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Free in San Antonio: October 2015

Free events and activities for families in San Antonio this October, 2015

San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this list of free fun you can have with your family in San Antonio this October. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities may make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them first before visiting to be sure that their free offerings are still available.

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October. The month of pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice everything, cooler weather, changing leaves, mums and Halloween. I love it all! Take some time to enjoy the weather with some of these free (or nearly free) events this month.

Friday, October 2: Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park, corner of S. Alamo and Cesar Chavez, 6:00 p.m. – midnight
Kick off October with this free, family-friendly celebration of the grand opening of Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park! This is the first of three free celebrations in this brand-new park that’s designed for people of all ages (“Pre-K to Gray!”) to play. Friday night’s theme is Family-Friendly First Friday with food, art, music, and lots of freebies. See San Antonio Mom Blogs’ full post about Yanaguana Garden for all of the details.

Friday, October 2: 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 features music by Bittersweet.

Saturday, October 3: Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park, corner of S. Alamo and Cesar Chavez, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kick off October with this free, three-day family-friendly celebration of the grand opening of Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park! Free celebrations and activities will be held all weekend long in this brand-new park that’s designed for people of all ages (“Pre-K to Gray!”) to play. Saturday’s theme is THE BIG DAY with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m., free food, activities, music, theatre presentations, and more. See San Antonio Mom Blogs’ full post about Yanaguana Garden for all of the details.

Saturday, October 3: Phil Hardberger Park West (Urban Ecology Center), 8400 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ethnobotany Walk. Explore the origins and uses of plants found around Hardberger Park with Patty Leslie Pasztor, Master Naturalist and author. Participants make things out of plants. This walk is suggested for families with children 10-years and older. Free to attend but a suggested donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is welcomed.

Saturday, October 3: 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 fire 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, October 3: The Neighborhood Place – Hogar de los Vecinos, 3014 Rivas Street, 78228, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Family Service Association invites you to the 5th Annual San Antonio Financial Planning Day where you can receive free one-on-one personalized financial advice. You’ll also be able to participate in free financial workshops with experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified certified financial planner professionals. Workshop topics include 401K, social security, homeownership, college planning, Medicare and more. Register for this free event today at: www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/SanAntonio or call 1-877-861-7826. Free food and child care provided.

Saturday, October 3: Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stroll through the Yanaguana Indian Arts Market (no admission fee) which features around 40 of the most respected Native American artists who sell their handmade art and items, including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. The market also offers storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations, and food.

Saturday, October 3: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m.
Come enjoy the newly redeveloped Hemisfair! Food, beverages and refreshments will be available for sale each day. There will be free parking at the Government Services Administration and SAISD lots. Remember to pack a swimsuit for children who might want to use the Splash Pad!

Saturday, October 3: Crownridge Canyon Park West, 78256, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Calling all tree muses! Join Master Naturalist Ron Tullius on a tree hike and discover the largest members of the plant kingdom and learn about the rich diversity of tree bark, leaves, and growth. Read tree poems by a variety of authors to reveal how trees have special meaning for us beyond their appearance and use. Suggested donation of $3.00 per person, or $6.00 per family. Reservations encouraged. Email nicole.mcleod@sanantonio.gov.

Saturday, October 3: Market Square, 514 W. Commerce, 78207, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This free, 6th annual Classic Car Show at Market Square features cars from California Customs, Push Rods Car Club, and Latin World Car Club. And, you can feast your eyes on classic bikes from Wild Dawgs bicycle club. There will be live music, food, arts and crafts vendors too.

Saturday, October 3: Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, 78205, Dusk
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. Tonight’s movie is Angels in the Outfield. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, October 4: Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park, corner of S. Alamo and Cesar Chavez, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kick off October with this free, three-day family-friendly celebration of the grand opening of Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park! Free celebrations and activities will be held all weekend long in this brand-new park that’s designed for people of all ages (“Pre-K to Gray!”) to play. Saturday’s theme is Art & Health. Free yoga and a free run, art activities for kids, and more free food, drinks, and Hemisfair swag. See San Antonio Mom Blogs’ full post about Yanaguana Garden for all of the details.

Sunday, October 4: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AND
First Sundays for Families: Ancient Egypt (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt: write your name in hieroglyphics, sculpt an amulet and learn about mummies! Kids get free admission. After 12:00 p.m., adults pay $10 each.

Sunday, October 4: Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stroll through the Yanaguana Indian Arts Market which features around 40 of the most respected Native American artists who sell their handmade art and items, including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. The market also offers storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations, and food.

