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Free in San Antonio: August 2017

Free in San Antonio August 2017

Are you thinking about back to school? It’s time! But there’s still plenty to do with your family so check out this awesome list of Free in San Antonio!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.

Recurring Free Events in San Antonio

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.

Wednesdays, 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 3120, 78258 OR 22211 IH 10 West, Ste 1107A, 78257, 6:00 p.m.
Free weekly group run with iRun. Strollers and/or dogs welcome. Each location has a route with 3 to 5 mile turnarounds, but runners can choose any distance they want.

Fridays, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106, 78215, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Miss Anastasia’s Wild and Wacky Pre-weekend Twiglet Storytime is held twice on Fridays during the summer. Enjoy a wild and wacky story time session with Miss Anastasia and make a delightful craft. All ages welcome.

Saturdays, 2602 NW Loop 1604, BLDG 1, Ste.106, 78248, 6:30 a.m.
Free weekly group run with iRun. Strollers and/or dogs welcome. Each location has a route with 3 to 5 mile turnarounds, but runners can choose any distance they want.

Tuesday – Sunday, San Antonio Parks Outdoor Pools, Various Times
Make a Splash this Summer and cool off at an outdoor pool. Open Tuesday – Sunday from June 10 – August 13.

Free in San Antonio this August

Tuesday, August 1: Whole Foods Quarry Market, 255 E Basse Rd #130, 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join Whole Foods at the Quarry Market Cafe, the first Tuesday of every month, for the Kids Club Story Time. There will be a story, a snack and some fun activities! This monthly event is free – register here.

Tuesday, August 1: Regal Movie Theaters in San Antonio, 10:00 a.m. 
Head over to a Regal Theater near you for almost free summer movies. $1 per person. Arrive early for best seating.

Tuesday, August 1: Santikos Theaters in San Antonio, 10:00 a.m. 
Head over to a Santikos Theater near you for free summer movies. Arrive early for best seating. For more information, visit: Santikos.com.

Tuesday, August 1: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 1: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, August 1: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, August 1: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,200 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.
PLEASE NOTE: the times have changed back to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 1: Travis Park, 311 E Travis St., 78205, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Zootopia. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Wednesday, August 2: Regal Movie Theaters in San Antonio, 10:00 a.m. 
Head over to a Regal Theater near you for almost free summer movies. $1 per person. Arrive early for best seating.

Wednesday, August 2: Santikos Theaters in San Antonio, 10:00 a.m. 
Head over to a Santikos Theater near you for free summer movies. Arrive early for best seating. For more information, visit: Santikos.com.

Wednesday, August 2: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 2: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Friday, August 4: Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 6:0 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
San Antonio Dance Umbrella presents, ‘Dance in the Park!‘, a FREE dance event. We will be located in Goliad Plaza. Each hour includes a teaching section as well as a performance. Come try a different style each hour and bring a friend!

Friday, August 4: Black Moon Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #106B, 78210, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Glen Andrews Art Glass Presents Lux Vetro Collection at Blue Star’s Black Moon Gallery! This event is free to the public. The exhibit continues through August 26th by appointment.

Friday, August 4: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Every First Friday we bring the Hemisfair Art Market to the park, plus music, food and fun activities to keep your whole family moving! Bring the whole family this month as we host a totally excellent, 90s Hip Hop Dance Party!

Friday, August 4: Tower Plaza at the Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free concert series. Food and beverages available for purchase. Family-friendly. Tonight is Retro Specs.

Saturday, August 5: Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Dr., 78212, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
If you could save a life….would you? Don’t miss a chance to screen your teen in 2017! Next FREE teen heart screening is August 5th at Alamo Stadium. Register now at AugustHeart.org

Saturday, August 5: Phil Hardberger Park West (Urban Ecology Center Gathering Hall), 8400 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All About Bats! Did you know that the world’s largest population of Mexican Free Tail Bats makes its home just 25 miles from San Antonio? Learn about the bats and Bracken Cave in this presentation from Fran Hutchins, Bat Conservation International Director of Bracken Cave. A kid-friendly activity is included. No registration is required. Free to attend but a donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is appreciated.

Saturday, August 5: Home Depot locations around San Antonio, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FREE, once-a-month workshops for kids, ages 5 – 12 at participating Home Depot stores. This week, your child will build a Penske Truck. Kids’ workshops are on a first come/first served basis. Register your child online ahead of time to make sure there is room available.

Saturday, August 5, Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our Kids Magazine presents Kidcation Week 2017. Join us for activities, games, prize giveaways, live music, food & snacks, special appearances and more. Free admission and open to the public.

Saturday, August 5: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
First Saturday at The Alamo! On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join us for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.

Saturday, August 5: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Work up a sweat, get fit and bust a move with a FREE Zumba class from MIX FIT SA. You’ll love this high energy dance workout.

Saturday, August 5: 9122 Grissom Rd., 78251, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free women’s self defense class for ages 12 and up! Learn self defense in the event you need to protect you or your family. We will cover self awareness and attitude. All while having a BLAST!

