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Free, fun, family events and activities at and around the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo free rodeo tickets san antonio

Updated on January 19, 2017

The start to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most anticipated days of the year here in the Alamo City. The Rodeo opens on February 9 and San Antonio Mom Blogs rounded up the best San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo deals (and related free events) in one place. Check out our list of the free, and almost-free rodeo fun you can enjoy with your family:

Free Cowboy Breakfast
The free 39th Annual Cowboy Breakfast takes place on Friday, January 27, from 4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Cowboys Dancehall (3030 N.E. Loop 410 at I-35). Free food (including breakfast tacos, biscuits and gravy, sausage, juice, coffee, sweet rolls, and more) is available along with live music. And, weather is not a concern. The Cowboy Breakfast happens rain or shine, warm or cold! Go early as lines get long and the free food runs out quickly. Free shuttle buses will be available to and from the Cowboy Breakfast from the Santikos Realto Theater (2938 N.E. Loop 410). Parking is also available onsite at Cowboys Dancehall.

Free admission for members of the U.S. Military
Complimentary grounds admission is available for anyone with a valid military ID every Friday during the Rodeo (February 10th, 17th & 24th).

Free membership to The Rodeo Wrangler Kid’s Club
The Rodeo Wrangler Kid’s Club is a year-round, free-to-join program which provides educational and fun opportunities for children ages 5 to 11 with a focus on Texas’ history and learning about the Old West. During the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, club members can visit The Kid’s Club Clubhouse (located on the Rodeo grounds, next to HEB Little Buckaroo Farms), which houses games, photo opportunities, and more family fun.

Membership includes:

  • Early notification of the upcoming kid’s day performer at the February Rodeo
  • Early registration notice for Mutton Bustin’
  • Exclusive “Rodeo Wrangler Kid’s Club Day”
  • Email notifications of Kid’s Club events throughout the year (such as the Western Heritage Parade)
  • Happy Birthday email

Visit this page to register your child for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo’s Rodeo Wrangler Kids’ Club.

Free Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive 
What’s that sound? It’s a herd of longhorn cattle thundering their way through downtown San Antonio! A rare occurrence, a real treat, and a free San Antonio tradition, the Annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive takes place on Saturday, February 4 this year. The parade starts at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and runs down Houston Street through the heart of San Antonio to the Alamo.

Schedule of Events:
11:00 a.m. – Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive begins
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Children’s games, family activities and chuck wagon biscuits & gravy are all free in Alamo Plaza

Dollar Days, presented by Huggies
Every Friday (February 10, 17 & 24) and on President’s Day (February 20), San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo grounds admission is just $1.00 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and rides are just $1.00 each during that time too (in the carnival area only).
**Does not include admission to the rodeo performance.

Free Family Day at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, presented by Chick-fil-A
On Sunday, February 26 (the final day of the Rodeo), get FREE grounds admission with a coupon available at all San Antonio and New Braunfels Chick-fil-A locations. Grounds admission without a coupon is $5 for adults or $3 for seniors and children. Parking will be $5 or free with a permit. (This special offer is valid February 26 only.)
Visit this page for more special deals and discounts at The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

“Let’s Rodeo, San Antonio!”

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