Tuesday, October 6: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, October 6: 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, October 6, Taco Cabana locations, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
To celebrate the launch of Taco Cabana’s month-long fundraiser, Taco Treat, which benefits the Warrior and Family Support Center, Taco Cabana offers guests one FREE Chicken Fajita Taco from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Throughout October, Taco Cabana guests can help raise money for the Warrior and Family Support Center, an organization that provides essential programs and services to seriously wounded U.S. veterans and their families, by purchasing $1 coupon books. The coupon booklets include five free bean and cheese taco coupons and a bonus coupon from Coca-Cola, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the organization.

Tuesday, October 6: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free HEB Family Night at The DoSeum! Only the first 1,500 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.

Tuesday, October 6: 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. Tonight the program includes a book club (at 5:30 p.m. discussing The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas by Nick Kotz) and a Gallery Talk (6:30 p.m. discussing Coronado’s Bull). 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, October 6: Nani Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park, 78254, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Certified P90X trainers will lead participants through plateau-busting routines engineered to transform the body. Whether you’re an athlete or beginner just starting out, join us for this free event. For more information call (210) 207-3054.

Wednesday, October 7: Krispy Kreme, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages at the following San Antonio locations:

  • 1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232
  • 12328 IH 10 West, 78230
  • 2703 S.E. Military Drive, 78223

Friday, October 9: 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 features music by the Nick Lawrence Band.

Saturday, October 10: Acequia Park, 8500 Mission Pkwy., 78223, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Birds, Bass & Boats Program is free but registration is required and space is limited. Contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org. Participants will experience paddling, birding, fishing and nature exploration firsthand with direction by local experts.

Saturday, October 10: Medina River Natural Area Pavilion, 15890 Highway 16 South, 78264, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
11th Annual Medina River Natural Area Fall Fest includes presentations by:

  • South Texas Herpetology Association with live snakes
  • Texas Rainfall Catchment
  • the Butterfly Lady
  • Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority
  • Alamo Area Master Naturalists
  • TCI/RtR Storm Water Education

You can also play Bird Bingo! Free tree adoption of 1 gallon trees to the first 25 families. This event is free to attend but a donation of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested.

Saturday, October 10: Friedrich Wilderness Park, 21395 Milsa Drive, 78256, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Did you know Mexican free-tailed bats consume about half its body weight in insects each night? Nyta Brown from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will share interesting facts about these nocturnal creatures and their importance to the environment. Hands-on art activity for children after the talk. Suggested donation: $3.00 per child, $6 per family. For more information, email nicole.mcleod@sanantonio.gov or call 210-207-3782.

Saturday, October 10: Houston St., 78205, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Chalk it Up! For one day, every October, Artpace closes Houston Street to cars so San Antonians can play in the street – with chalk! Grab a piece and create your own master work. Or, stroll along, viewing the incredible sidewalk art created by professional artists and local organizations. Kids can create in Make Zones, designed to make their imaginations take flight.

Saturday, October 10: Inspire Community Fine Art Center, 200 Queen Anne Court, 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with Inspire Community Fine Art Center. The streets will be full of fun art projects that encourage your creativity along with fall-themed games, food trucks, community partners, face painting, and more! Fun for all ages.

Saturday, October 10: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kids’ Club: Fall Festival! Celebrate autumn at Cibolo Creek with pumpkin carving, a hay maze, donuts on a string, face painting and other fun Halloween activities. No drop-offs. Suggested donation of $5 per family.

Saturday, October 10: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people). Story Time Stampede is a collaboration between the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the San Antonio Public Library.

Saturday, October 10: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Not-So-Scary Scarecrow.

Saturday, October 10: Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, 78205, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opera Piccola presents Opera in the Park! Enjoy pre-entertainment starting at 3:30 p.m. Watch Opera Piccola of San Antonio, The Playhouse of San Antonio, Woodlawn Theatre and more as they take the stage and impress us with their talents!

Sunday, October 11: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission on the second Sunday of each month. Explore all that the Institute has to offer.

Tuesday, October 13: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, October 13: 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, October 13: Nani Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park, 78254, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Certified P90X trainers will lead participants through plateau-busting routines engineered to transform the body. Whether you’re an athlete or beginner just starting out, join us for this free event. For more information call (210) 207-3054.

Wednesday, October 14: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Wednesday, October 14: REI San Antonio, 11745 IH-10 West, 78230, 6:30 p.m.
The World Heritage Screening is free but space is limited. Join the San Antonio River Authority and National Park Service at the movies in honor of the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage designation!

