Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 11

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 11 | Image credit: Hemisfair

Our top choices for things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 11, 2023, include the Art in the Park, Beyond Superheroes: Special Needs Ministry Dance, Movie in the Park – Tower of Americas, Party and Movie in Your Park, and more!


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Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Summer Camps San Antonio 2023, San Antonio Water Parks and Pools, and San Antonio Restaurants with Playgrounds!


Deal Alert – Canyon Lake Pontoon Boat Tour – Lowest Price Guarantee! 

Enjoy a fun-filled and active excursion out on the water with this private pontoon boat and tubing experience. Make your own way to the dock on Canyon Lake, meet your guide, and hop aboard your vessel. The flexible itinerary is entirely up to you: you can relax on board and soak up the sun, can head to an island beach to sunbathe, can go lake swimming and fishing—and even go tub-towing.

Bring the kids along on this family-friendly excursion A private tour gives you the freedom to customize your schedule. Choose to swim, relax, fish, sunbathe, and go tub-towing. This pontoon boat tour makes it easy to soak up the scenery.

Get more information and book your Private Pontoon Tour of Canyon Lake TODAY!


Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 11, 2023 – Friday

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Image credit: Hemisfair

Call everyone and take them to the Yanaguana Garden for an evening of art and music. Not only can you make your own pieces, but listen to Ivanna Danforth as she performs for you. Plus, Albert Gonzales, a local artist, will be there to host a workshop with an original piece as an inspiration for a community-based project.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free


Ash Pavilion Skate Nights

You don’t have to sweat through the hot Texas summer nights. You can beat the heat and have fun gliding around the ice! So, grab the entire family and head over to Gregg-Clarke Park for Ash Pavilion Skate Nights.

Skate around the rink to good music with fun lights.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Ash Pavilion, 1231-1301 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
How much: $3 – $6


Party and Movie in Your Park

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: SMTX Parks and Recreation Facebook

Four times a year, Party in Your Park visits different neighborhood parks and brings a family party. There are tons of activities everyone can participate in, like yard games, listening to live music and just all-out family fun!

For this event only, there’s going to be a movie! Sit back, relax, and watch the Hotel Transylvania. There’s also going to be a backpack giveaway on a first-come, first serve basis.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 5 pm
Where: Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
How much: 
Free


Bedazzled Clay Kitty Cat Workshop (5-12 Years)

Let your kid’s creativity soar! They’ll get to make stunning and sparkly kitty with clay. Be prepared for the glitter clean-up, because they’re going to be so much fun!

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kidcreate Studio, 21803 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
How much: 
$42


Beyond Superheroes: Special Needs Ministry Dance

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: University’s Special Needs Ministry, Believer’s Garden Facebook

People of all ages impaved by special needs or disabilities are invited for a fun night of food and dancing!

Dress up as your favorite hero and save yourself from a quiet night in.

When: Friday, August 11, 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: University Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249
How much: 
$42


Deal Alert: Save Big on San Antonio Area Attractions with POGO Pass

Image 1: Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin, and Waco areas.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin, and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf

Check out the POGO pass and SAVE Big on San Antonio Attractions! 


Best Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids on Saturday, August 12, 2023

Family Saturday

Family Saturday

Image credit: Contemporary SA

Looking for something to do with the whole family? An afternoon of art is the way to go!

Join in on hands-on art-making activities designed and inspired by the exhibiting artists at the Contemporary.

This week, there are going to be workshops curated by Unmooring artist Brittany Ham and The Direct Path artist, Michael Velliquette.

They’re also partnering with disABILITYsa to make the event more accessible for everyone.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Contemporary at Blue Star, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
How much: Free


Locals Day at the San Antonio Zoo

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: San Antonio Zoo Facebook

Bexar residents! Spend your day out and about with some cool animals. For just $8 on select days, learn how the Zoo combines animal care, conservation, and education in protecting wildlife.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, Hours of operation
Where:
San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
How much: $8


Movie in the Park – Tower of Americas

You don’t have to stay in to enjoy a movie. Enjoy Lightyear with your family and the community under the stars.

Bring a few blankets, lawn chairs, and whatever you need to get comfy. You can buy food and drinks onsite when you get hungry.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, Movie starts at sunset
Where: Tower of Americas, 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free


Check out the highly-rated Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience!

hopscotch immersive art experience in San Antonio

Discover a one-of-a-kind 20,000-square-foot immersive art experience in the heart of downtown San Antonio. On our patio, you can enjoy fourteen collaborative displays, specialty cocktails, and rotating food trucks. Hopscotch enables artists to showcase their work in innovative and sustainable ways, encourages them to be inspired by new mediums, and enables them to reach new audiences.

Get all the details and book your Immersive Art Experience TODAY!!!


Best things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 11, 2023 – Sunday

Blastin’ Back to School

With the beginning of the school year around the corner, celebrate the summer with a back-to-school event. Take the kiddos to The Greenline for Blastin’ Back to School, a free event with a backpack, giveaway, school supplies, haircuts, and so much more!

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: ​​The Greenline, 2532 Sidney Brks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78235


The Tobin Center’s Wild West Open House

Saddle up and giddy up to this festive frontier gathering!

Move your boots to Western pop-up performances, go on an adventure on the Tobin Tours, join the scavenger hunt, take photos, and connect with amazing people.

When: Sunday, August 13, 2023, 2 pm
Where: ​​The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free


Also, check out our 20 Top Things to Do with Toddlers & Kids in San Antonio.

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