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Can you believe a full month has flown by already!? I’m already seeing school supplies in stores so I guess it’s time to think about back to school. My kids want to make the most of what’s left of summer, though, so we are going to take advantage of it as much as possible. Use this list of Free in San Antonio to schedule some fun for your family!

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

Saturday, August 20 – Monday, September 5: North Star Mall
Hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LEGO Americana Roadshow! For this special tour, master builders have built the nation’s most iconic landmarks out of LEGO bricks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of American landmarks made completely out of LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builders – including the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Old North Church – take over North Star Mall and entertain customers with stunning visuals and fun facts.

Additional onsite visuals and activities:

  • LEGO Brick Play Area: Children of all ages can build whatever their imaginations dream up
  • LEGO Building Activity: Attendees can build their own LEGO Americana Roadshow inspired model and take it home with them
  • LEGO Scavenger Hunt: Attendees can collect a special LEGO prize after completing the LEGO Americana Roadshow scavenger hunt.

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, McAllister Park in the Dog Park/McAllister/Salado Creek Trailhead, Sunset
The San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA) offers free stargazing to the public every Wednesday evening beginning at sunset.

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 11 – August 14.

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Free in San Antonio this August

Monday, August 1: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 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. Today’s choices are: The Croods and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. For more information, visit: RegMovies.com.

Tuesday, 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. Today’s movie is Turbo. For more information, visit: Santikos.com.

Tuesday, August 2: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 2: 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 2: 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 2: Museum Reach of the San Antonio River (intersection of Camden and Newell St., 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bat Loco, presentations for families about San Antonio bats, is back! Bring your family and lawn chairs to learn all about bats.

Tuesday, August 2: 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 to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. during the summer months.

Wednesday, August 3: 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. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wedneday, August 3: 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. Today’s choices are: The Croods and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. For more information, visit: RegMovies.com.

Wednesday, August 3: 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. Today’s movie is Turbo. For more information, visit: Santikos.com.

Wednesday, August 3: 101 S Lady Bird Lane., 78636 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
K-12 teachers, administrators and employees: get free admission to the Hill Country Science Museum August 3-5! We’ll be hosting brief field trip info sessions at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day. If you don’t have an employee ID badge, please bring a pay stub or another form of employment ID or communication from your school. Homeschool teachers can get IDs from Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), HSDLA, Texas Home Educators or your co-op. Don’t have any of those? Show us a picture of your classroom or be creative! Families and friends are welcome, too! Regular admission prices are: Under 2 years old – free | Ages 2-18 (or with student ID) – $6.50 | Adult – $8.00 | Senior (65+) and Military – $6.00

Wednesday, August 3: 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 4: 101 S Lady Bird Lane., 78636 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
K-12 teachers, administrators and employees: get free admission to the Hill Country Science Museum August 3-5! We’ll be hosting brief field trip info sessions at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day. If you don’t have an employee ID badge, please bring a pay stub or another form of employment ID or communication from your school. Homeschool teachers can get IDs from Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), HSDLA, Texas Home Educators or your co-op. Don’t have any of those? Show us a picture of your classroom or be creative! Families and friends are welcome, too! Regular admission prices are: Under 2 years old – free | Ages 2-18 (or with student ID) – $6.50 | Adult – $8.00 | Senior (65+) and Military – $6.00

Thursday, August 4: Guadalupe Community Center (across the street from Lanier High school, movies are shown on the basketball court outside), 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78207, movie starts around 7:45 p.m. but come early for games
Join Catholic Charities and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center for free movie nights this summer! Before the movie, there will be games for the whole family. The movie starts around 7:45 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tonight’s movie is Zootopia.

Friday, August 5: 101 S Lady Bird Lane., 78636 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
K-12 teachers, administrators and employees: get free admission to the Hill Country Science Museum August 3-5! We’ll be hosting brief field trip info sessions at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day. If you don’t have an employee ID badge, please bring a pay stub or another form of employment ID or communication from your school. Homeschool teachers can get IDs from Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), HSDLA, Texas Home Educators or your co-op. Don’t have any of those? Show us a picture of your classroom or be creative! Families and friends are welcome, too! Regular admission prices are: Under 2 years old – free | Ages 2-18 (or with student ID) – $6.50 | Adult – $8.00 | Senior (65+) and Military – $6.00

Friday, August 5: 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 Bittersweet.

Friday, August 5: Amphitheater at the Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., 78201, concerts at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for over 22 years. Enjoy this free concert series on the amphitheater lawn on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent Food Court inside Wonderland of the Americas. Tonight’s entertainment: Groove Therapy and Stanley Jordan.