Friday, October 16: Texas Balloon Spectacular, 101 Club Drive, Floresville, TX 78114, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1st annual Texas Balloon Spectacular! While the event is free, there is a fee for parking. Come out for an unforgettable event! There will be tethered balloon rides ($), a live band and activities for all ages! Parking is $10+ fees online or $15 at the gate. Alternatively, you can purchase a parking pass for all 3 days.

Friday, October 16: Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Rd., 78210, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Restored By Light is a free event. Enjoy family activities, tours, food trucks and music. The projection display starts at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16: 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 features music by Charlie Bravo.

Saturday, October 17: Phil Hardberger Park West (Urban Ecology Center), 8400 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fall Wildflowers. The presenter identifies late blooming plants on a short walk around the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center and savanna. Participants will make seed balls for planting. Free to attend but a suggested donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is welcomed.

Saturday, October 17, Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This 1st annual San Antonio Mini Maker Faire at the San Antonio Central Library is a family-friendly festival celebrating invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Workshops include one on bookbinding as well as a Spy Academy. The faire is free to attend but reservations are required to ensure enough materials are available for all attendees.

Saturday, October 17: Mission San José, 6701 San José Drive, 78214, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join Mission San José for Archaeology Day! There will be free hands-on activities, exhibits and demonstrations for the whole family. Activities will emphasize techniques, information learned from digs/artifacts found at the missions, importance of preservation, and future archeology planned for the park.

Saturday, October 17: Hoot & Harvest Festival, 10750 Pleasanton Road, 78221, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The 11th Annual Hoot & Harvest Festival is a free community event that features a day of fun-filled and family-friendly activities that will entertain, engage, and educate everyone about the wondrous world of nature. Enjoy hayride tours, local art & craft exhibits, native plant sale, live bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, nature & conservation exhibits, games & crafts for kids, and more!

Saturday, October 17: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Trader’s Village will host its Fourth Annual Championship Pow Wow. This native American Pow Wow will include colorful tribal dance contest, an arts and crafts show, visiting with old friends making new ones, honoring ceremonies and much more and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association. The event is free, but parking is $3.

Saturday, October 17: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
FARM: Fall Fertilization! Join Keith Amelung, the Garden Guru himself for this free event. He will share tips, products and fertilizer recipes to give your garden the kick in the greens that it needs! While the event is free, they ask that you consider leaving a donation.

Saturday, October 17: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a What a Hoot! Owl.

Saturday, October 17: Texas Balloon Spectacular, 101 Club Drive, Floresville, TX 78114, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1st annual Texas Balloon Spectacular! While the event is free, there is a fee for parking. Come out for an unforgettable event! There will be tethered balloon rides ($), a live band and activities for all ages! Parking is $10+ fees online or $15 at the gate. Alternatively, you can purchase a parking pass for all 3 days.

Saturday, October 17: Branch River Park, 445 S. Commercial St., Goliad, TX 77963, 7:15 p.m.
Join the San Antonio River Authority for River Flicks Movies in the Park! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a free screening of the movie RV at Branch River Park. Free popcorn while supplies last! For more information, contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org.

Sunday, October 18: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Sunday, October 18: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Trader’s Village will host its Fourth Annual Championship Pow Wow. This native American Pow Wow will include colorful tribal dance contest, an arts and crafts show, visiting with old friends making new ones, honoring ceremonies and much more and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association. The event is free, but parking is $3.

Sunday, October 18: The Event Center at Plaza Lecea, 5441 Babcock Rd., 78240, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Local blogger and author Liz J. Simpson commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness month with the release of her book, “The Puzzle Pieces of Me: How to Find Yourself, Love Yourself & Live the Life of Your Dreams” Join Liz for her book release party. This event, free to attend, also includes free refreshments, desserts, a live DJ, fashion show, and pop up shops. Liz will sign and sell copies of her book with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to local domestic violence non-profit, Little Black Dress Society.

Sunday, October 18: Texas Balloon Spectacular, 101 Club Drive, Floresville, TX 78114, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1st annual Texas Balloon Spectacular! While the event is free, there is a fee for parking. Come out for an unforgettable event! There will be tethered balloon rides ($), a live band and activities for all ages! Parking is $10+ fees online or $15 at the gate. Alternatively, you can purchase a parking pass for all 3 days.

Tuesday, October 20: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, October 20: 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, October 20: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free HEB Family Night at The DoSeum! Only the first 1,500 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.

Tuesday, October 20: Nani Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park, 78254, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Certified P90X trainers will lead participants through plateau-busting routines engineered to transform the body. Whether you’re an athlete or beginner just starting out, join us for this free event. For more information call (210) 207-3054.