Saturday, August 5: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us every first Saturday for SUPER FUN SATURDAYS! These free activities are staff-led exercises in creativity and fun! Get out to the park and get moving! This month we’re enjoying the Summer heat by staying cool! Jump in the Splash Pad with fun activities, and enjoy water games throughout the park. For the best experience, bring your bathing suit, towel and a dry set of clothes to change into, and remember: we have private changing booths on site!

Saturday, August 5: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Back to School Photo Frame.

Saturday, August 5: Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredricksburg Rd., 78201, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nine-Tails and SATX Lolitas have teamed up to bring you the most magical celebration ever: Sailor Moon Day Party! This event is FREE and open to the public!

Saturday, August 5: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Star Trek: Beyond. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, August 6: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AND
First Sundays for Families*: Portrait Party! (11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Picture yourself in the museum with our portrait props and selfie station, draw a self-portrait, and get inventive with textural collage materials for an abstract portrait. Kids 12 and under get free admission. After 12:00 p.m., adults pay $10 each.

Monday, August 7: The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Selena. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, August 8: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 8: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, August 8: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, August 8: Pearl Park, 303 Pearl Parkway., 78215, 5:00 p.m.
This summer, Pearl is excited to collaborate with the Magik Theatre for a variety of special performances. The Magik Theatre is San Antonio’s premier professional family theatre, producing live stage versions of children’s classic and contemporary literature. Tonight’s performance is: Rumplestilskin!

Tuesday, August 8: Museum Reach of the San Antonio River, 1300 Camden St., 78212, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and Bat Conservation International (BCI) are hosting the 5th annual Bat Loco Bash, which will be held on Tuesday, August 8 and will include a bat parade, educational booths, food trucks, live music and bat friends. The Bash is part of San Antonio’s Kidcation Week. Bring your family and lawn chairs to learn all about bats.

Tuesday, August 8: Travis Park, 311 E Travis St., 78205, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Surf’s Up. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, August 8: Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd., 78224, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Don’t miss a free screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) at Summer Movies on the Lawn (between the Performing Arts Center and Ozuna Library). The pre-show event starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. This is a family-friendly event complete with free movie snacks, water, and door prizes! It’s also a smoke and alcohol free zone.

Wednesday, August 9: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 9: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, August 10: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209, 6:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Experience art and enjoy free general admission to the museum during the Second Thursday at the McNay. Tours of the main collection galleries are offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds while listening to this month’s featured talent is everyone’s favorite Selena cover band, Bidi Bidi Banda! Beer will be available for purchase along with several food truck options. Kid friendly + dog-friendly (outside). Adopt your new best friend at the San Antonio Pets Alive mobile adoption van!

Friday, August 11: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join the Health Collaborative and Young Minds Matter for a special free music concert just for teens! Click here for more information.

Friday, August 11: Tower Plaza at the Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free concert series. Food and beverages available for purchase. Family-friendly. Tonight is Charlie Bravo.

Saturday, August 12: Phil Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco Rd., 78216, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Using Leave No Trace principles, look for plants and wildlife along the trails. This self-paced program is a great chance for families, scout troops and nature groups to get outside! Scavenger Hunt checklist is provided. Free and no registration is required but a donation of $3/ person OR $5/ family is suggested.

Saturday, August 12: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Kids Club: Sticks! Discover the wonderful world of sticks! Check out all the different parts and how they work and make a painted stick mobile to take home! For kids from 3 to 103. $5.00 per family suggested donation. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-331-8596.

Saturday, August 12: San Pedro Springs Park, 1315 San Pedro, 78212, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
KLRN is proud to welcome two of our best friends, Peg + Cat, to San Pedro Springs Park for a morning of fun, play, and activities. This is a free family event and we look forward to playing in the park with you and enjoying special appearances by Peg + Cat.

Saturday, August 12: Inspire Art, 200 Queen Anne Court, San Antonio, Texas 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Family Art Day takes place at Inspire Art every second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, August 12: Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a Back to School Bash! Get ready for the school year with great activities for students, teachers and parents meant to set you up for success!  A variety of community partners will be on-site providing school supplies (first come, first serve), interactive art experiences and food  and beverage samples. Teachers with a valid ID will be able to enter our Teacher’s Corner complete with treats  and raffle prizes.

Saturday, August 12: Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hemisfair’s Second Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4-12. Each workshop features one artist who exhibited at Artpace. This month, children will work with Artpace Educators to learn about Larry Bamburg and create textured images based on his unique aesthetic.

Saturday, August 12: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a You’re Stylish! Backpack Tag.

Saturday, August 12: Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A fitness experience geared for younger park guests, Youth Fitness is hosted in Yanaguana Garden every second Saturday. Great for kids and pre-teens, this FREE class will get the whole family moving!

Saturday, August 12: San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Texas Public Radio presents: When I Grow Up, a free family event designed to foster the imagination and encourage children to dream big. This event will bring together a wide range of careers to help kids understand the endless possibilities. This program is designed to inform, entertain and inspire, children and families will get the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of professional ‘mentors’. Organized like an expo, children will be encouraged to meet and talk with professional ‘mentors’ who represent careers they are most interested in. In addition, a series of presentations will ‘share the story’ of careers that are popular with kids. Activities and entertainment will also be present!