Saturday, August 6: 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 Skate Board Pencil Box. 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 6: 2827 Babcock Road, 78229, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Christus Santa Rosa for a free Family Health Expo which will include Inflatable Interactive Exhibits, Mobile Mammography Unit, Children’s Mobile Unit, Interactive da Vinci Robot® Simulator, Health Education Booths, Live Music Featuring Bexar Bones, Food and Drinks, Health Screenings, Face Painting and Prizes!

Saturday, August 6: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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. Visit 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 6, Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Using Leave No Trace principles, participants will take part in a family scavenger hunt by looking for wildlife and plant checklist awareness clues while walking on the trails. This self-paced program is suggested for families with children. Please bring your own water bottles and bug spray is recommended. Free and no registration is required but a donation of $3/ person OR $5/ family is suggested.

Saturday, August 6, Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Our Kids Magazine presents Kidcation Week 2016. Join us for activities, games, prize giveaways, live music, food & snacks, balloon artists, face painting, bounce house and special appearances. Free admission and open to the public.

Saturday, August 6: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Wild About You! Friendship Bracelets.

Saturday, August 6: Yanaguana Garden, Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 7:30 p.m.
Southtown Cinema, a free cinema series at Hemisfair Park, provides free films on the first and third Saturday each month, through the middle of December. The festivities kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a happy hour featuring food, drinks, and live music. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s film is The Never Ending Story.

Saturday, August 6: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Ant man. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, August 6: Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo, 78205, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is TBD. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, August 7: 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*: Greece and Rome! (11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Get Classical during this family day: design a Roman shield, weave like Athena, craft a Nemean lion cloak and hear myths of ancient Greece and Rome. Kids 12 and under get free admission. After 12:00 p.m., adults pay $10 each. *PLEASE NOTE* new time for First Sunday for Families beginning in January, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 8: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 9: 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 9: 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 9: Museum Reach of the San Antonio River (intersection of Camden and Newell St., 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bat Loco, presentations for families about San Antonio bats, is back! Bring your family and lawn chairs to learn all about bats. Special appearances by Batman, Robin and Bat Girl. Food available for purchase from food trucks.

Wednesday, August 10: 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. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 10: 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 12: 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 White Tapes.

Friday, August 12: Riverwalk Plaza, 78205, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Batman (1989)! Snuggle up with blankets and enjoy hot chocolate on the Plaza under the glow of the Tobin Center. The plaza will open an hour before the movie starts. No outside food or drinks are allowed, but concessions will be available for purchase- including full bar service. No Pets Please.

Friday, August 12: Bulverde Community Park, San Antonio, 78163, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Planes Fire and Rescue. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Friday, August 12: Alamo Heights Nature Trail Park, Alamo Heights, 78209, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Hotel Transylvania 2. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, August 13: Medina River Natural Area Pavilion, 15890 Highway 16 S., 78264, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife presents Bat Loco! Bat education specialist Nyta Brown will provide education of the life history of bats and where to find them. She will also be discussing the important role bats play in the South Texas ecosystem. No registration but a donation of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested.

Saturday, August 13: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Move. Fit. Live. hosts themed workout parties once every 3 months where we workout, participate in fitness challenges and group studio classes, enjoy shakes and snacks from various vendors, all while the DJ has us grooving and moving. Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair is 4.1 acres and we are going to utilize every bit of it! From multiple DJs, to our MFL Classes, to local health and wellness vendors, to an obstacle course, all the way to receiving a massage and food after your workout, it’s going to be a BIG BASH! It’s free and open to the public!

Saturday, August 13: at participating Lowe’s stores, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lowe’s Build and Grow. Your child will build MARVEL’s Black Widow as part of Lowe’s Build & Grow series. PLEASE NOTE: registration for this event opens soon and fills quickly! Here’s where to register.

Saturday, August 13: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Kids Club – Leaf Boat Races at the Creek! We will make boats from leaves and twigs and then launch them in the creek. A great activity for a hot summer day! For kids from 3 to 103. $5.00 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-331-8596.

Saturday, August 13: 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 13: Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, 140 City Park Rd, Boerne, Texas 78006, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Family Fun Festival at Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. Bring your kids and your kites for a day of free family fun. There will be a balloon race, bobbling for apples, a kite exhibit, sack race, three-legged race, wheelbarrow race, water balloon toss, egg-in-spoon race, watermelon eating and more! See this flier for exact times of each activity.