Wednesday, October 21: John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Floresville, TX 78114, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Leave No Trace Principles is an engaging, interactive, hands-on class designed to teach children and adults about reducing our environmental impacts when recreating in the outdoors. By practicing Leave No Trace, we can preserve and protect our natural world and the places where we play. Registration is required – contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org.

Wednesday, October 21: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Friday, October 23: 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 features music by White Tapes.

Saturday, October 24: Phil Hardberger Park West (Urban Ecology Center), 8400 N.W. Military Highway, 78231, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nature Walk: Wildlife of Hardberger Park. Learn about the ecology and wildlife of Hardberger Park on this walk led by Christine Westerman. Ms. Westerman is the lead professional in the local office of a national environmental consulting firm. Free to attend but a suggested donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is welcomed.

Saturday, October 24: John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Floresville, TX 78114, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Discover archery, the techniques used, types of bows and safety measures with the Introduction to Archery Program. Only 15 spots are available for each time slot (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.) and registration is required. All instruction & equipment is provided. Contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org.

Saturday, October 24: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Junior Gardener’s Club: Edible Insects! Does a crunchy grasshopper taco sound yummy? Bug fans say insects are not only tasty, they are also nutritious. Many are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Come find out more about insects being good enough to eat and maybe try a few yourself! This is a free event.

Saturday, October 24: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Spooktacular Puppet.

Saturday, October 24: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:00 p.m.
Trader’s Village San Antonio presents Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead event will celebrate this long time Mexican tradition with a parade, altars, artists, dancing. The event is free, but parking is $3.

Saturday, October 24: Brooks City-Base, 3803 Lyster Rd., 78235, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Free family fun in the dark at the 2nd annual Brooks Star Party! Join Brooks City-Base and the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers to gaze upon the stars through 10+ telescopes (including the largest in South Texas!). Learn about galaxies and star clusters. Arrive early to watch the pros set up their telescopes. Bring lawn chairs and snacks and enter the telescope raffle! For questions, please call: 210-678-3367.  THIS EVENT RESCHDULED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER PREDICTIONS – It will now take place on Saturday, November 14 from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Sunday, October 25: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Sunday, October 25: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trader’s Village presents it’s fifth annual Boo Bash, the biggest free spooktacular for kids in San Antonio. Boo Bash 2015 will present live musical entertainment, activities, a Bootastic Parade and monster-sized Trick-or-Treating by our generous vendors who will place a pumpkin in front of their location to let you know to stop for candy. They will also have a Haunted House with animated and live features that will spook visitors! The event is free, but parking is $3.

Sunday, October 25: McNay Art Museum, 16000 N New Braunfels Ave, 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Magical Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Sculpt and print surreal abstractions, enjoy a screening of Ferdinand the Bull, and be dazzled as Aerial Horizon’s acrobatic dancers bring Miró’s lines, shapes, and colors to life at 3:00.

Tuesday, October 27: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, October 27: 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, October 27: Nani Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park, 78254, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Certified P90X trainers will lead participants through plateau-busting routines engineered to transform the body. Whether you’re an athlete or beginner just starting out, join us for this free event. For more information call (210) 207-3054.

Wednesday, October 28: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, October 29: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, 78209, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. Tonight’s movie is E.T.. Get there early for a good spot. Preceding the film, enjoy free popcorn and candy on the grounds. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, October 29: Lions Field Adult and Senior Center, 2809 Broadway, 78209, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun, free concert courtesy of the Ukulele Ladies and Gents. Bring a snack or dish to share.

Friday, October 30: 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 features music by Eclipse Journey Tribute Band.

Saturday, October 31: Randolph Air Force Base, south gate, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2015 JBSA Air Show. The first air show in San Antonio since 2011, the JBSA Air Show is free to the public. The show is headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, along with the Wings of Blue and U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute teams. There will also be displays and fun for the whole family throughout the day. Find the best ways onto base and recommended parking for the air show here.

Saturday, October 31: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Spooky Spiderweb.

Saturday, October 31: Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, 78205, 6:30 p.m. pre-entertainment, 7:30 p.m. showtime
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. Tonight’s movie is Ghostbusters at Travis Park. Get there early for a good spot. The costume contest prize is tickets to a Rampage game. There will also be a backpack and school supply giveaway.

Saturday, October 31: HALLOWEEN! Check out these free, almost-free, and not-free Halloween events and activities for families in San Antonio.

Which activity are you most looking forward to?

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Sara Phillips from San Antonio blog Sensibly SaraSara Phillips writes about her kids and husband, recipes, life, and activities on her blog, Sensibly Sara. She also enjoys writing reviews and hosting giveaways. Sara and her family live in San Antonio, TX.

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