Cantera
What: Help a Sphero robot navigate obstacles using code in the Sphero Edu app on iPad. Kids will explore block-based coding by programming simple movements, changing colors, and more. Bring your own devices, or borrow one. Recommended for ages 6–12.
When: January 17, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., 78256
Cost: Free

San Antonio Axe Throwing
What: Visitors to San Antonio Axe Throwing get in touch with their inner viking as they learn to hurl a 1.5lb. piece of spinning wood and metal, aiming for an elusive bullseye. Whether solo or in a group, participants work with trained “axeperts” for up to 1.5 hours to get a handle on the skill, picking up form, good approaches, and tips on nailing the bullseye.
When: January 17, 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: 1203 East Commerce St., 78205
Cost: $24.98 with Groupon



Whimsy Art Studio Saturday Morning Classes
What: Kids classes are open to children 4 or 6 years and up. Parents may attend and paint (if they prefer and pay for both) or they can stay for the class, but not actually paint, at no additional fee. Please do not bring children who aren’t registered to paint, though.
When: January 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 116, 78213
Cost: $25

Scavenger Hunt at Converse Public Library 
What: Stop at the library desk and grab a Scavenger Hunt List. Complete the hunt, bring your completed list to the desk and get a surprise!
When: January 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 601 S Seguin Rd., Converse, 78109
Cost: Free

Legoland Discovery Center San Antonio
What: Whether you build the fastest car, zap trolls and spiders with lasers or see a miniature San Antonio made out of LEGO® bricks, there’s plenty of fun to be had at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Get a great price when you buy through Groupon.
When: January 18, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 849 E Commerce St. Suite 910, 78205
Cost: $19.99+

Symphony Presentation at the Brook Hollow Public Library
What: The SA Symphony will send a musician to introduce families to music and the symphony. Presentations generally last 40 minutes and are designed for children but easily enjoyed by the whole family. Get to know one of these incredibly-skilled artists and how they chose their instrument, how it works and how it makes a sound. Bring your questions too – and don’t be shy!
When: January 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 530 Heimer Rd., 78232
Cost: Free

African Market Festival at Blue Star
What: Òlàjú Art Group presents the 2020 African Market Festival. During this one-day event, festival goers will experience a mix of contemporary art, fashion, food, music, and shopping by African creatives curated to highlight our diverse cultures.
When: January 18, 5:00 p.m.
Where: 108 Blue Star, 78204
Cost: $7

Silent Night Hike at Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join knowledgeable guides on a fairly short, and mostly silent, hike on a hopefully, starry, moonless night! Participants should be able to hike 3 miles (round trip) over rugged but beautiful trails with some elevation gain. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes. Bring a flashlight, at least a quart of water, and a snack if you like. Meet at the Visitor Center by the Rainwater Harvesting Tower. Group size limited to the first 14 people who register; open to ages 14 and older; minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; no pets please.
January 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12861 Galm Rd., 78254
 Natural Area Fees Apply



Wild Kratts Live 2.0 at the Tobin Center
What: Help the Kratt brothers save the day with Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!, an ALL-NEW theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series Wild Kratts. Experience, live on stage, the infectious excitement and inspiring quests that make Wild Kratts so popular with kids and their families.
When: January 19, 1:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205
Cost: $26+

Pump It Up
What: Inflatable sports, obstacle courses, and multipurpose coliseums are among several bounce options offered in Pump it Up’s large, indoor space. There are many ways to play, from glow-in-the-dark games to fun with bubbles. Get a great deal on Open Jump with Groupon.
When: January 12, 2:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Where: 2627 Southeast Military Dr. Suite 105, 78223
Cost: $18+

Monster Jam at the Alamodome
What: Monster Jam is an unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event where perfectly engineered, ever-evolving trucks are pushed to their limits in manicured dirt tracks.
When: January 19, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Montana St., 78203
Cost: $15+


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