Saturday, August 13: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Slice of Fun! Door Hanger.

Saturday, August 13: Live Oak Park, 18001 Park Dr., 78233, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Ninja Turtles. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, August 13: Lou Kardon Memorial Park, 6161 Gibbs Sprawl Rd., 78218, 8:30 p.m.
Join Live Oak for a movie in the park. Tonight’s showing will be The Good Dinosaur. Giveaways, crowd entertainment, sno-cones and giant yard games will start at 7:00 PM. The movie will begin at dark. This event is free and open to the public!

Sunday, August 14: Trader’s Village, 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come join us for our 6th 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.

Sunday, August 14: UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free Second Saturday and Kidcation at the Institute includes branding and bolo-tie crafts. Kids can practice their roping skills, settle in for vaquero story time, or get their hands dirty with crafting activities. Special guests from Casa Navarro and Blue Star Museums will join in the Second Sunday activities. Blue Star Museums will have giveaways for military families.

Sunday, August 14: Brooks City-Base at Game On, in the Party Room, 2627 SE Military, 78223, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Radical Reptiles, hosted by Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. See reptiles up close and hands-on, learn why they are important, and how to be safe if you meet one. Crafts for the little ones will be available and no registration is required. Inside and air-conditioned. Please call 210-531-3000 if lost. This program is made possible by Brooks City Base.

Monday, August 15: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 16: 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 16: 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 16: 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 to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. during the summer months.

Wednesday, August 17: 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 18: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Friday, August 19: 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 20, Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Highway, 78231, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join Greg and Jana Gibbons, avid birders and Master Naturalists, for this fun educational program about Urban Birds of San Antonio. A kid-friendly craft is included. Free and no registration is required but a donation of $3/ person OR $5/ family is suggested.

Saturday, August 20: EnergyX Fitness, 5162 Broadway St, 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
EnergyX Fitness Mommy + Me. EnergyX Fitness will be hosting a free event for you and the kids! Learn the basics of our water rowers while the kids have a blast with instructors from The Little Gym. Find which classes will work best with your back to school routine. Register here!

Saturday, August 20, The Purple Chair, 2302 Gruene Lake Dr. Suite C New Braunfels, Texas 78130, 10:30 a.m.
Join The Purple Chair for a free story time at this New Braunfels book shop where Curious George will make an appearance. Bring your cameras!

Saturday, August 20: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Make a Face! Hand Mirror.

Saturday, August 20: Ingram Park Mall, 6301 NW Loop 410, 78238, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
KIDZ BOP and Crazy 8 are launching a Talent Search where one lucky kid will win the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles to star in a KIDZ BOP music video and receive a $250 Crazy 8 shopping spree. Parents can visit KIDZBOP.com/talentsearch to see rules and enter their child (14 and younger). Live auditions will be held at Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio. 

Saturday, August 20: Yanaguana Garden, Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 7:30 p.m.
Southtown Cinema, a free cinema series at Hemisfair Park, provides free films on the first and third Saturday each month, through the middle of December. The festivities kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a happy hour featuring food, drinks, and live music. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s film is The Karate Kid.

Saturday, August 20: Hollywood Park, San Antonio, 78232, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is TBD. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, August 20: Mission Marquee Plaza, San Antonio, 78214, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Epic. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Monday, August 22: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 23: 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 23: 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 24: 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. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 24: 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 26: 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 Retrospecs.

Saturday, August 27: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Junior Gardeners Club – Soil! Come and celebrate soil with us as we dig up how it helps us in so many ways! For kids from 3 to 103. $5.00 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-331-8596.

Saturday, August 27: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Summer Dreamin’ Dream Catcher.

Saturday, August 27: San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling. Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for a free community event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials.

Saturday, August 27: Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati Ave., 78201, 8:30 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is TBD. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Saturday, August 27: Devine High School, 1225 W. Hondo Ave., 78016, 8:30 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.

Sunday, August 28: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, 78205, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tobin Center Open House 2016: Free Event! The Tobin Center’s Annual Open House – 2016 DISCOVERY and DISCOUNTS! Enjoy food, art pop ups, discounts, tours, and more!

Monday, August 29: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Imagination Playground at Hemisfair. This free, organized play event at Yanaguana Garden takes place every Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, August 30: 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 30: 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 31: 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. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, August 31: 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!

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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  1. Thanks for the linkback!

    For any of your readers that miss the LEGO Americana Roadshow or the Roadshow didn’t show up in an area near them, let them know it should be in progress again next summer. So there will hopefully be more opportunities to catch the show next year!
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