Saturday, August 12: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn to grow your own plants for food and fun with Gardopia Gardens! Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and provide healthy food for your family.

Saturday, August 12: Caliente Hot Glass Studio, 1411 North Hackberry, 78208, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Caliente’s Illuminate the Dark event includes four hours of live glass blowing demonstrations by multiple artists with a special performance at 9 pm, unlike anything the public has ever had access to before. This demonstration will take place in the dark, lit only by fire and molten glass. The glass pieces created during this time will all be donated to raise money for this non-profit organization that has been empowering the blind and visually impaired of San Antonio since 1933. Kid-friendly, free and open to the public. Refreshments and new art pieces available for purchase.

Sunday, August 13: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission on the second Sunday of each month. Explore Texas Freedom Colonies through engaging family presentations, activities and more. The day will include a lecture and slideshow on Texas Freedom Colonies.

Sunday, August 13: Trader’s Village, 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242, 12:00 p.m. 
Come join us for our 7th free Back to School concert. Bring your dancing shoes and your lawn chairs and enjoy the best of Tejano, blues and country music. If you are willing, bring school supplies to be donated in the designated drop off areas. Concert is free and parking is $4 per carload.

Monday, August 14: The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Cloak and Dagger. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, August 15: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 15: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, August 15: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, August 15: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,200 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.
PLEASE NOTE: the times have changed back to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 16: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. On the 3rd Wednesday, special guest Mother Nature will be there for story time. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 16: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Wednesday, August 16: TriPoint, 3233 N St. Mary’s St., 78212, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Student Loan Debt has topped $1.3 trillion dollars nationwide, three times the amount from a decade ago. This free My Education Solutions workshop is for graduates, students and parents to learn which forgiveness programs you qualify for.

Thursday, August 17: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is North by Northwest. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Thursday, August 17: Jingu House at the Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N Saint Marys St., 78212, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join us for Blues in the Garden. Featuring blues music, a special Dim Sum Happy Hour along with Beer, Wine and Saki from The Jingu House Café. Please bring your own chairs!

Friday, August 18: Tower Plaza at the Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free concert series. Food and beverages available for purchase. Family-friendly. Tonight is Clif and the Dirt Road Band.

Saturday, August 19: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks every third Saturday. Build whatever is in YOUR imagination. All budding Engineers and Architects welcome!!

Saturday, August 19: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Work up a sweat, get fit and bust a move with a FREE Zumba class from MIX FIT SA. You’ll love this high energy dance workout.

Saturday, August 19: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Fold & Hold Pencil Cup.

Saturday, August 19: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Zootopia. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Monday, August 21: The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, August 22: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 22: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, August 22: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, August 22: Pearl Park, 303 Pearl Parkway., 78215, 5:00 p.m.
This summer, Pearl is excited to collaborate with the Magik Theatre for a variety of special performances. The Magik Theatre is San Antonio’s premier professional family theatre, producing live stage versions of children’s classic and contemporary literature. Tonight’s performance is: Goldilocks!

Wednesday, August 23: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 23: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Friday, August 25: Coker UMC, 231 E North Loop Rd., 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 6:40 p.m.
Compassion – An interactive tour of life in the developing world. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

Friday, August 25: Tower Plaza at the Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free concert series. Food and beverages available for purchase. Family-friendly. Tonight is Flipside.

Saturday, August 26: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join MIX FIT SA every fourth Saturday for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), to have fun while maximizing your calorie burn. There’s no better place to work out than in the park, so get out to this FREE event and get moving!

Saturday, August 26: Coker UMC, 231 E North Loop Rd., 78216, 10:00 a.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Compassion – An interactive tour of life in the developing world. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

Saturday, August 26: The Purple Chair, 2302 Gruene Lake Dr. Suite C New Braunfels, Texas 78130, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Purple Chair will have Elephant & Piggie! We will have story times throughout the morning and we’ll make nifty Gerald glasses or Piggie’s nose. Don’t forget your cameras!

Saturday, August 26: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Bright New School Year Card.

Saturday, August 26: Hemisfair Park, 434 South Alamo, 78205, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is True Grit. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, August 27: Coker UMC, 231 E North Loop Rd., 78216, 9:00 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Compassion – An interactive tour of life in the developing world. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

Monday, August 28: Coker UMC, 231 E North Loop Rd., 78216, 10:00 a.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Compassion – An interactive tour of life in the developing world. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

Tuesday, August 29: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 29: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, August 29: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Wednesday, August 30: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 30: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Which activity are you most looking forward to?

Did I miss something? Let me know!

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  1. John Sullivan says:

    SALSA’s website states they suspended McAllister Park Wednesdays back in February. They are looking for a new location.

    http://main.salsa-astro.com/wednesday-night-in-the-park.html

  2. Thanks for a great list!! Tinkergarten will be having free trial classes druing the month if August at 4 parks in San Antonio. The ones at O.P. Schnabel park arw Aug 9,10,19, and 26. At 9:30 AM. You can sign up and see all the times at Tinkergarten.com/classes

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