Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend of January 19 Retromania Show, Freak Friday & more!

Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend of January 19 Retromania Show, Freak Friday & more!

Our top choices for fun things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of January 19, 2024, include Retromania’s Comic Con & Collectibles Show, Freak Friday at the Patrick Health Public Library, Little Pioneers: Black Smithing, Storytime Stampede, and more!

Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend

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Friday, Jan 19

Owl Prowl

Take the family to the Medina River Natural Area for a half-mile hike, where you’ll learn all about owls. As you walk through nature, listen to and view native owls in the area.

The program will also include fun activities and learning opportunities, like a community science project with ebird.

When: Friday, January 19, 2024, 6 pm -8 pm
Where: Medina River Natural Area, 15890 TX-16, San Antonio, TX 78264
How much: Free (Registration required)


Freak Friday at the Patrick Health Public Library

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: Patrick Heath Public Library Facebook

Spend your Friday afternoon at the Patrick Health Public Library. There will be different things to do and discover, from storytime for babies to tech programs for teens to arts and crafts.

The Youth Department will have plenty of hands-on activities, like coloring, board games, and more!

When: Friday, January 19, 2024, 4 pm – 5 pm | Every Friday until February 16, 2024
Where: Patrick Health Public Library, 451 N Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
How much: Free


Saturday, Jan 20

Family Time – Choose Your Woodland Animal

Head over to Artisans Alley at Painting with a Twist for a fun family time with art.

The art instructor will guide you in creating a unique piece of art. This time, the family will create their piece of art of their favorite woodland creature. 

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Where:Painting with a Twist, 555 W Bitters Rd, Hill Country Village, TX 78216
How much: $30


Little Pioneers: Black Smithing

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: Pioneer Museum Facebook

Let your kids experience a bit of history with Little Pioneers. They’ll get to learn what happened then through hands-on activities, such as candle-making, quilting, weaving, animal husbandry, stitching, and baking.

This month, they’ll try their hands at blacksmithing! At the end of the day, you’ll get to make and take your own S-hook.

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 10:15 am – 12 pm | Monthly
Where: Pioneers Museum, 325 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
How much: $4 per child; free for one accompanying adult


New Year Celebrations Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days at Spring Lake features nature-themed activities, crafts, and more. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to connect with the community.

This Sunday, you can still celebrate the beginning of 2024. The whole family will enjoy crafts and activities from different New Year celebrations from all over the world.

So many fun things to do in San Antonio with kids!

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, 211 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
How much: Free


Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come over to the Kerrville Ren Faire and be delighted with great entertainment, handmade crafts, fantastic food, and plenty of fun and games!

The fantastical entertainment includes the Dublin Harpers, Marty the Juggler, a comedy magic show with Magical Mystical Michael, Ermagerd, the Bard, Vinland Texas Vikings, and more!

As for crafts, you may see hand-made garlands, hand-blown fairy, octopus, and mermaid bottles, henna tattoos, leather words, wood words, and many others.

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 10 am – 5 pm | 3 weekends until February 4, 2024
Where:3785 TX-27, Kerrville, TX 78028
How much: Starts at $9.95; Free for kids under 4


Retromania’s Comic Con & Collectibles Show

Retromania's Comic Con & Collectibles Show

Image credit: Retromania Show Facebook

Kids, teens, and adults alike will have a blast in Retromania’s Comic Con and Collectibles show.

This event will be chock full of stuff by vendors for fans. These include comic books, video games, VHS tapes, records, apparel, art, and toys.

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 8 am – 11 am | Until January 21, 2024
Where: ​​New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
How much: $12 – $18; Free for kids under 10


Sunday, Jan 21

Sunday Makers Markets

Take this Sunday to shop galore! The Sunday Makers Market will be filled with local vendors, live music, brunch bites, and a full bar!

Plus, take in tower views and garden vibes. Bring everyone because this is dog- and family-friendly.

When: Sunday, January 21, 2023, 11 am –  4 pm | Every Sunday
Where: The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210
How much: Free


An Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Tea Party

Spend this afternoon with your family at a tea party inspired by the classic story, Alice in Wonderland.

You’ll make an assortment of tasty teatime treats, then sit down and enjoy them. These bites include Pink Flamingo Punch (strawberry lemonade), Turkey Finger sandwiches with Arugula Mayonnaise, White Rabbit-shaped sugar cookies, and Queen of Hearts tarts.

You’re encouraged to dress up in your best Wonderland/Mad Hatter tea party attire and just have a great time.

When: Sunday, January 21, 2023, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: H-E-B Central Market, 4821 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $70


Storytime Stampede

Storytime Stampede

Image credit: The Briscoe Western Art Museum Facebook

Every month, families can enjoy Western fun and stories.

Storytime Stampede features 30-minute programs designed for kids 18 months to five years old. Moreover, it will include stories told and acted out. The books will be read out loud and there will be movement activities, songs, and art.

This month, listen to Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard. Then, make drums to kick off the new year with some music.

When: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 10:30 am | Every third Saturday of the month
Where:The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free for kids 12 and younger; Adults with kids get half-off general admission


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

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